Director, Thyroid Cancer Clinic
Attending Physician

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

Thyroid nodules and thyroid cancer
Hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism
Diabetes Mellitus
Disorders of growth and puberty


Medical School: 

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
Oregon Health and Science University


Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Pediatrics


Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Pediatrics


Oregon Health & Science University, Pediatric Endocrinology



American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatric Endocrinology

Professional Memberships: 

American Thyroid Association; Endocrine Society; Pediatric Endocrine Society


T32 Training Grant (NIH), Endocrine Fellows Foundation Awardee, Karolinska Instituetet Advanced Postgraduate Course, ESPE Summer School

Other Information

Specialty Interest: 

Thyroid nodules and thyroid cancer


Serrano-Gonzalez M, Shay S, Austin J, et al. A germline mutation of HRPT2/CDC73 (70 G>T) in an adolescent female with parathyroid carcinoma: first case report and a review of the literature. Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism, 2016; 29(9):1005-1012.

Pitukcheewanont P, Austin J, et al. Bone health in children and adolescents: Risk factors for low bone density. Pediatric Endocrinology Reviews, 2013; 10(3):199-216.

Austin J, Tamar-Mattis A, et al. Disorders of sex development – When and how to tell the patient. Pediatric Endocrinology Reviews, 2011; 8(3):213-217.

Austin J and Marks D. Hormonal regulators of appetite. International Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology, 2009; 141753.

LaFranchi SH and Austin J. How should we be treating children with congenital hypothyroidism? Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism, 2007; 20(5):559-579.

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