Faculty

The Chair of the Department of Pediatrics is: Michael W. Konstan, MD.

The Pediatric Endocrinology Division Faculty comprises 10 individuals of diverse experiences and spanning a wide spectrum of clinical and research interests. Several of the faculty have been listed as “Best Doctors in America”.

  • Abigail Glick, MD
    • Instructor in Pediatrics, Case Western Reserve University
    • Special interests include the role of regulatory T cells in the pathophysiology of type 1 diabetes
  • Rose Gubitosi-Klug, MD, PhD
    • Interim Chief, Division of Pediatric Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
    • Mary Blossom Lee Chair in Pediatric Diabetes
    • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Case Western Reserve University
    • Service contributions: Data Safety Monitoring Board, NIH (TriaNet study, Immune Tolerance Network, Autoimmune Center of Excellence); Board member, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Northeast Ohio chapter
    • Special interests include inflammatory pathways and diabetic retinopathy; DCCT/EDIC: complications of diabetes; effects of sex steroids on the retinal microvasculature; biomarkers of diabetes complications in children and adolescents
  • Beth Kaminski, MD
    • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Case Western Reserve University
    • Special interests include diabetes and cystic fibrosis related diabetes
  • Douglas Kerr, MD, PhD
    • Professor of Pediatrics, Case Western Reserve University
    • Director, Center for Inherited Disorders of Energy Metabolism
    • Service contributions: Newborn Screening Advisory Committee, Ohio Dept of Health; Metabolism Training Program (NIDDK) Steering Committee, Case Western Reserve University; Research Grant Reviewer, United Mitochondrial Diseases Foundation; past president, Society for Inherited Metabolic Disorders
    • Special interests include diabetes, pyruvate dehydrogenase complex deficiency, mitochondrial and urea cycle disorders
  • Michaela Koontz, MD
    • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
    • Special interests include the role of environmental toxicants in the obesity epidemic; the role of perinatal programming in the development of obesity; dietary quality and carbohydrate knowledge in youth with type 1 diabetes.
  • Sarah MacLeish, DO
    • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
    • Special interests include adolescents with diabetes; and newer technologies in diabetes
  • Sumana Narasimhan, MD
    • Medical Co-Director, Healthy Kids Healthy Weight program, UH Case Medical Center
    • Medical Director, Rainbow 6
    • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Case Western Reserve University
    • Special interests include diabetes, obesity, endocrine sequelae of cancer therapy, Turner syndrome and Quality Improvement
  • Naveen Uli, MD
    • Fellowship Director
    • Medical Co-Director, Healthy Kids Healthy Weight program, UH Case Medical Center
    • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Case Western Reserve University
    • Service contributions: Medical Director, Camp Ho Mita Koda (summer residential camp for children with diabetes); Board member, Diabetes Partnership of Cleveland
    • Special interests include diabetes, thyroid disorders, obesity and Prader-Willi syndrome
  • Teresa Zimmerman, MD
    • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Case Western Reserve University
    • Special interests include diabetes, nutrition, lipid metabolism and bone disorders

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