Division of Endocrinology Fellowship | Alumni

Boston Children’s Hospital
Endocrinology Fellowship Alumni (starting years of fellowship 1983-2016)
Last Updated: July 2019
Completed fellowship training87
   Academic medicine72
   Clinical practice9
   Industry / Research4
   NIH / FDA2
   Division chiefs / Department chairs13
   Hospital / Health system leaders4
   Fellowship Program Directors8
   Full professors12
   Associate professors13
   NIH Funding (# of recipients)
      Any individual (non-institutional) award46
      K08/K2326
      R0122
      U-level2
      NIH internal funding1

Individual Fellows (by year fellowship began)

1983

Lori Laffel, MD, MPH
Academic Title: Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Institutional Title: Chief, Pediatric, Adolescent, and Young Adult Section, Joslin Diabetes Center
Mentor: John Crigler, MD

1984

Chu-Jang Chen, MD
Institutional Title Pediatrician, Merrimack Valley Pediatrics, Massachusetts
Mentor: John Crigler, MD

1986

Hal Landy, MD
Institutional Title Chief Medical Officer, Valerion Therapetics
Mentor: John Crigler, MD

1987

Joan Mansfield, MD
Academic Title: Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School (retired)
Institutional Title: Attending Physician, Divisions of Endocrinology and Adolescent Medicine, Boston Children’s Hospital (retired)
Mentor: John Crigler, MD

1988

Gregory Goodwin, MD
Academic Title: Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Institutional Title: Attending Physician, Division of Endocrinology, Boston Children’s Hospital
Mentor: Joseph Majzoub, MD

Hartmut Hanauske-Abel, MD
Academic Title: Assistant Professor, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School/UMDNJ
Institutional Title: Dept of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Women’s Health
Mentor: Joseph Majzoub, MD

Ingrid Holm, MD, MPH
Academic Title: Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Institutional Title: Attending Physician, Divisions of Endocrinology and Genetics, Boston Children’s Hospital
Mentor: Joseph Majzoub, MD / Louis Kunkel, PhD

1989

Julia Stanley, MD
Institutional Title: Pediatric Endocrinologist, Cape Girardeau, Missouri
Mentor: Joseph Majzoub, MD

Martin Young, MD
Institutional Title: Pediatric Endocrinologist, Bastrop, LA
Mentor: Joseph Majzoub, MD

1990

Isaac Kohane, MD, PhD
Academic Title: Marion V. Nelson Professor of Biomedical Information, Harvard Medical School
Institutional Title: Chair, Department of Biomedical Informatics, Harvard Medical School
Mentor: David Margulies, MD / Joseph Majzoub, MD

Louis Muglia, MD, PhD
Academic Title: Professor of Pediatrics, University of Cincinnati
Institutional Title: Co-Director, Perinatal Institute; Director Center for Prevention of Preterm Birth; Director, Division of Human Genetics, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Mentor: Joseph Majzoub, MD

1991

Laurie Cohen, MD
Academic Title: Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Institutional Title: Director, Clinical Innovation & Digital Health, Division of Endocrinology, Boston Children’s Hospital
Mentor: Sally Radovick, MD

Michael Wood, MD
Academic Title: Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Michigan (former)
Institutional Title: Pediatric Endocrinologist, Farmington Hills, Michigan
Mentor: Joseph Wolfsdorf, MB BCh

1992

John Capotorto, MD, MBA
Institutional Title: Co-Founder of RestorixHealth; Past President, American Association of Wound Care Management

David Ludwig, MD, PhD
Academic Title: Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School; Professor of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health
Institutional Title: Director, New Balance Foundation for Obesity Prevention Center; Attending Physician, Division of Endocrinology, Boston Children’s Hospital
Mentor: Jeffrey Flier, MD

Maryanne Quinn, MD

Academic Title: Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Institutional Title: Attending Physician, Division of Endocrinology, Boston Children’s Hospital
Mentor: Joseph Wolfsdorf, MB BCh

Norman Spack, MD
Academic Title: Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School (retired)
Institutional Title: Founder, Gender Management Service, Boston Children’s Hospital
Mentor: John Crigler, MD

