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: Buerger Center for Advanced Pediatric Care; Specialty Care, King of Prussia; Specialty Care, Exton; 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 - Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA


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

Board Certification

Pediatric Endocrinology – American Board of Pediatrics
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


Alicia M. Diaz-Thomas, Sherita Hill Golden, Dana M. Dabelea, Adda Grimberg, Sheela N. Magge, Joshua D. Safer, Daniel E. Shumer, and Fatima Cody Stanford, ”Endocrine Health and Health Care Disparities in the Pediatric and Sexual and Gender Minority Populations: An Endocrine Society Scientific Statement,” Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, 2023; 108(7):1533-1584. PMID: 37191578.

Adda Grimberg, Elizabeth A. Friedrich, Walter Faig, Camilia Kamoun, Ettya R. Fremont, Rui Xiao, and Victoria A. Miller, “Patient and Parent Characteristics Related to Quality of Life and Self-esteem in Healthy Youth Undergoing Provocative GH Testing,” Journal of Pediatrics, 2023; 260:113460. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2023.113460. PMID: 37172805.

Adda Grimberg and Colin P. Hawkes, “Growth Hormone Treatment for Non-GHD Disorders: Excitement Tempered by Biology,” Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, 2023 Jul 14:dgad417. doi: 10.1210/clinem/dgad417. Online ahead of print. PMID: 37450564.


Mohamad Maghnie, Michael B Ranke, Mitchell E Geffner, Elpis Vlachopapadopoulou, Lourdes Ibáñez, Martin Carlsson, Wayne Cutfield, Raoul Rooman, Roy Gomez, Michael P Wajnrajch, Agnès Linglart, Renata Stawerska, Peter E Clayton, Feyza Darendeliler, Anita C S Hokken-Koelega, Reiko Horikawa, Toshiaki Tanaka, Helmuth-Günther Dörr, Kerstin Albertsson-Wikland, Michel Polak, and Adda Grimberg, “Safety and Efficacy of Pediatric Growth Hormone Therapy: Results from the Full KIGS Cohort,” Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, 2022; 107(12): 3287-3301. PMID: 36102184.


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.


Awards and Honors

2023, Recipient of the Robert M. Blizzard Lectureship, Pediatric Endocrine Society Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA.

2018-2023, Philadelphia Magazine's Top Doctors in Pediatric Endocrinology (annual recognition)

2017-2023, Castle Connolly Exceptional Women in Medicine (annual recognition)