Sarah D. Corathers, MD

Director, Diabetes Transition Program, Division of Endocrinology

Academic Affiliations

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

UC Department of Internal Medicine

Phone 513-636-4744



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


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

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.

View PubMed Publications

Gravholt et al (contributing author of International Turner Consensus Group). Clinical Practice Guidelines for the care of girls and women with Turner Syndrome: proceedings from the 2016 Cincinnati International Turner Syndrome Meeting. European Journal of Endocrinology. 2017.

Matlock K, Yayah Jones N, Kichler J, Corathers S. Clinical and psychosocial factors associated with suicidal ideation in adolescents with type 1 diabetes mellitus. Journal Adolescent Health. 2017.

Corathers S, Kichler J, Mara C. Psychosocial Patient-Reported Outcomes in Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes: A Review and Case Example. Curr Diab Rep. 2017 Jul;17(7):45.

Corathers S. Kichler J, Fino N, Lang W, Lawrence J, Raymond J, Yi-Frazier J, Dabelea D, Liese A, Saydah S, Seid M, Dolan L. High health satisfaction among emerging adults with diabetes: factors predicting resilience. Health Psychology. 2017 Mar;36(3):206-214.

Garvey KC, Foster NC, Agarwal S, DiMeglio LA, Anderson BJ, Corathers SD, Desimone ME, Libman IM, Lyons SK, Peters AL, Raymond JK, Laffel LM. Health care transition preparation and experiences in a US national sample of young adults with type 1 diabetes. Diabetes Care. 2017 Mar;40(3):317-324.

Beal S, Riddle I, Kichler J, Duncan A, Houchen A, Casnellie L, Woodward J, Corathers S. Transition readiness across different clinic populations: The association of chronic condition type and individual characteristics with transition readiness. Academic Pediatrics. 2016 Sept-Oct;16(7):660-7.

Corathers S, Schoettker P, Clements M, List B, Mullen D, Ohmer A, Shah A, Lee J. Health-System-Based Interventions to Improve Care in Pediatric and Adolescent Type 1 Diabetes. Curr Diab Rep. 2015 Sept;15:91.

Powell P, Corathers S, Raymond J, Streisand R. New Approaches to Providing Individualized Diabetes Care in the 21st Century. Curr Diabetes Rev. 2015 Apr 21. 

Corathers S, Kichler J, Jones N, Houchen A, Jolly M, Morwessel N, Dolan L, Hood K. Improving Depression Screening for Adolescents with Diabetes. Pediatrics. 2013;132(5):e1395-402.

Lotstein D, Seid M, Klingensmith G, Case D, Lawrence J, Pihoker C, Dabelea D, Mayer-Davis E, Gilliam L, Corathers S, Imperatore G, Dolan L, Anderson A, Bell R, Waitzfelder B for the SEARCH for Diabetes in Youth Study Group. Transition from Childhood to Adult Care for Youth with Type 1 Diabetes in Adolescence. Pediatrics. 2013 Apr;131(4):e1062-70.

T1DX quality improvement learning collaborative pilot. Faculty leader. Unitio/Helmsley Charitable Trust. March 2016-2018.