1993

Christina Luedke, MD, PhD
Academic Title: Instructor in Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Institutional Title: Attending Physician, Division of Endocrinology, Boston Children’s Hospital
Mentor: Louis Muglia, MD PhD

1994

Ruben Diaz, MD, PhD
Institutional Title: Deputy CEO for International Affairs and Former Chief, Pediatric Endocrinology, Sant Joan de Deu Barcelona Children’s Hospital, Spain
Mentor: Edward Brown, MD

Catherine Gordon, MD, MMSc
Academic Title: Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Institutional Title: Chief, Division of Adolescent Medicine, Boston Children’s Hospital
Mentor: Meryl LeBoff, MD / Julie Glowacki, PhD

Marjorie Zakaria, MD
Institutional Title: Translational Medicine Expert, Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Mentor: Sally Radovick, MD

1995

Kolbeinn Gudmundsson, MD
Institutional Title: Chief Medical Officer, Icelandic Medicines Agency, Iceland; Former Chief, Pediatric Endocrinology, Rikshospitalet University Hospital, Iceland
Mentor: Joseph Majzoub, MD

Daniel Nigrin, MD
Academic Title: Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Institutional Title: Chief Information Officer, Boston Children’s Hospital
Mentor: Isaac Kohane, MD, PhD

1996

Mark Palmert, MD, PhD
Academic Title: Professor of Pediatrics, University of Toronto
Institutional Title: Associate Chair of Paediatrics for Ambulatory Care and Emeritus Chief, Division of Endocrinology, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto
Mentor: William Crowley, MD

Diane Stafford, MD
Academic Title: Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, Stanford University
Institutional Title: Associate Chief and Associate Fellowship Program Director, Pediatric Endocrinology, Stanford University School of Medicine
Mentor: Sally Radovick, MD

1997

Joel Hirschhorn, MD, PhD
Academic Title: Concordia Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Institutional Title: Chief, Division of Endocrinology, Boston Children’s Hospital
Mentor: Eric Lander, PhD

Jake Kushner, MD
Academic Title: Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine (former)
Institutional Title: Medical Director, McNair Interests, McNair Medical Institute, Houston, TX; Former Chief, Pediatric Diabetes and Endocrinology, Texas Children’s Hospital
Mentor: Morris White, PhD

1998

Michael Agus, MD
Academic Title: Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Institutional Title: Chief, Division of Medical Critical Care; Endowed Chair in Critical Care; Attending in Endocrinology, Boston Children’s Hospital
Mentor: Thomas Jaksic, MD PhD

Atul Butte, MD, PhD
Academic Title: Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg Distinguished Professor, University of California San Francisco
Institutional Title: Director, Bakar Computational Health Sciences Institute, UCSF
Mentor: Isaac Kohane, MD, PhD

Stephen Huang, MD
Academic Title: Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School (former)
Institutional Title: Medical Director, Clinical Development, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Mentor: Reed Larsen, MD

David Weinstein, MD
Academic Title: Professor, University of Connecticut
Institutional Title: Director, Glycogen Storage Disease Program, University of Connecticut/Connecticut Children’s Medical Center
Mentor: Joseph Wolfsdorf, MB BCh

1999

Diego Botero, MD
Academic Title: Universidad de Antioquia Facultad de Medicina
Institutional Title: Medellin, Antioquia, Colombia
Mentor: Reed Larsen MD / David Ludwig MD, PhD

Yanira Pagan, MD
Institutional Title: Pediatric Endocrinologist, Condado, Puerto Rico
Mentor: William Crowley, MD

2000

David Breault, MD, PhD
Academic Title: Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Institutional Title: Associate Chief, Division of Endocrinology, Boston Children’s Hospital
Mentor: Joseph Majzoub, MD

Alexandra Haagensen, MD, MBA
Academic Title: Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School (former)
Institutional Title: Associate Medical Director, Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Boston, Massachusetts
Mentor: Douglas Melton, PhD / Gordon Weir, MD

