Sara Pinney, MD

Sara Pinney, MD

Sara Pinney, MD, MS, is an attending physician in the Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: Adolescent endocrinology, General pediatric endocrinology, Polycystic ovarian syndrome, Thyroid disease, Type 1 and type 2 diabetes in children and adolescents
Locations: Main Campus; Specialty Care, Abington
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

Education and Training

Medical School

MD - University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH

Residency

General Pediatrics - Northwestern University, Children’s Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL

Fellowship

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

Board Certification

Pediatrics

Graduate Degree

MS in Translational Research - Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Titles and Academic Titles

Attending Physician

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

Departments and Services

Research Interests

Developmental origins of adult diseases such as diabetes and obesity
Epigenetic regulation of key developmental transcription factors important to pancreatic development.

Publications

Papers

Pinney SE, Simmons RA. Epigenetic mechanisms in the development of type 2 diabetes. Trends Endocrinol Metab. 2010 Apr;21(4):223-9. Epub 2009 Oct 26. Review. Read abstract

Pinney SE, MacMullen C, Becker S, Lin Y, Hanna C, Thornton P, Gangula A, Shyng S, Stanley CA. Clinical Characteristics and Biochemical Mechanisms of Congenital Hyperinsulinism Associated with Dominant KATP Mutations. 2008, Aug;118(8):2877-86.

Abstracts

Dominant KATP Channel Hyperinsulinism. Pinney SE, MacMullen C, Becker S, L, Ganguly A, Stanley CA. Lawson Wilkins Pediatric Endocrine Society/Pediatric Academic Society, San Francisco, CA, May 2006.

Hypoglycemia and Growth Failure due to Inhaled Corticosteroids. Sara Pinney, Lori Halaby, Meredith Heltzer, Terri Brown-Whitehorn, David Langdon, The Endocrine Society Meeting, Toronto, Ontario, June 2007.

Congenital Diabetes and Congenital Malabsorptive Diarrhea Attributable to a Mutation in the Human Neurogenin-3 Gene Coding Sequence. Sara Pinney, Jennifer Oliver-Krasinski, Linda Ernst, Nkecha Hughes, Madeline Delson, Pierre Russo, Diva DeLeón.  The Endocrine Society Meeting, San Francisco, CA, June 2008.

Neonatal exendin-4 administration normalizes epigenetic modifications in IUGR rats at the proximal promoter of Pdx-1. Sara Pinney, HongShun Niu, Fenglan Li, Rebecca Simmons, The Endocrine Society Meeting, San Francisco, CA, June 2008.

Books

Pinney SE, DeLeón DD. Chapter 19: Hypoglycemia. Now What: Patient Encounters in Pediatrics. Editors Samir Shah, Gary Frank. Submitted to editors May 3, 2008.

Posters and Presentations

Posters

Dominant KATP Channel Hyperinsulinism. Pinney SE, MacMullen C, Becker S, Ganguly A, Stanley CA. Lawson Wilkins Pediatric Endocrine Society/Pediatric Academic Society, San Francisco, CA, May 2006.

Hypoglycemia and Growth Failure due to Inhaled Corticosteroids. Sara Pinney, Lori Halaby, Meredith Heltzer, Terri Brown-Whitehorn, David Langdon, The Endocrine Society Meeting, Toronto, Ontario, June 2007.

Congenital Diabetes and Congenital Malabsorptive Diarrhea Attributable to a Mutation in the Human Neurogenin-3 Gene Coding Sequence. Sara Pinney, Jennifer Oliver-Krasinski, Linda Ernst, Nkecha Hughes, Madeline Delson, Pierre Russo, Diva DeLeón. The Endocrine Society Meeting, San Francisco, CA, June 2008.

Presentations

Dominant KATP Channel Hyperinsulinism. Sara Pinney, Cory MacMullen, Susan Becker, Arupa Ganguly, Charles A. Stanley. Congenital Hyperinsulinsim and Related Disorders of Insulin Secretion: Clinical, Biochemical and Genetic Advances, Philadelphia, PA, June 2006.

Neonatal exendin-4 administration normalizes epigenetic modifications in IUGR rats at the proximal promoter of Pdx-1. Sara Pinney, HongShun Niu, Fenglan Li, Rebecca Simmons, Lawson Wilkins Pediatric Endocrine Society Meeting, Honolulu HI, May 2008.

Neonatal exendin-4 administration normalizes epigenetic modifications in IUGR rats at the proximal promoter of Pdx-1. Sara Pinney, HongShun Niu, Fenglan Li, Rebecca Simmons, The Endocrine Society Meeting, San Francisco, CA, June 2008.