Endocrinology Physician Contacts:


Fellowship Program 

  • Sophia Ebinezer, M.D.
  • Niivedita Patni, M.D.
  • Brent Presley, M.D., Ph.D.
  • Joshua Smith, M.D.
  • Shamita Trivedi, D.O.

Key Contacts:

  • Rachel H. Mark, RN, BSN, CPN – Diabetes Team Leader
  • Dawn Raimer-Hall, RN – Endocrine Team Leader
  • Marilyn Cox, MSN, RN, CDE
  • Marisa Frizzell, RN, MSN, CPNP-PC
  • Jim Penn, RN, MSN, CDE, FNP
  • Preethy Varghese, RN, MSN, CPNP-PC, CDE
  • Poonam Patel, RN, MSN, CPNP-PC 
  • Angie Burris, RN, CDE
  • Kim Jernigan, RN, CDE
  • Vandana Kumar, RD, LD, CDE
  • Karen Linder, RN, BSN, CDE
  • Jamie Wacasey, RN, CDE
  • Beth Ward, RD, LD, CSP, CDE 
  • Samantha Bader, RD, LD, CDE
  • Marsha MacKenzie, MS, RD, LD, CDE
  • Bonnie Jenkins, LCSW
  • Kathleen Gares, RN
  • Tom Dalesandro, RN
  • Cherie Haverland, RN
  • Donna Tubby, RN
  • Deborah Stern, CDE, RD
  • Brandi Blick, RN
  • Kristi Craddock, RN

Description of services:

Comprehensive evaluation and treatment by board-certified endocrinologists for infants, children and adolescents in all areas of pediatric endocrinology.

Procedures performed or problems diagnosed and treated:

Evaluation for hormonal disorders, including disorders of:

  • Growth
  • Puberty
  • Sexual development
  • Calcium
  • Thyroid
  • Adrenal

Information for referral sources:

  • A written referral from physician or referral source is required.
  • To avoid unnecessary testing, have the family bring relevant medical records, test results and X-rays to the appointment.
  • Services are provided in close cooperation with the patient's referring physician.
  • Diagnosis, evaluation and recommended treatment information is provided promptly to the referring physician.

Why Children's Medical Center?

  • The employees and members of the medical staff have extensive experience with growth disorders, and participate in most major multicenter studies of growth hormone therapy.
  • The physicians on the medical staff are known nationally for their research on disorders of hormone biosynthesis that affect sexual development and puberty.
  • We have a close working relationship with the Texas Newborn Screening Program and routinely provide rapid evaluation and treatment to infants with thyroid and adrenal disorders detected by this program.
  • The endocrinology department provides healthcare services to more than 2,000 children each year.

Related Listings:

  • Diabetes
  • Diabetes Education

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