Fellow Research Highlights
Rayhan Lal, MD
Dual Fellow in Adult Endocrinology
NIH Training Grant (T32)
Bruce Buckingham, MD (Pediatrics)
Marina Basina, MD (Internal Medicine)
As an electrical engineer and computer scientist with type 1 diabetes, my primary research interest is the design, development and testing of new diabetes technology and therapies.
After completing a 4 year residency in internal medicine and pediatrics, I have committed to another 4 years of training in adult and pediatric endocrinology. I have personal experience with the challenges of transitioning from pediatric to adult care. This transfer of care occurs at a time of significant life changes and maturation is a variable process. Every year approximately 500,000 youths in the United States with special health care needs turn 18 and require transition. Among individuals with type 1 diabetes, 58% reported a negative transition experience and more than half changed their adult provider at least once. They have a significant decrease in clinic attendance and impaired glucose control. I hope to improve this experience through a guided transition of care, in which I see individuals in the pediatric clinic and transfer care when both the patient and I feel ready.
Lal R, Bachrach L, Hoffman A, Inlora J, Rego S, Snyder M, Lewis D. “A Case Report of Hypoglycemia and Hypogammaglobulinemia: DAVID syndrome in a patient with a novel NFKB2 mutation.” Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. 2017.
Lal R, Maahs D. “Clinical Use of CGM in Pediatrics.” Diabetes Technology and Therapeutics. 2017.
Lal R, Basina M. “Preconception Care in Pre-gestational Diabetes.” J Women’s Health Care. 2016; 5:e118.
Edberg D, Lal R, Ho C. "A Teenage Boy With Abdominal Pain After Appendectomy: What Does CT Show?" Consultant for Pediatricians. 2015;14(12):551-552.
Lal R, Shepard A, Wu C, Samko T, Halstead K, Brizuela M, Weigensberg M, Sequeira P. (2017, June). Quantifying the Knowledge-Behavior Gap in Youth with Type 1 Diabetes. Poster presented at: ADA 77th Scientific Sessions; San Diego, CA.
Lal, R. (2015, June). Transitioning Pediatric Ambulatory Care Documentation to an Electronic Medical Record. Poster presented at: LAC+USC Pediatric Resident Scholarly Activity Forum; Los Angeles, CA.
Edberg D, Lal, R., Ho CH. (2015, June). A Teenage Boy with Abdominal Pain. Poster presented at: LAC+USC Pediatric Resident Scholarly Activity Forum; Los Angeles, CA.
Lal R. (2016, May). Anorexia and Primary Amenorrhea. Oral Presentation presented at: Stanford REI Conference; Palo Alto, CA.
Lal R. (2016, May). Implantable Insulin Delivery. Oral Presentation presented at: Stanford Endocrine Grand Rounds; Palo Alto, CA.
Lal R. (2016, January). Carbohydrate Counting Among Underserved Transitional Type 1 Diabetics. Oral Presentation presented at: Stanford Endocrine Grand Rounds; Palo Alto, CA.
Lal R. (2015, November). Two Extremes of Primary Hyperparathyroidism. Oral Presentation presented at: SCVMC Endocrine Conference; San Jose, CA.
Lal R. (2015, June). Education in Type 1 Diabetes: Necessary but not sufficient. Oral Presentation presented at: LAC+USC Pediatric Resident Scholarly Activity Forum; Los Angeles, CA.
Maria Chang, MD
Child Health Research Institute Fellowship Grant
Ananta Addala, DO, MPH
Holly Cooper, MD
Walter Zegarra, MD
Fellow Hilary Seeley'17 speaking at the 2017 UCSF 5th Pediatric Bone Health Symposium in San Francisco