Endocrinology, Diabetes 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, 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.

We are 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.

Conditions We Treat

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

  • Adrenal disorders
  • Bone and mineral abnormalities
  • Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (CAH)
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Disorders of water metabolism
  • Growth disorders
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Obesity
  • Pubertal issues
  • Thyroid disease

Programs and Services

  • Bone Program
  • Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (CAH) Clinic
  • EMPOWER Clinic
  • Thyroid Clinic

The Endocrinology Pediatric Bone Program is committed to the care and services for children with bone disease. Our mission is to develop, implement and promote innovative and effective strategies to improve outcomes for children with both common and rare metabolic bone disorders. Learn more

The Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (CAH) Clinic is led by a unique team of specialized doctors, nurses and other allied health professionals dedicated to providing care, treatment and support to patients who have been diagnosed with CAH. Learn more

The EMPOWER Weight Management Clinic is a comprehensive, interdisciplinary weight management clinic offering a unique resource for patients and families struggling with weight issues. 

Our team will assess the general health and understanding of each child's condition. Patients will help us to develop a personalized lifestyle intervention that is tailored to their needs and abilities.

Specialties available at the EMPOWER Weight Management Clinic:

  • Adolescent Medicine
  • Behavioral Health
  • Endocrinology and Diabetes
  • Nutrition Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Pulmonology

More information about the EMPOWER clinic.

The Thyroid Clinic is led by a unique team of specialized doctors, nurses and other allied health professionals dedicated to providing care, treatment and support to pediatric patients who have been diagnosed with various types of thyroid disease. Learn more

Additional Information

  • Metrics
  • Education and Training
  • Support for patients

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.

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

Learn more about the Endocrinology Fellowship Program

Research

The Center is continually searching for cures while implementing cutting-edge care as it leads the way for children afflicted with 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, pubertal, 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. It is also a part of the NIH Multicenter TODAY2 Trial investigating the longterm effects of various treatments for type 2 diabetes in children and adolescents.

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