Shirley H. Huang, MD

Locations: Specialty Care, Market Street
Phone: 267-426-2875

  • Background

    Shirley Huang, MD, is attending physician for the Healthy Weight Program and the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

    Dr. Huang received her BS in Nutritional Sciences at Cornell University and her MD from the State University of New York at Buffalo. She completed her general pediatrics residency at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her nutrition fellowship at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

    Dr. Huang’s background and interests include clinical nutrition (obesity prevention and management, dyslipidemia, and nutrition support), nutrition program development, community nutrition, nutrition education, and international nutrition.

    Internationally, she has worked as a medical missionary at Tenwek Hospital in Kenya, and has also served a provider, educator and nutrition expert for CHOP’s Global Health Program in the Dominican Republic and Botswana. She also has served as a committee member and co-chair on CHOP’s Global Health Symposium Committee.

  • Education and Training

    Medical School

    MD - State University of New York at Buffalo, NY

    Internship

    Pediatrics - The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC

    Residency

    Pediatrics - The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC

    Fellowship

    Nutrition - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

    Additional Training

    Postdoctoral Trainee, "Arteriosclerosis, Vascular, and Nutritional Aspects" - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, PA

    Board Certification

    Obesity Medicine
    Pediatrics
    Physician Nutrition Specialist

  • Titles and Academic Titles

    Attending Physician

    Program Director, Nutrition Fellowship Program

    Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

  • Centers and Programs
  • Research Interests

    Childhood obesity
    International nutrition

  • Publications

    Books

    Huang SH: Acknowledged in: A Clinical Guide for Management of Overweight and Obese Children and Adults. Apovian C, Lenders C (eds.). Boca Raton: CRC, 2006.

    Chapters

    2010

    Huang SH, Katrinak M. In:  Lipid disorders. Pediatric Nutrition Support Core Curriculum. Silver Spring, MD: The American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition; 2010 Feb; p. 162-8.

    2006

    Huang SH, Stallings VA. Normal infant feeding. Conn's current therapy. In: Rakel RE, Bope ET, editors. Philadelphia: Elsevier Inc.; 2006. p.1267-71.

    2005

    Huang SH, Stallings VA. Normal infant feeding Conn's current therapy. In: Rakel RE, Bope ET, editors. Philadelphia: Elsevier Inc.; 2005. p. 1188-92.

    Papers

    2012

    Huang Shirley H, Parks Elizabeth P, Kumanyika Shiriki K, Grier Sonya A, Shults Justine, Stallings Virginia A, Stettler Nicolas: Child-feeding practices among Chinese-American and non-Hispanic white caregivers. Appetite 58(3): 922-7, Jun 2012.

    2010

    Parikh K, Marein-Efron G, Huang S, O'Hare G, Finalle R, Shah SS. Nutritional status of children after a food-supplementation program integrated with routine health care through mobile clinics in migrant communities in the Dominican Republic. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2010 Sep;83(3):559-64. Read abstract.

    Posters and Presentations

    2011

    Holdridge A, Huang S, Richards P, Foley L, Staff of the Healthy Weight Program. Quality improvement for patient-centered care of the Healthy Weight Program [poster presentation]. Quality and Patient Safety Day, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia; 2011 May; Philadelphia, PA.

    Huang S. Childhood obesity: comorbidity and weight management strategies [presentation]. 12th Annual Advanced Practice Nurse Conference; 2011 May; Union League, Philadelphia, PA.

    2010

    Huang S. Nutrition assessment and overview of nutritional issues of children [presentation]. Dominican Republic Program Orientation Lecture, Global Health Program, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia; 2010 Oct; Philadelphia, PA.

    Huang S. Being healthy and active: is it really possible? [presentation]. Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Quaker City Alumnae Chapter, Charles Audenreid High School; 2010 Sep 18; Philadelphia, PA.

    Huang S. Nutrition assessment and overview of nutritional issues of children [presentation]. Dominican Republic Program Orientation Lecture, Global Health Program, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia; 2010 May; Philadelphia, PA.

    Huang S. Childhood obesity [testimony]. Philadelphia City Council Joint Committees on Public Health and Human Services; 2010 Feb; Philadelphia, PA.

  • Editorial and Academic Positions

     Academic and institutional committees

    2011-present Member, Symposium Planning Committee, 4th Annual Pediatric Global Health Symposium, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

    2011-present, Nutrition Advisory Board, ChopChop Magazine, Kid2Kid, Inc. Watertown, MA

    2011-present, Nourishment Room Improvement Project Committee, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

    2011-present, Subcommittee to Improve Divisional Goal: "Fellows are successfully trained in research," Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

    2010 Co-Chair, Symposium Planning Committee, 3rd Annual Pediatric Global Health Symposium, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia