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Here in the Division of Endocrinology at Boston Children’s Hospital, we understand that children with endocrine disorders face unique challenges.
Our program brings together experienced pediatric endocrinologists, endocrinology nurses, diabetes nurse educators, registered dietitians and mental health professionals to guide you and your family from diagnosis through the early challenges of managing your child’s condition.
Your child’s medical team will build a customized plan of treatment designed to keep your child healthy — and allow her to enjoy the wonders of childhood.
Throughout the entire treatment process, you’ll receive compassionate family-centered care from a truly integrated medical team. We can see you either at our Boston campus or at one of several locations throughout Eastern Massachusetts.
Among the services we provide:
At Boston Children’s, we believe in innovative programs that treat the person as well as the disease:
Our team also includes researchers, devoted to finding new treatments and cures, who have:
Boston Children's Hospital has been ranked in Diabetes and Endocrinology in U.S. News & World Report.
Boston Children's Hospital's Division of Endocrinology operates one of the nation's most extensive research programs focused on pediatric endocrine disorders. With more than 50 basic science and clinical researchers, we are attempting to unravel the genetic and biochemical underpinnings of the endocrine system.
We are constantly studying new ways to preventing premature births, improve diabetes management, control obesity, enhance our knowledge and treatment of growth and development disorders, and address other endocrine malfunctions that affect the health and quality of life of children.
Here are some of the projects we’ve been working on:
Research opportunities within Children's Hospital Division of Endocrinology and Joslin Diabetes Center include a wide variety of projects at the level of patient-oriented research, isolated genes, cells, and intact organisms that include transgenic, knockout, and knockin mouse models of human diseases.
For further information contact:
Joseph A. Majzoub, M.D., Chief, Division of Endocrinology
Director, Training Program in Pediatric Endocrinology at Boston Children's Hospital and Joslin Diabetes Center
Boston Children’s Hospital, 300 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115
617-919-2930; 617-730-0244 (fax)
For more information about other professional training programs at Boston Children’s see our Clinician Resources page.
Some of the patients treated by physicians in the Division of Endocrinology may participate in clinical trials. For more information on studies in which your child may be eligible to participate, find a clinical trial.
Reduced insulin signaling hampers insulin’s ability to manage the transfer of energy from the bloodstream to the cell. But a study led by Boston Children’s researcher Morris White, PhD, indicates that this may be true only in the body — in the brain, reduced insulin signaling is linked with increased longevity. What is the easiest way to keep insulin signaling in the brain low? Good old-fashioned exercise.
Our taste for sugar evolved as a response to the drive of plants to reproduce. Seed-bearing fruits were infused with sugar, rich in available energy and used by every cell in the body, in an effort to keep the fruit-eaters strong. Humans grew to associate sweetness with goodness, and the “sugar tooth” was born.
The future of pediatrics will be forged by thinking differently, breaking paradigms and joining together in a shared vision of tackling the toughest challenges before us.”