Lawrence M. Dolan, MD

Director, Division of Endocrinology

Director, Endocrinology Clinical Laboratory

Academic Affiliations

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone 513-636-4744


Pediatric endocrinology; diabetes mellitus


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

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.

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.

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Valenzuela JM, Smith LB, Stafford JM, D'Agostino RB Jr, Lawrence JM, Yi-Frazier JP, Seid M, Dolan LM. Shared decision-making among caregivers and health care providers of youth with type 1 diabetes. J Clin Psychol Med Settings. 2014 Sep;21(3):234-43.

Shah AS, Dabelea D, Talton JW, Urbina EM, D’Agostino RB, Wadwa RP, Marcovina S, Hamman RF, Daniels SR, Dolan LM. Smoking and Arterial Stiffness in Youth with Type 1 Diabetes: the SEARCH Cardiovascular Disease Study. J Pediatr. 2014 Jul;(1)165:110-6.

Lawrence JM, Imperatore G, Dabelea D, Mayer-Davis EJ, Linder B, Saydah S, Klingensmith GJ, Dolan L, Standiford DA, Pihoker C, Pettitt DJ, Talton JW, Thomas J, Bell Ra, D’Agostino RB Jr, SEARCH for Diabetes in Youth Study Group. Trends in Incidence of Type 1 Diabetes Among non-Hispanic White Youth in the United States, 2002-2009. Diabetes. 2014 Nov;63(11):3938-45.

Rohan JM, Rausch JR, Shroff Pendley J, Delamater A, Dolan L, Reeves G, Drotar D. Identification and Prediction of Group-Based Glycemic Control Trajectories during the Transition to Adolescence. Health Psychol. 2014 Oct;33(10):1143-52.

Dabelea D, Mayer-Davis EJ, Saydah S, Imperatore G, Linder B, Divers J, Bell R, Badaru A, Talton JW, Cume T, Leise AD, Merchant AT, Lawrence JM, Reynolds K, Dolan L, Liu LL, Hamman RF, SEARCH for Diabetes in Youth Study. Prevalence of type 1 and type 2 diabetes among children and adolescents from 2001 to 2009. JAMA. 2014 May 7;311:1778-86.

Shah AS, Gao Z, Urbina EM, Kimball TR, Dolan LM. Prediabetes: The Effects on Arterial Thickness and Stiffness in Obese Youth. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2014 Mar;99(3):1037-43.

Dabelea D, Lawrence JM, Pihoker C, Dolan L, D’Agostino Jr RB, Marcovina S, Mayer-Davis EJ, SEARCH for Diabetes in Youth Study. Re: “Prevalence of Diagnosed and Undiagnosed Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Among US Adolescents: Results from the Continuous NHANES, 1999-2010”. Am J Epidemiol. 2014 Feb 1;179:396-7.

Inge TH, Zeller MH, Jenkins TM, Helmrath M, Brandt ML, Michalsky MP, Harmon CM, Courcoulas A, Horlick M, Xanthacos SA, Dolan L, Mitsnefes M, Barnett SJ, Bunchar R, Teen-LABS Consortium. Perioperative Outcomes of Adolescents Undergoing Bariatric Surgery: The Teen-Longitudinal Assessment of Bariatric Surgery (Teen-LABS) Study. JAMA Pediatr. 2014 Jan;168:47-53.

Corathers SD, Kichler J, Jones N, Houchen A, Jolly M, Morwessel N, Crawford P, Dolan LM, Hood KK. Improving Depression Screening for Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes. Pediatrics. 2013 Nov;132(5):e1395-402.

Gordon SM, Davidson WS, Urbina EM, Dolan LM, Lu JL, Heink A, Zang H, Shah AS. The effects of type 2 diabetes on lipoprotein composition and arterial stiffness in male youth. Diabetes. 2013 Aug;62(8):2958-67.

Adolescent Bariatric Surgery: Assessing Benefits and Risks. Co-investigator. National Institutes of Health. Apr 2012–Mar 2017. UO1DK072493.

Self-management of type 1 diabetes during adolescence. Co-investigator. National Institutes of Health. Jul 2013–Jun 2018. R01DK069486-06.