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20082021

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Research Interests

I am a physician scientist with a research interest in the developmental origins of obesity. I study metabolism in pregnancy and the near and long-term metabolic outcomes in children. My long-term goal is to facilitate early intervention to prevent obesity and type 2 diabetes mellitus.

As core faculty for our pediatric endocrinology fellowship training program, I lead our wellness program. I participate in medical education at Feinberg through formal lectures and one-on-one teaching to students rotating through our outpatient clinic. I additionally mentor students, fellows and junior faculty on research projects.

As a pediatric endocrinologist, I care for children with hormone conditions. I have a special interest in endocrine tumors, specifically thyroid cancers and adrenal cortical tumors.

Certifications and Licenses

Pediatric Endocrinology
Pediatrics

Training Experience

2004Residency, Mount Sinai School of Medicine of City University of New York
2008Fellowship, Northwestern University, McGaw Medical Center (Children’s Memorial Hospital)

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Devlopment Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

MS, Northwestern University

… → 2013

Medicine, MD, University of Illinois at Chicago

… → 2001

Research interests

  • Developmental Origins of Disease
  • Endocrine Genetics
  • Endocrinology
  • Maternal-Child Health
  • Maternal/Fetal Nutrition and Metabolism
  • Nutritional and Metabolic Diseases
  • Obesity
  • Pediatrics

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