By the Numbers: Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes

The Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes is made up of nine programs working together to provide specialized, patient-centered care. Our multidisciplinary team of experts includes 31 faculty members, 12 fellows and 17 nurse practitioners. From July 2018 to June 2019, the division released 238 publications, completed 91 lectures and received $3,018,003 in grant funding. The division has also worked on 136 research studies in recent years. Below you can find more about our recent outcomes, publications and statistics.

Endocrinology Visits 2017-2019

Total number of Endocrinology visits at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia for the last three fiscal years, as of June 2019.


The Congenital Hyperinsulinism Center

By the Numbers More than 1,300children with congenital HI treated More than 524pancreatectomies performed More than 39218F-DOPA PET scans performed More than 215focal disease patients surgically cured All numbers reflect data from the HI Center's opening in 2004 to June 2019 at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

The Congenital Hyperinsulinism Center cared for 672 patients from July 2018 to June 2019 in both the inpatient and outpatient setting, resulting in 1,279 visits. This includes patients from 48 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and 18 foreign countries.

In addition to "typical" hyperinsulinism, since 2004 the HI Center treated 54 rare HI surgical cases, including those with atypical congenital HI and Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome, and 19 children with insulinomas

Recent publications:

Adzick NS, De Leon DD, Staley LJ, Lord K, Bhatti TR, Becker SA, Stanley CA: Surgical treatment of congenital hyperinsulinism: results from 500 pancreatectomies in neonates and children. J Ped Surg. 54(1): 27-32, Jan 2019.

Herrera A, Vajravelu ME, Givler S, Mitteer L, Avitabile CM, Lord K, De Leon DD: Prevalence of adverse events in children with congenital hyperinsulinism treated with diazoxide. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 103(12): 4365-72, Dec 2018.

The Thyroid Center

Over the last four years, The Thyroid Center team has had 39 publications on thyroid disorders published. The team has also given 99 lectures at academic institutions both nationally and internationally in recent years.

By the Numbers More than 2,000patients treated for thyroid nodules More than 500thyroid FNAsMore than 650thyroid surgeries performed Care for more than 350thyroid cancer patients All numbers reflect data from the Thyroid Center's opening in 2009 to June 2019 at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Thyroid Center Surgeries 2015-2019

The number of Thyroid Center surgeries performed between 2015-2019.




Recent publications:

Baumgarten HD, Bauer AJ, Isaza A, Mostoufi-Moab S, Kazahaya K, Adzick NS. Surgical management of pediatric thyroid disease: Complication rates after thyroidectomy at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia high-volume Pediatric Thyroid Center. J Pediatr Surg. 2019 Oct.

Jain NK, Mostoufi-Moab S, Hawkes CP, Nelson ND, Surrey LF, Jones ZS, Adzick NS, Kazahaya K, Bauer AJ. Extrathyroidal Extension is an Important Predictor of Regional Lymph Node Metastasis in Pediatric Differentiated Thyroid Cancer. Thyroid. 2019 Oct.

The Diabetes Center

The Diabetes Center is structured with a unique team approach with a consistent multidisciplinary team caring for designated cohorts of ~300 patients each. Patients have access to cutting-edge clinical research studies, community-based and group support as well as innovative education programs.

This approach has helped patients see better outcomes— including a 0.4% drop in the center's median A1C in 2019.

Recent publications:

Hawkes CP, Willi SM, Murphy KM. A structured 1-year education program for children with newly diagnosed type 1 diabetes improves early glycemic control. Pediatr Diabetes. 20(4):460-467 2019 June.

Weber DR, Gordon RJ, Kelley JC, Leonard MB, Willi SM, Hatch-Stein J, Kelly A, Kosacci O, Kucheruk O, Kaafarani M, Zemel BS. Poor Glycemic Control Is Associated With Impaired Bone Accrual in the Year Following a Diagnosis of Type 1 Diabetes. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 104(10):4511-4520. 2019 Oct.

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