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Rinku Mehra, MD

The Center for Hospital-based Specialties

Endocrinology and Diabetes

Diabetes Program (Childhood and Adolescent)
Disorders of Sexual Development Clinic
Polycystic Ovarian Service

Specialties: Diabetes, Type 1 and Type 2, Short Stature, Obesity

Board CertificationsAmerican Board of Pediatrics
American Board of Pediatrics/Endocrinology
Foreign LanguagesSpanish, Hindi, Punjabi
National Provider Identifier1548478712

Service LocationsChildren's Outpatient Center of Montgomery County
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Shady Grove Medical Park
9850 Key West Avenue
Rockville, MD 20850
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Phone: 301-765-5400 or 800-787-0243
Fax: 301-765-5497
*Ambulatory Surgery Center 301-765-5500

Children's Outpatient Center of Northern Virginia

3023 Hamaker Court
Suite 300, Third Floor
Fairfax, VA 22031
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Phone: 571-226-8380
Fax: 571-226-8362

Rinku Mehra, MD, is a pediatric endocrinologist at Children's National. Her clinical interests include Type 1 Diabetes, growth disorders, and obesity. She has conducted clinical studies on Type 1 diabetes and obesity in children and won the Midwest Society for Pediatric Research (MWSPR) Kenny Award for Best Research Presentation by a fellow. Also, at the University of Iowa, she organized and directed the Pediatric Weight Management Clinic. Dr. Mehra serves on the Resident Selection Committee at Children's National and has a strong interest in teaching medical students, residents, and fellows. Away from the office, she enjoys spending time with close family and friends, and her hobbies including gardening, running, and traveling with her husband.
TypeSchoolLocationDegreeField of StudyYears
Undergraduate Education University of Virginia School of Medicine Charlottesville, VABachelor of Science 1993 -1997
Medical School University of Virginia School of Medicine Charlottesville, VADoctor of Medicine 1997 -2001
National & International Recognitions
Frederick M. Kenney Award for Best Research Presentation by a Fellow Midwest Society for Pediatric Research2006

Affiliations and Memberships
TitleInstitutionCommittee / SectionYears
MemberAmerican Thyroid Association 2005 - 2009
Associate MemberLawson Wilkins Pediatric Endocrine Society2005 - 2009
MemberAmerican Association of Clinical Endocrinologists 2005 - 2009
MemberThe Endocrine Society2004 - 2009
MemberAmerican Association of Physicians of Indian Origi2001 - 2009
TitleStudy NameInstitutionYears
Principal InvestigatorGhrelin in response to caloric density of food Genentech Corporation2005 - 2007
Principal InvestigatorPremature birth and later Type 2 Diabetes” 2005 - 2006
Principal InvestigatorGhrelin levels in relation to IGF-12004
Principal InvestigatorPediatric Weight Management Children’s Miracle Network Grant2006
Conference Presentation - Poster, Mehra, R; Tsalikian, E. Sivitz (2007), Feeding Frequency and Appetite, Poster session presented at the American Diabetes Association Conference, Chicago, IL

Conference Presentation - Poster, Mehra, R, Tsalikian, E, Sivitz, W (2007), Larger Less Frequent Meals Decrease Hunger in the Obese Pediatric Population, Poster session presented at the Pediatric Academic Society Meeting, Toronto

Journal Article, Mehra, R, Tsalikian, E. Sivitz, W (2006), Larger Less Frequent Meals Decrease Hunger in the Obese Pediatric Population, Pediatric Research, 60, 4, 492.

Conference Presentation - Poster, Mehra, R. (2006), Vaginal Bleeding in a Toddler, Poster session presented at the The Endocrine Society Eighty-Eighth Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions , Boston, MA

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