Part I: General Information
DATE PREPARED: 2-10-10
Name: Lynne Lipton Levitsky
Office Address: Pediatric Endocrine Unit
Massachusetts General Hospital
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114
Home Address: 165 Tremont Street, # 1703
Boston, MA 02111
E-Mail: Llevitsky@partners.org FAX: 617-726-3044
Place of Birth: Columbia, SC
1962 B.A., cum laude with honors in biology Bryn Mawr College
1966 M.D., cum laude Yale University
School of Medicine
1966-67 Intern in Pediatrics Bronx Municipal Hospital Bronx, NY
1967-68 Resident in Pediatrics Children's Hospital Philadelphia,
of Philadelphia PA
1968-70 Fellow in Pediatric University of Maryland Baltimore,
Endocrinology and School of Medicine MD
Licensure and Certification:
1971-2008 California License
1989- Massachusetts License
1971 Diplomate, American Board of Pediatrics
1978 Diplomate, American Board of Pediatrics Sub-Board in Pediatric
1970-73 Assistant Professor Pediatrics Abraham Lincoln School of
Medicine, U. of Illinois
1973-78 Assistant Professor Pediatrics Pritzker School of Medicine,
University of Chicago
1978-85 Associate Professor Pediatrics Pritzker School of Medicine,
University of Chicago
1985-89 Professor of Pediatrics Pritzker School of Medicine,
University of Chicago
1990- Associate Professor of Pediatrics Harvard Medical School
Hospital or Affiliated Institution Appointments:
1970-73 Pediatric Endocrinologist U. of Illinois Hospitals
1973-86 Medical Staff Michael Reese Hospital
and Medical Center
1986-90 Medical Staff Wyler Children’s Hospital,
University of Chicago
1986-90 Medical Staff La Rabida Children’s
Hospital, University of Chicago
1990- Pediatrician Massachusetts General Hospital
Other Professional Positions and Major Visiting Appointments:
1990-2005 Scientific and Medical Staff Shriners Burns Institute,
1990-96 Medical Staff Beverly Hospital, Beverly, MA
1996- Consultant Medical Staff Northshore Children’s Hospital,
2002-2003 Pediatric Endocrinologist Brigham and Women’s Hospital
2005- Pediatric Endocrinologist Cambridge Hospital
Hospital and Health Care Organization Service Responsibilities:
1970-73 Pediatric Attending/Pediatric University of Illinois
1973-86 Pediatric Attending/Pediatric Michael Reese Hospital &
Endocrinologist Medical Center
1986-89 Member, Section of Endocrinology Pritzker School of Medicine
Department of Pediatrics University of Chicago
1990- Pediatric Endocrinologist Massachusetts General Hospital
1990-96 Pediatric Endocrinologist Beverly Hospital, Beverly, MA
1996- Pediatric Endocrinologist Northshore Children’s Hospital,
1990- Pediatric Attending Massachusetts General Hospital
Major Administrative Responsibilities:
1973-86 Director, Div. of Endocrinology Michael Reese Hospital & Med. Ctr.
& Metabolism Chicago, IL
1973-86 Associate Director Michael Reese Hospital & Med. Ctr.
Clinical Research Center Chicago, IL
1973-76 Director, Pediatric Microchemistry Michael Reese Hospital & Med. Ctr.
Laboratory Chicago, IL
1983-86 Vice Chairman, Michael Reese Hospital & Med. Ctr.
Department of Pediatrics Chicago, IL
1983-90 Director, Pediatric Model Unit, Pritzker School of Medicine
Diabetes Research & Training University of Chicago
1986-90 Head, Chicago Children's Diabetes La Rabida Children’s
Center Hospital, Chicago, IL
(Conceptualized, organized and developed this center – the only full
service facility for the care of children with diabetes in Illinois)
1990- Chief, Pediatric Endocrine Unit Children’s Service, Massachusetts
General Hospital, Boston,
(MassGeneral Hospital for Children)
1993-96 Clinical Advisor, Pediatric Massachusetts General Hospital
1994-96 Physician Liaison with Massachusetts General Hospital
Pilgrim Health Care (Pediatrics)
Major Committee Assignments:
1979 Site Visit Team, Brown University Member NIH/NICHHD
School of Medicine
1981 Special Review Committee to Member NIH/NIDDK
choose participants in Diabetes
Control and Complications Trial
1982 Site Visit Team,University of New Member NIH/NIDDK
1982-85 Medical Science Advisory Board Member Juvenile Diabetes
Research Review Committee Foundation
1985 Site Visit Team, Brown Member NIH/NICHHD
University School of Medicine
1985 Site Visit Team, University of Member NIH/NICHHD
Colorado School of Medicine
1986 Special Review Committee Member NIH/NIDDK
Diabetes Control and
1986 Site Visit Team, Special Study Member NIH/NIDDK
Section, Houston, TX
1986 Site Visit Team, Michigan DRTC Member NIH/NIDDK
1993 Ad Hoc Reviewer Member NIH/NICHHD
1996 NIH Site Visit Team, University of Member NIH/NICHHD
Colorado School of Medicine
1996 Ad Hoc Reviewer, Initial Review Member NIH/NICHHD
1996 Ad Hoc Reviewer Member NIH/NICHHD
HED-1 Study Section
1997, 98 American Academy of Pediatrics RepresentativeNIDDK/CDC
Representative to National
Diabetes Education Program
1998 Pediatric Endocrine Society Member American
Representative to Academy of Academy
Pediatrics Task Force on of Pediatrics
1998-2002 Special Grants Review Committee Member NIH/NIDDK
1999-2000 Endocrinologic and Metabolic Consultant FDA
Drugs Advisory Committee
1999- Standing Panel, Accreditation Member Endocrinology
Appeals in Pediatric Endocrinology ACGME
1999, 2003 Biologic Response Modifiers Member FDA/CBER
Advisory Committee Meeting
Human Islet Transplant Trials
2002,4 Endocrinology, Metabolism, Nutrition Ad Hoc member
& Reproductive Sciences Study Section
ZRG1 SSS-T 10/02, 2/2004
2004- Editorial Board, American Academy of Pediatrics, PREP Self-Assessment
2005- Endocrine Metabolic Drugs Advisory Committee, FDA Consultant
2006- NIH/NIDDK special study section to review Ad Hoc member
RFA-DK-05-014 The Obese and Diabetic Intrauterine Environment:
Long-term Metabolic or Cardiovascular Consequences in the Offspring
Special Emphasis Panel/Scientific Review
Group ZDK1 GRB-G to review K23 Ad Hoc member
2006 FDA Endocrine Metabolic Drugs Ad hoc consultant
Advisory Meeting on L-Thyroxin Stability
2007 Special Emphasis Panel/Scientific Review Ad Hoc Chair
Group ZDK1 GRB-4 M2 1, Training Grants
2008- Maintenance of Certification Committee Part IV LWPES
American Board of Pediatrics,Quality Initiative, Representative
2008- Diabetes Advocacy Consortium LWPES
See also committee and leadership activities for the Endocrine Society, the Academy of
Pediatrics, and the Lawson Wilkins Pediatric Endocrine Society
1984-89 Research Committee Member American Academy
of Pediatrics, Illinois
1988-89 Executive Committee Member Chicago Pediatric
1986-89 Clinical Research Center Member U. Chicago
1988-89 Clinical Policy Committee Member U. Chicago
1988-89 Committee on Appointments Member U. Chicago
1975-76 & Research Committee Member Michael Reese
1979-83 Hospital and
1982-83 Chair Med. Ctr.
