Vaneeta Bamba, MD

Vaneeta Bamba, MD

Vaneeta Bamba, MD, is a pediatric endocrinologist, Medical Director of the Growth Center, and Director of the Turner Syndrome Program at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. 

Areas of Expertise: Turner syndrome, Hypercholesterolemia/lipid disorders, Disorders of growth and puberty, Short stature, Early and delayed puberty, Growth hormone deficiency, Ovarian failure, 22q deletion syndrome
Locations: Main Campus; Specialty Care & Surgery Center, King of Prussia
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

Background

Dr. Bamba’s clinical expertise is in pediatric disorders of growth.  She is the Medical Director of the Diagnostic and Research Growth Center at CHOP. She has given numerous lectures on growth, has published research on use of growth hormone in children, and has been involved in research of novel ways of treating children with growth hormone deficiency.

Dr. Bamba has a special interest in Turner Syndrome and is the leader of the multidisciplinary Wellness in Growth and Spirit (WinGS) Program, a multidisciplinary clinical program specifically for girls with Turner Syndrome (TS).  Dr. Bamba complements her clinical practice by involvement in research studies and advocacy groups for TS.  She was appointed to the International Committee for the development of revised guidelines for care of girls and women with Turner Syndrome, published September 2017. She is also a member of the Turner Syndrome Resource Network, as well as a co-chair for the newly founded Turner Syndrome Special Interest Group of the Pediatric Endocrine Society.

In addition to growth disorders, Dr. Bamba developed expertise in lipid disorders during her training at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.  She is an attending physician in the Lipid Heart Clinic at CHOP. She participates in clinical research in this arena as well and has published review articles on this topic.

Lastly, Dr. Bamba is involved in medical education of trainees at all levels. In addition to staffing the Academic Clinic for Pediatric Endocrine fellows, she has been invited to work with major medical societies to develop and update pediatric endocrine board review questions.

Education and Training

Medical School

MD - Louisiana State University, New Orleans, LA

Residency

Pediatrics, Baystate Medical Center, Tufts University School of Medicine, Springfield, MA

Fellowship

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

Board Certification

Pediatric Endocrinology
Pediatrics

Titles and Academic Titles

Medical Director, Diagnostic and Research Growth Center

Director, Turner Syndrome Program

Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Division of Endocrinology, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Conditions Treated

Departments and Services

Publications

Papers

2018

Gibson CE, Boodhansingh KE, Li, C, Conlin L, Chen P, Bamba V, DeLeon DD, Ganguly A, Stanley CA.: Congenital Hyperinsulinism in Infants with Turner Syndrome: Possible Association with Monosomy X and KDM6A Haploinsufficiency. Horm Res Paediatr. 2018;89(6):413-422. doi: 10.1159/000488347. Epub 2018 Jun 14.

Bamba V: Pediatric Growth Hormone Deficiency. Medscape. Robert P Hoffman, MD (eds.). Medscape, November 2016, updated July 2018. Notes: Web-based Article.

2017

Gravholt CH, Andersen NH, Conway GS, Dekkers OM, Geffner ME, Klein KO, Lin AE, Mauras N, Quigley CA, Rubin K, Sandberg DE, Sas TCJ, Silberbach M, Söderström-Anttila V, Stochholm K, van Alfen-van derVelden JA, Woelfle J, Backeljauw PF; International Turner Syndrome Consensus Group: Clinical practice guidelines for the care of girls and women with Turner syndrome: proceedings from the 2016 Cincinnati International Turner Syndrome Meeting. European Journal of Endocrinology 177(3): G1-G70, September 2017. PMCID: 28705803

Oberle M, Grimberg A, Bamba V. Treatment of Pre-pubertal Patients with Growth Hormone Deficiency: Patterns in Growth Hormone Dosage and Insulin-like Growth Factor-I Z-scores. Journal of Clinical Research in Pediatric Endocrinology.  9(3): 208-215, Sept 2017. PMCID: 28705803

Kelley JC, Gutmark-Little I, Backeljauw P, Bamba V. Increased Non-High-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol in Children and Young Adults with Turner Syndrome Is Not Explained By BMI Alone. Horm Res Paediatr. 2017;88(3-4):208-214. doi: 10.1159/000477761. Epub 2017 Aug 2.

