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Sarah D. Corathers, MD

  • Clinical Director, Division of Endocrinology
  • Director, Quality Scholars Program, James M. Anderson Center for Health Systems Excellence
  • Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
  • UC Department of Internal Medicine



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.


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

Services and Specialties

Endocrinology, Brain Tumor, Transgender Health, Fontan Management


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

Research Areas


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Social Determinants of Health Screening in Type 1 Diabetes Management. Yayah Jones, NH; Cole, I; Hart, KJ; Corathers, S; Agarwal, S; Odugbesan, O; Ebekozien, O; Kamboj, MK; Harris, MA; Fantasia, KL; et al. Endocrinology and Metabolism Clinics of North America. 2024; 53:93-106.

Young Adults with Type 1 Diabetes. Mathias, P; Corathers, SD; Carreon, SA; Hilliard, ME; Papadakis, JL; Weissberg-Benchell, J; Raymond, JK; Pyatak, EA; Agarwal, S. Endocrinology and Metabolism Clinics of North America. 2024; 53:39-52.

Incorporating the Six Core Elements of Health Care Transition in Type 1 Diabetes Care for Emerging Adults. Malik, FS; Weaver, KW; Corathers, SD; White, PH. Endocrinology and Metabolism Clinics of North America. 2024; 53:53-65.

Health Care Transition to Adult Care in Type 1 Diabetes: Associations With Student and Employment Status-The SEARCH for Diabetes in Youth Study. Majidi, S; Roberts, AJ; Suerken, CK; Reboussin, BA; Malik, FS; Marcovina, SM; Corathers, S; Reynolds, K; Imperatore, G; Wadwa, RP; et al. Clinical diabetes : a publication of the American Diabetes Association. 2023; 41:510-517.

Twelve-month psychosocial outcomes of continuous glucose monitoring with behavioural support in parents of young children with type 1 diabetes. Commissariat, PV; DiMeglio, LA; Kanapka, LG; Laffel, LM; Miller, KM; Anderson, BJ; Hilliard, ME; Strategies to Enhance New CGM Use in Early Childho, . Diabetic Medicine. 2023; 40:e15120.

Long-term Continuous Glucose Monitor Use in Very Young Children With Type 1 Diabetes: One-Year Results From the SENCE Study. Van Name, MA; Kanapka, LG; DiMeglio, LA; Miller, KM; Albanese-O’Neill, A; Commissariat, P; Corathers, SD; Harrington, KR; Hilliard, ME; Anderson, BJ; et al. Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology. 2023; 17:976-987.

Diabetes-Related Quality of Life Assessment in Children following Total Pancreatectomy with Islet Autotransplantation. Redel, JM; Hornung, L; Elder, D; Nathan, JD; Corathers, S; Rich, KL; Abu-El-Haija, M. Pediatric Diabetes. 2023; 2023:1-8.

1041-P: Health Care Transition Practices in the T1D Exchange Quality Improvement Collaborative. MALIK, F; CASES-VILLABLANCA, J; HILLIARD, ME; LYONS, S; JACOBSEN, LM; ROBERTS, AJ; MUCCI, A; AGARWAL, S; DEMETERCO-BERGGREN, C; ALONSO, GT; et al. Diabetes. 2023; 72.

Psychological Care for Children and Adolescents with Diabetes and Patient Outcomes: Results from the International Pediatric Registry SWEET. Chobot, A; Eckert, AJ; Biester, T; Corathers, S; Covinhas, A; De Beaufort, C; Imane, Z; Kim, J; Malatynska, A; Moravej, H; et al. Pediatric Diabetes. 2023; 2023:1-9.

Safer Type 1 Diabetes Care at Home: SEIPS-based Process Mapping with Parents and Clinicians. Kirkendall, ES; Brady, PW; Corathers, SD; Ruddy, RM; Fox, C; Nelson, H; Wetterneck, TB; Rodgers, I; Walsh, KE. Pediatric Quality and Safety. 2023; 8:e649.

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