Pediatric Endocrinology
Pediatric Endocrinology

Pediatric Endocrinology

by Brian Alverson, MD

A pediatric endocrinologist treats children who have trouble with conditions related to hormones or glands. The health conditions that a pediatric endocrinologist treats can be very different from those seen by an endocrinologist who treats adults. To become a pediatric endocrinologist, a person needs special training in the areas of development and growth in children. Often, hormonal disorders are lifelong conditions. Pediatric endocrinologists are trained to address these disorders at all stages of childhood—from infancy through the teen years.

Endocrine disorders early in life can lead to significant long-term morbidity. Treating these patients early and following them closely can result in improved quality of life, as it can prevent short stature or renal failure in the early decades of life secondary to diabetes. Recognizing the potential secondary causes of benign symptoms such as short stature or frequent urination is extremely important for a child’s well-being.

Course Details

  • Videos 26
  • Duration 2:50 h
  • Quiz questions 98
  • Concept Pages 33

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Your Educators of course Pediatric Endocrinology

 Brian Alverson, MD

Brian Alverson, MD

Dr. Brian Alverson is the Residency Director at Nemours Children's Hospital in Wilmington, Delaware and a Professor of Pediatrics at Jefferson University in Philadelphia. Until 2022, he has been a Professor of Pediatrics and Professor of Medical Science at Brown University, as well as the Director for the Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine at Hasbro Children's Hospital, Rhode Island, USA.

He obtained his MD at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in 1999 and is currently also the Director of Undergraduate Pediatric Education at the Alpert School of Medicine at Brown University.

Due to his achievements in pediatric education, he has won over 25 teaching awards at two Ivy League Medical Schools.

Within Lecturio, Dr. Alverson teaches courses on Pediatrics.


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