1974-77 Clinical Research Committee Member Michael Reese
1976-77 Chair Hospital and
1983-86 Medical Board Member Michael Reese
1990- Scientific Advisory Committee Member Massachusetts
General Clinical Research Center General Hospital
1990-94 Subcommittee for the Review Member Massachusetts
of Research Protocols General Hospital
1994-96 Children's Service Planning Member Pediatrics,
1994-96 Children's Service Shared Member Pediatrics,
Management and Network Massachusetts
Development Committee General Hospital
1994-96 Ad Hoc Children's Service Member Pediatrics,
Research Committee Massachusetts
1996- 2003 Junior Promotions Committee Member Pediatrics,
2002-2006 ECOTE (Executive Committee on Elected Massachusetts
Teaching and Education) Member General Hospital
2004- Quality Assurance in Diabetes Member Partners
Task Force Health Care
2007- MGH Representative to Pediatric CTSA/C Harvard Medical School
Year Society Role
1972- American Academy of Pediatrics Fellow
(Committee Assignments as
Noted under National)
1998 Endocrine Section RVU work group Chair,
1970- American Diabetes Association Physician Member
2001 Speaker on Management of Childhood Diabetes-National Meeting
2002 Speaker in Debate on Screening for Celiac Disease –National
2003 Chair of Session on New Treatments for Pediatric Diabetes
1980-93 Midwest Society for Pediatric Research Member
Abstract reviewer, Chair of
1986-93 Central Society for Clinical Research Member
1978- Society for Pediatric Research Member
1979-87 Abstract reviewer and chair of meeting sessions
1988- American Pediatric Society Member
Abstract reviewer and chair of meeting sessions
1978 - Endocrine Society Member
Abstract reviewer, chair of meeting sessions
1999-01 Special Programs Committee Member
2000 Symposium –New Developments Chair
in the Management of Diabetes Mellitus
2006-Clinical Guidelines Committee
1978 - Lawson Wilkins Pediatric Endocrine Member
1984-87 Diabetes Committee Member
1990-94 Education Committee Member
1996-99 Executive Council Director
1997- 2002 American Academy of Liason
Pediatrics Section on
Endocrinology and Lawson
Wilkins Pediatric Endocrine
2001- Professional and Clinical Member
2004-2007 Steering Committee, Clinical Research Network
2004 President Elect, Lawson Wilkins Pediatric Endocrine Society
2005 President, Lawson Wilkins Pediatric Endocrine Society
2006 Immediate Past President, Lawson Wilkins Pediatric Endocrine
2007-8 Member, Board of Directors, Lawson Wilkins Pediatric Endocrine
2009- Chair, Education Council of the LWPES
Community Service Related to Professional Work:
1973 -85 Medical Advisor Medical Human Growth
Advisor Foundation, Illinois
1978-89 Board of Directors Member American Diabetes
1975-89 Speaker Panel, Speaker American Diabetes
Parent Child Education Association, Northern
1990- Occasional Speaker Speaker American Diabetes
Family Education Day Association, Mass
2002 Keynote Speaker Speaker Prader Willi Association of
2006 Turner Syndrome Education Speaker Turner Syndrome Society of
Day New England
Year Role Name of Journal
(Ad Hoc Reviews go back into the 1970’s, but I have not kept formal records!)
1996- Ad hoc Reviewer Diabetes Care
1997,8 Ad hoc Reviewer J. Ped. Gastroenterol and Nutrition
1997- Ad hoc Reviewer Am J. Physiol: Endo Metab
1997- Ad hoc Reviewer Pediatrics
1996,7 Ad hoc Reviewer Pediatric Research
1997- Ad hoc Reviewer Metabolism
1997- Ad hoc Reviewer J. Clinical Endo Metab
1997- Ad hoc Reviewer Am J. Physiol:Regulatory,
Integrative and Comparative Physiology
1998- Ad hoc Reviewer Endocrinology
2000- Ad hoc Reviewer Diabetes
2002- Ad hoc Reviewer New England J. Med
2003- Ad hoc Reviewer J Pediatrics
2003- Ad hoc Reviewer Pediatric Diabetes
2004- Editorial Board J. Clinical Endo Metab
2007- Associate Editor Current Opinion in Endocrinology,
Growth and Development and Obesity, Williams and Wilkins
2008- Associate Ediotor J. Pediatric Endocrinol Metab
Awards and Honors:
1965 Alpha Omega Alpha, Yale Chapter
1985 Mary Jane Kugel Award, Juvenile Diabetes Foundation International (For
service on MSRC)
2004 President, Lawson Wilkins Pediatric Endocrine Society
Part II: Research, Teaching, and Clinical Contributions:
A. Narrative Report:
I am a pediatric endocrinologist with a special interest in diabetes and metabolism. My focus
has been on provision and improvement of clinical care in diabetes and in training of the next
generation of thought leaders in the field. Over the course of my career I have organized and
participated in national clinical conferences on Cerebral Edema in Diabetic Ketoacidosis,
Management of Childhood Diabetes, Celiac Disease and Diabetes Mellitus, and Metabolic
Syndrome and Type 2 Diabetes. I have spoken on these topics and other endocrine topics both
nationally and internationally as an invited speaker, and as requested at courses organized by the
American Academy of Pediatrics, and Harvard Primed continuing education. I serve as a
member of the editorial board of the PREP (Pediatric Review examination group for the
Academy of Pediatrics, providing content in Pediatric Endocrinology and contributing to the
overview of content in all aspects of pediatrics). Nationally, I have served as President of the
Lawson Wilkins Pediatric Endocrine Society and continue leadership roles in this organization.
