Clinical Pearls in Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism(Ongoing)

Posted On 2020-12-22 15:18:42



This series on “Clinical Pearls in Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism” is edited by Dr. Berrin Ergun-Longmire, Dr. Ethel Clemente and Dr. Patricia Vining-Maravolo, Western Michigan University, MD School of Medicine, Kalamazoo, MI, USA.

Berrin Ergun-Longmire, MD
Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, Western Michigan University, Kalama-zoo, MI, USA

Dr. Berrin Ergun-Longmire completed her medical school at Istanbul University in Turkey. She completed obstetrics and gynecology residency program in Turkey. She then completed a re-search fellowship at the Center for Reproductive Medicine and Infertility at New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Medical Center. Her training continued with a residency in the Depart-ment of Pediatrics at Monmouth Medical Center and a fellowship in pediatric endocrinology at New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Medical College. Following her fellowship, Ergun-Longmire worked as an attending physician at assistant professor rank at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Prior to coming to the medical school, Dr. Ergun-Longmire founded and served as the chief of the Division of Pediatric Endocrinology at The Studer Family Children’s Hospital at Sacred Heart, which is affiliated with the University of Florida. She has been the director of the Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology at Akron Children’s Hospital. She has served as the chief of Pediatric Endocrinology at the College of Medicine and Life Sciences at the University of Toledo and at the Herman and Walter Samuelson Children’s Hospital at Sinai in Baltimore. Throughout her career, Ergun-Longmire has served as principal investigator on studies focusing on type 1 and type 2 diabetes in pediatric patients, and has given numerous professional presentations on topics ranging from childhood obesity and the type 2 diabetes epidemic in pediatrics to growth disorders in childhood.

Ethel Clemente, MD
Department of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Western Michigan University, Homer Stryker, MD School of Medicine, Kalamazoo, MI, USA

Ethel Gonzales Clemente is a pediatric endocrinologist. She is a graduate of the University of Santo Tomas University, Manila, Philippines. She completed her residency in Pediatrics at St. Joseph's Children's Hospital/Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Paterson, New Jersey. She then completed her fellowship in Pediatric Endocrinology at Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital/Case Western Reserve University. Her clinical, teaching and research interests include diabetes mellitus, disorders of growth and puberty, and other pediatric endocrine disorders.

Patricia Vining-Maravolo, DNP, CPNP-PC
Department of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Western Michigan University, Homer Stryker, MD School of Medicine, Kalamazoo, MI, USA

Patricia Vining Maravolo is a pediatric endocrinology nurse practitioner. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan and then her Doctor of Nursing Practice at Rush University in Chicago, Illinois. She holds a national board certification with the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board.

Series outline:

  1. Treatment outcomes of central precocious puberty 
  2. Rare causes of adrenal insufficiency 
  3. Genetic considerations of growth Diabetes and polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) 
  4. Turner Syndrome: genetics, clinical presentation and management 
  5.  Cardiovascular aspects of Turner syndrome 
  6.  Prader Willi Syndrome and common pulmonary function abnormalities 
  7.  Pitfalls of Newborn screening for congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) 
  8.  Gender dysphoria in childhood and adolescents: definition, epidemiology, and clinical recognition 
  9.  Management of Gender dysphoria in childhood and adolescents 
  10.  Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and its management in children and adolescents 
  11.  The eight psychological treatment schemas for adolescents diagnosed with type 1 diabetes

Disclosure:
The series “Clinical Pearls in Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism” was commissioned by the editorial office, Pediatric Medicine without any sponsorship or funding. Dr. Berrin Ergun-Longmire, Dr. Ethel Clemente and Dr. Patricia Vining-Maravolo serve as the unpaid Guest Editors for the series.