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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, Endocrinology, Brain Tumor Center, Best Doctors 2017-18, Transgender Clinic, Interventional Radiology, Fontan Management Clinic

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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

Corathers S, Mara CA, Chundi PK, Kichler JC. Depression and Suicide Screening in Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes: 5-Years of Implementation and Outcomes. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2019 Feb 22.

Pihoker C, Forsander G, Fanthun B, Virmani A, Corathers S, Benitez-Aguirre P, Fu J, Maahs D. The delivery of ambulatory diabetes care to children and adolescents with diabetes. Pediatric Diabetes. 2018 August.

Matlock K, Corathers S, Yayah Jones N. Untreated Congenital Hypothyroidism Due to Loss to Follow-Up: Developing Preventative Strategies through Quality Improvement. Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism. 2018 July.

Smego A, Lawson S, Jolly M, Courter J, Warden D, Corathers S. Decreasing the Time to Insulin Administration for Hospitalized Patients with Cystic Fibrosis Related Diabetes. Hospital Pediatrics. 2018 May;8(5):288-292.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.