I am now serving as LWPES liason to a multi-organizational group that is attempting to
rationalize provision of diabetes care in this country. In addition, I serve on a group that will
work on Strategic Planning for this organization for the next 5 years. I also am on the Editorial
Board of the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, the Journal of Pediatric
endocrinology and Metabolism and am the Editor of the Pediatric Section of Current Comments
in Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes.
I have also had an active research career, working in the basic laboratory on aspects of
carbohydrate metabolism in fetal and neonatal life, and now on developing an understanding of
the function of the pancreatic beta cell in order to reconstruct it in a cell less likely to sustain
autoimmune damage in individuals with type 1 diabetes mellitus. Several recent publications
describe this work. I have trained 8 fellows and summer student research associates in the
laboratory at Massachusetts General Hospital. My clinical research work presently is related to
the development and conduct of the TODAY study, an NIH-funded trial of treatments for type 2
diabetes in children and Adolescents. I am the Associate Director of the study at the
Massachusetts General Hospital-Boston site.
I devote about 40% of my time to patient care and have developed the Pediatric Diabetes Center
at the Massachusetts General Hospital, and clinical care center that is appropriately staffed to
care for children with the most difficult of chronic endocrine diseases. I also have a special
interest in hypothalamic-pituitary disorders and in growth disorders and focus on these areas in
my clinical care. Essentially all of my patient care activities are also used as educational sites by
fellows, resident, and medical students. Since arriving at MGH, I have trained 23 fellows in
the clinical care of patients with endocrine disorders, and of those that have graduated, 15/18
remain in academic positions.
I look forward to continuing national and international work in diabetes and pediatric
endocrinology, as well as continuing research into the treatment of type 1 diabetes, and a
continuing career as an educator and clinician on the local level.
B. Funding Information:*
*All research except as noted (T = teaching, R = Research, C = Clinical)
Year Funding Source P.I./Co-P.I. Grant Title
1971 BRSG U. Ill. P.I. Cerebral Ketone Body Utilization in
the Baboon Neonate
1974-79 USPHS P.I. Functional Maturation of the
1975-78 USPHS P.I. Energy Metabolism in the Fetus and
1977-80 USPHS (Pilot P.I. Pathophysiologic Correlations in Experi-
Project, DRTC) mental Autoimmune Diabetes Mellitus
1979-83 USPHS P.I. Metabolism in the Subhuman Primate
and Ovine Fetus
1983-90 USPHS P.I. Pediatric Model Unit of DRTC, A.
Rubenstein, P.I. for DRTC (T, R, C)
1983-84 Cambridge Quest P.I. The Effect of Altered Nutritional Regimens
Foundation upon Glycemic Control in Children
with Insulin-dependent Diabetes Mellitus
1984-93 USPHS P.I. Metabolism in the Nonhuman
Primate and Ovine Fetus
1985-87 JDRF P.I. Mechanism of Glycogenesis in the Fetus
1990-91 Shriners P.I. Burn Stress: Is Interleukin-1 the
trigger for the Neuroendocrine
1991-93 Shriners P.I. Regeneration of Adipose Tissue after Severe
Burn Injury: Clinical and Experimental
1993-94 MGH Interim P.I. Metabolism in the Fetal Hepatocyte
1995-95 Genentech Fndtn P.I. The Effect of Growth Hormone upon
for Growth & Develop. Human Adipogenesis
1994-95 Genentech Fdtn. Consultant Culturally Sensitive Educational Materials
for Growth & Develop. On Growth and Development for the Ethnic
1995-96 Genentech Fdtn. P.I. The Effect of Growth Hormone upon
for Growth & Develop. Human Muscle Glucose Transport
1994-96 Genentech, Inc. P.I. Pubertal Changes in Growth Hormone
1994-96 Genentech Fdtn. Co. I. MIS during Sexual Maturation
for Growth & Develop.
1995-97 Genentech Fdtn. P.I. The Effect of Growth Hormone upon
for Growth & Develop. Human Adipocyte Glucose Transport
1995- 97 Novo-Nordisk P.I. Human Muscle Glucose Transport: Effect of
GH and IGF-1
1993- Genentech, Inc. P.I. Effect of GH upon Statural Growth and
Body Composition in Children with
Prader- Willi Syndrome
1996-2001 USPHS P.I. Metabolism in the Fetal Hepatocyte
1997-99 Genentech Fdtn. P.I. Bone Metabolism in Anorexia Nervosa-
Fellowship Dr. Leslie Soyka
2000-01 Genentech Center Consultant Obsesive Compulsive Disorder in Turner
for Clinical Research Syndrome
2000-2003 USPHS Co-Invest. Transcriptional Control of Carbohydrate
DK54399 Responsive Genes (P.I. David B. Rhoads)
2000-2002 USPHS Harvard - Mentor Bone Metabolism and
Training grant in growth factors in Anorexia Nervosa -
Academic Nutrition Fellowship Madhusmita Misra, M.D.
2001-2003 USPHS NIDDK DRC P.I. Islet Function in mice with selective loss
Pilot Project of HNF1beta in Beta cells
2001-2003 USPHS NIDDKPilot Project P.I. Antecedents of adult insulin resistance in
