Heather McKnight-Menci, MSN, BSN, BA, CRNP

Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP

  • Background

    Awards and honors

    First time presenter poster award (Pediatric Nursing Society, April 2007)

    Leadership and memberships

    • American Diabetes Association
    • Pediatric Endocrine Nursing Society
    • Sigma Theta Tau

    Original papers

    Rearson MA, McKnight-Menci H, Steinkrauss L. Neonatal diabetes: current trends in diagnosis and management. MCN Am J Matern Child Nurs. 2011 Jan-Feb;36(1):17-22; quiz 23-4.

    Levitt Katz LE, Magge SN, Hernandez ML, Murphy KM, McKnight HM, Lipman T. Glycemic control in youth with type 2 diabetes declines as early as two years after diagnosis. J Pediatr. 2011 Jan;158(1):106-11.

    Hench KD, Shults J, Benyi T, Clow C, Delaune J, Gilluly K, Johnson L, Johnson M, Rossiter, K, McKnight-Menci H, Shorkey D, Waite F, Weber C, Lipman TH. Effect of Educations Preparation on the Accuracy of Linear Growth Measurement in Pediatric Primary Care Practices: Results of a Multicenter Nursing Study. J Pediatr Nurs. 2005 Apr;20(2):64-74.

    Levitt Katz LE, Swami S, Abraham M, Murphy KM, Jawad AF, McKnight-Menci H, Berkowitz R. Neuropsychiatric disorders at the presentation of type 2 diabetes mellitus in children. Pediatr Diabetes. 2005 Jun;6(2):84-9.

    McKnight-Menci H, Sababu S, Kelly SD. The care of children and adolescents with type 2 diabetes. J Pediatr Nurs. 2005 Apr;20(2):96-106; quiz 107-8.

    Posters and presentations

    McKnight-Menci H. Type 2 Diabetes and Children. School Nurse Conference. The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia: 2004, 2006, 2007; Philadelphia, PA.

    McKnight-Menci H. Differences between type 1 and type 2 Diabetes. The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia: September 2005, Philadelphia, PA.

    McKnight-Menci H. Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes. Updates and New Therapies. The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia: April 2006, Philadelphia, PA.

    McKnight-Menci H. Development of diabetes during pre-adolescence/adolescence following a therapeutic pancreatectomy for hyperinsulinism during infancy. International Symposium: Congenital Hyperinsulinism and Related Disorders of Insulin Secretion: Clinical, Biochemical and Genetic Advances: June 2006; Philadelphia, PA.

    McKnight-Menci H. Diabetes following therapeutic pancreatectomy for hyperinsulinism. Parent Hyperinsulinism conference: June 2006; Philadelphia, PA.

    McKnight-Menci H, Halaby L, O’Rourke S, Smolenski M, Wanner-Parish L, Stanley C. Development of diabetes during pre-adolescence/adolescence following a therapeutic pancreatectomy for hyperinsulinism during infancy: 2006.

    McKnight-Menci H. Pediatric Endocrine Nursing Society, May 2006 and International Symposium: Congenital Hyperinsulinism and Related Disorders of Insulin Secretion: Clinical, Biochemical and Genetic Advances: June 2006; Philadelphia, PA.

    McKnight-Menci H. Rollercoaster of Glucose Metabolism. Pediatric Endocrine Nursing Society, April 2008.

  • Education and Training

    Undergraduate Degree

    BSN - University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

    BA - Albion College, Albion, MI

    Graduate Degree

    MSN - University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

  • Titles and Academic Titles

    Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

  • Centers and Programs
  • Research Interests
    Type 2 diabetes in children; insulin-dependent diabetes in children; s/p therapeutic pancreatectomy for hyperinsulinism