The Division of Pediatric Endocrinology & Diabetes

The work of this division successfully combines the worlds of investigation, innovation, and clinical care to improve the diagnosis and treatment of endocrine disorders.

Division News

On March 8th, we had the honor of recognizing a true pioneer in the field of diabetes care – Dr. Bruce Buckingham! Selected as the recipient of the prestigious CWD President’s Award for Innovation, Dr. Buckingham’s groundbreaking work has revolutionized insulin delivery and devices, empowering people with diabetes to thrive.

As a leading figure in pediatric endocrinology at Stanford Medical Center and Stanford Children’s Hospital, Dr. Buckingham’s research in continuous glucose monitoring and closed-loop systems has paved the way for advancements that are changing lives worldwide. His advocacy for automated insulin delivery systems, from their infancy to the cutting-edge technologies of today, has been instrumental in shaping the future of diabetes management. For the full article click here

November is #DiabetesAwarenessMonth - This morning we had an enjoyable session with the @thesugarscience sharing work done @StanfordPedEndo on the many ways we can work to tackle issues with #healthdisparities in #diabetes.

PIPS Alumni Spotlight

We are excited to announce Francisco Alcala, PIPS Alumni from Summer 2022 in Dr. Ananta Addala's lab has been accepted into UC Davis' Honors Program with a plan to major in Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior, with his eyes on the medical field for his post-undergrad life. 

Pediatric Internship Program at Stanford

NIH grant establishes Stanford Medicine as center of national diabetes training program

Stanford Medicine recently became the national center for a program to improve the diversity and increase the number of physician-scientists who are experts in Type 1 diabetes.

Congratulations to Dr. Molly Tanenbaum for her courtesy appointment as Clinical Assistant Professor in Pediatric Endocrinology!

Congratulations to Danny Chou, PhD for being selected as the recipient of the 2022 Early Career Lectureship from the American Peptide Society in recognition of his outstanding contributions to peptide science. This Award is intended to recognize scientific excellence in the early years of one’s independent career. 

Some of our Pediatric Endocrinology faculty had taken on high school students who are underrepresented in medicine for a 6 week summer research internship and they had their poster presentations on July 29.

Congratulations on a lovely turnout!! 



Danny Chou, PhD featured in Scientific American

On May 16, 2022, the DIAMANTE consortium published their latest results on genetic discovery for type 2 diabetes.  Co-Author Professor Anna Gloyn spoke with Jennifer Walsh about the importance of these findings.

Digging into diversity to understand diabetes

Congratulations to our two poster Finalists at the 13th Annual Pediatrics Research Retreat! What a great turnout and a big representation from our division! 

  • The two poster finalists: Dr. Yingying Ye (Glogn lab) and Yanxian Zhang (Chou lab)
  • Dr Priya Prahlad presented her recent research
  • Dr Nicole Krentz selected for an oral presentation prize
  • Dr Jen Ikle shared her recent work on mouse model of neonatal diabetes
  • Alina Pollner presented her work - the only undergraduate with a poster


Congratulations to Professor Anna Gloyn as the American Diabetes Association’s recipient of the 2022 Outstanding Scientific Achievement Award, which recognizes research in diabetes that demonstrates particular independence of thought and originality.  This is one of the highest honors bestowed by the ADA.  Anna will have a plenary lecture at the ADA in New Orleans, details to follow:

PIPS Alumni Spotlight

We are excited to announce Jasleen Sihota, PIPS Alumna has been accepted into Stanford University's Class of 2026. Jasleen participated in the inaugural Pediatrics Internship Program at Stanford (PIPS) in Ananta Addala's lab in summer 2021.  Read more about it in the January Pediatric Education Newsletter


Congratulations Professor Laura Bachrach -2021 ASBMR Pediatric Working Group Award for Contributions to Children's Bone Health! 


Congratulations Dr. David Maahs elected President of International Society for Pediatric & Adolescent Diabetes (ISPAD) 

Dr. Priya Prahalad's interview with CGM QI Paper on Healio/Endocrine Today online this morning


Dear Peds Endo Research Club community,

Here is the much anticipated Peds Endo Journal Club Course that will happen this coming fall semester. Please check the following link for more details. The classes will take place on Tuesday when there are no Research Club seminars. Please email Danny Chou at if you have any question.