2002-2008 USPHS NICHD Co-P.I. TODAY study (Treatment trial for Type 2
D. Nathan, P.I. Diabetes in Childhood)
2002-2008 USPHS NICHD, co-invest Effects of Anorexia on Peak Bone Mass
A. Klibanski, P.I.
2005-2008 Genentech, Inc. P.I. Growth hormone and insulin resistance
in girls with Turner Syndrome or idiopathic
2005-2008 Pfizer, Inc. P.I. Growth hormone and insulin resistance in
children with intrauterine growth restriction
2005-2008 ADA Co-Invest Role of HNF1beta in Beta Cell
David B. Rhoads, P.I. Development
2009.2011 Harvard P.I. Noninvasive Measurement of Hydration
Catalyst Not funded
C. Report of Current Research Activities:
Role of HNF1Beta in Beta Cell Development Co-Investigator
Effects of Anorexia Nervosa on Peak Bone Mass Co-Investigator
TODAY study (Treatment Trial for Type 2 DM) Co-Investigator
Growth Hormone and insulin resistance in children PI
with intrauterine growth restriction
Method of enhancing Native Promoter activity: Provisional Patent Applied for (Huang,
D. Report of Teaching:
1. Local Contributions
a. Continuing Inpatient House Officer and Medical Student Teaching
1970-73 Ward Attending, General Pediatrics (3 mos/yr) and Attending
Pediatric Endocrinologist (6 mos/yr), University of Illinois
1973-86 Ward Attending, General Pediatrics, Michael Reese Medical
1973-86 Attending Pediatric Endocrinologist, Michael Reese Medical
Center (6-11 mos/year)
1973-86 Outpatient teaching throughout year in diabetes and endocrinology
clinics at above institutions. Organizer of curriculum for
endocrinology at Michael Reese Medical Center
1986-89 Attending Pediatric Endocrinologist, Wyler Children's Hospital
1986-89 Associate Attending in Pediatric Endocrinology, La Rabida
1990- Attending in Pediatric Endocrinology, Massachusetts General
Hospital (HMS Clerkship PD 507 M.3, 2-4 students/year) – Organizer of
course experience. Contact time 10 –20 hr/wk
1994- 2006 Attending in Pediatrics, Massachusetts General Hospital, ½ - 1
c. Local Invited Teaching presentations:
Presentations at home institution at least 10 times/year since 1970 (1 hour grand
rounds or other formal didactic contributions)
At Massachusetts General Hospital:
1990- Grand Rounds in Pediatrics and approximately every other year
1990- 6-10 formal 1 hour presentations in Pediatric Endocrinology didactic or
clinical conferences, or Chief of Service Rounds and didactic conferences in
Pediatrics yearly on various Endocrine topics.
d. Continuing Medical Education
Each of these talks requires 10 hours or so of preparation
1970-92 Yearly speaker at Cook County Graduate School Courses in
Pediatrics, Family Practice, Critical Care and Diabetes Education
1987 Organized Endocrine component of Advances in Pediatrics
Course, Cook County Graduate School-20 hours of preparation
1970-89 Approximately 10-12 talks yearly to professional groups in the
Indiana and Northern Illinois area on assorted endocrine topics
1990-yearly Regional talks in the greater Boston area
1991-yearly Speaker Post Graduate Course in Primary Care Pediatrics,
Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School
1995,6,2008,9 Speaker Academy of Pediatrics National CME Meetings
2001- Speaker at Pediatric Emergency Medicine Conference, Massachusetts
General Hospital, Harvard Medical School
2004, 2006 Speaker at Harvard Primed Conference2004
2008 Harvard Primed Conference Mexico City, Mexico
e. Advisory and supervisory responsibilities in clinical and laboratory
1990- Precepting residents, fellows as previously described in ambulatory and
f. Teaching leadership Role in Department/affiliated Institution
1975.86 Director, Pediatric Endocrine Training Program, Michael Reese Hospital
and Medical Center
1990- Director, Pediatric Endocrine Training Program, Massachusetts General
g. Advisor and Supervisory Responsibilities
As Director of Pediatric Endocrine Training Program, Michael Reese Medical Center
1975-77 Nives Dumbovic, M.D. - faculty, Rush Medical School,
Pediatric Endocrinologist , Chicago, IL
1977-79 Deborah V. Edidin, M.D. - faculty, Northwestern University
Medical School, Division of Pediatric Endocrinology
1978-80 Nancy E. Friedman, M.D. - faculty, Duke University School of
Medicine, Division of Pediatric Endocrinology
As Member of Training Program Attending Staff, Wyler Children's Hospital
1986-89 Mary Kreiter, M.D., faculty Rush Medical School, Division of
As Director of Pediatric Endocrine Training Program, Massachusetts General Hospital
1990-91 Lauren Frisch, M.D., Pediatric Endocrinologist, Pittsburgh, PA
1991-92 Kristina Rother, M.D., Research Associate, National Institutes
1992-96 David Zangen, M.D.,Chief, Pediatric Endocrinology, Hadassah Hospital,
1993-96 Nejib Raboudi, M.D., Pediatric Endocrinology, Tunis, Tunisia
1994-97 Cecilia Capriles, M.D., Pediatric Endocrinology, Caracas,
1994-98 Karen Loechner, M.D., Ph.D., Faculty,Pediatric Endocrinology,
University of North Carolina
1996-99 Andrew Lane, M.D., Faculty, Pediatric Endocrinology, S.U.NY.,
1996-99 Leslie Soyka, M.D., Faculty, Pediatric Endocrinology, U. Mass Medical
1998- 2001 Robert Gensure, M.D., Ph.D. Chief, Pediatric Endocrinology, Tulane
University School of Medicine
1999- 2002 Madhusmita Misra, M.D. Faculty, Harvard Medical School,
Massachusetts General Hospital
2000-2003 Christopher P. Houk, M.D.Faculty, Pediatric Endocrinology, Medical
College of Georgia
19982001-2004 Elaine C. Moreland, M.D., Faculty, University of Alabama
19992002-2005 Tandy Aye, M.D. Faculty, Stanford University
20002003-2004 Angel Guacaneme, M.D., Fellow in Pediatric Endocrinology, St.
2001 Memphis TN
2004-2006 Clemens Bergwitz, M.D., Faculty, Endocrinology, MGH, Harvard
2004.2007Elka Jacobson-Dickman, M.D, faculty, SUNY Downstate Medical
2002 Center, Brooklyn NY
20032004-2007 Rajani Prabhakaran, M.D., Pediatric Endocrinologist, Austin, Texas
20042005- Jennifer Sivitz, M.D., Fellow in Pediatric Endocrinology
20052005- Ximena Lopez, M.D., Fellow in Pediatric Endocrinology
20062005- Elvira Isganaitis, M.D., MPH. Fellow in Pediatric Endocrinology
20072006- Melissa Woo, M.D., Fellow in Pediatric Endocrinology
20082006- Takara Stanley, M.D., Fellow in Pediatric Endocrinology
20092006-2008 Tamara Wexler, M.D., Fellow in Adult Endocrinology
20102007- Vi Nguyen, M.D., Fellow in Pediatric Endocrinology
20112008- Melissa Russell, M.D. Fellow in Pediatric Endocrinology
20122008- Sharon Straussman, M.D., Fellow in Pediatric Endocrinology
20132008- Michelle Katz, M.D., Fellow in Pediatric Endocrinology
20142009- Deborah Mitchell, M.D., Fellow in Pediatric Endocrinology
2015 Eray Savgan-Gurol, M.D., Fellow in Pediatric Endocrinology
2016As Director of Pediatric Endocrine Research Laboratory, Massachusetts General
