Dr. Kilberg was born and raised in South Florida where she completed her undergraduate and medical school at the University of Miami. She then moved to Philadelphia for Pediatrics Residency at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia where she remained for Endocrinology Fellowship. During this time, she completed a Master’s Degree in Medical Education at the University of Pennsylvania and conducted research on the occurrence of hypoglycemia in Cystic Fibrosis with support from the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
She is a board-certified pediatrician and is currently an Attending Physician in the Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes and serving as the Director of Education for the Division.
Education and Training
MD - University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
Pediatric Endocrinology - Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
Pediatrics – American Board of Pediatrics
MSEd – University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Cystic Fibrosis Related Endocrinopathies and Medical Education
Posters and Presentations
Zofia N. Zysman-Colman#, MDCM; Marissa J. Kilberg, MD#; Victor S. Harrison, MD; Alessandra Chesi, PhD; Struan F. A. Grant, PhD; Jonathan Mitchell, PhD; Saba Sheikh, MBBS, MSCE; Denis Hadjiliadis, MD, MHS; Michael R. Rickels, MD, MS; Ronald C. Rubenstein, MD, PhD; Andrea Kelly, MD, MSCE: Genetic Potential and Height Velocity during Childhood and Adolescence do not Fully Account for Shorter Stature in Cystic Fibrosis. Pediatric Research May 2020 Notes: # indicates co-first authorship.
Marissa J Kilberg, MD, Clea Harris, MD, Saba Sheikh, MBBS, MSCE, Darko Stefanovski, PhD, Marina Cuchel, MD, PhD, Christina Kubrak, RRT-NPS, CCRC, Denis Hadjiliadis, MD, Ronald C Rubenstein, MD, PhD, Michael R Rickels, MD, MS, Andrea Kelly, MD, MSCE, Hypoglycemia and Islet Dysfunction following Oral Glucose Tolerance Testing in Pancreatic Insufficient Cystic Fibrosis, The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, dgaa448, https://doi.org/10.1210/clinem/dgaa448
Kilberg MJ, Sheikh S, Stefanovski D, Kubrak C, De Leon DD, Hadjiliadis D, Rubenstein RC, Rickels MR, Kelly A.: Dysregulated Insulin in Pancreatic Insufficient Cystic Fibrosis with Post-Prandial Hypoglycemia. Journal of Cystic Fibrosis Page: doi: 10.1016, Aug 2019 Notes: epub ahead of print.
Kilberg MJ, McLoughlin M, Pyle LC, Vogiatzi MG: Endocrine Management of Ovotesticular DSD, an Index Case and Review of the Literature. Pediatric Endocrinology Review 17(1): 110-116, 2019.
Kilberg MJ, and Lord, K, Shah, S.S.,Catallozzi, M., Frank, G., Ronan J: Chapter 8: Endocrinology. The Philadelphia Guide: Inpatient Pediatrics, 3rd Ed. USA: McGraw-Hill, 2019.
Kilberg MJ, Rasooly IR, LaFranchi SH, Bauer AJ, Hawkes CP.: Newborn Screening in the US May Miss Mild Persistent Hypothyroidism. Journal of Pediatrics 192(1): 204-208, Jan 2018.
Orenstein M, Barbouth D, Bodamer OA, Weinreb NJ: Patients with type 1 Gaucher disease in South Florida, USA: demographics, genotypes, disease severity and treatment outcomes. Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases 9(1): 45, Mar 2014.
Leadership and Memberships
Memberships in Professional Organizations
Pediatric Endocrine Society, Education Committee Member
Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes, Fellowship Education Committee and Program Evaluation Committee
2017 Frank Trojan Courage Award, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Pediatric Residency Program
2019 Diabetes Presidential Poster Winner, "Hypoglycemia During Mixed Meal Tolerance Testing and Early Glucose Dysregulation in Cystic Fibrosis", Endocrine Society 2019 Meeting
Patient Experience Ratings
About the Patient Experience Rating System
The Patient Experience Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown above from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.
Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.
We are committed to true transparency. However, to ensure the comments are fair and correctly attributed, we review each one before posting to the website. We exclude entire comments that disclose patient's protected health information, are off-topic, or include other confidential or inappropriate content. Comments will appear on provider bios only if providers have a minimum number of comments.
Comments are shared internally for education purposes to ensure that we are doing our very best for the patients and families for whom we are privileged to care.
The comments are submitted by patients and families and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not reflect the views of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.