The Division of Endocrinology at Lurie Children’s treats more children with hormone (endocrine) disorders than any other hospital in Illinois. We are nationally known for our physicians’ expertise, high-quality patient care and state-of-the-art diagnostic testing. Our division is nationally-ranked by U.S.News & World Report for pediatric diabetes and endocrinology. Lurie Children’s also is the regional referral center for children with thyroid cancer.

In partnership with La Rabida Children’s Hospital, our endocrinology staff manage one of Chicago’s American Diabetes Association-certified pediatric diabetes programs, demonstrating our high standards for diabetes care. We are committed to tracking important patient measures and working to prevent complications of the disease. We care for more than 2,000 patients with diabetes, making us one of the largest diabetes programs in the state.

In addition to outpatient care, the team provides inpatient care at both Lurie Children’s main hospital and the neonatal intensive care unit at Prentice Women's Hospital.

We believe in family-centered care, which means we care for the whole family along with the patient. We will help you create a customized care plan for your child. We act as advocates in the community to ensure access to care and programs. We also work with schools to make sure that the facility is safe and prepared for the needs of children with diabetes and other endocrine disorders.

Additionally, we provide education, guidance and support to our patient families. Lurie Children’s offers many family services, including a program to help teens and their families transition from pediatric to adult care.


Nationally-Ranked Care

Lurie Children's is nationally-ranked for pediatric diabetes and endocrinology by U.S.News World Report 

Conditions We Treat

Our physicians make every attempt to stay at the forefront of treatment advances, making sure they provide our patients with the best care possible. We take specialized and evidence-based approaches to diagnosing and treating children’s endocrinology conditions.

Diagnostic Tests

We offer sophisticated diagnostic tests, such as:

  • High-resolution ultrasound guidance to biopsy (aspirate) thyroid nodules   
  • Provocative testing to suppress or stimulate the release of a particular hormone (dynamic endocrine testing)   
  • Growth hormone stimulation: Diagnoses growth hormone deficiency by measuring the blood’s hormone level blood after a child receives a medication that triggers the release of growth hormone, such as arginine amino acid    
  • Gonadotropin-releasing hormone stimulation: Identifies early (precocious) puberty

Specialists

Our entire staff is dedicated to evaluating and treating infants, children and teenagers. Our team includes:

  •     Board-certified pediatric endocrinologists
  •     Pediatric nurse practitioners
  •     Registered nurses
  •     Certified diabetes educators
  •     A registered dietician
  •     A social worker
  •     A clinical psychologist

We also work with other Lurie Children’s specialists, including:

Reema L. Habiby, MD

Reema L. Habiby, MD

Division Head, Endocrinology; Mae and Benjamin Allen Founders’ Board Professor

Apoorva Aekka, MD

Attending Physician, Endocrinology

Monica E. Bianco, MD

Attending Physician, Endocrinology

Wendy J. Brickman, MD

Attending Physician, Endocrinology

Sean E. DeLacey, MD

Attending Physician, Endocrinology

Courtney A. Finlayson, MD

Attending Physician, Endocrinology

Naomi R. Fogel, MD

Attending Physician, Endocrinology; Medical Director, Diabetes Program

Jami L. Josefson, MD

Attending Physician, Endocrinology; Children's Research Fund Junior Board Research Scholar

Priya Khanna, MD

Priya Khanna, MD

Attending Physician, Endocrinology

Farah M. Khatoon, DO

Attending Physician, Endocrinology

Juan J. Lado, MD

Juan J. Lado, MD

Attending Physician, Endocrinology

Laura Levin, DO

Laura Levin, DO

Attending Physician, Endocrinology

Mary K. McCauley, MD

Attending Physician, Endocrinology

Jennifer L. Miller, MD, CCD

Attending Physician, Endocrinology; Medical Director, Bone Health Program

Guido J. Mora Calderon, MD

Attending Physician, Endocrinology

Jill H. Samis, MD

Jill H. Samis, MD

Attending Physician, Endocrinology

Anita N. Swamy, MD

Medical Director and Program Co-director, Chicago Children’s Diabetes Center at La Rabida Children’s Hospital; Attending Physician, Endocrinology

Laura C. Torchen, MD

Laura C. Torchen, MD

Attending Physician, Endocrinology

J. Whitehead, MD

Attending Physician, Endocrinology

Areej Younes, MD

Attending Physician, Endocrinology

Cristina M. Cacciatore, APRN-NP, PNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Endocrinology

