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Director, Division of Endocrinology

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics


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My Biography & Research


Lawrence M. Dolan, MD, is board-certified in pediatrics and pediatric endocrinology. He has been on the faculty of Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center within the Department of Pediatrics for the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine since 1983.

Dr. Dolan is a professor of pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology within the UC College of Medicine. His research focuses on the epidemiology and genetics of obesity, insulin resistance, abnormal carbohydrate metabolism, diabetes and their relationships to the development and progression of cardiovascular disease.

Dr. Dolan received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of San Francisco. He received his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of California at Los Angeles.

Dr. Dolan completed his pediatric internship and residency at the University of Minnesota. He also served as chief resident. He obtained fellowship training in pediatric endocrinology at the University of Virginia.

Clinical Interests

Pediatric endocrinology; diabetes mellitus

Research Interests

Epidemiology of obesity; insulin resistance; abnormal carbohydrate metabolism; diabetes and their relationships to the development and progression of cardiovascular disease

Academic Affiliation

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics


Endocrinology, Diabetes, Endocrinology

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My Education

BS: University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, 1971.

MD: University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, 1976.

Residency: University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, 1976 to 1979.

Chief Resident: 1979.

Fellowship: University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA.

Certification: Pediatrics, 1982; Pediatric Endocrinology, 1983.

My Publications

Association of metformin and statin medications with surrogate measures of cardiovascular disease in youth with type 1 diabetes: The search for diabetes in youth study. Gourgari, E; Stafford, JM; D’Agostino, R; Dolan, LM; Lawrence, JM; Mottl, A; Pihoker, C; Urbina, EM; Wadwa, RP; Dabelea, D. Annals of Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism. 2019; 24:187-194.

Estimating prevalence of type I and type II diabetes using incidence rates: the SEARCH for diabetes in youth study. Toennies, T; Imperatore, G; Hoyer, A; Saydah, SH; Jr, DR B; Divers, J; Isom, S; Dabelea, D; Lawrence, JM; Mayer-Davis, EJ; et al. Annals of Epidemiology. 2019; 37:37-42.

Burden of Cardiovascular Risk Factors Over Time and Arterial Stiffness in Youth With Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus: The SEARCH for Diabetes in Youth Study. Urbina, EM; Bell, RA; Bowlby, DA; Jr, DR; Daniels, SR; Marcovina, SM; Merchant, AT; Shah, AS; Wadwa, RP; Lawrence, JM; et al. Journal of the American Heart Association : Cardiovascular and Cerebrovascular Disease. 2019; 8.

Featured Article: Comparison of Diabetes Management Trajectories in Hispanic versus White Non-Hispanic Youth with Type 1 Diabetes across Early Adolescence. Nicholl, MC; Valenzuela, JM; Lit, K; DeLucia, C; Shoulberg, AM; Rohan, JM; Pendley, JS; Dolan, L; Delamater, AM. Journal of Pediatric Psychology. 2019; 44:631-641.

Exome sequencing of 20,791 cases of type 2 diabetes and 24,440 controls. Flannick, J; Mercader, JM; Fuchsberger, C; Udler, MS; Mahajan, A; Wessel, J; Teslovich, TM; Caulkins, L; Koesterer, R; Barajas-Olmos, F; et al. Nature. 2019; 570:71-76.

Disordered Eating Behaviors in Youth and Young Adults With Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes Receiving Insulin Therapy: The SEARCH for Diabetes in Youth Study. Nip, AS Y; Reboussin, BA; Dabelea, D; Bellatorre, A; Mayer-Davis, EJ; Kahkoska, AR; Lawrence, JM; Peterson, CM; Dolan, L; Pihoker, C. Diabetes Care. 2019; 42:859-866.

Youth-Onset Type 2 Diabetes and the Developing Brain. Redel, JM; Dolan, LM; DiFrancesco, M; Vannest, J; Shah, AS. Current Diabetes Reports. 2019; 19.

Co-occurrence of early diabetes-related complications in adolescents and young adults with type 1 diabetes: an observational cohort study. Dabelea, D; Stafford, JM; D'Agostino, RB; Jensen, ET; Mayer-Davis, EJ; Saydah, S; Mottl, A; Dolan, LM; Hamman, RF; Pihoker, C; et al. The Lancet Child and Adolescent Health. 2019; 3:35-43.

The early natural history of albuminuria in young adults with youth-onset type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Kahkoska, AR; Isom, S; Divers, J; Mayer-Davis, EJ; Dolan, L; Shah, AS; Afkarian, M; Pettitt, DJ; Lawrence, JM; Marcovina, S; et al. Journal of Diabetes and Its Complications. 2018; 32:1160-1168.

Assessing the Impact of Excessive Gestational Weight Gain Among Women With Type 1 Diabetes on Overweight/Obesity in Their Adolescent and Young Adult Offspring: A Pilot Study. McWhorter, KL; Bowers, K; Dolan, L; Deka, R; Jackson, CL; Khoury, JC. Frontiers in Endocrinology. 2018; 9.