Edna Mancilla, MD

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Edna Mancilla, MD, is an attending physician in the Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes, and the Center for Bone Health at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: Disorders of bone, calcium and phosphate metabolism, Disorders of growth and puberty, Endocrine disorders in single ventricle cardiac patients, General pediatric endocrinology, Growth disorders, Metabolic bone disorders, Neonatal endocrine disorders, Parathyroid disorders, Thyroid disorders
Locations: Specialty Care, King of Prussia; Specialty Care & Surgery Center, Bucks County; Main Hospital

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

Education and Training

Medical School

MD - University of Chile, Santiago, Chile


NYU and Bellevue Hospital, NY


Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC


Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
DEB, NICHD, NIH, Bethesda, MD

Board Certification

Pediatric Endocrinology – American Board of Pediatrics

Titles and Academic Titles

Attending Physician

Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Pennsylvania

Departments and Services




Adang LA, Sherbini O, Ball L, Bloom M, Darbari A, Amartino H, DiVito D, Eichler F, Escolar M, Evans SH, Fatemi A, Fraser J, Hollowell L, Jaffe N, Joseph C, Karpinski M, Keller S, Maddock R, Mancilla E, McClary B, Mertz J, Morgart K, Langan T, Leventer R, Parikh S, Pizzino A, Prange E, Renaud DL, Rizzo W, Shapiro J, Suhr D, Suhr T, Tonduti D, Waggoner J, Waldman A, Wolf NI, Zerem A, Bonkowsky JL, Bernard G, van Haren K, Vanderver A; Global Leukodystrophy Initiative (GLIA) Consortium. Revised consensus statement on the preventive and symptomatic care of patients with leukodystrophies. Mol Genet Metab. 2017 Sep;122(1-2):18-32. doi: 10.1016/j.ymgme.2017.08.006. Epub 2017 Aug 20. Review.

Mancilla EE, Levine MA, Adzick NS. Outcomes of minimally invasive parathyroidectomy in pediatric patients with primary hyperparathyroidism owing to parathyroid adenoma: A single institution experience. J Pediatr Surg. 2017 Jan;52(1):188-191. doi: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2016.01.018. Epub 2016 Feb 4. PMID:


Mancilla EE, Brodsky JL, Mehta S, Pignolo RJ, Levine MA. Teriparatide as a systemic treatment for lower extremity nonunion fractures: a case series. Endocr Pract. 2015 Feb 1;21(2):136-42. doi: 10.4158/EP14315.OR.


Goldberg DJ, Dodds K, Avitabile CM, Glatz AC, Brodsky JL, Semeao EJ, Rand EB, Mancilla EE, Rychik J. Children with protein-losing enteropathy after the Fontan operation are at risk for abnormal bone mineral density. Pediatr Cardiol. 2012 Dec;33(8):1264-8. doi: 10.1007/s00246-012-0290-z. Epub 2012 Mar 21.

Awards and Honors

2022, Philadelphia Magazine's Top Doctors in Pediatric Endocrinology