I practice patient-centered care and education. I put myself in the shoes of the family and child and listen carefully to everything they say. I work very hard to make sure the family and patient understand my thought process for the treatment plan I am recommending.

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Biography

As a pediatric endocrinologist, I focus my care on children and adolescents with thyroid disease, growth problems and disorders of puberty. I also treat girls with Turner syndrome, and I practice general pediatric endocrinology as well.

Children are funny, smart and resilient, and I always knew I wanted to work with them. I love interacting with their families. Pediatric endocrinology lets me see many different types of patients, and since there are treatments for many of the diseases we treat, I see children return to health.

I practice patient-centered care and education. I put myself in the shoes of the family and child and listen carefully to everything they say. I work very hard to make sure the family and patient understand my thought process for the treatment plan I am recommending.

I’ve been taking care of girls with Turner syndrome for more than 10 years. In collaboration with families, I focus on the specific things that affect their child’s life the most, while making sure we cover all of the screening and treatment needs. In my research, we are trying to learn why patients with Turner syndrome are at risk for cardiovascular disease.

In my free time, I have three wonderful children who keep me busy and happy. I love to exercise, specifically weight-lifting. I also enjoy good food and drink — especially coffee!

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Publications

Age at and indication for diagnosis of Turner syndrome in the pediatric population. Swauger, S; Backeljauw, P; Hornung, L; Shafer, J; Casnellie, L; Gutmark-Little, I. American Journal of Medical Genetics, Part A. 2021; 185:3411-3417.

Progression of Vasculopathy in Young Individuals with Turner Syndrome. Blunden, CE; Urbina, EM; Lawson, SA; Gutmark-Little, I; Shah, AS; Khoury, PR; Backeljauw, PF. Pediatric Cardiology. 2021; 42:481-491.

Influence of Material Model and Aortic Root Motion in Finite Element Analysis of Two Exemplary Cases of Proximal Aortic Dissection. Subramaniam, DR; Gutmark, E; Andersen, N; Nielsen, D; Mortensen, K; Gravholt, C; Backeljauw, P; Gutmark-Little, I. Journal of Biomechanical Engineering. 2021; 143.

Clinical characteristics and rate of dilatation in Turner syndrome patients treated for aortic dilatation. Pater, CM; Gutmark-Little, I; Tretter, JT; Martin, LJ; Backeljauw, P; Brown, NM. American Journal of Medical Genetics, Part A. 2021; 185:141-149.

Hemodynamics and tissue biomechanics of the thoracic aorta with a trileaflet aortic valve at different phases of valve opening. Sundstrom, E; Jonnagiri, R; Gutmark-Little, I; Gutmark, E; Critser, P; Taylor, MD; Tretter, JT. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Biomedical Engineering. 2020; 36.

Congenital heart defects associated with aneuploidy syndromes: New insights into familiar associations. Lin, AE; Santoro, S; High, FA; Goldenberg, P; Gutmark-Little, I. American Journal of Medical Genetics, Part C: Seminars in Medical Genetics. 2020; 184:53-63.

Effects of Normal Variation in the Rotational Position of the Aortic Root on Hemodynamics and Tissue Biomechanics of the Thoracic Aorta. Sundstrom, E; Jonnagiri, R; Gutmark-Little, I; Gutmark, E; Critser, P; Taylor, MD; Tretter, JT. Cardiovascular Engineering and Technology. 2020; 11:47-58.

Sex Hormone Phenotypes in Young Girls and the Age at Pubertal Milestones. Fassler, CS; Gutmark-Little, I; Xie, C; Giannini, CM; Chandler, DW; Biro, FM; Pinney, SM. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. 2019; 104:6079-6089.

Aortic growth rates are not increased in Turner syndrome-a prospective CMR study. Mortensen, KH; Wen, J; Erlandsen, M; Trolle, C; Ringgaard, S; Gutmark, EJ; Gutmark-Little, I; Andersen, NH; Gravholt, CH. European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging. 2019; 20:1164-1170.

Impaired aortic distensibility and elevated central blood pressure in Turner Syndrome: a cardiovascular magnetic resonance study. Wen, J; Trolle, C; Viuff, MH; Ringgaard, S; Laugesen, E; Gutmark, EJ; Subramaniam, DR; Backeljauw, P; Gutmark-Little, I; Andersen, NH; et al. Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance. 2018; 20.