Laura C Torchen

  • 111 Citations

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Research Interests

My area of research interest is in early origins of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). My research to date has concentrated on the metabolic and reproductive phenotypes of girls who may have increased risk - daughters of affected women and girls with excessive weight gain during childhood and puberty. Our studies of early reproductive and metabolic findings in these at-risk girls provides a unique opportunity to better understand the ontogeny of this syndrome.

I have a general pediatric endocrine clinic in which I care for children with a variety of endocrine disorders, including thyroid, puberty, growth, adrenal, and pituitary disorders. In addition, I see patients in our multidisciplinary Endocrine Weight Management clinic, in which we care for children with excessive weight gain and endocrine co-morbidities of their obesity.

Certifications and Licenses


Training Experience

2010Residency, Rush University Medical Center
2013Fellowship, Northwestern University, McGaw Medical Center (Children’s Memorial Hospital)

Education/Academic qualification

MD, Loyola University/Stritch School of Medicine

… → 2006

Research interests

  • Endocrinology
  • Metabolism
  • Obesity
  • Pediatrics

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Research Output

  • 111 Citations
  • 8 Article
  • 1 Editorial
  • 1 Review article

Adjusting antimüllerian hormone levels for age and body mass index improves detection of polycystic ovary syndrome

Palomaki, G. E., Kalra, B., Kumar, T., Patel, A. S., Savjani, G., Torchen, L. C., Dunaif, A., Morrison, A., Lambert-Messerlian, G. M. & Kumar, A., Apr 2020, In : Fertility and Sterility. 113, 4, p. 876-884.e2

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
  • 1 Scopus citations

    Hyperandrogenemia is Common in Asymptomatic Women and is Associated with Increased Metabolic Risk

    Torchen, L. C., Tsai, J. N., Jasti, P., Macaya, R., Sisk, R., Dapas, M. L., Hayes, M. G., Urbanek, M. & Dunaif, A., Jan 1 2020, In : Obesity. 28, 1, p. 106-113 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Distinctive Reproductive Phenotypes in Peripubertal Girls at Risk for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

    Torchen, L. C., Legro, R. S. & Dunaif, A. E., Jun 19 2019, In : Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. 104, 8, p. 3355-3361 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 7 Scopus citations

    Early phenotypes in polycystic ovary syndrome: some answers, more questions

    Torchen, L. C., Feb 2019, In : Fertility and Sterility. 111, 2, p. 266-267 2 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

    Cardiometabolic Risk in PCOS: More than a Reproductive Disorder

    Torchen, L. C., Dec 1 2017, In : Current diabetes reports. 17, 12, 137.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

  • 16 Scopus citations