Michael Matos, MD
Institutional Title: Primary Care Provider, Wolfeboro Pediatrics-Huggins Hospital, New Hampshire
Mentor: C. Ronald Kahn, MD

Andrew Norris, MD, PhD
Academic Title: Professor of Pediatrics, University of Iowa
Mentor: C. Ronald Kahn, MD

Erinn Rhodes, MD, MPH
Academic Title: Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Institutional Title: Director, Endocrinology Healthcare Research and Quality, Boston Children’s Hospital
Mentor: David Ludwig MD, PhD

2001

Sudha Biddinger, MD, PhD
Academic Title: Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Institutional Title: Primary Investigator, Division of Endocrinology, Boston Children’s Hospital
Mentor: C. Ronald Kahn, MD

2002

Amy Fleischman, MD, MMSc
Academic Title: Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Institutional Title: Director, Optimal Weight for Life (OWL) Program and Associate Clinical Director, Division of Endocrinology, Boston Children’s Hospital
Mentor: Steven Grinspoon, MD

David Olson, MD, PhD
Academic Title: David Murray Cowie M.D. Research Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases, Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Molecular and Integrative Physiology, University of Michigan
Institutional Title: Attending Physician, Pediatric Endocrinology, C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital
Mentor: Brad Lowell MD, PhD

2003

Jeremi Carswell, MD
Academic Title: Instructor in Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Institutional Title: Director, Gender Management Service, Boston Children’s Hospital
Mentor: Rosalind Brown, MD

Jessica Smith, MD
Academic Title: Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Institutional Title: Clinical Director, Thyroid Program, Boston Children’s Hospital
Mentor: Rosalind Brown, MD

Britta Svoren, MD
Academic Title: Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, University of Rochester
Institutional Title: Attending Physician, Pediatric Endocrinology, University of Rochester Medical Center
Mentor: Lori Laffel, MD, MPH

2004

Sanjeev Mehta, MD
Academic Title: Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Institutional Title: Chief Medical Information Officer, Joslin Diabetes Center
Mentor: Lori Laffel, MD, MPH

Abhinash Srivatsa, MB, BS
Academic Title: Instructor in Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Institutional Title: Attending Physician, Division of Endocrinology, Boston Children’s Hospital
Mentor: Joseph Majzoub MD

Jaime Wood, MD
Academic Title: Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Case Western Reserve University
Institutional Title: Medical Director, Pediatric Diabetes, Rainbow Babies & Children’s, Cleveland, Ohio
Mentor: George King, MD

2005

Yee-Ming Chan, MD, PhD
Academic Title: Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Institutional Title: Medical Director, Behavioral, Endocrinology, and Health (BE-U Program), Boston Children’s Hospital
Mentor: Stephanie Seminara, MD

Elizabeth Rosolowsky, MD, MPH
Academic Title: Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Alberta
Institutional Title: Fellowship Program Director, Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism, University of Alberta
Mentor: Andrzej Krolewski, MD, PhD

Sandra Salsberg, MD
Institutional Title: Clinical Associate, Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes, Johns Hopkins Children’s Center
Mentor: David Ludwig, MD, PhD

2006

Michael Dedekian, MD
Academic Title: Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Tufts University
Institutional Title: Director, Countdown to a Healthy Maine; Attending Physician, Pediatric Endocrinology, Maine Medical Partners
Mentor: David Breault, MD, PhD

Marta Ramon-Krauel, MD PhD
Institutional Title: Chief, Pediatric Endocrinology, Sant Joan de Deu Barcelona Children’s Hospital, Spain
Mentor: David Ludwig, MD, PhD

Lisa Swartz Topor, MD, MMSc
Academic Title: Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Brown University
Institutional Title: Fellowship Program Director, Pediatric Endocrinology, Hasbro Children’s Hospital
Mentor: Joseph Majzoub, MD

2007

Cielo Alleyn, MD
Institutional Title: Pediatric Endocrinologist, Ochsner Health Center for Children, Louisiana
Mentor: Lori Laffel, MD, MPH

Christina Jacobsen, MD, PhD
Academic Title: Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Institutional Title: Attending Physician, Division of Endocrinology, Boston Children’s Hospital
Mentor: Matthew Warman, MD