1990.1997 Qingjun Zheng, M.D. Research Fellow, presently Pediatrician, St.
Vincent’s Medical Center, New York, NY
These students are now all physicians in training or in practice or academic
1993 Tamara Cochran, 1st year Medical Student, Columbia P&S
Society for Pediatric Research Summer Research
1993 Jennifer Lightdale, 3rd Yr Medical Student, Mount Sinai Medical School
Society for Pediatric Research Summer Research
Student (Competed fellowship in Pedi GI- Harvard
1995 Savita Mohan 1st Yr Medical Student, New York University
School of Medicine, Society for Pediatric Research
Summer Research Student
2002 Sarah Unterman 1st yr medical student, LWPES summer student
2003 Tal Minor 1st yr Medical Student, Cornell, Soc Pediatric
Research Summer Research Student
2003 Ganiu Eddu 1st yr Medical Student, U. Illinois, LWPES summer
student research fellowship
2007 Amanda Leonberger Society for Pediatric Research, Summer Research
Student, 1st yr Medical Student, Creighton
2. a. Regional, National or International Contributions
Oct. 1982 Thyroid Disease in Pediatric Patients. 7th Annual
Postgraduate Program, American Thyroid Association
June 1984 Diabetes Mellitus Modern Management. Illinois Academy
May 1985 Diabetes in Childhood. Schaffran Memorial Lecture, Aurora, IL
March 1986 Hypoglycemia. Leon Librik Memorial Lecture, University of
Illinois, Peoria, IL
Jan. 1987 New Aspects of Diabetes Management. Chicago Pediatric Society
March 1987 Diabetes Mellitus in Children and Adolescents. Chicago
Medical Society, Midwest Clinical Conference
April 1987 Cerebral Edema in Diabetic Ketoacidosis. Symposium, Lawson
Wilkins Pediatric Endocrine Society, Society for Pediatric
May 1989 Diabetic Ketoacidosis. Lawson Wilkins Pediatric Endocrine
Society, Diabetes Symposium, Society for Pediatric Research
Oct. 1989 Evaluation of the Metabolic Effects of Hypoglycemia in Human
Infants and Non-human primates. Ciba Foundation Discussion
Group on Neonatal Hypoglycemia, London, England
Oct. 1989 Mortality from Diabetic Ketoacidosis. Hospital Saint-Vincent
de Paul, Paris
Oct. 1989 Treatment of Diabetic Ketoacidosis. International Study Group of
Diabetes in Children and Adolescents, Bled, Yugoslavia
Apr 1990 Role of the Pediatrician in the Prevention of Complications of
Diabetes, St. Barnabas Medical Center, New Jersey
Jan 1991 Diabetic Ketoacidosis, Yale New Haven Medical Center
June 1991 Cerebral Metabolism and Hypoglycemia in the Newborn, Progress
in Neonatology. IX International University Children's Clinic
Symposium, Vienna, Austria
June 1992 Neonatal Endocrine Emergencies - Pediatric Endocrine Nurses
Aug 1992 Lectures - Review in Pediatrics, National Center for Advanced
Medical Education, Chicago, IL
Sept 1992 Diabetes Update, Chicago Pediatric Society
Nov 1993 Diabetes Ketoacidosis, Mamonides Medical Center, Pediatric
Endocrinology Course, Brooklyn, NY
April 1995 Seminar, Office Management of Diabetes Mellitus, Academy of
Pediatrics Spring Meeting, Phila, PA
May 1995 Prevention of the Complications of Diabetes Mellitus,
Newer Metabolic Aspects of Diabetes Mellitus, Serono
Lawson Wilkins Pediatric Endocrine Society, San Diego, CA
June 1995 Update on Diabetes Management, Cook County Hospital Grand
Rounds, Chicago, IL
June 1995 Diabetes Update, Beverly Hospital Grand Rounds, Beverly, MA
May 1996 Office Management of Diabetes Mellitus in Children, Northshore
Children's Hospital, Salem, MA
October 1996 Seminar, Office Management of Diabetes Mellitus, Academy of
Pediatrics Annual Meeting, Boston, MA
April, 1997 Update on Diabetes Mellitus, Grand Rounds, University of Illinois
Nov,1997 Pitfalls in Pediatric Endocrinology, CoChair, U. Athens, Athens,
June, 2000 Meet the Professor Session, Diabetic Ketoacidosis in Children,
Endocrine Society, Toronto, Canada
June, 2001 Meet the Professor Session, Diabetic Ketoacidosis in Children,
Endocrine Society Meeting
June, 2001 Speaker, Session on Management of Childhood Diabetes, American Diabetes
Jan, 2002 Endocrine Grand Rounds, Brown University, Experiences with Childhood
Mar, 2002 Pediatric Endocrine Rounds, Boston Children’s Hospital, Childhood
Mar, 2002 Grand Rounds, Holy Family Hospital, Endocrine Emergencies
May, 2002 Grand Rounds, Newton Wellesley Hospital, Bone Health in Childhood and
May, 2002 Grand Rounds, Northshore Medical Center, Pituitary Tumors in childhood
June, 2002 Speaker, Session on Management of Childhood Diabetes:Screening for Celiac
Disease, American Diabetes Association
Sept, 2002 Keynote Speaker, New England Pediatric Endocrine Nurses Organization,
Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia
Oct, 2002 Grand Rounds, Holy Family Hospital, Type 2 Diabetes
Oct, 2002 Speaker, Academy of Pediatrics Annual Meeting, Boston, Type 2 Diabetes
Nov, 2002 Speaker, Department of Pediatrics, Mt. Sinai Hospital and Medical School, New
York, Diabetes Conference, Type 2 Diabetes
Oct, 2003 Grand Rounds, Northshore Medical Center, Childhood Type 2 diabetes
Oct, 2003 Alfred S. Traisman Memorial Lecturer, Children’s Memorial Hospital,
Northwestern U., Chicago, IL, Type 2 Diabetes in Childhood
Nov, 2003 Grand Rounds, Lawrence General Hospital, The Epidemic of Childhood Obesity
and Type 2 Diabetes
Feb, 2004 Grand Rounds, Lawrence General Hospital, Diabetic Ketoacidosis
May, 2004 Grand Rounds, Newton Wellesley Hospital, Type 2 Diabetes in Children and
Oct, 2004 Obesity and Type 2 diabetes in Adolescents, Blue Cross/Blue Shield Panel on
Oct, 2004 Type 2 Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome, Chelsea Health Center
