Children's Hospital Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Aurora13123 East 16th Ave Aurora, CO 80045
Clinical Interest for Patients
I see most pediatric endocrine conditions. I have a special interest in polycystic ovarian syndrome and oversee a special clinic for girls with this condition who are also overweight, to try to offer a complete treatment plan in 1-2 visits.
My overall philosophy is try to practice personalized medicine as much as possible, and make sure my recommended therapies are right for the medical condition, the patient and the family.
- Pediatrics ( 2012 )
- Pediatric Endocrinology ( 2015 )
Conditions & Treatments
Endocrine System (Hormones)
Child and Teen Health
Pediatric Diseases and Conditions
Interests & Activities
In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family, running, snowboarding, gardening and photography.
I spend time supporting activities in the schools and for children's health.
Education & Training
MD, University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine (2007)
AB, Bryn Mawr College (PA) (1999)
PhD, University of Texas Medical Branch (2007)
University of Colorado (Children's Hospital Colorado) Program (2009)
University of Colorado (Children's Hospital Colorado) Program (2011)
University of Colorado (Children's Hospital Colorado) Program (2014)
AE-PCOS Society, Member
American Diabetes Association (ADA), Member
American Heart Association (AHA), Member
American Physiological Society (APS), Member
Endocrine Society, Member
Obesity Society, Member
Pediatric Endocrine Society (PES), Member
Research & Grants
Impact of obesity and androgens on CV function and organ specific IR in youth with PCOS (2013)
The role of hepatic lipogenesis in hepatic insulin resistance in obese girls with hyperandrogenism (2014)
Modeling Hepatic and Adipose IR with stable isotopes during an oral glucose tolerance test (2014)
Non-invasive assessment of liver glucose metabolism in obese girls (2015)
Influence of peripheral insulin resistance and hepatic lipogenesis on liver fat in obese PCOS girls (2015)
Do alterations in serum testosterone mediate systemic insulin sensitivity and hepatic health via the gut microbiota? (2018)
Use of essential amino acid supplementation to decrease metabolic disease in high risk obese girls with PCOS (2018)
Impact of GLP-1 on hepatic fat and energy utilization in obese girls with polycystic ovarian syndrome (2019)
Research Interests for Patients
My research interests are focused on how insulin works in youth with polycystic ovarian syndrome or diabetes. We are trying to better understand how high insulin levels cause disease, so that we can prevent related conditions such as fatty liver disease or heart disease and develop new therapies.