Sheela N. Magge, MD, MSCE

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Sheela N. Magge, MD, MSCE, is an attending physician at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia with expertise in cardiovascular risk in children with obesity and type 2 diabetes insulin resistance.

Areas of Expertise: Cardiovascular risk in children with obesity and type 2 diabetes, Insulin resistance, Metabolic syndrome, Pediatric obesity, Pediatric type 2 diabetes, Pre-diabetes
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

Background

Sheela N. Magge, MD, MSCE, grew up outside of Cincinnati, OH, and completed her BA in the Biochemical Sciences from University in 1992. She attended Yale University School of Medicine, and then completed her pediatrics residency training at Children’s Hospital of Boston. Dr. Magge then moved to The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, where she completed her fellowship in pediatric endocrinology in 2004. During her fellowship, she enrolled in the Masters Program at the Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the Penn School of Medicine. She completed this program with a focus on patient-oriented research, and got her masters in clinical epidemiology in 2006. 

Dr. Magge stayed on at CHOP, and has pursued a career in patient-oriented research in the field of pediatric obesity, pre-diabetes, and type 2 diabetes. She has been involved in several different studies, including a comparison of obese siblings of children with type 2 diabetes to a group of obese control children, and a study of the metabolic syndrome in children. Dr. Magge was awarded a K23 Career Development Award from the NIH to study dyslipidemia and cardiovascular risk factors in pediatric obesity and type 2 diabetes, and this study is currently underway. 

She is concerned that children diagnosed with obesity and type 2 diabetes during childhood may face cardiovascular complications at much younger ages than in previous generations. Dr. Magge would eventually like to conduct prospective intervention trials in at risk adolescents, to help prevent or decrease long-term cardiovascular morbidity. 

Dr. Magge also enjoys her clinical practice, and sees patients in her continuity clinic with a focus on pediatric pre-diabetes and those at risk for type 2 diabetes, but also sees patients in all areas of pediatric endocrinology.

Education and Training

Medical School

MD - Yale University, New Haven, CT

Internship

Boston Combined Residency Program in Pediatrics - Children's Hospital, Boston, MA

Residency

Pediatrics - Children's Hospital, Boston, MA

Fellowship

Pediatric Endocrinology - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
Postdoctoral Fellow (JDRF-LWPES) (K12 Award in Diabetes Research)

Board Certification

Pediatric Endocrinology
Pediatrics

Graduate Degree

MS in Clinical Epidemiology - University of Pennsylvania, Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Philadelphia, PA

Titles and Academic Titles

Attending Physician

Research Interests

Cardiovascular risk in children with obesity and type 2 diabetes Insulin resistance
Pediatric type 2 diabetes
Pre-diabetes
Metabolic syndrome
Pediatric obesity

Publications

Papers

2010

Levitt Katz LE, Magge SN, Hernandez ML, Murphy KM, McKnight HM, Lipman T. Glycemic Control in Youth with Type 2 Diabetes Declines as Early as Two Years after Diagnosis. J Pediatr. 2010 Aug 25. [Epub ahead of print]

2009

Magge SN, Stettler N, Jawad AF, Levitt Katz LE. Increased prevalence of abnormal glucose tolerance among obese siblings of children with type 2 diabetes. J Pediatr. 2009 Apr;154(4):562-566.e1. Epub 2008 Nov 22.

2008

Magge SN, O’Neill KL, Shults J, Stallings VA, Stettler N. Leptin levels among pre-pubertal children with Down Syndrome compared to their siblings. Journal of Pediatrics. 2008; 152(3):321-326.

Books

Chapters

2008

Mostoufi-Moab S, Magge SN. Inappropriate Antidiuretic Hormone Secretion. In: Schwartz, M.W., ed. The 5 Minute Pediatric Consult. Wolters Kluwer and Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. Philadelphia, PA: 5th edition, 2008:448-449.

Mostoufi-Moab S, Magge SN. Diabetes Insipidus. In: Schwartz, M.W., ed. The 5 Minute Pediatric Consult. Wolters Kluwer and Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, PA: 5th edition, 2008:262-263.

2004

Weinzimer SA, Magge SN. Type I Diabetes Mellitus. In: T. Moshang, Jr., ed. The Requisites in Pediatrics - Pediatric Endocrinology. Philadelphia: Elsevier, 2004.

Magge SN, Grimberg A. Polydipsia. In: J. Teitlebaum, ed. In a Page Pediatrics Signs and Symptoms. Malden, MA:  Blackwell Publishing, 2004:7.

Magge SN, Grimberg A. Obesity. In: J. Teitlebaum, ed. In a Page Pediatrics Signs and Symptoms. Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing, 2004:23.

Magge SN, Grimberg A. Pubertal Delay. In: J. Teitlebaum, ed. In a Page Pediatrics Signs and Symptoms. Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing, 2004:127.

Editorial and Academic Positions

Editorial Positions

Diabetes, Journal of Pediatrics, Pediatric Diabetes, ad hoc reviewer

Academic and Institutional Committees

2008-present, Fellowship Committee, Division of Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes
2008-present, Scholarship Oversight Committee, Division of Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes
2006-present, Metabolism, Nutrition, and Development Research Affinity Group
2006-present, Inpatient and Outpatient Rotation Curriculum Committee, Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes
2006-present, Associate Course Director, Division of Pediatric Endocrinology Medical Student Rotation
2005-present, Lipids Advisory Committee, Diabetes Center for Children, Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes
2004-present, Fellowship Admissions Committee, Division of Pediatric Endocrinology
2004-present, Type 2 Diabetes Advisory Committee, Diabetes Center for Children, Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes