About Us

About Us

Pediatric Endocrinology

 

The Division of Pediatric Endocrinology maintains a tradition of excellence in research and clinical care related to endocrine disorders of children from throughout Kentucky and southern Indiana.

While the division has a strong background in growth disorders and diabetes, we have balanced interests and expertise in the full spectrum of pediatric, neonatal and adolescent endocrinology.

Through our University of Louisville Physicians-Pediatric Endocrinology offices, we provide diagnostic and therapeutic services for children with diabetes mellitus, metabolic diseases and disorders of physical growth, sexual maturation, thyroid function, adrenal function, pituitary function, and calcium and phosphorous metabolism.

We provide diagnostic endocrine tests for patients in the areas of endocrinology and carbohydrate, amino acid, and mineral and lipid metabolism.

We can also address growth abnormalities and the range of conditions that can cause them.

Nutritionists offer consultative and follow-up service for children up to 18 years of age with nutritional problems associated with abnormal food intake or chronic medical problems. Services provided: Diabetes nurse available for phone consultations five days a week and the services of two dedicated diabetes educators.

There are four board-certified pediatric nurse practitioners specializing in endocrinology and diabetes on staff as well.

 

Clinical and Academic Fast Facts

Totals for 2013

New outpatients

56

Established patients

6850

Clinic consults

1549

Glucose monitoring patients

10

Patient nutrition therapy

67

Patient education

811

Hospital consults

104

Hospital admissions

50

Hospital Subsequent visits

202

Observation visits

31

Total Patients Served

9437

Peer-reviewed publications containing original data

3

Abstract presentations

2

Invited national lectures

0

New industry contracts

$305,343

Other funding

$1,089,901