Endocrinology and Metabolism

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is ranked among the top hospitals in the nation for endocrinology and diabetes care on the U.S. News & World Report Best Children's Hospitals List. The Division of Endocrinology, part of the Center for Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, provides clinical care and conducts research on childhood diabetes, growth, weight management, general endocrinology and bone metabolism.

Our inspiration for the work we do is the children we treat. Our team of professionals works on multiple fronts to advance early intervention, education and scientific investigation to continue to give children hope so they can achieve their dreams.

The center is pioneering new tools, treatments and lifestyle-changing clinical programs. We are at the forefront of regional, national and international efforts to bring about healthier lives for children.

Common Disorders Treated

The Center for Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism’s interdisciplinary team treats children with the following disorders:

Adrenal disorders
Bone and mineral abnormalities
Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (CAH)
Diabetes and Obesity  (Type 1 and 2)
Hypoglycemia
Obesity
Puberty problems
Short stature
Thyroid issues
Weight Management

Support for Patients

Appointments

What to Bring

For your first appointment, please bring the following items:

  • Recent lab work (any work that was not faxed originally with the patient's referral to our clinic)
  • Insurance card, co-payment, authorization (if required)
  • Blood Glucose Monitor and Blood Glucose Logs (for children with diabetes)
  • Actual X-Ray film (only if one was done) (only for Growth issues)
  • Legal Guardianship documentation (if you are not the natural parent)

NOTE: Missing paperwork will result in a delay in scheduling an appointment.

Rescheduling New Appointments

Call 323-361-4606

Scheduling and/or Rescheduling a Follow-Up Appointment

Read below for the contact information for your child's physician.

Accomplishments

Metrics

Our highly trained professionals care for more than 4,000 children with endocrine disorders annually. Nearly 2,000 of our patients are treated annually for type-1 and type-2 diabetes.

Research Initiatives

The Center is continually searching for cures while implementing cutting-edge care as it leads the way for children afflicted with these and other endocrine disorders to live healthy, productive lives. The Center initiates and participates in major national clinical studies, and its physician-scientists are collaborating with researchers at The Saban Research Institute, the University of Southern California and other institutions on multiple research studies involving diabetes, obesity, growth, bone metabolism and adrenal disorders.

We initiate and participate in major national clinical studies. Our physician-scientists are collaborating with researchers at and other institutions on more than a dozen research studies involving diabetes, obesity, growth, bone metabolism and endocrinology.

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is participating in the National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded multicenter consortium, TrialNet, which investigates the natural history of type 1 diabetes and the use of various immunological agents in the prevention and reversal of early type 1 diabetes, and it is part of the NIH Multicenter TODAY Trial investigating treatments for type 2 diabetes in children and adolescents.

More about our research

Training

The Endocrinology Fellowship Program in the Center for Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism trains the next generation of highly specialized pediatric endocrinologists.