About Cincinnati Children's

  • From Diabetes to Thyroid Disorders, We Help Children Grow Well

    Karina.Karina Montes doesn’t want to develop diabetes. So she turned to experts at Cincinnati Children’s for help controlling her weight and finally found the help she needed.

    Sydney Mancini was born with Turner syndrome, a genetic abnormality that affects growth and can lead to several other health problems for girls. She’s receiving growth hormone therapy and careful monitoring as she heads toward adulthood.

    Thousands of children with diabetes and disorders of growth and development turn to the Division of Endocrinology at Cincinnati Children’s every year for expert diagnosis and treatment. Our program was rated No. 6 in the country in the 2013-14 list of Best Children’s Hospitals published by U.S. News & World Report.

    “We have one of the most comprehensive teams in the country for managing these pediatric disorders, and we expect our growth to continue,” says Lawrence Dolan, MD, director of endocrinology at Cincinnati Children’s.

    Why We Stand Out

    • Our Diabetes Center incorporates patient care, education and research in one center. We teach doctors, school nurses and other caregivers how to provide diabetes education.  We are research leaders on topics including obesity, insulin resistance, carbohydrate metabolism and beta cell function. We also collaborate closely with the Surgical Weight Loss for Teens Program, which leads the country in studying the effects of bariatric surgery during childhood.
    • We treat a variety of adrenal disorders, thyroid disorders, delays in puberty and disorders of sexual differentiation and lipid disorders.
    • We have special expertise in Duchenne muscular dystrophy, Turner’s syndrome and managing endocrine disorders triggered by cancer, cystic fibrosis, cancer treatments, steroid therapies and psychiatric medications.
    • Our Metabolic Bone Clinic is a regional referral center for treating a variety of abnormalities affecting calcium, phosphorus and vitamin D metabolism that can lead to osteoporosis, rickets, bowlegs and recurrent fractures.