The Loyola University Health System Pediatric Endocrinology Section provides consultation and comprehensive care for patients ages 0 - 18. This includes management of diabetes and any endocrine disorders and diseases that have hormonal disturbances.
The Pediatric Endocrinology Program provides diagnosis and management for these conditions:
- Thyroid gland disease
- Hypothalamic-Pituitary disease
- Adrenal Gland disorders
- Disorders of puberty
- Disorders of water and electrolyte disturbances
- Calcium and bone disorders
- Growth disorders
Our service consists of a board certified specialist in Pediatric Endocrinology, and a manager/nurse endocrine/diabetes specialist that is also a CDE (certified diabetes educator) .
We receive referrals from pediatricians, family physicians and other specialists and provide them with prompt detailed information. We work closely with families and with school nurses in providing optimal health for our patients with diabetes and other conditions in the school setting.
We provide many health education talks in the community at schools and community events and educational sessions for health care providers in learning the modern skills in diabetes and other hormonal disturbances.
Residency teaching: The goal of residency training in our section is to introduce and give experience in the range of health problems that primary care trainees will experience in practice with pediatric patients with diabetes and other endocrine disorders.
Both Pediatric and Med-Peds residents can take a one month elective, full time block rotation in pediatric endocrinology, supervised by a Board Certified Pediatric Endocrine and Diabetes Specialist The sites of education are the Diabetes and Endocrine Clinics in two sites and the inpatient Children’s Hospital for consultations.
Medical student teaching: The undergraduate medical teaching takes place during a month elective in Pediatric Endocrinology for 4th year students. Students have opportunities to evaluate patients in the clinical sites, as well in the in-patient setting.
Himala Kashmiri, D.O.
Shivani Shah, M.D.