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.

2014

Ackermann A and Bamba V: Current Controversies in Turner Syndrome:  Genetic Testing, Assisted Reproduction, and Cardiovascular Risks. Journal of Clinical and Translational Endocrinology 1(3): 61-65, Sept 2014.

Bamba V. Update on Screening, Etiology, and Treatment of Dyslipidemia in Children. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism 99(9): 3093-102, Sept 2014.

Books

Chapters

2012

Roizen J, Bamba V. Short Stature. In: Schwartz MW, editor. The 5-Minute Pediatric Consult, 5th ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2012.

Bamba V, De León DD. Hyperinsulinism. In: Schwartz MW, editor. The 5-Minute Pediatric Consult. 5th edition. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2012.

2010

Pinney S*, Bamba V*, Alter CA. (*first author). Thyroid Disease. In: Florin TA, editor. Netter's Atlas of Pediatrics, 1st ed. Philadelphia: Elsevier Publishing; 2010.

2008

Bamba V, Alter CA. Hypopituitarism. In: Schwartz MW, editor. The 5-Minute Pediatric Consult., 4th ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2008.

Posters and Presentations

2018

Rosenfeld E, Perman M, Bauer A, Bamba V.: DRESS Syndrome Associated with Severe Autoimmune Hypothyroidism: A Case Report. Pediatric Academic Society/Pediatric Endocrine Society  May 2018

Ojukwu S,Hatch-Stein J, Meyers K, Bamba V, Kelly A.: Lipoprotein Subclass Analysis in Young Women with Turner Syndrome. Pediatric Academic Society/Pediatric Endocrine Society  May 2018.

2017

Rayannavar A, Katz L, Crowley T, Grand K, Lessig M, Zackai E, Emanuel B, Lord K, Bamba V, McDonald-McGinn D.: Association of Hypocalcemia with Congenital Heart Disease in 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome. National Endocrine Society Meeting April 2017.

2016

Katz L, Grand K, Lessig M, Zackai E, Emanuel B, Lord K, Bamba V, McDonald-McGinn D. : Hypocalcemia and Congenital Heart Disease in Youth with 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome. 10th Biennial International 22q11.2 Conference July 2016.

Hatch-Stein J, Kelly A, Bamba V, Natarajan Shobha, Dorfman A, Meyers KE: Arterial Stiffness Measured by Pulse Wave Analysis and EndoPAT is increased in Young Women with Turner Syndrome.  Pediatric Academic Society, Pediatric Endocrine Society National Meeting, Baltimore, MD May 2016

Pyle LC, Gruccio D, Keena BA, McDougall C, Reynoso FJ, Bamba V, Zackai EH.: Two New Cases of Non-mosaic Isodicentric X with Complete Duplication of Xp and Partial Duplication/Partial Deletion of Xq: Review of the Literature with Phenotype Prediction     American College of Medical Genetics Annual Conference, Tampa, FL March 2016

Invited lectures

2018

Bamba V. "Understanding Turner Syndrome in 2018" American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists - New Jersey Chapter, Princeton, NJ. 2/2018

2017

Bamba V. "Pediatric Dyslipidemia" Lehigh Valley Health Network Pediatric Grand Rounds, Allentown, PA. 1/2017

Bamba V. "Turner Syndrome: What Can X Do for You?" Saint Peter's Health Care Systems, Department of Pediatrics Grand Rounds, Rutgers, New Brunswick, PA 4/2017

Bamba V. "Growth: It's not just about height" Pediatric Endocrinology Pearls for the Primary Care Physician, CME course at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. 11/2017

Editorial and Academic Positions

Editorial Positions

Section Editor, Pediatric Endocrinology – Board Review/Continuing Education 

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations

Endocrine Society
Pediatric Endocrine Society
 - Turner Syndrome Special Interest Group, Co-Chair
 - Education Committee
Turner Syndrome Advocacy Groups – TSS, TSRN, TSGA