Diva D. De León Crutchlow, MD, is the Medical Director of the Division of Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and assistant professor of Pediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. She specializes in the diagnosis and management of monogenic disorders of insulin regulation resulting in diabetes and hypoglycemia. She is the director of The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Hyperinsulinism Center, one of few centers worldwide with the knowledge and capability to cure hyperinsulinism.
Dr. De León Crutchlow is a physician-scientist with a research interest in disorders of carbohydrate metabolism in children. Her research program focuses on the interactions between gut hormones and pancreatic beta cell function. She is particularly interested in the interaction between glucagon-like peptide-1 and the insulin-producing pancreatic beta cells in the pathogenesis of diabetes, and disorders of excessive insulin secretion such as congenital hyperinsulinism. Her aim is to improve understanding of these disorders with the goal of developing effective and innovative therapies. She has published numerous papers in prestigious scientific medical journals, including The Journal of Pediatrics, Diabetes and Clinical Genetics.
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