Clinical Electives Program: Pediatric Endocrinology
National Institutes of Health - Bethesda, MD

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Clinical Electives Program: Pediatric Endocrinology

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

Rotation Coordinator:
Constantine A. Stratakis, MD, DSc

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

Constantine A. Stratakis, MD, DSc
Director & Chief
Section on Endocrinology & Genetics
DEB & Heritable Disorders Branch, NICHD

Maya Lodish, MD
Endcrine care of pediatric cancer survivors and pediatric thyroid cancer

Jeffrey Baron, MD
Section on Growth & Development, NICHD

Carolyn Bondy, MD
Developmental Endocrinology Branch, NICHD

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

Kristina Rother, MD
NIDDK Intramural Research

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

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

Rachel I. Gafni, MD
NIDCR, Pediatric Bone Disorders

Barbara Linder, MD

Ellen Werber Leschek, M.D.
Program Director, Type 1 Diabetes TrialNet

Joan C. Han, MD
Genetics of obesity and WAGR Syndrome

Rebecca Brown, MD
Type II Diabetes