Natalie Shaw, MD, MMSc
Institutional Title: Primary Investigator, Pediatric Neuroendocrinology Group, National Institute of Environmental Health Science, Durham, NC
Mentor: Janet Hall, MD, MS

2008

Andrew Dauber, MD, MMSc
Academic Title: Associate Professor of Pediatrics, George Washington University
Institutional Title: Chief, Division of Endocrinology, Children’s National Medical Center, Washington, DC
Mentor: Joel Hirschhorn, MD, PhD

Katharine Garvey, MD, MPH
Academic Title: Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Institutional Title: Director, Diabetes Program, Boston Children’s Hospital
Mentor: Lori Laffel, MD, MPH / Jonathan Finkelstein, MD, MPH / Joseph Wolfsdorf, MB BCh

Rebecca Riba, MD
Academic Title: Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Connecticut
Institutional Title: Clinical Director, Pediatric Endocrinology and Program Director, Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center
Mentor: David Breault, MD, PhD

2009

Shana McCormack, MD, MTR
Academic Title: Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pennsylvania
Institutional Title: Scientific Director of the Neuroendocrine Center, Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Mentor: Amy Fleischman, MD, MMSc

Bethany (Freedman) Peri, MD, PhD
Academic Title: Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Connecticut School of Medicine
Institutional Title: Medical Director, Patient Engagement Technologies and Attending Physician, Pediatric Endocrinology, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center
Mentor: David Breault, MD, PhD

Melissa Putman, MD
Academic Title: Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Institutional Title: Attending Physician, Divisions of Endocrinology, Boston Children’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital
Mentor: Catherine Gordon, MD, MMSc / Jonathan Finkelstein, MD

Ari Wassner, MD
Academic Title: Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Institutional Title: Medical Director, Thyroid Center and Director, Fellowship Training Program, Division of Endocrinology, Boston Children’s Hospital
Mentor: Stephen Huang, MD

2010

Abby Fleisch, MD, MPH

Academic Title: Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Tufts University; Adjunct Assistant Professor of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health
Institutional Title: Faculty Scientist, Center for Outcomes Research & Evaluation, Portland, Maine; Attending Physician, Pediatric Endocrinology, Maine Medical Partners
Mentor: Emily Oken, MD / David Ludwig, MD, PhD

Leena Nahata, MD
Academic Title: Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Ohio State University
Institutional Title: Medical Director, Fertility and Reproductive Health Program; Attending Physician, Section of Endocrinology, Metabolism, & Diabetes, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, Ohio
Mentor: Laurie, Cohen, MD / Richard Yu, MD, PhD

Ian Zenlea, MD, MPH
Academic Title: Part-time Assistant Clinical Professor, University of Toronto
Institutional Title: Scientist, Institute for Better Health and Project Lead, KidFit Health and Wellness Clinic, Trillium Health Partners, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Mentor: Erinn Rhodes, MD, MPH

2011

Elizabeth Hart, MD
Institutional Title: Medical Officer, Office of New Drugs, Center for Drug Evaluation Research, US Food & Drug Administration
Mentor: Laurie Cohen, MD

Amy Levenson, MD
Academic Title: Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of North Carolina
Institutional Title: Fellowship Program Director, Pediatric Endocrinology, University of North Carolina Medical Center
Mentor: Sudha Biddinger, MD, PhD

Carmen Soto, MD
Academic Title: Instructor in Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Institutional Title: Attending Physician, Division of Endocrinology, Boston Children’s Hospital
Mentor: Michael Agus, MD

Jennifer Todd, MD
Academic Title: Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Vermont
Institutional Title: Attending Physician, Division of Endocrinology, University of Vermont
Mentor: Jose Florez, MD, PhD

2012

Daniel Shumer, MD
Academic Title: Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Michigan
Institutional Title: Attending Physician, Pediatric Endocrinology, C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital
Mentor: Norman Spack, MD

Jonathan Swartz, MD
Academic Title: Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Tufts University
Institutional Title: Attending Physician, Pediatric Endocrinology, Maine Medical Partners
Mentor: Joel Hirschhorn, MD, PhD

