Adda Grimberg, MD

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Adda Grimberg, MD, is a pediatric endocrinologist and Scientific Director of the Growth Center at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: Clinical growth research, Research in the molecular mechanisms that regulate cell growth and death, Growth disorders, Short stature in children
Locations: Specialty Care & Surgery Center, Brandywine Valley; Main Hospital; Specialty Care, King of Prussia; Specialty Care, Bryn Mawr

Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

Education and Training

Medical School

MD - Cornell University Medical College, New York, NY


Pediatrics - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certification

Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism – American Board of Internal Medicine
Pediatrics – American Board of Pediatrics

Titles and Academic Titles

Attending Physician

Scientific Director, Growth Center

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

Departments and Services



Selected Publications


Adda Grimberg, Sara A. DiVall, Constantin Polychronakos, David B. Allen, Laurie E. Cohen, Jose Bernardo Quintos, Wilma Rossi, Chris Feudtner, and M. Hassan Murad on behalf of the Drug and Therapeutics Committee and Ethics Committee of the Pediatric Endocrine Society, “Guidelines for Growth Hormone and Insulin-like Growth Factor-I Treatment in Children and Adolescents: Growth Hormone Deficiency, Idiopathic Short Stature, and Primary Insulin-like Growth Factor-I Deficiency,” Hormone Research in Pediatrics, 2016;86(6):361-397.

Adda Grimberg, Pamela Cousounis, Andrew J. Cucchiara, Terri H. Lipman, and Kenneth R. Ginsburg, “Parental Concerns Influencing Decisions to Seek Medical Care for a Child’s Short Stature,” Hormone Research in Pediatrics, 2015; 84(5):338-348.

Adda Grimberg, Lina Huerta-Saenz, Robert Grundmeier, Mark Jason Ramos, Susmita Pati, Andrew J. Cucchiara, and Virginia A. Stallings, “Gender Bias in U.S. Pediatric Growth Hormone Treatment,” Scientific Reports, 2015; 5:11099; doi: 10.1038/srep11099.

Colin P. Hawkes and Adda Grimberg, “Insulin-like Growth Factor-I is a Marker for the Nutritional State,” Pediatric Endocrinology Reviews, 2015; 13: 499-511.

Awards and Honors

2022, Philadelphia Magazine's Top Doctors in Pediatric Endocrinology