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Pediatric Endocrinology

The Division of Pediatric Endocrinology at Maria Fareri Children's Hospital provides comprehensive inpatient and outpatient consultation, treatment and management for children living with a variety of endocrine disorders.

Our facility is approved as a Newborn Screening Treatment Center for Endocrine Diseases by the state of New York, and also maintains a state-funded Lead Poisoning Program which provides management and treatment of lead poisoning and counseling and education for parents. Our Lead Poisoning Program includes safe housing in apartments in Yonkers and Newburgh, NY for families whose homes are undergoing abatement for lead poisoning.

Pediatric Endocrinology Conditions We Treat

We offer inpatient and outpatient education and services for all endocrine conditions, including:

  • Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes
    • Diabetes education programs
    • Family mentoring
    • Diabetes support groups
  • Obesity
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (CAH)
  • Pituitary Gland (growth) Disorders
    • Growth Hormone Deficiency
    • Idiopathic Short Stature
    • Turner Syndrome
    • Children Born Small for Gestational Age (SGA)
  • Abnormal puberty conditions
    • Early/late sexual development
    • Hirsutism
    • Pituitary hormone deficiency
  • Osteoporosis
  • Testing
    • Adrenocorticotropic Hormone (ACTH) Stimulation Testing
    • Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone (GnRH) Stimulation Testing

Maria Fareri Children's Hospital Pediatric Endocrinology Team 

Pediatric Endocrinology
Mary Beth Damore, MD
Vardhini Desikan, MBBS
Joan Di Martino-Nardi, MD
Dan Handelsman, MD
Marion Kessler, MD
Richard Noto, MD (Section Chief)
Melissa Pawelczak, MD
Alicia Romano, MD

Learn More About Pediatric Endocrinology at Maria Fareri Children's Hospital

For information about our specialists, please visit our online Physician Directory or to obtain a physician referral, please call (866) 962-7337

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