Vidhu Thaker, MD
Academic Title: Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Columbia University
Institutional Title: Attending Physician, Pediatric Endocrinology, NY-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital
Mentor: Joel Hirschhorn, MD, PhD

Julia von Oettingen, MD, PhD, MMSc
Academic Title: Assistant Professor, McGill University
Institutional Title: Attending Physician, Pediatric Endocrinology, Montreal Children’s Hospital
Mentor: Joseph Wolfsdorf, MB BCh

2013

Christina Astley, MD, ScD|
Academic Title: Instructor in Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Institutional Title: Attending Physician, Division of Endocrinology, Boston Children’s Hospital
Mentor: Joel Hirschhorn, MD, PhD

Paulina Ortiz-Rubio, MD
Institutional Title: Attending Physician, VA Medical Center, San Diego, California
Mentor: Michael Agus, MD


Stephanie Roberts, MD
Academic Title: Instructor in Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Institutional Title: Attending Physician, Division of Endocrinology, Boston Children’s Hospital
Mentor: Ursula Kaiser, MD

Kim (Shams) Shimy, MD
Academic Title: Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, George Washington University
Institutional Title: Attending Physician, Division of Endocrinology, Children’s National Medical Center, Washington, DC
Mentor: David Ludwig, MD, PhD

2014

Belinda Lennerz, MD, PhD
Academic Title: Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Institutional Title: Attending Physician, Division of Endocrinology, Boston Children’s Hospital
Mentor: David Ludwig, MD, PhD

Erin Okawa, MD
Academic Title: Clinical Assistant Professor, University of California Los Angeles
Institutional Title: Attending Physician, Division of Endocrinology, UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital
Mentor: Rohit Kulkarni, MD, PhD

Nora Renthal, MD, PhD
Academic Title: Instructor in Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Institutional Title: Attending Physician, Division of Endocrinology, Boston Children’s Hospital
Mentor: David Clapham, MD, PhD

2015

Jessica Kremen, MD
Academic Title: Instructor in Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Institutional Title: Attending Physician, Division of Endocrinology, Boston Children’s Hospital
Mentor: Joel Hirschhorn, MD, PhD / Yee-Ming Chan, MD, PhD

Courtney Sandler, MD, MPH
Academic Title: Instructor in Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Institutional Title: Attending Physician, Divisions of Endocrinology, Boston Children’s Hospital and Brigham & Women’s Hospital
Mentor: Katharine Garvey, MD, MPH

Margaret Stefater, MD, PhD
Academic Title: Instructor in Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Institutional Title: Attending Physician, Division of Endocrinology, Boston Children’s
Mentor: Nicholas Stylopoulos, MD

2016

Christine Cherella, MD
Academic Title: Instructor in Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Institutional Title: Associate Director, Fellowship Training Program, Division of Endocrinology, Boston Children’s Hospital
Mentor: Ari Wassner, MD

Brynn Marks, MD
Academic Title: Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, George Washington University
Institutional Title: Attending Physician, Division of Endocrinology, Children’s National Medical Center, Washington, DC
Mentor: Joseph Wolfsdorf, MB, BCh / Diane Stafford, MD

Daniel Zeve, MD, PhD
Academic Title: Instructor in Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Institutional Title: Attending Physician, Division of Endocrinology, Boston Children’s Hospital
Mentor: David Breault, MD, PhD

2017

Rebecca Harris, MD, PhD, MA
Academic Title: Instructor in Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Institutional Title: Attending Physician, Division of Endocrinology, Boston Children’s Hospital
Mentor: David Page, MD / Yee-Ming Chan, MD, PhD​

Kate Millington, MD
Academic Title: Instructor in Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Institutional Title: Attending Physician, Division of Endocrinology, Boston Children’s Hospital
Mentor: Yee-Ming Chan, MD, PhD

Elise Tremblay, MD, MPH
Academic Title: Instructor in Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Institutional Title: Attending Physician, Division of Endocrinology, Boston Children’s Hospital
Mentor: Kate Garvey, MD, MPH / Joseph Wolfsdorf, MB, BCh