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The Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes at Children's National Hospital is ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top 10 programs in the nation. We are a nationally recognized leader in treating a variety of endocrine disorders. Our team is dedicated to providing quality care and innovative treatment to our patients.

Our Providers

Our pediatric specialists provide personalized care for your child’s physical, mental and emotional health needs.

Contact Information

To make an appointment, please call 1-888-884-BEAR (2327). For information, call 202-476-3440.

Choosing Children’s National for Endocrinology and Diabetes Care

Children’s National has a dedicated team of endocrinologists that have the expertise to recognize, diagnose and treat your child’s complex endocrine disorders. This in-depth knowledge allows us to take a holistic approach to your child’s care, anticipating his or her needs before, during and after an issue is discovered.

Highlights of our program include:

  • Innovative research that can help your child today. Our physicians practice ‘bench-to-bedside’ care, using their research knowledge and findings to inform your child’s treatment. We offer access to many clinical trials and participate in a number of studies for kids with undiagnosed growth disorders.  
  • Unparalleled expertise and care. Our multidisciplinary team not only includes board-certified endocrinologists and diabetes educators, but we also have nutritionists, social workers, physical therapists and psychologists. Everyone works hand-in-hand to ensure that your child’s physical, mental and emotional needs are being met. Meet the team.

Important Information


Prescription Refills

Emergency Calls

Telehealth Appointments

Diabetes Program (Childhood and Adolescent)

The Children’s National Diabetes Program is recognized as a leading program by the American Diabetes Association (ADA). With our extensive expertise in the long-term care of children with childhood and adolescent diabetes (Type 1 and Type 2), we will equip you and your child with the best resources and education to successfully manage this chronic condition. From carefully planning meals, to remembering to check blood sugar levels, we focus on educating our patients and their families on how to manage diabetes.

Growth Clinic

Approximately 2% of children potentially have childhood growth disorders, presenting either short or tall stature. The Endocrine and Genetics Division of Children's National runs a monthly Growth Clinic for children with growth disorders and families seeking expert opinions on comprehensive clinical evaluation, diagnosis (e.g., genetic testing) and/or management.

Our multi-specialty referral team comprises two pediatric growth specialists and endocrinologists (Drs. Andrew Dauber and Youn Hee Jee) and two medical geneticists (Drs. Natasha Shur and Deepika Burkardt). Families who wish to see growth experts can schedule appointments with endocrinologists and geneticists and get labs and other necessary evaluations on the same day. Patients and families will also have opportunities to discuss the most up-to-date diagnostic and treatment approaches, as well as cutting-edge research approaches to address patients' needs.

Thyroid Nodule and Thyroid Cancer Clinic

The Thyroid Nodule and Thyroid Cancer Clinic at Children's National offers comprehensive care to children and adolescents. Patients are referred to the clinic after a thyroid nodule is found or after thyroid cancer has been confirmed fine-needle aspiration cytology performed at an outside facility.

After diagnosis, your child is treated by a multidisciplinary team, including endocrinologists, oncologists, radiologists, surgeons and more.

Turner Syndrome Clinic

The Turner Syndrome Clinic at Children’s National aims to provide comprehensive care to children with Turner syndrome. Turner syndrome is a genetic condition seen in children born with female external genitalia who are missing all or part of an X chromosome

There are only nine Turner syndrome centers nationally, and Children’s National has the only center in Washington, D.C., to be recognized by the Turner Syndrome Global Alliance (TSGA) for providing excellent care.

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Online Appointment Scheduling Available for Existing Patients

If your child is an existing patient, you can schedule their appointments online through the MyChildrensNational patient portal. Learn more information about the patient portal and how to sign up.

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On-Site Food Pharmacy Program

The Capital Area Food Bank and Children’s National Hospital offer children with prediabetes and diabetes who are experiencing food insecurity to leave their visits with nutritious groceries from an on-site “food pharmacy.”

Family Resources

In addition to any resources your provider may give you, our online resources can also support your ongoing treatment journey.

Provider Resources

We value the importance of well-informed and well-equipped providers. Take a look at our educational resources.

Patient Stories