Oct, 2004 Transcription Factors and MODY Diabetes, Columbia University Pediatric
Endocrine Rounds, New York, NY
Oct 2004 Type 2 Diabetes, Harvard Primed, Boston
Nov, 2004 Type 2 Diabetes in Children, Annual Pediatrics Day, Pinnacle Health Systems,
Feb, 2005 Type 2 Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome, East Boston Neighborhood Health
Mar, 2005 Metabolic Syndrome and Type 2 Diabetes, Grand Rounds, Cambridge Hospital
April, 2006 Presidential Address, Lawson Wilkins Pediatric Endocrine Society
Oct, 2006 Metabolic Syndrome and Type 2 Diabetes, Harvard Primed, Boston
Ocr, 2006 Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity, Endocrine Grand Rounds, Brown University
Nov 2006 Short Stature, Endocrine Day, Department of Pediatrics, Flushing Hospital
Feb, 2007 Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes: TODAY study Update, Grand Rounds Univeristy
of Massachusetts Medical Center
April, 2007 Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes: The Big Picture, Grand Rounds Cambridge
Yearly Participant in Massachusetts General Hospital Pediatrics Review Course and Pediatric
Emergencies Course. Topics: Types 1 and 2 Diabetes, Thyroid disease, Endocrine
b. Professional Leadership Roles Related to Teaching
1987 Preparation & Organization of Course on Complications of
Diabetic Ketoacidosis for Lawson Wilkins Pediatric Endocrine Society
1994 Preparation and Organization of Serono Symposium, Molecular
Biology for Endocrinologists for Lawson Wilkins Pediatric Endocrine
2003 One of the coordinators of a consensus conference on Diabetic
Ketoacidosis – a joint project of the LWPES and the European Society of
As president of the LWPES helped to organize the program for the
endocrine component of the PAS meetings.
2006- Editor, Growth and Development, For Current Opinion in Endocrinology
Diabetes, and Obesity, Williams and Wilkins
2009-- Chief, Education Council of the Lawson Wilkins Pediatric Endocrine
society—Tasked with providing and coordinating education resources for
members and others in the field.
E. Report of Clinical Activities
1. Clinical practice of pediatric endocrinology at Massachusetts General Hospital,
Northshore Children’s Hospital, and Cambridge Hospital.
2. Patient Load – Approximately 25 outpatients/week, 2-3 months as inpatient attending
3. Clinical Contributions – Recognized as a consultant pediatric endocrinologist nationally
(listed in the appropriate Best Doctor’s, etc for at least 15 yr).
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1. Miller ME, Seals J, Kaye R, Levitsky LL. A familial plasma-associated defect of
phagocytosis: a new cause of recurrent bacterial infections. Lancet 1968; i:60-63.
2. Cornblath M, Levitsky LL, Kling A. Response to intravenous glucose in juvenile
macaque monkeys: effect of central nervous system lesions and species differences.
Diabetes. 1971; 20:156-161.
3. Beitins I, Bayard F, Levitsky LL, Ances IG, Kowarski A, Migeon CJ. Plasma
aldosterone concentration at delivery and during the newborn period: effect
of maternal sodium restriction. J Clin Invest. 1972; 51:386-394.
4. Firor HV, Moore ES, Levitsky LL, Galvez M. Parathyroidectomy in children
with chronic renal failure. J Pediatr Surg. 1972; 7:565.
5. Raiti S, Trias E, Levitsky LL, Grossman M. Oxandrolone and human growth
hormone: comparison of growth stimulating effect in short children. Am J
Dis Child. 1973; 126:597-600.
6. Levitsky LL, Speck S, Shulman R. Metabolic response to fasting in experimental intra-
uterine growth retardation: a comparison of two models. Biol. Neonate.1976; 30:11-16.
7. Garland JT, Jennings J, Levitsky LL, Buchanan F. Stimulation of DNA synthesis
in isolated chondrocytes by somatomedin. II. Validation of the assay for clinical use and
comparison with the stimulation of protein synthesis. J Clin Endo Metab. 1976; 43:847.
8. Levitsky LL, Fisher DE, Paton JB, de Lannoy CW. Fasting plasma levels of
glucose, acetoacetate, D-§-hydroxybutyrate, glycerol, and lactate in the baboon infant:
correlation with cerebral uptake of substrates and oxygen.Pediatr Res. 1977; 11:298-302.
9. Levitsky LL, Kimber A, Marchichow JA, Uehera J. Metabolic response to fasting
in experimental intrauterine growth retardation induced by surgical and non-
surgical maternal stress. Biol Neonate. 1977; 31:311-315.
10. Levitsky LL, Uehara JA, Marchichow JA, Dumbovic N. Glucagon response to
arginine in growth hormone deficient children before and after treatment with growth
hormone in children with non-endocrine short stature. Clinical Endocrinology.1978;
11. Duquesnoy RJ, MacDonald MJ, Mullins T, Hackbarth SA, Traisman HS,
Levitsky LL. Increased frequency of HLA-DW3 in North American black patients with
juvenile onset diabetes. Tissue Antigens. 1979; 13:369-372.
12. Martin LG, Grossman MS, Connor TB, Levitsky LL, Clark JW, Camitta FO.
Effect of androgen on growth hormone secretion and growth in boys with short stature.
Acta Endocr. 1979; 91:201-212.
13. Edidin DV, Levitsky LL, Schey W, Dumbovic N, Campos A. Resurgence of
nutritional rickets associated with breast feeding and special dietary practices. Pediatrics.
14. Levitsky LL, Paton JB, Fisher DE, de Lannoy CW. Arterial blood levels of
energy substrates and evidence for renal glucose production in the baboon infant.
Pediat Res. 1980; 14:926-931.
15. Jennings J, Buchanan F, Levitsky LL, Garland JT. Growth hormone dependent
human serum stimulation of thymidine and sulphate incorporation into
embryonic chicken cartilage. Acta Endocr. 1980; 94:480.
