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Clinical Electives Program: Pediatric Endocrinology

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

Rotation Coordinator:
Kristina Rother, MD

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 rounds, journal club, research seminars, and various lectures.

For more information about our training program, please visit the NICHD Pediatric Endocrinology Training Program webpage.

Staff – Pediatric Endocrinology, Metabolism and Genetics (PMEG) and Collaborative Staff

Kristina Rother, MD
Acting Program Coordinator, Pediatric Endocrine Fellowship Training Program, NICHD

Constantine A. Stratakis, MD, DSc
Scientific Director, NICHD

Jeffrey Baron, MD
Section on Growth & Development, NICHD

Angela Delaney, MD
Assistant Clinical Investigator, Hypogonadism, NICHD

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

Jack Yanovski, MD, PhD
Section on Growth & Obesity, NICHD

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

Rachel I. Gafni, MD
Pediatric Bone Disorders, NIDCR

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

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

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

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This page last updated on 11/03/2022

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