Director, Neuroendocrine Program
Associate Director, Fellowship Program
Attending Physician

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Keck School of Medicine of USC
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Clinical Interests

(1) Hormone problems relating to brain tumors (2) Precocious and delayed puberty (3) Disorders of sex development (4) Hypothalamic obesity


Medical School: 

University of Washington


University of California San Francisco; Pediatrics


University of California San Francisco; Pediatrics


University of California San Francisco; Pediatric Endocrinology



Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics; Pediatric Endocrinology, American Board of Pediatrics

Professional Memberships: 

The Endocrine Society, Pediatric Endocrine Society


12th Annual Hong Kong Diabetes and Cardiovascular Risk Factors East Meets West Symposium Young Investigator Award (2011); UCSF School of Pharmacy Dean’s Recognition for Excellence in Teaching (2009- 2012); Lawson Wilkins Pfizer Clinical Scholar Award (2009-2011); UCSF Melvin M. Grumbach Award for Excellence in Pediatric Research (2007); NIDDK K08 Career Development Award (2007-2012); Dr. Kathy Kanes-Naef Memorial Award for Excellence in Teaching (2001)


Cheung CC, Kurrasch DM, Liang JK, Ingraham HA. Genetic labeling of SF-1 neurons in mice reveals VMH circuitry beginning at neurogenesis and development of a separate non-SF-1 neuronal cluster in the ventrolateral VMH. J Comp Neurol. Sep 14. 2012

Cheung CC, Cadnapaphornchai MA, Ranadive SA, Gitelman SE, Rosenthal SM. Persistent elevation of urine aquaporin-2 during water loading in a child with nephrogenic syndrome of inappropriate antidiuresis (NSIAD) caused by a R137L mutation in the V2 vasopressin receptor. Int J Pediatr Endocrinol. Feb 10

2012(1):3. 2012

Cheung CC and Ingraham HA. Hypothalamic fetal programming of energy homeostasis. Springer. Endocrine Updates Vol 30. Obesity Before Birth: Maternal and Prenatal Influences on the Offspring. 2010

Cheung CC*, Kurrasch DM*, Lee FY, Tran PV, Hata K, Ingraham HA. The neonatal ventromedial hypothalamus transcriptome reveals novel markers with spatially distinct patterning. J Neurosci. Dec 12

27(50):13624-34. 2007 (*co-first author)

Cheung CC, Thornton JE, Kuijper JL, Weigle DS, Clifton DK, Steiner RA. Leptin is a metabolic gate for the onset of puberty in the female rat. Endocrinology. Feb

138(2):855-8. 1997

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