Sara Pinney, MD

Areas of Expertise: General pediatric endocrinology, Thyroid disease, Polycystic ovarian syndrome, Adolescent endocrinology, Type 1 and type 2 diabetes in children and adolescents
Phone: 215-590-3174

  • Education and Training

    Medical School

    MD - University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH

    Residency

    General Pediatrics - Northwestern University, Children’s Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL

    Fellowship

    Pediatric Endocrinology - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

    Board Certification

    Pediatrics

    Graduate Degree

    MS in Translational Research - Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

  • Titles and Academic Titles

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

  • Centers and Programs
  • Research Interests

    Developmental origins of adult diseases such as diabetes and obesity
    Epigenetic regulation of key developmental transcription factors important to pancreatic development.

  • Publications

    Books

    Pinney SE, DeLeón DD. Chapter 19: Hypoglycemia. Now What: Patient Encounters in Pediatrics. Editors Samir Shah, Gary Frank. Submitted to editors May 3, 2008.

    Abstracts

    Dominant KATP Channel Hyperinsulinism. Pinney SE, MacMullen C, Becker S, L, Ganguly A, Stanley CA. Lawson Wilkins Pediatric Endocrine Society/Pediatric Academic Society, San Francisco, CA, May 2006.

    Hypoglycemia and Growth Failure due to Inhaled Corticosteroids. Sara Pinney, Lori Halaby, Meredith Heltzer, Terri Brown-Whitehorn, David Langdon, The Endocrine Society Meeting, Toronto, Ontario, June 2007.

    Congenital Diabetes and Congenital Malabsorptive Diarrhea Attributable to a Mutation in the Human Neurogenin-3 Gene Coding Sequence. Sara Pinney, Jennifer Oliver-Krasinski, Linda Ernst, Nkecha Hughes, Madeline Delson, Pierre Russo, Diva DeLeón.  The Endocrine Society Meeting, San Francisco, CA, June 2008.

    Neonatal exendin-4 administration normalizes epigenetic modifications in IUGR rats at the proximal promoter of Pdx-1. Sara Pinney, HongShun Niu, Fenglan Li, Rebecca Simmons, The Endocrine Society Meeting, San Francisco, CA, June 2008.

    Papers

    Pinney SE, Simmons RA. Epigenetic mechanisms in the development of type 2 diabetes. Trends Endocrinol Metab. 2010 Apr;21(4):223-9. Epub 2009 Oct 26. Review. Read abstract

    Pinney SE, MacMullen C, Becker S, Lin Y, Hanna C, Thornton P, Gangula A, Shyng S, Stanley CA. Clinical Characteristics and Biochemical Mechanisms of Congenital Hyperinsulinism Associated with Dominant KATP Mutations. 2008, Aug;118(8):2877-86.

    Posters and Presentations

    Posters

    Dominant KATP Channel Hyperinsulinism. Pinney SE, MacMullen C, Becker S, Ganguly A, Stanley CA. Lawson Wilkins Pediatric Endocrine Society/Pediatric Academic Society, San Francisco, CA, May 2006.

    Hypoglycemia and Growth Failure due to Inhaled Corticosteroids. Sara Pinney, Lori Halaby, Meredith Heltzer, Terri Brown-Whitehorn, David Langdon, The Endocrine Society Meeting, Toronto, Ontario, June 2007.

    Congenital Diabetes and Congenital Malabsorptive Diarrhea Attributable to a Mutation in the Human Neurogenin-3 Gene Coding Sequence. Sara Pinney, Jennifer Oliver-Krasinski, Linda Ernst, Nkecha Hughes, Madeline Delson, Pierre Russo, Diva DeLeón. The Endocrine Society Meeting, San Francisco, CA, June 2008.

    Presentations

    Dominant KATP Channel Hyperinsulinism. Sara Pinney, Cory MacMullen, Susan Becker, Arupa Ganguly, Charles A. Stanley. Congenital Hyperinsulinsim and Related Disorders of Insulin Secretion: Clinical, Biochemical and Genetic Advances, Philadelphia, PA, June 2006.

    Neonatal exendin-4 administration normalizes epigenetic modifications in IUGR rats at the proximal promoter of Pdx-1. Sara Pinney, HongShun Niu, Fenglan Li, Rebecca Simmons, Lawson Wilkins Pediatric Endocrine Society Meeting, HonoluluHI, May 2008.

    Neonatal exendin-4 administration normalizes epigenetic modifications in IUGR rats at the proximal promoter of Pdx-1. Sara Pinney, HongShun Niu, Fenglan Li, Rebecca Simmons, The Endocrine Society Meeting, San Francisco, CA, June 2008.