About the Department of Endocrinology at Children’s Hospital Colorado
At Children’s Hospital Colorado Department of Endocrinology, we provide state-of-the-art diagnosis, treatment and clinical management for children with conditions of the major endocrine glands, such as the pituitary, thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal glands, gonads and endocrine pancreas. Our experienced, multidisciplinary staff is specially trained to work with children and adolescents with a variety of endocrine disorders and complex medical problems.
Why choose Children’s Hospital Colorado for the treatment of endocrine, metabolism and growth disorders?
Children's Colorado is dedicated to caring for children and adolescents with acute and chronic endocrine disorders. For children who suffer from growth problems or other conditions of the endocrine system, our dedicated team of doctors, nurses and other specialists offer help and hope to these patients and their families.
Leadership and expertise
Throughout the entire diagnosis and treatment process, our endocrinology physicians and staff members are dedicated to providing the most comprehensive care available. As part of this goal, we strive to continually educate ourselves through research endeavors, and educate parents and patients about how we treat conditions and perform procedures. These endeavors help to make the latest advances in pediatric research available to our patients. Additionally, your child's therapy may include the opportunity to participate in research studies.
Our department and individual staff members continue to receive national and regional recognition in the field of endocrinology:
- In 2012, U.S. News & World Report ranked Children’s Colorado’s endocrine and diabetes department as the fourth best pediatric program in the nation.
- Dr. Zeitler, the head of the endocrinology department at Children’s Colorado, was named one of 5280 Magazine’s “Top Doctors 2012.”
- Our staff members receive millions of dollars of long-term funding from the National Institute of Health (NIH), Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and American Diabetes Association to advance research in pancreatic function, insulin resistance, liver disorders and other topics in pubescent and obese adolescents.
Specific conditions treated
Some of the most commonly treated conditions in the Department of Endocrinology include:
- Type 1 diabetes and Type 2 diabetes
- Short stature and growth disorders
- Thyroid carcinoma/tumors
- Klinefelter syndrome
- Turner syndrome
- Prader-Willi syndrome
- Metabolic syndrome
- Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
- Ambiguous genitalia
Read on to see a full list of the endocrine and growth conditions we treat.
We offer state-of-the-art inpatient and outpatient medical care to children and adolescents with acute and chronic endocrine disease. Our services include:
- Consulting, diagnosis and treatment of endocrine conditions
- Comprehensive laboratory testing
- Medication management
- Access to a variety of multi-disciplinary clinics for Klinefelter syndrome, Prader-Willi syndrome, ambiguous genitalia, neuro-oncology, metabolic syndrome and thyroid conditions, among others
- Children’s partners with the Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes, an independent institution, to diagnose and treat Type I diabetes in children and adolescents. Services offered at the Barbara Davis Center include access to board-certified endocrinologists, 24-hour consultations, counseling, and diagnosis, treatment and follow up. The Barbara Davis Center is located adjacent to Children's Hospital Colorado on the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, Colorado.
Multiple locations for care
- Our clinics are held at Children's Hospital Colorado's main campus in Aurora, Colorado, as well as at our Network of Care locations in Broomfield, Littleton, Parker and Colorado Springs.
- The Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes is an independent institution that works in partnership with Children's Colorado to diagnose and treat Type 1 diabetes in children and adolescents. The Barbara Davis Center is located adjacent to Children's Colorado main campus, on the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, Colorado.
Patients are seen by appointment only, with referral from their primary care provider. We endeavor to work with primary care providers and with the families of our patients to ensure the highest quality of care.