Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolism

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Research of the Center Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

Mitchell Geffner, MD

The Center for Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism is a major referral center for the Los Angeles area with approximately 13,000 outpatient visits per year and approximately 300 inpatient consultations per year. 

The Center is well-established and internationally recognized for growth, diabetes, bone, and other endocrine disorders. In 2010, it was recognized by US News & World Report as the top pediatric endocrinology program on the west coast (for the second consecutive year) and the sixth-ranked program in the nation. 

The division consists of eight full-time faculty and four part-time faculty, five fellows, nine nurses, three dietitians, and one social worker, and a part-time psychologist. In addition to clinical care, the Center places a major emphasis on both clinical and basic research, and currently has over $1.5 million in NIH funding.

The Diabetes and Obesity Program

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and The Saban Research Institute are committed to helping fight childhood obesity and diabetes through the Diabetes and Obesity Program. Our mission is to develop, implement and promote innovative and effective strategies for combating childhood and adolescent diabetes and obesity. Our program is aligned with research, clinical care and community outreach to provide a comprehensive approach. The EMPOWER Weight Management Clinic, the program’s multidisciplinary obesity clinic, provides unprecedented access to specialty and subspecialty physicians, dieticians, psychologists, physical therapists, occupational therapists and social workers—all in one convenient location.


Mitchell Geffner, MD

Lily Chao, MD

Lynda Fisher, MD

Francine Kaufman, MD

Mimi Kim, MD

Steven Mittelman, MD, PhD

Roshanak Monzavi, MD

Pisit Pitukcheewanont, MD

Jamie Wood, MD