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Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes

Pediatric Endocrinology

The Division of Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes at Children's Mercy Kansas City is one of the largest full-service programs in the country and recently ranked as one of the top programs in the nation by U.S. News and World Report. Patients are monitored regularly and have access to a full range of care and support services to help them lead healthy lives today and into adulthood.

Pediatric Endocrinologists and Diabetes Specialists

Our team includes more than 20 pediatric endocrinologists and nearly 100 employees specializing in endocrine disorders and recognized for being at the forefront of diabetes prevention, treatment, and research. Patients benefit from a team approach to care and ongoing research that has earned us national recognition as a leader in treating children with diabetes and other endocrine and metabolic disorders. Read more about our faculty and staff.

Research Highlights

The Division of Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes is committed to providing patients the best medical care possible. This commitment goes hand in hand with our dedication to discovering and pioneering the latest treatment methods through ongoing clinical research. Our research areas include a vast range of topics associated with endocrinology, including diabetes, growth and growth hormone.

Genomic Research

Our research team is collaborating with the Center for Pediatric Genomic Medicine at Children's Mercy to help diagnose pediatric conditions at the genetic level. Using STAT-Seq, the Genome Center helped endocrinologists diagnose the specific type of hyperinsulinism affecting a critically ill newborn. In one weekend, the diagnosis was made and surgery targeting the specific genetics of the patient’s condition was
conducted. In the past, endocrinologists would have been limited to testing that only sequenced a handful of genes.

Notable Accomplishments 
  • Children's Mercy is home to the first pediatric diabetes program to be accredited by the American Diabetes Association.
  • Our unique Great Heights Turner Syndrome Clinic provides care for girls with this condition throughout the region.
  • Patients with thyroid nodules and carcinomas receive dedicated care in our Thyroid Nodule and Carcinoma Clinic, which is one of only a few in the U.S.
  • Our physicians and scientists are conducting innovative research in diabetes prevention and its chronic complications.

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