Denise Gruccio, DNP, CRNP, PNP-BC

Denise Gruccio, DNP, CRNP, PNP-BC

Denise Gruccio, DNP, CRNP, PNP-BC, is a nurse practitioner in the Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes, the Turner Syndrome Program, and the Growth Center at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: Disorders of growth and puberty in children, Endocrine disorders in pediatric cancer survivors, Turner syndrome
Locations: Main Campus
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

Background

Denise is a Nurse Practitioner in the Diagnostic and Research Growth Center and Turner Syndrome Program in the Division of Endocrinology at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Denise’s area of clinical practice includes the care of children and adolescents with growth disorders with a particular focus on endocrine disorders in childhood cancer survivors and the care of patients with Turner syndrome. Denise has published extensively on growth disorders in pediatrics including journal articles, book chapters and manuscripts. She is an invited speaker on the topic of growth disorders on the regional and national level. Denise is the 2010 recipient of the Caroline Langstader Advanced Practice Award for Excellence in Clinical Practice.

Education and Training

Board Certification

American Nurses Credentialing Center - Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Board Certified
Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Primary Care

Graduate Degree

DNP - Villanova University, Villanova, PA
MSN - University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Titles and Academic Titles

Nurse Practitioner

Departments and Services

Research Interests

Growth disorders
Turner syndrome
Endocrine disorders in childhood cancer survivors

Publications

Papers

2017

Gruccio D, Bamba V. Turner syndrome: Care of the Patient form Birth to Late Adolescence. Pediatr Endocrinol Rev. 2017 Jun;14(Suppl 2):454-461.

2013

Mostoufi-Moab S, Isaacoff EJ, Spiegel D, Gruccio D, Ginsberg JP, Hobbie W, Shults J, Leonard MB.  Childhood cancer survivors exposed to total body irradiation are at significant risk for slipped capital femoral epiphysis during recombinant growth hormone therapy. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2013 Nov;60(11):1766-71. doi: 10.1002/pbc.24667. Epub 2013 Jul 2.

Stanescu, D, Gruccio, D. 50 Years Ago in The Journal of Pediatrics: The XO Syndrome: A Study of the Different Phenotype in 25 Patients. Journal of Pediatrics  1044, 2013.

2011

Hobbie Wendy L, Moab Sogol Mostoufi-, Carlson Claire A, Gruccio Denise, Ginsberg Jill P. Prevalence of advanced bone age in a cohort of patients who received cis-retinoic acid for high-risk neuroblastoma.. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 56(3): 474-6, 2011.

Books

Gruccio D. Endocrine Overview: Short stature, Delayed Puberty and Precocious Puberty. In Fox; Primary Care of Children. St. Louis, Missouri: Mosby, 1996.

Posters and Presentations

2017

Gruccio D. Development and Implementation of a Clinical Practice Guideline for Feminization in Girls with Turner Syndrome, Pediatric Endocrine Nursing Society, Minneapolis, MN. April, 2017.

2014

Gruccio D. Endocrine Issues in Childhood Cancer Survivors. Sixth International Nursing Conference on Child and Adolescent Cancer Survivorship. Philadelphia, PA. April, 2014

2013

Gruccio D. The Care of the Turner Syndrome Patient: Merging Clinical Practice Guidelines and Clinical Care. Pediatric Nursing Endocrine Society National Conference. Las Vegas, Nevada. May, 2013.

2012

Gruccio D. Childhood cancer survivors exposed to total body irradiation are at significant risk for slipped capital femoral epiphysis during recombinant growth hormone therapy. Fifth International Nursing Conference on Children and Adolescent Cancer Survivorship. Williamsburg, Virginia. June, 2012.

Gruccio D. Endocrine Care of Girls with Turner Syndrome. The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Advanced Practice Nurse Conference. Philadelphia, Pa. May, 2012.

2009

Gruccio D. Evaluating the Effects of Cancer Treatments on Endocrine Function. Pediatric Endocrine Nursing Society National Conference. Newport, RI. April, 2009.

Awards and Honors

Caroline Langstader Advanced Practice Award for Excellence in Clinical Practice, May 2010

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations

National Association of Pediatric Nurse Associates and Practitioners

Pediatric Endocrinology Nursing Society

Sigma Theta Tau- Mu Chi Chapter