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Dickson, Bryan

Bryan A. Dickson, M.D., is the medical director of the Endocrinology Center at Children’s Health℠. He received his medical degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, which is also where he completed his pediatric residency program. He continued his training with two endocrinology fellowships, one at the University of Texas Health Science Center and the other at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. His clinical interests include adrenal, diabetes, and pituitary problems. Dr. Dickson has been recognized among top doctors in Texas by Texas Monthly Magazine every year since 2006 and among the best pediatric specialists in Dallas by D Magazine since 2004.

White, Perrin

Perrin C. White, M.D., is the director of the Division of Pediatric Endocrinology at Children’s Health℠. Dr. White earned his medical degree from Harvard Medical School and served as a pediatric resident at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He also completed a research fellowship in molecular biology at Rockefeller University Hospital. Dr. White has received a number of awards and honors, including the Ernst Oppenheimer Award of the Endocrine Society and the Mead-Johnson Award of the Society for Pediatric Research. He has served on several advisory committees for the National Institutes of Health and on several editorial boards.

Adhikari, Soumya

Soumya Adhikari, M.D., earned his medical degree at the University of Miami School of Medicine. He completed a pediatrics internship and residency at UT Southwestern Medical Center, where he also completed a fellowship in pediatric endocrinology. At the end of his residency, Dr. Adhikari received the White Hat Award, given by third-year residents to the colleague they would most want as their own child's pediatrician. His clinical interests include adrenal, diabetes and pituitary problems.

Fernandez, Ernesto

Ernesto Fernandez, M.D., earned his medical degree from UT Southwestern Medical Center and completed his internship and residency in pediatrics at Children's Health℠. Dr. Fernandez also has served as camp director at Camp Sweeney, a residential camp for children with diabetes, since 1991.

Grishman, Ellen

Ellen Grishman, M.D., earned her medical degree from the Creighton University School of Medicine in Omaha, Nebraska. She completed her internship and residency in pediatrics at University Hospitals of Cleveland, then did a fellowship in pediatric endocrinology at Children's Health℠. Dr. Grishman is currently researching the pathophysiology of type 1 diabetes. Her clinical interests include diabetes and puberty problems.

Gupta, Olga

Olga Theresa Gupta, M.D., earned her medical degree at the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine. She then completed a residency in pediatrics at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina, and a fellowship in pediatric endocrinology at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Dr. Gupta's research interests include congenital hyperinsulinism and diabetes in adolescents.

Ham, Melissa

Melissa Ham, M.D., earned her medical degree and completed her residency in pediatrics at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. Dr. Ham went on to complete a fellowship in pediatric endocrinology at UT Southwestern Medical Center. She is board-certified in both pediatrics and pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Ham's clinical interests include diabetes and puberty problems.

Lopez, Ximena

Ximena Lopez, M.D., founded the GENder Education and Care, Interdisciplinary Support (GENECIS) program at Children's Health℠. The program is the first in the Southwest to provide comprehensive mental and endocrine care for youth with gender dysphoria. Dr. Lopez earned her medical degree from Universidad La Salle in Mexico. She completed her pediatric residency at the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2005; her pediatric endocrinology fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School; and her clinical research fellowship at Joslin Medical Center and Harvard Medical School in 2008. Dr. Lopez is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Pediatric Endocrine Society and the World Professional Association for Transgender Health.

Mootha, Sudha

Sudha Mootha, M.D., earned her medical degree at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston; completed a residency in pediatrics at the University of California, San Francisco, and a residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at the University of California, Davis; and completed fellowships in pediatric endocrinology at the University of California, San Francisco, and the UT Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Mootha has a clinical interest in diabetes.

Stewart, Ryan

Ryan Stewart, M.D., earned his medical degree at UT Southwestern Medical Center, completed his internship and residency in pediatrics at Children's Health℠ and completed his fellowship in pediatric endocrinology at UT Southwestern. Dr. Stewart's clinical interests include diabetes and insulin pumps.

Sumpter, Kathryn

Kathryn Sumpter, M.D., graduated from UT Southwestern Medical Center, completed her residency in pediatrics her fellowship in pediatric endocrinology at Children's Health℠. Dr. Sumpter's clinical interests include type 1 and type 2 diabetes. D Magazine named her one of the area's best pediatric specialists in 2015.

Tannin, Grace

Grace Tannin, M.D., graduated from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and completed her residency in pediatrics at Columbia University Medical Center in New York. She then completed a fellowship in pediatric endocrinology at New York Hospital and one in pediatric endocrinology and metabolism at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. Dr. Tannin is a member of the American Diabetes Association Dallas Leadership Council and has served as the medical director at the American Diabetes Association's Camp New Horizons.

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