16. Levitsky LL, Paton JB, Fisher De, de Lannoy CW. Uptake and release of energy
substrates, oxygen, and carbon dioxide by the hindlimb of the fasting baboon.
Biol Neonate. 1981; 39:105-112.
17. MacDonald MJ, Traisman HS, Levitsky LL, Dequesnoy RJ, Mullins P, Hackbarth
SA. HLA types in American Black juvenile diabetics: strong associations with
Dw3 and Dw4. Metab. 1981; 30:533-536.
18. Friedman NE, Levitsky LL, Edidin DV, Vitullo DA, Lacina SJ, Chiemmongkoltip
P. Echocardiographic evidence for impaired myocardial performance in children
with type I diabetes mellitus. Am J Med. 1982; 73:846-850.
19. Brusilow SW, Danney M, Weber LJ, Batshaw M, Burton B, Levitsky L, Roth K,
McKeethren C, Ward J. Treatment of episodic hyperammonemia in children
with inborn errors of urea synthesis. N Eng J Med. 1984; 310:1630-1634.
20. Levitsky LL, Paton JB, Fisher DE, de Lannoy CW. Splanchnic uptake and release of
energy substrates in the fasting infant baboon. Pediatr Res. 1984; 18:1316-1320.
21. Levitsky LL, Edidin DV, Mennella JA, Spaulding NH, Hseih L-C. The effect of
dexamethasone and surgically induced intrauterine growth retardation on renal and
hepatic levels of phosphoenolpyruvate carboxykinase in the rat. Biol.Neonate. 1986;
22. Levitsky LL, Paton JB, Fisher DE, Spaulding NH, Paton AL. Gluconeogenesis
from lactate in the chronically catheterized baboon fetus. Biol Neonate.1986; 50:97-106.
23. Baum VC, Levitsky LL, Englander RM. Abnormal cardiac function following
exercise in young insulin dependent diabetics. Diabetes Care. 1987; 10:319-323.
24. Pinsky L, Kaufman M. Levitsky LL. Partial androgen resistance due to a distinctive
qualitative defect of the androgen receptor. Am J Med Genetics.1987; 7:459-466.
25. Levitsky LL, Paton JB, Fisher DE. Precursors to glycogen in ovine fetuses.
Am J Physiol. 1988; 255:E743-E747.
26. Schoeller DA, Levitsky LL, Bandini LG, Dietz WH, Walczak A. Energy
expenditure and body composition in Prader-Willi Syndrome. Metabolism.1988;
27. Schoeller DA, Bandini LG, Levitsky LL, Dietz WH. Energy requirements of obese
children and young adults. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society. 1988; 47:241-246.
28.. Levitsky LL, Schoeller DA, Lambert GH, Edidin DV. The effect of growth
hormone therapy in growth hormone deficient children on cytochrome P-450 dependent
3-N-demethylation of caffeine measured by the caffeine 13CO2 breath test. Dev
Pharmacol Ther. 1989; 12:90-95.
29. Paton JB, Levitsky LL, Fisher DE. Placental transfer and fetal effects of maternal
sodium beta-Hydroxybutyrate infusion in the baboon. Pediatr Res. 1989; 25:435-439.
30. Cuttler L, Jackson JA, uz-Zafor MS, Levitsky LL, Mellinger RC, Frohman LA.
Hypersecretion of growth hormone (GH) and prolactin in McCune-Albright
Syndrome. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 1989; 68:1148-1154.
31. Ehrmann DA, Rosenfield RL, Cuttler L, Burstein S, Cara JF, Levitsky LL. A new
test of combined pituitary-testicular function using the gonadotropin-releasing hormone
agonist nafarelin in the differentiation of gonadotropin deficiency from delayed puberty.
Pilot studies. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 1989; 69:963-967.
32. Rosenfield RL, Burstein S, Cuttler L, Cara JF, Levitsky LL, Barnes RB, Ehrmann D:
Use of nafarelin for testing pituitary-ovarian function. J Reprod Med.
33. Kreiter M, Burstein S, Rosenfield RL, Moll G, Cara JF, Yousefzadeh D, Cuttler
L, Levitsky LL: Preserving adult height potential in girls with idiopathic true
precocious puberty. J Pediat. 1990; 117:364-370.
34. Levitsky LL, Scanu AM, Gould SH: Lipoprotein (a) levels in black and white children
and adolescents with insulin dependent diabetes mellitus.Diabetes Care 1991;
35. Zheng Q, Levitsky LL, Fan J, Ciletti N, Mink K: Glycogenesis in the fetal and adult rat
hepatocyte is differently regulated by medium glucose. Pediat Res 1992; 32:714-718.
36. Cuttler L, Rosenfield RL, Ehrmann DA, Kreiter M, Burstein S, Care JF, Levitsky
LL: Maturation of gonadotropin and sex steroid responses to gonadotropin-
releasing hormone agonist in males. J Clin Endocrinol Metab 1993; 76:362-366.
36. Levitsky LL, Stonestreet BS, Mink K, Zheng Q: Glutamine carbon flux and glutamine
uptake in the fetus of the fed and fasted ewe. Am J Physiol, 1993; 265:E722-E727.
37. Levitsky LL, Zheng Q, Rhoads DB, Mink K: GLUT-1 and GLUT-2 mRNA and
glucose transporter activity in cultured adult and fetal hepatocytes. Am J Physiol 1994;
38. Barnes RB, Rosenfield RL, Ehrmann DA, Cara JF, Cuttler L, Levitsky LL:
Ovarian hyperandrogynism as a result of congenital adrenal virilizing disorders:
Evidence for perinatal masculinization of neuroendocrine function in women. J Clin
Endocrinol Metab, 1994; 79:1328-1333.
39. Zheng Q, Levitsky LL, Mink K, Rhoads DB: Glucose regulation of glucose
transporters in cultured adult and fetal hepatocytes, Metabolism, 1995; 44:1553-1558.
40. Rhoads DB, Rosenbaum DH, Unsal H, Isselbacher KJ, Levitsky LL: Circadian
periodicity of intestinal Na+/Glucose cotransporter 1 mRNA levels is transcriptionally
regulated. J Biological Chem, 1998; 273:9510-9516.
41. Soyka LA, Grinspoon S, Levitsky LL, Herzog DB, Klibanski A: The effects of
anorexia nervosa on bone metabolism in female adolescents. J. Clin Endocrinol
Metab, 1999; 84:4489-4496.
