The Division of Pediatric Endocrinology, through our partnership with the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, is a dynamic division offering students, residents, and fellows a well-rounded education and training in a diverse range of pediatric endocrinology conditions. We care for children and young adults with diabetes, disorders of sexual differentiation, endocrine complications of malignancies, disorders of growth and puberty, pituitary disorders, adrenal disorders, and thyroid disorders, including thyroid cancer. Our work is dedicated to providing the highest level of training, research, and clinical care.
EducationThe 10 faculty members of the Division educate and instruct medical students, residents, and fellows about all conditions and diseases affecting the endocrine system, including:
- Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia
- Delayed Puberty
- Growth Problems
- Precocious Puberty
Faculty also is engaged with the broader field of endocrinology, presenting scientific seminars on their work and data at national and international research meetings and participating in public outreach programs.
Our faculty is actively involved in clinical and basic science research. We are a major affiliate for TrialNet, a consortium of institutions that implement research protocols aimed at better understanding the natural history of Type 1 Diabetes as well as prevention trials. Additional topics of the Division’s research include:
- Hyperglycemia and Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes (HAPO) Follow Up Study
- Lifestyle Interventions in Overweight and Obese Pregnant Women
- The Effect of Recombinant Human Growth Hormone Treatment on the Growth of Infants and Toddlers with Turner Syndrome
- GeNeSIS, The Genetics and Neuroendocrinology of Short Stature International Study
- Resilience Promotion in Teenagers with Type 1 Diabetes: Preventing Negative Outcomes
With an active outpatient practice, the Division of Endocrinology treats children with diabetes and other endocrine disorders. The team also provides inpatient care at both Lurie Children’s main hospital and the neonatal intensive care unit at Prentice Women's Hospital.
US News and World Report ranked the Division of Endocrinology is ranked among the best in the nation. Taking a multidisciplinary approach to care, the Division team consists of pediatric endocrinologists, physician researchers, certified pediatric nurse practitioners, certified diabetes educators, registered nurses, a registered dietician, a social worker and a clinical psychologist.
Donald Zimmerman, MD
For more information, contact the Department of Pediatrics Division of Endocrinology.
Visit our fellowship page to learn more about advanced educational opportunities in the Division of Endocrinology.