Pediatric Diabetes and Endocrinology
The overarching goal of the center is to help children with diabetes and other endocrine disorders live long healthy lives.
We specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of infants, children and adolescents with diabetes, growth and physical maturation problems and disorders of the thyroid, pituitary, parathyroid and adrenal glands as well as those of the testes and ovaries. Texas Children’s Hospital Endocrine Care Center, staffed by the Section of Pediatric Diabetes and Endocrinology of Baylor College of Medicine, is the largest pediatric endocrinology center in Texas and one of the largest in the United States. Each year, our physicians and nurses manage more than 18,000 outpatient visits. The center diagnoses and treats more than 320 children and adolescents with new onset Type I diabetes and more than 80 with Type II diabetes. In addition, we see more than 3,000 children with other problems related to other endocrine disorders.
The miracles of modern medicine have provided our patients with many new diagnostic tools and innovative therapies. However, choosing the correct approach to each child’s medical problems requires both medical knowledge and clinical expertise. Our therapeutic interventions are directed not only at the immediate clinical problems, but to the long-term complications of many of these disorders. Despite the large number of children seen at the center, our superbly trained staff and physicians strive to provide timely, comprehensive, appropriate and thoughtful care to each child and comprehensive education to each child’s family and care givers.
Jake A Kushner, M.D.
McNair Medical Institute Scholar
Chief of Pediatric Diabetes and Endocrinology
Baylor College of Medicine
Chief of Service, Texas Children's Diabetes and Endocrinology Center
Texas Children's Hospital