Wilma C. Rossi, MD, MBE

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Wilma C. Rossi, MD, MBE, is an attending physician at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia who specializes in treating patients with endocrine disorders.

Areas of Expertise: Disorders of growth and puberty in children, Disorders of sexual development, Medical ethics, Thyroid disorders
Locations: Specialty Care, Virtua; Main Hospital

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

Education and Training

Medical School

MD - SUNY Downstate College of Medicine, Brooklyn, NY


Pediatrics - Schneider Children's Hospital, New Hyde Park, NY


Pediatrics - Schneider Children's Hospital, New Hyde Park, NY


Pediatric Endocrinology - St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certification

Pediatric Endocrinology – American Board of Pediatrics
Pediatrics – American Board of Pediatrics

Graduate Degree

MBE in Bioethics - University of Pennsylvania College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

Titles and Academic Titles

Attending Physician

Associate Fellowship Director, Pediatric Endocrinology

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

Departments and Services




Grimberg A, DiVall S, Polychronakos C, Allen D, Cohen L, Quintos, J, Rossi W, Feudtner C, Murad M 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 2017 Notes: Online DOI:10.1159/000452150.

Austin, J.L., Mazur, T, Tamar-Mattis, A, Henwood, M.J., Rossi, W.C.: Disorders of Sex Development - When to Tell the Patient. Pediatr Endocrinol Rev. 2011 Mar;8(3):213-7


Austin J, Tamar-Mattis A, Mazur T, Henwood MJ, Rossi WC. Disorders of sex development-when and how to tell the patient. Pediatr Endocrinol Rev. 2011 Mar;8(3):213-7; quiz 223. Cited in PubMed; PMID 21525798. Read the abstract


Karkazis, K., Rossi, W.C.: Children with Disorders of Sex Development: An Updated Approach to Optimize Care Pediatrics in Review. 31: e82-e85, November 2010.




Alter, C.A., Rossi, W.C., Bauer, A.J.: Goiter. Schwartz's Clinical Handbook of Pediatrics, 5th edition 5th edition, 2012


Alter CA, Rossi WC. Growth and maturation. In: Osborn L, DeWitt T, First L, Zenel J, editors. Pediatrics.  Philadelphia: Elsevier, Inc.; 2005.

Rossi WC, Alter CA, Caplin N. Thyroid disease. In: Moshang T, editor.  Endocrinology - the requisites in pediatrics. Philadelphia: Elsevier, Inc.; 2005.

Posters and Presentations

Invited Lectures


Rossi W. "Supporting Gender Nonconforming Children and Youth in a Primary Care," The Children's Hospital at St. Peter's Medical Center, New Brunswick, NJ. March 2016.


Rossi W. "Evaluation and Treatment of Transgender Youth," Pediatric Endocrinology and Inborn Metabolic Diseases Summit, Shanghai Children's Hospital affiliated with the Jiaotong University, Shanghai, China. April 2015.

Awards and Honors

2022, Philadelphia Magazine's Top Doctors in Pediatric Endocrinology

2022, South Jersey Magazine's Top Physicians in Pediatric Endocrinology

2022, SJ Mag's Top Docs in Endocrinology/Diabetes/Metabolism

2015, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Resident Teaching Honor Role

2015, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Department of Pediatrics' Alan R. Cohen Master Clinician Award

2006-present, NJ Top Doc, Pediatric Endocrinology

1972, Phi Beta Kappa

Editorial and Academic Positions

Editorial Positions

2012-present, Reviewer, Journal of Pediatrics

Academic and Institutional Committees

2012-present, Search Committee for Clinical Faculty Division of Endocrinology

2008-present, Pediatric Endocrine Fellowship Committee

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations


2016-present, World Professional Association for Transgender Health


1986-present, Pediatric Endocrine Society

 - 2014-present, Ethics Committee