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Endocrinology and Diabetes

Our faculty cares for infants, children and adolescents affected by diabetes or hormonal disorders regarding the thyroid, growth, sexual development, or puberty.

Education and Training

Our division is actively involved in the education of both residents and medical students. Our fellows play an integral role in educating these rotating trainees.

Residents and Medical Students

Pediatric residents and medical students spend four week electives in our various clinical settings. You will learn the fundamentals of the evaluation of patients with diabetes, short stature, tall stature, early or delayed puberty, disorders of sexual differentiation, thyroid disorders, pituitary disorders, and abnormal weight gain.

If you choose this elective during Diabetes Camp, then you will have the opportunity to spend either a day or a full week at the camp, which is sponsored by the American Diabetes Association. Residents and medical students will be assisting campers with diabetes management. As such, they will learn about blood sugar testing, insulin injections, insulin pump adjustments, insulin dose calculations and carbohydrate counting. This is a unique opportunity to learn how children with diabetes deal with everyday challenges including the effects of exercise or rainy days on blood sugars. As there will be more people with diabetes than without at camp, residents and medical students will learn more about diabetes than they can get from attending diabetes clinic.  

Research

We are involved in basic and clinical research focusing on insulin resistance/signaling and the treatment and prevention of overweight in the clinical setting. We also have several ongoing clinical studies involving patients with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. Our Diabetes Center is one of 83 sites across the United States participating in the Type 1 Diabetes Exchange, which is a unique platform for collaborative data collection and sharing. We have also been a participant of TrialNet, a federally-funded study for the screening and prevention of Type 1 diabetes. In addition to diabetes, we have took part in numerous trials investigating new drugs to promote growth or halt early puberty.

Opportunities are available for patients interested in participating in research studies led by our physicians with the assistance of experienced research personnel. To learn more about these trials, please click here.

Areas of Research

Clinical Care

Our Diabetes Center at Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo (WCHOB) provides services for the clinical evaluation and management of both pediatric and adolescent patients with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. We have a team of nine board certified pediatric endocrinologists-diabetologists, a pediatric nurse practitioner, three nurses, a registered dietitian, and a part-time social worker. Together, we take care of more than 900 patients with diabetes in the Western New York community.

We have been recognized by the American Diabetes Association for the Education Recognition Program (ERP). WCHOB is the only pediatric hospital to have received the designation of Diabetes Center of Excellence for Type 2 diabetes from the New York State Department of Health with a grant awarded between 2006-2011, which was replaced by a grant awarded in 2011 for Obesity Prevention.

In addition to the focus on the prevention and treatment of diabetes, we provide comprehensive care to those affected by endocrine disorders, such as:

  • short stature
  • thyroid conditions
  • precocious puberty
  • adrenal disorders
  • disorders of sexual development (DSD)

We are also a New York State regional referral center for congenital hypothyroidism, congenital adrenal hyperplasia, and x-linked adrenoleukodystrophy newborn screening.

Clinical Trials

We are involved in many trials that bring the latest methods in management of diabetes and endocrine disorders to patients in Western New York. These include clinical trials investigating the use of novel medications in children, such as long acting growth hormone (Varsartis), along with various trials in youth with T1DM, such as T1D Exchange, as well as federally funded trials on screening and prevention of Type 1 diabetes via TrialNet.

Contact

Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes
219 Bryant Street
Buffalo, NY 14222
Endocrinology
Phone: (716) 878-7588
Fax: (716) 888-3827
Diabetes
Phone: (716) 878-7262
Fax: (716) 878-7364

Leader/Division Chief

Quattrin, Teresa
Teresa Quattrin, MD
UB Distinguished Professor and Chair of Pediatrics
Chief, Endocrinology and Diabetes

Faculty

Albini, Christine
Christine Albini, MD, PhD
Clinical Associate Professor

Bethin, Kathleen
Kathleen Bethin, MD, PhD
Clinical Associate Professor

Buchlis, John
John Buchlis, MD
Clinical Associate Professor

Fourtner, Shannon
Shannon Fourtner, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Gartner, Lou Ann
Lou Ann Gartner, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Majumdar, Indrajit
Indrajit Majumdar, MBBS
Clinical Assistant Professor

Mastrandrea, Lucy
Lucy Mastrandrea, MD, PhD
Associate Professor; Associate Chief, Division of Endocrinology/Diabetes