The Division of Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes at Children’s Mercy is one of the largest full-service programs in the country and ranked as one of the nation’s top endocrinology programs by U.S. News and World Report.
Families can receive a wide range of care and support services to help children with endocrine disorders—problems with the body’s hormones and the various glands and tissues that produce them—lead healthy lives today and into adulthood.
Expert endocrinologists and diabetes specialists
At Children’s Mercy, you have access to an established, experienced team of nearly 30 pediatric endocrinologists and 100 staff members who specialize in endocrine disorders and diabetes prevention, treatment and research.
Your family will benefit from our team approach to care and commitment to ongoing research that has earned us national recognition as a leader in caring for children with endocrine and metabolic disorders.
For example, our diabetes program was the first pediatric program in the U.S. to be accredited by the American Diabetes Association. Our pediatric endocrinologists care for around 2,400 children each year with type 1 and type 2 diabetes.
Girls with Turner Syndrome find both excellent medical care and a supportive community at our Great HeighTS clinic, led by Dr. Joseph Cernich. As part of an international group of experts assembled by the Turner Syndrome Resource Network, Dr. Cernich helped develop care guidelines for doctors around the world to use in treating girls and women with the disorder.
Dr. Jill Jacobson leads a comprehensive team of specialists in the Gender Pathway Services clinic for young people who are transgender, gender-variant, and gender-questioning. Youth and their families will be fully supported in their physical, mental, social and emotional health throughout their journey.