Frank M. Biro, MD

Director of Research, Adolescent and Transition Medicine

Academic Affiliations

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone 513-636-8580

Fax 513-636-1129



Complex medical problems of adolescence; growth; puberty

MD: Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, 1979.

Certification: Internal Medicine, September 1983; Pediatrics, November 1986; Adolescent Medicine, February 1995.

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Hernick AD, Brown MK, Pinney SM, Biro FM, Ball KM, Bornschein RL. Sharing Unexpected Biomarker Results with Study Participants. Environ Health Perspect. 2010 Sep 29. 

Biro FM, Galvez MP, Greenspan LC, Succop PA, Vangeepuram N, Pinney SM, Teitelbaum S, Windham GC, Kushi LH, Wolff MS. Pubertal assessment method and baseline characteristics in a mixed longitudinal study of girls. Pediatrics. 2010 Sep;126(3):e583-90. 

Biro FM, Wien M. Childhood obesity and adult morbidities. Am J Clin Nutr. 2010 May;91(5):1499S-1505S. 

Biro FM, Huang B, Morrison JA, Horn PS, Daniels SR. Body mass index and waist-to-height changes during teen years in girls are influenced by childhood body mass index. J Adolesc Health. 2010 Mar;46(3):245-50. 

Huang B, Biro FM, Dorn LD. Determination of relative timing of pubertal maturation through ordinal logistic modeling: evaluation of growth and timing parameters. J Adolesc Health. 2009 Oct;45(4):383-8. 

Ford KR, Khoury JC, Biro FM. Early markers of pubertal onset: height and foot size. J Adolesc Health. 2009 May;44(5):500-1. 

Biro FM, Huang B, Daniels SR, Lucky AW. Pubarche as well as thelarche may be a marker for the onset of puberty. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2008 Dec;21(6):323-8. 

Biro FM. Puberty. Adolesc Med State Art Rev. 2007 Dec;18(3):425-33, v. 

Auslander BA, Rosenthal SL, Fortenberry JD, Biro FM, Bernstein DI, Zimet GD. Predictors of sexual satisfaction in an adolescent and college population. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2007 Feb;20(1):25-8. 

Biro FM, Striegel-Moore RH, Franko DL, Padgett J, Bean JA. Self-esteem in adolescent females. J Adolesc Health. 2006 Oct;39(4):501-7.