Dr. Tandy Aye on Psych Up Live

In this show, Dr. Tandy Aye, professor of pediatrics at Stanford Medicine, and a pediatric endocrinologist at the Stanford Children’s Health Pediatric and Adolescent Gender Clinic, joins us to discuss the findings of her important and innovative Stanford Study, ”Perceptions of Support Among Transgender and Gender-Expansive Adolescents and their Parents.”.  Her understanding of transgender teens and her discussion findings make this show important to hear. Whether you are a teen, a parent, a grandparent, a professional who works with teens or someone who loves them – listen in.

Tandy Aye, MD hosting a webinar as part of LPCH's Children's Week 

Monday, June 14

1:00 - 2:15 pm

Current Conundrums in Gender Medicine

Presented by: Tandy Aye, MD


Technology equality gap for kids’ diabetes treatment is growing

Please join me in congratulating Ananta for her recent story in Stanford news.


How Parents Can Help Their Transgendered Teens

Please join me in congratulating Tandy for her recent publication in JAH and story in Stanford news.


Saving Isabella's brain and her spirit

When she developed a complicated case of cancer, her doctors at Stanford Children’s Health banded together to meet a spunky young girl’s special needs.


Girl in bloom: The story of a teen’s transition

A teen tells her courageous story about transitioning from male to female and how the Pediatric and Adolescent Gender Clinic helped her and her family understand what it means to be transgender. Tandy Aye, MD, and Jonathan Avila, MD, are quoted.

Dr. Addala and Dr. Prahalad's most recent paper in the ADA Daily News Update. 

Steady CGM, health insurance crucial for youths with T1D

A study in Pediatric Diabetes found that children with type 1 diabetes who had public health insurance experienced higher A1C levels when they stopped using continuous glucose monitoring and continued having higher A1C levels even when access to CGM was restored. The findings, based on data from 264 children with type 1 diabetes who had public health insurance, also revealed that insurance-related reasons were behind 65% of the CGM interruption cases among the study participants who had been using CGM.

Full Story: Healio (free registration)/Endocrine Today

Wild for our Fellows!

Fellows Retreat during Fellows Appreciation week. They successfully completed the escapre room. 

The DirecNet Group is recognized with the ADA Presidential Abstract Award at the 79th Scientific Session in San Francisco.

Stanford DirecNet Team Members L to R: Ryan Kingman, Bruce Buckingham, Tandy Aye, and Darrell Wilson

David Scheinker, PhD joins the Division of Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes

Concurrently with his appointment to Pediatric Endocrinology, David Scheinker is an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Management Science and Engineering and The Director of Systems Design and Collaborative Research at the Stanford Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. His appointments in the School of Medicine, School of Engineering, and the Children's Hospital are designed to facilitate collaboration between the three institutions. To foster such collaboration he founded and directs SURF Stanford Medicine, a group that brings together students and faculty from the Schools of Medicine and Engineering with nurses and administrators from the Children's Hospital to improve the quality and reduce the cost of care using operations research methodology. SURF is currently working with other faculty in  Pediatric Endocrinology to develop tools to detect and predict deteriorating glucose control and develop personalized care responses for Type 1 Diabetes using continuous glucose monitor data. David also serves on the faculty of Stanford's Clinical Excellence Research Center where he works on transforming SURF's hospital projects into broader interventions that have the potential to reduce the nationwide cost of high quality care.

Is the Surgical World Ready for Adolescent Gender Surgery? | Tandy Aye, MD | TEDXUniversityofNevada

Dr. Eric Appel now has a ‘courtesy appointment’ in the division

The Appel lab develops new technologies to enable next-generation biopharmaceutical formulations. Dr Appel has a strong interest in engineering new insulin formulations that can address long-standing challenges with current formulations to enhance the management of diabetes. Dr Appel’s research is funded by an R01 from the NIDDK, a Junior Faculty Development Award from the American Diabetes Association, and a Stanford Diabetes Research Center Pilot & Feasibility award funded by the Maternal Child Health Research Institute. Dr Appel’s research on insulin  formulations complements the clinical research in the division on diabetes technology including work on the artificial pancreas.Dr Appel serves as a basic science advisor for fellows and faculty in the area of insulin formulations and an educational resource for trainees and faculty for the science of insulin and other hormonal therapies that are essential to clinical practice in pediatric endocrinology. More information can be found at

Employee of the Month!

Congratulations to Ofelia Colin, Administrative Associate in Pediatric Endocrinology, for receiving the Employee of the Month Award. Ofelia has worked in the Department for 15 years! 

