Deborah A. Elder, MD

Endocrinology Director, Pancreas Care Center

Academic Affiliations

Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone 513-636-4744

Fax 513-803-1174



Type 1 diabetes; type 2 diabetes; cystic-fibrosis-related diabetes; assessment of beta-cell function in the evaluation of total pancreatectomy and islet autotransplantation (TPAIT) in children with chronic pancreatitis; growth disorders; precocious puberty; pancreatic center member; cystic fibrosis and endocrine combined clinic; lung transplantation center member.


Beta-cell function and glucose tolerance in a variety of different diabetes conditions.

BS: Michigan State University, 1991.

MD: University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Lexington, KY, 1995.

Residency: Indiana University Riley Hospital For Children, Indianapolis, IN, 1998.

Fellowship: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, 2001.

Certification: Pediatric endocrinology.

View PubMed Publications

Auble B, Elder D, Gross A, Hillman JB. Differences in the Management of Adolescents with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome across Pediatric Specialties. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2013 May 28.

Elder DA, Herbers P, Weis T, Standiford D, Woo JG, D’Alessio DA. Beta-cell function in adolescent and adults with newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes mellitus. J Pediatr. June 2012;160(6):904-10.

Elder DA, Woo JG, D’Alessio DA. Impaired beta-cell sensitivity to glucose and maximal insulin secretory capacity in adolescents with type 2 diabetes. Ped Diabetes. 2010; 11(5):314-21.

Elder DA, D’Alessio DA, Eyal O, Mueller R, Smith FO, Kansra AR, Rose SR. Abnormalities in Glucose Tolerance Are Common in Children with Fanconi Anemia and Associated with Impaired Insulin Secretion. Pediatric Blood & Cancer. 2008; 51(2):256-60.

Elder DA, Wooldridge JL, Dolan LM, D’Alessio DA. Glucose Tolerance in Children and Adolescents with Cystic Fibrosis and No Prior History of Diabetes. J Pediatr. 2007;151(6):653-8.

Elder DA, Prigeon RL, Wadwa RP, Dolan LM, D’Alessio DA. Beta-cell Function, Insulin Sensitivity and Glucose Tolerance in Obese Diabetic and Nondiabetic Adolescents and Young Adults. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2006;91(1):185-91.

Eyal O, Naffaa LN, Elder DA. A Case of Macroprolactinoma and Elevated Insulin-Like Growth Factor-I in a Young Boy. Acta Paediatr. 2005;94(12):1852-6.

Elder DA, Roper MG, Henderson RC, Davenport ML. Kyphosis in a Turner Syndrome Population. Pediatrics. 2002;109(6):e93.

Elder DA, Kaiser-Rogers K, Aylsworth AS, Calikoglu AS. Type 1 diabetes mellitus in a patient with chromosome 22q11.2 deletion syndrome. American Journal of Medical Genetics. 2001; 101(1):17-9.

Elder DA, Karayal AF, D’Ercole AJ, Calikoglu AS. Effects of hypothyroidism on insulin-like growth factor-I expression during brain development in mice. Neuroscience Letters. 2000; 293(2):99-102.