Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Section Head of Pediatric Diabetes and Endocrinology Baylor College of Medicine
Service Chief of the Diabetes and Endocrinology Clinic at Texas Children's Hospital
Named McNair Scholar June 2011
Dr. Jake Kushner, a nationally renowned expert in type 1 diabetes research, is the Texas Children's Diabetes and Endocrinology Center chief of Service and chief of the Section of Pediatric Diabetes and Endocrinology at Baylor College of Medicine and is leading the efforts at the TCDC. Dr. Kushner is a University of California at Berkeley graduate. He earned his medical degree from Albany Medical College in New York and completed his residency in pediatrics at Brown University and clinical fellowship at Children's Hospital Boston as well as a research fellowship at the Joslin Diabetes Center at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Kushner was previously with the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) as an assistant professor in the division of endocrinology and diabetes. His research is focused on the insulin-secreting beta cells of the pancreas. His clinical interests include the care of children with type 1 diabetes, cystic fibrosis related diabetes, and the treatment of children with hypoglycemia.
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