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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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ISPAD Clinical Practice Consensus Guidelines 2022: The delivery of ambulatory diabetes care to children and adolescents with diabetes. Limbert, C; Tinti, D; Malik, F; Kosteria, I; Messer, L; Jalaludin, YM; Benitez-Aguirre, P; Biester, S; Corathers, S; von Sengbusch, S; et al. Pediatric Diabetes. 2022; 23:1243-1269.

Learning experience design of an mHealth self-management intervention for adolescents with type 1 diabetes. Schmidt, M; Lu, J; Luo, W; Cheng, L; Lee, M; Huang, R; Weng, Y; Kichler, JC; Corathers, SD; Jacobsen, LM; et al. Educational Technology Research and Development. 2022; 70:2171-2209.

iCoDE June 22, 2022 Steering Committee Meeting Summary Report. Yeung, AM; Huang, J; Klonoff, DC; Seigel, RE; Goldman, JM; Shah, SN; Corathers, SD; Vidmar, AP; Tut, M; Espinoza, JC. Journal of diabetes science and technology. 2022; 16:1575-1576.

Prolonged lapses between pediatric and adult care are associated with rise in HbA1c and inpatient days among patients with type 1 diabetes. Tilden, DR; French, B; Shoemaker, AH; Corathers, S; Jaser, SS. Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice. 2022; 192.

Changes in Bone Marrow Adipose Tissue in Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Youth Undergoing Pubertal Suppression: A Pilot Study. Nasomyont, N; Meisman, AR; Ecklund, K; Vajapeyam, S; Cecil, KM; Tkach, JA; Altaye, M; Corathers, SD; Conard, LA; Kalkwarf, HJ; et al. Journal of Clinical Densitometry. 2022; 25:485-489.

Testing an Automated Approach to Identify Variation in Outcomes among Children with Type 1 Diabetes across Multiple Sites. Addison, J; Razzaghi, H; Bailey, C; Dickinson, K; Corathers, SD; Hartley, DM; Utidjian, L; Carle, AC; Rhodes, ET; Alonso, GT; et al. Pediatric Quality and Safety. 2022; 7.

Trends in Type 1 Diabetic Ketoacidosis During COVID-19 Surges at 7 US Centers: Highest Burden on non-Hispanic Black Patients. Lavik, AR; Ebekozien, O; Noor, N; Alonso, GT; Polsky, S; Blackman, SM; Chen, J; Corathers, SD; Demeterco-Berggren, C; Gallagher, MP; et al. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. 2022; 107:1948-1955.

Improving Anxiety Screening in Patients with Turner Syndrome. Alexandrou, E; Corathers, S; Gutmark-Little, I; Casnellie, L; Gerstle, M; Tatum, J; Khoury, J; Backeljauw, P. Hormone Research in Paediatrics. 2022; 95:68-75.

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. 2022.

Opportunities for Enhanced Transition of Care Preparation for Adolescents and Emerging Adults With Type 1 Diabetes: Use of the READDY Transition Tool. Kamoun, C; Khoury, JC; Beal, SJ; Crimmins, N; Corathers, SD. Diabetes Spectrum. 2022; 35:57-65.

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