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Director, Diabetes Transition Program, Division of Endocrinology

Director, Quality Scholars Program, James M. Anderson Center for Health Systems Excellence

Assistant Professor, UC Department of PediatricsUC Department of Internal Medicine


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My Biography & Research


Sarah Corathers, MD, completed residency training in internal medicine and pediatrics followed by a combined fellowship in adult and pediatric endocrinology. Her clinical training provides a unique a background in management of diabetes and endocrine conditions across the lifespan. She has a special interest in psychosocial aspects of diabetes care for adolescents and young adults including depression and resilience. She is the director of the diabetes transition program with the aim of preparing pediatric patients for successful transition to adult care. Additional clinical and research interests include Turner syndrome, transgender health, hereditary endocrine conditions and quality improvement in health care.

Clinical Interests

Adult and pediatric endocrinology including type 1 diabetes, transgender, Turner syndrome, and hereditary endocrine conditions; effective transition between pediatric and adult care; quality improvement

Research Interests

Transition between pediatric and adult care; psychosocial contributors to clinical and patient reported outcomes in type 1 diabetes

Academic Affiliation

Assistant Professor, UC Department of PediatricsUC Department of Internal Medicine


Endocrinology, Brain Tumor, Transgender Health, Fontan Management, Endocrinology

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My Education

MD: Wright State University, Dayton, OH, 2002.

Residency: Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, University of Cincinnati and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, 2002-2006.

Fellowship: Endocrinology, University of Cincinnati and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, 2009-2013.

Certification: Pediatrics, 2006; Internal Medicine, 2007; Pediatric Endocrinology, 2013; Adult Endocrinology, 2013.

My Publications

Establishment of the T1D Exchange Quality Improvement Collaborative (T1DX-QI). Alonso, GT; Corathers, S; Shah, A; Clements, M; Kamboj, M; Sonabend, R; DeSalvo, D; Mehta, S; Cabrera, A; Rioles, N; et al. Clinical diabetes : a publication of the American Diabetes Association. 2020; 38:141-151.

Receipt of recommended complications and comorbidities screening in youth and young adults with type 1 diabetes: Associations with metabolic status and satisfaction with care. Malik, FS; Stafford, JM; Reboussin, BA; Klingensmith, GJ; Dabelea, D; Lawrence, JM; Mayer-Davis, E; Saydah, S; Corathers, S; Pihoker, C; et al. Pediatric Diabetes. 2020; 21:349-357.

Development and Implementation of the Readiness Assessment of Emerging Adults With Type 1 Diabetes Diagnosed in Youth (READDY) Tool. Corathers, SD; Yi-Frazier, JP; Kichler, JC; Gilliam, LK; Watts, G; Houchen, A; Beal, S. Diabetes spectrum : a publication of the American Diabetes Association. 2020; 33:99-103.

Therapeutic Inertia in Pediatric Diabetes: Challenges to and Strategies for Overcoming Acceptance of the Status Quo. Corathers, SD; DeSalvo, DJ. Diabetes spectrum : a publication of the American Diabetes Association. 2020; 33:22-30.

Multi-level quality improvement education for fellowship trainees. Redel, JM; Corathers, SD; Yao, MV; Backeljauw, PF. Medical Education. 2019; 53:1142-1142.

Hormonal contraceptive choices in a clinic-based series of transgender adolescents and young adults. Kanj, RV; Conard, LA E; Corathers, SD; Trotman, GE. International Journal of Transgenderism. 2019; 20:413-420.

Differentiated Thyroid Cancer in the Pediatric/Adolescent Population: Evolution of Treatment. Remiker, AS; Chuang, J; Corathers, S; Rutter, MM; Rutter, MJ; Myer, CM; Gelfand, MJ; Trout, AT; Geller, JI. Journal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology. 2019; 41:532-536.

"I Couldn't See a Downside ": Decision-Making About Gender-Affirming Hormone Therapy. Daley, T; Grossoehme, D; McGuire, JK; Corathers, S; Conard, LA; Lipstein, EA. Journal of Adolescent Health. 2019; 65:274-279.

Longitudinal Changes in Depression Symptoms and Glycemia in Adults With Type 1 Diabetes. Trief, PM; Foster, NC; Chaytor, N; Hilliard, ME; Kittelsrud, JM; Jaser, SS; Majidi, S; Corathers, SD; Bzdick, S; Adkins, DW; et al. Diabetes Care. 2019; 42:1194-1201.

Depression Screening of Adolescents With Diabetes: 5-Years of Implementation and Outcomes. Corathers, S; Mara, CA; Chundi, PK; Kichler, JC. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. 2019; 58:628-632.