The Division of Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes provides diagnostic consultation and advanced therapies for children and adolescents with endocrine and metabolic diseases. Our goal is to provide personalized care of the highest quality to all children and adolescents seeking our advice. To that end, we take pride in our unique multidisciplinary family-centered services and education programs and close collaborations with referring physicians and other caregivers.
The Duke Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes was the first to use insulin pumps in infants and toddlers with type 1 diabetes and the first to demonstrate the effectiveness of drug therapy in the prevention of type 2 diabetes in obese adolescents. In addition, we have taken leading roles in the advancement of testing for celiac disease in type 1 diabetic children and for screening for hypercholesterolemia in all children.
Our physicians have served as members of various national and international consensus committees for the management of pediatric endocrine disorders and have played leading roles in the International Pediatric Endocrine Society. Two of our physicians have been awarded membership in US News/Castle Connolly’s America’s Top Doctors, which include only 37 pediatric endocrinologists/diabetologists nationwide. Our program is ranked among the nation’s best by US News and World Report, and our trainees have gone on to lead major clinical divisions throughout the United States.
The Duke Pediatric Endocrine and Diabetes Team provides care for children and adolescents with a wide array of hormonal and metabolic disorders, including:
- short stature and growth hormone deficiency;
- types 1 and 2 diabetes mellitus;
- insulin resistance;
- diabetes insipidus;
- hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism;
- delayed and precocious puberty;
- Turner’s, Noonan’s, and Russell Silver syndromes;
- Cushing’s syndrome;
- Prader Willi syndrome;
- menstrual irregularity and polycystic ovary syndrome;
- adrenal insufficiency and Cushing’s syndrome;
- osteogenesis imperfecta and Vitamin D deficiency;
- thyroid nodules;
- pheochromocytoma and endocrine tumors;
- hypercholesterolemia and hypertriglyceridemia.
Physicians and Staff
|Name||Areas of Special Interest|
|Deanna W. Adkins, MD||General pediatric endocrinology, including disorders of growth, adrenal glands, thyroid, calcium and phosphorus metabolism, hypothalamus, pituitary, sexual and pubertal development, diabetes mellitus|
|Robert W. Benjamin, MD||Type 1 diabetes, disorders of calcium and phosphorus, congenital adrenal hyperplasia|
|Michael S. Freemark, MD||Pediatric endocrinology; hypothalamic-pituitary dysfunction; disorders of growth, thyroid function, and sexual development; diabetes mellitus; insulin resistance; celiac disease in diabetic children, hyperlipidemia|
|Pinar Gumus Balikcioglu, MD||Pediatric insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes; Cushing syndrome; thyroid disorders in children; disorders of growth; disorders of puberty|
|Krystal A. Irizarry, MD|
|Nancie J. MacIver, MD, PhD||Short stature, puberty, polycystic ovarian syndrome, thyroid disease|
|Martha Anne Faris, RN, PNP||Primary care for endocrine, diabetic and obese patients; primary care for insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes and endocrine patients|
|Evelyn Reed, MSW, LCSW||Clinical social worker. counseling related to coping and adjustment to diabetes|
|Mona C. Griffis, RD, LDN||Nutritional counseling for diabetic and insulin resistance patients|
|Jean C. Litton, RN, CDE||Primary educator for parents and children with diabetes|
|Katherine Miller, NP, PhD||Type 1 diabetes, short stature, and precocious puberty|
Clinic Hours & Locations
2301 Erwin Road
Durham, NC 27710
Tel: 919-684-3772, option 2
Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Duke Children’s and WakeMed Children's Specialty Services
23 Sunnybrook Road, Suite 200
Raleigh, NC 27610
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
3000 Erwin Road
Durham, NC 27705
Hours: Daily, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Appointments and Contact Information
To serve our patients and referring physicians, faculty physicians covering pediatric endocrinology are always on call to answer questions and provide consultation.
- For ALL appointments, please call 919-684-3772, option 2.
- For all urgent calls 24 hours a day, seven days a week, please call 919-684-8111 and ask the operator to page 970-0716, the pediatric endocrinology/diabetes physician on call.
- For physicians requesting consultations or making referrals, please call 919-684-3772, option 2 or the Duke Consultation and Referral Center at 800-MED-DUKE (800-633-3853).
- For the diabetes nurse call-in hour, please call 919-684-6645, Monday to Friday 7:30am - 8:30am.
Duke Children's Ranked for Top Pediatric Care
Nationally recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the best pediatric diabetes and endocrinology programs, we are dedicated to innovative, compassionate and life-changing care for all children. [Learn more]
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