Sara M. Fruendt, APRN-NP

Family Nurse Practitioner, Endocrinology

Lucya Jaramillo, APRN-NP

Family Nurse Practitioner, Endocrinology

Arpana S. Bindiganavle, NP, DNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Endocrinology

Stelios Mantis, MD

Attending Physician, Endocrinology

Carla Z. Minutti, MD

Attending Physician, Endocrinology

Sarah F. Shaaban, MD

Attending Physician, Endocrinology

Kenan Qin, MD

Member, Children's Community Physician Association

Lisa Arteaga, MS, RD, LDN

Registered Dietitian, Clinical Nutrition; Endocrinology

Katherine Pisabaj, RDN

Registered Dietician

Make an Appointment

We offer easy online scheduling for your child's endocrinology needs. 

Our Locations

Lurie Children's Hospital Outpatient Center in Lincoln Park

2515 N. Clark Street/467 W. Deming Place
Chicago, Illinois 60614-3393
1.800.543.7362

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Lurie Children's at Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital Pediatric Outpatient Center

25 N. Winfield Road
East Entrance
Winfield, Illinois 60190
630.933.6631

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Lurie Children's Hospital Outpatient Center in Arlington Heights

Busse Center for Specialty Medicine
880 W. Central Rd, Ste 6400
Arlington Heights, Illinois 60005
312.227.5410

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Lurie Children's Hospital Outpatient Center in Lake Forest

Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital Campus
900 N. Westmoreland, Suite 110 (Bays Medical Office Building, 1st Floor)*
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
312.227.1010

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Lurie Children's Hospital Outpatient Center in New Lenox

1870 N. Silver Cross Blvd. (formerly Clinton Street)
Suite 100
New Lenox, Illinois 60451
312.227.3620

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Lurie Children's Hospital Outpatient Center in Northbrook

1131 Techny Road
Northbrook, Illinois 60062
312.227.7600

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Lurie Children's Hospital Outpatient Center in Westchester

Surgical Treatment Center
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, Illinois 60154
312.227.7900

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Lurie Children's Hospital Outpatient Center in Grayslake

1475 E. Belvidere Rd. (Rte. 120)
Suite 285, Pavilion C
Grayslake, Illinois 60030-2012
312.227.2220

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Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

225 E. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60611
312.227.4000

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Lurie Children’s Hospital Outpatient Center in Skokie

3722 W. Touhy Avenue
Skokie, Illinois 60076
312.227.5600

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Rush Adult & Pediatric Primary Care

1645 W. Jackson Blvd.
Suite 215 Westgate Building
Chicago, IL 60612
312.942.3034

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Endocrinology News & Stories

The Falasz Family Finds Comfort in Their Care Team After Turner Syndrome Diagnosis

At 18 months, Rose was diagnosed with a genetic condition that she'd have to manage the rest of her life - Mosaic Turner Syndrome. Thankfully, her parents found immense comfort in the experts at Lurie Children's. 

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From Patient to Nurse- Meet Molly Fruecht, Diabetes Nurse Educator

After spending her childhood in Lurie Children's Diabetes Program, Molly now serves as the Diabetes Nurse Educator. 

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Bionic Pancreas Improves Type 1 Diabetes Management in Kids and Adults

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Matthew’s story: ‘Because of Lurie Children’s and the 22q center, he’s able to live his best life’

After months of searching for a diagnosis, the frequent fevers and ear infections  baby Matthew had been enduring finally made sense to his parents.

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Emma’s Journey with Turner Syndrome: From Uncertainty to Advocacy

When Claudia's doctor called for a pediatrician immediately after delivery, she was shocked to learn that her newborn was showing characteristics of Turner syndrome.

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‘22q made our family stronger:’ Lila’s journey with 22q Deletion Syndrome

Baby Lila's genetic testing revealed she had a rare genetic condition called 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome.

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Research

Patients and family members have the chance to participate in clinical trials and multicenter studies that are helping advance the treatment of endocrine disorders, including type 1 diabetes, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and mother and child-related hormone disorders.

Training & Education

We partner with Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine​ to train tomorrow’s leading pediatric physicians. The Division of Endocrinology offers a fellowship in pediatric endocrinology. Review the Feinberg School’s information to learn how to apply.

Philanthropy

Private contributions help support exciting new discoveries in our care and research. Gifts also allow us to hire talented healthcare professionals and train tomorrow’s specialists.

Your support is vital in helping us continue to make a difference in the lives of patients and families. Lurie Children’s relies on philanthropic funding to enhance its programs, services and research for children. To learn more, please e-mail the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago Foundation at foundation@luriechildrens.org or call 312.227.7500.