PES Award 

Congratulations to Ananta Addala, DO, MPH, Fellow in Pediatric Endocrinology, for being awarded as one of the winners of the current cycle of Rising Star Awards. The purpose of this small grant award is to support and encourage research efforts to fellows. The PES will fund a maximum of five grants every six months. 

Feature: Stanford Diabetes Research Center  

Learn more about the Diabetes Research Center and its work! David Maahs, MD, PhD, Association Director of the Stanford Diabetes Research Center; Division Chief and Professor of Pediatrics (Endocrinology), is featured in a Stanford Diabetes Clinic video.

Watch the video here. Dr. Maahs' research focuses on improving care and preventing complications in people with type 1 diabetes (T1D).  

Visit Dr. Maahs' profiles at the NIH consortium of Diabetes Research Centers and Stanford School of Medicine.

Division Activities

It's a Match! - Holly Cooper & Walter Zegarra to Join Fellowship Program

We are thrilled to announce that on December 13, our fellowship training program matched two out of two positions. We look forward to welcoming Holly Cooper, MD from UCLA and Walter Zegarra, MD from University of Miami to our team beginning July 7th, 2018.

Division Founder's Legacy Honored

50 Years Ago in The Journal of Pediatrics is a brief reflection on the prolific and ground-breaking work of Raymond Hintz, MD, founder of the Division of Pediatric Endocrinology at Stanford School of Medicine and author of over 350 publications.

Maria Chang, MD (fellow), Darrell Wilson, MD (faculty), and David Maahs, MD, PhD (chief) recall Hintz' first publication, Familial Holoprosencephaly with Endocrine Dysgenesis (1968), in a December 26, 2017 Journal of Pediatrics column. Read more about Hintz at Stanford Medicine Scope.


We're Open! - New Packard Children's Hospital

Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford has created one of America’s most technologically advanced, family-friendly and environmentally sustainable hospitals for babies, children and pregnant women. The new hospital, opened its doors to patients on December 9, 2017 adding 521,000 square feet of building space and 149 patient beds to its facility.

The patient rooms are now private and feature a bathroom with shower, fold-out bed and privacy curtains so families have the option to stay in-room with their child. Computer workspace, child broadcast center, playground, kitchen and laundry help support families during their stay.

Animas shutting down US operations for insulin pumps

On October 5, 2017, Johnson and Johnson and Animas pump company have confirmed they will shut down U.S. operations, and exit the insulin pump market. They have selected Medtronic as their partner-of-choice, and are offering their patients to switch to Medtronic insulin pumps. Current Animas users can continue using their current pump, and will be able to get their Animas pump supplies (reservoirs and infusion sets) from the vendor. 

New FIASP insulin approved for adults

On September 29, 2017, the FDA approved the new Novo Nordisk FIASP insulin for adults. This is a faster acting meal time insulin, that can be used instead of Humalog or Novolog. Check with your insurance company to determine whether or not this is a product on your formulary.

Freestyle Libre Flash CGM approved for adults

On September 27, 2017, the FDA approved the Freesyle Libre Flash Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM) system in adults 18 years old and up. The sensor is factory calibrated, meaning it does not require any fingerstick calibrations. The sensor can be worn for up to 10 days, after a 12 hour warm up phase.

Transgender: Caring for kids making the transition

“As a child, Noah Wilson thought gender meant boy or girl, the end. But when they were both 14, Noah’s best friend, Rory, came out as nonbinary, a person who feels neither squarely male nor female.”

Hybrid closed-loop insulin delivery systems for Type 1 diabetes come of age

“The closed-loop system has completely changed our lives,” Sara said. “It took me a month to trust it, but now I can go to bed at 11 p.m. and wake up at 6:30 a.m. almost every night.”

This multidisciplinary clinic provides medical services for gender nonconforming youths and their families in one central location. The expert members of the Gender Clinic team consists of providers from pediatric endocrinology, adolescent medicine, pediatric urology and social services, supporting each child’s or adolescent’s gender identity. All our providers are members of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH).

At Stanford Children’s Health, we bring experts in endocrinologyorthopedics, adolescent medicinegenetics and nephrology together to provide the best possible treatments for primary and secondary osteoporosis.

The pediatric endocrine bone health team at Stanford Children’s Health is nationally ranked in Diabetes & Endocrinology by U.S. News & World Report and treats children with endocrine disorders at our Welch Road clinic.

The mission of the Stanford Diabetes Research Center is to support basic and clinical research to discover, apply and translate science about diabetes and it complications, to improve health and wellness.

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