Endocrinology

The Section of Endocrinology and Diabetes at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children offers comprehensive clinical services, research and training opportunities. Our faculty and staff provide diagnostic and therapeutic services for children and adolescents with:

  • Thyroid, adrenal, and pituitary diseases
  • Disorders of growth and pubertal development
  • Diabetes mellitus, hypoglycemia, and the metabolic syndrome
  • Disorders of mineral metabolism

In addition, the section has an established fellowship training program and our faculty is involved in a variety of basic science and clinical research projects.

Since diabetes mellitus (both type 1 and type 2) can have a profound effect on the life of a child and his/her family, teams of physicians, nurses, certified diabetes educators, social workers and nutritionists in our diabetes service employ a multidisciplinary approach to provide medical care, education and support to our patients and their caregivers.

Our Team

St. Christopher's Hospital for Children in Philadelphia has highly qualified experts who are specially trained to work with the individual and unique needs of infants and pediatric patients. The team is led by Francesco De Luca, MD, Chief, Section of Endocrinology. To view a list of our specialists, click here.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (215) 427-8100 or click here to visit our other locations.