About Cincinnati Children's

  • We Help Children Grow Well

    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.

    After being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, Chris Shoemaker was so impressed with his care at Cincinnati Children’s that he became a volunteer.

    Thousands of children with diabetes and disorders of growth and development turn to the Endocrinology program at Cincinnati Children’s every year for expert diagnosis and treatment. Our program was rated No. 6 in the country in the 2014-15 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. “We also play leading roles in research and education.”

    Why We Stand Out

    • Our Diabetes Center incorporates patient care, education and research in one center. We are pioneers in screening teens with diabetes for depression, which can dramatically affect outcomes. 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.
    • We treat a variety of adrenal disorders, thyroid disorders, delays in puberty and disorders of sexual differentiation and lipid disorders.
    • Our Turner Syndrome Center serves more than 250 patients at every stage of life, including access to dietitians, genetic counselors and a reproductive specialist. Our team also conducts important research to improve treatment protocols.
    • We have special expertise in Duchenne muscular dystrophy 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.