Endocrinology

Division of Pediatric Endocrinology

As the only pediatric endocrinology and diabetes practice in the state, we work with primary care providers and sub-specialists. We collaborate with our colleagues inside Children's of Mississippi; with those outside of the hospital; and with families to provide state-of-the-art diagnosis and treatment for children.

The Division of Pediatric Endocrinology provides comprehensive care for a full range of pediatric disorders affecting growth, puberty, sexual differentiation, adrenal and thyroid. Our specialist also manage and follow patients with metabolic bone disorders like type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes mellitus, dyslipidemia, obesity and insulin resistance.

Our diabetes program specifically follows more than 2,000 children offering them individualized and intensive case management. Our multidisciplinary team - five board-certified pediatric endocrinologists, a nurse practitioner, a diabetes coordinator/educator, nurses, social workers, dietitians and child-life specialists - provides family-focused care to patients with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Two new faculty with focus on obesity are expected to join us this year.

We are actively working towards establishing a Center of Excellence for diabetes and obesity management. The team has two studies underway focusing on both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Type 1 Diabetes TrialNet, an international network of researchers led by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), is exploring ways to prevent and delay type 1 diabetes. Another study uses a novel oral drug in childhood type 2 diabetes.

For more information about type 1 diabetes screening and research studies offered at UMMC, call (601) 815-9172 or email.