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Houston, Texas

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George Jeha, M.D.

George Jeha, M.D.Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Section of Diabetes and Endocrinology

Clinical Service Area

Diabetes and Endocrinology


  • Medical School, American University of Beirut, Riad El-Solh, Beirut
  • Residency, Pediatric, The State University of New York at Syracuse, Syracuse, N.Y.
  • Fellowship, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas

Research Interests

Disorders of glucose metabolism

Clinical Research: Current research protocols include clinical studies designed to elucidate the mechanisms of hypoglycemia in common hypoglycemic disorders such as Persistent Hyperinsulinemic Hypoglycemia of Infancy and Fatty Acid Oxidation Defects.

Basic Science Research: Studies designed to characterize the role of the nuclear receptor Chicken Ovalbumin Upstream Promoter Transcription Factor 2 (COUP - FTII) in the development and function of adipocytes and its role in glucose homeostasis.


  • Activation of cyclic AMP signaling leads to different pathway alterations in lesions of the adrenal cortex caused by germline PRKAR1A defects versus those due to somatic GNAS mutations.
    Almeida MQ, Azevedo MF, Xekouki P, Bimpaki EI, Horvath A, Collins MT, Karaviti LP, Jeha GS, Bhattacharyya N, Cheadle C, Watkins T, Bourdeau I, Nesterova M, Stratakis CA.
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2012 Apr;97(4):E687-93. Epub 2012 Jan 18.
  • Total parenteral nutrition associated with severe insulin resistance following hematopoietic stem cell transplantation in patients with hemophagocytic syndrome: report on two cases.
    Suresh D, Athanassaki I, Jeha GS, Heptulla RA.
    Pediatr Diabetes. 2010 Feb;11(1):70-3. Epub 2009 Apr 30.
  • The nuclear orphan receptor COUP-TFII plays an essential role in adipogenesis, glucose homeostasis, and energy metabolism.
    Li L, Xie X, Qin J, Jeha GS, Saha PK, Yan J, Haueter CM, Chan L, Tsai SY, Tsai MJ.
    Cell Metab. 2009 Jan 7;9(1):77-87.

Contact Information

6701 Fannin St., 11th Floor
Houston, TX 77030-2399
Main: 832-822-3670
Fax: 832-825-9069

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