Shana E. McCormack, MD

Locations: Main Campus; Specialty Care, Market Street
Phone: 215-590-2754

  • Background

    Shana McCormack, MD, is an attending physician in the Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes and in the Healthy Weight Program and an assistant professor of Pediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. McCormack cares for children with pediatric endocrine disease, including obesity and its complications, such as type 2 diabetes mellitus and pseudotumor cerebri syndrome, and with inherited and acquired forms of hypopituitarism, in particular those associated with abnormal energy balance. She also cares for patients with endocrine dysfunction related to primary forms of mitochondrial disease.

    Dr. McCormack is a physician-scientist investigating the role of mitochondrial metabolism in disorders of energy balance in humans. To understand the primary effects of abnormal mitochondrial metabolism on endocrine function, she studies individuals with genetic forms of mitochondrial disease. In addition, she applies these insights to children with obesity and its complications, including type 2 diabetes and pseudotumor cerebri syndrome.

  • Education and Training

    Medical School

    MD - Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, MA


    Pediatrics - Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA


    Pediatrics - Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA


    Pediatric Endocrinology - Children's Hospital Boston, Boston, MA

    Board Certification


  • Titles and Academic Titles

    Attending Physician

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

  • Centers and Programs
  • Research Interests

    Obesity/insulin resistance
    Mitochondrial disease
    Pseudotumor cerebri