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Clinical Electives Program: Pediatric Endocrinology

Fall, Winter, and Spring Sessions. Four- or Eight-Week Sessions

Rotation Coordinator:
Ms. Fetima Worthington

Rotation Description
Patients with a wide variety of pediatric and adolescent endocrine and metabolic disorders are under study in the wards and clinics of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD). These include problems in growth and development, abnormalities in sexual differentiation, delayed and precocious puberty, autoimmune endocrine disorders, multiple endocrine neoplasias, hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal disorders, obesity, Turner syndrome, and others. More information is available at and for the research being conducted by NICHD faculty at

Students will become part of a team consisting of clinical associates and senior investigators and will spend most of their time in the clinical wards and clinics of the NICHD. It is expected that students will work up and present several patients each week, participate in daily rounds and be involved in ongoing clinical investigation activities. They will also take part in all of the other activities of the program, including clinical rounds, endocrine grand round, journal club, research seminars, and various lectures.

Staff – PDEGEN and Collaborative Staff

  • Constantine A. Stratakis, MD, DSc
    Scientific Director, NICHD
    Program Director, Pediatric Endocrine Fellowship Training Program

  • Maya Lodish, MD
    Deputy Program Director, Pediatric Endocrine Fellowship Training Program

  • Jeffrey Baron, MD
    Section on Growth & Development, NICHD

  • Angela Delaney, MD
    Assistant Clinical Investigator, Hypogonadism

  • Deborah Merke, MD
    Chief of Pediatric Services
    Clinical Center, NIH

  • Kristina Rother, MD
    NIDDK Section on Pediatric Diabetes and Metabolism
    NIDDK Intramural Research

  • Jack Yanovski, MD, PhD
    Unit on Growth & Obesity, NICHD

  • Margaret F. Keil, MS, PNP
    Pediatric Endocrine Clinical Services

  • Rachel I. Gafni, MD
    NIDCR, Pediatric Bone Disorders

  • Barbara Linder, MD
    Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolic Diseases

  • Andrew Bremer, MD, PhD
    Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolic Diseases

  • Ellen Werber Leschek, MD
    Program Director, Type 1 Diabetes TrialNet

  • Rebecca Brown, MD
    NIDDK Clinical and Cellular Biology Section
    Type II Diabetes

  • Stephanie Chung, MD
    NIDDK Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Obesity Branch
    Assistant Clinical Investigator

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