42. Tavakkolizadeh A, Berger UV, Shen KR, Levitsky LL, Zinner MJ, Hediger MA, Ashley
SW, Whang EE, Rhoads DB: Diurnal rhythmicity in intestinal SGLT-1 function,
V(max) and mRNA expression topography, Am J Gastrointest Liver Physiol 2001;
43. Misra M, Soyka LA, Miller KK, Grinspoon S, Levitsky LL, Klibanski A, Regional body
Composition in adolescents with anorexia nervosa and changes with weight recovery,
Am J Clin Nutr 2003;77:1361-7
44. Yang, F., T. Agulian, J. E. Sudati, D. B. Rhoads, and L. L. Levitsky. Developmental
regulation of galactokinase in suckling mouse liver by the Egr-1 transcription factor.
Pediatric Research 55: 822-829 (2004)
45. Wang, L., C. Coffinier, M. K. Thomas, L. Gresh, G. Eddu, T. Manor, L. L. Levitsky, M.
Yaniv, and D. B. Rhoads. Selective deletion of the HNF1 β (MODY5) gene in β cells
leads to altered gene expression and defective insulin release. Endocrinology 145:3941-9
46. Tavakkolizadeh A, Ramsanahie A, Levitsky LL, Zinner MJ, Whang EE, Ashley
SW, Rhoads DB. Differential role of vagus nerve in maintaining diurnal gene expression
rhythms in the proximal small intestine. J Surg Res. 129:73-8, 2005
46. Misra M, Levitsky LL, Intermittent growth attenuation: is this a sign of
craniopharyngioma? J Pediatr Endocrinol Metab 19:1033-8, 2006
47. Huang J, Karakchuk V, Levitsky LL, Rhoads DB, Expression of HNF4α variants in
pancreatic islets and Ins-1 β cells, Diabetes Metab Res Rev, 2008, 24: 533-543
48. McCormack S, Mitchell DM, Woo M, Levitsky LL, Ross DS, Misra M, Radioactive
iodine treatment for hyperthyroidism in children and adolescents: referral rate and
response to treatment, Clin Endocrinol (Oxf) 71:884-891, 2009
49. Huang J, Levitsky LL, Rhoads DB, Novel P2 promoter-derived HNF4alpha isoforms
with different N-terminus generated by alternate exon insertion, Exp Cell Res, 2009,
50. Stanley TL, Levitsky LL, Grinspoon SK, Misra M., Effect of body mass index on peak
growth hormone response to provocative testing in children with short stature. J Clin
Endocrinol Metab. 2009 4875-81.
51. Huang J, Levitsky L, Rhoads D, Enhancement of native promoters by introducing non-
adjacent response-element multimers: Generation of regulated, specific and powerful
promoters, submitted to Nucleic Acid Research
Reviews, Chapters and Editorials:
1. Levitsky LL, Cornblath M. Hypoglycemia in childhood. In: Barnett HL, ed.
Pediatrics, 15th Edition. New York: Appleton-Century Crofts, 1973:360-367.
2. Levitsky LL, Cornblath M. The infant of the diabetic mother. In: Fajans S.,
Sussman K., eds. Diabetes mellitus: diagnosis and treatment. Volume III.
New York: Amer Diabetes Assoc Inc., 1971:243-246.
3. Levitsky LL, Edidin DV. Growth disorders in children. Comprehensive
Ther. 1980; 6:22.
4. Edidin DV, Levitsky LL. Nutritional rickets in infancy. In: Lifshitz F., ed.
Clinical disorders in pediatric nutrition. New York: Marcel Dekker, 1981;146-165.
5. Levitsky LL, Edidin DV. Diabetic ketoacidosis. In: Vidyasagar D., ed. Neonatal
and pediatric intensive care. Littleton, MA: PSG Publishing Co., 1985;175-188.
6. Levitsky LL, Growth and pubertal patterns in insulin dependent diabetes
mellitus (IDDM). Seminars in Adolescent Medicine. 1987; 3:233-239.
7. Baum VC, Levitsky LL. Echocardiographic evaluation of left ventricular function in
asymptomatic adolescent diabetic patients. Practical Cardiology. 1987; 13:42.51.
8. Levitsky LL. Short stature. In: Dershewitz R., ed. Ambulatory pediatric care.
Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Company, 1988; 334-339.
9. Levitsky LL. Short stature. In: Dershewitz R., ed. Ambulatory Pediatric Care.
Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Company, 1992, 2nd edition; 334-340.
10. Rother KI, Levitsky LL. Diabetes mellitus during adolescence. Endo Metab
2017 Clinics of N. Am, 1993; 22:553-572.
11. Axelrod L, Levitsky LL. Hypoglycemia. In: Kahn CR, Weir GC, eds., Joslin's
Diabetes Mellitus, 1994:976-998.
12. Zangen D, Levitsky LL: Diabetes Ketoacidosis. In: Pugliese, Fort and Lifshitz,
eds., Pediatric Endocrinology, 3rd edition, 1995.
13. Raboudi N, Levitsky LL: Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus. In: Burg FD,
Ingelfinger JR, Wald ER, Polin RA, eds., Current Pediatric Therapy, 15th edition,
1995 and 16th ed.,1999
14. Lee MM, Levitsky LL; Tall Stature. In: Burg FD, Ingelfinger JR, Wald ER,
Polin RA, eds., Current Pediatric Therapy, 15th edition, 1995
14. Capriles, C, Levitsky LL: Insulin-dependent Diabetes Mellitus. In: Finberg L,
ed., Saunders Manual of Pediatric Practice, 1998
16. Loechner K, Levitsky LL: Thyroid Disorders. In Burg FD, Ingelfinger JR, Wald
ER, Polin RA, eds., Current Pediatric Therapy, 16th edition, 1999
17. Levitsky LL. Short stature. In: Dershewitz R., ed. Ambulatory Pediatric Care.
Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Company, 3nd edition;1999.
18. Levitsky LL. Diabetes mellitus. In: Dershewitz R., ed. Ambulatory Pediatric
Care.Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Company, 3rd edition; 1999
19. Lee MM, Levitsky LL, Disorders of the Adrenal. In Burg FD, Ingelfinger JR, Wald
Polin RA, eds., Current Pediatric Therapy 17th edition., 2002
20. List JF, Levitsky LL, The epidemic of type 2 diabetes in children and adolescents,
Endocrinology Rounds 1:issue 7, 2002 (www.endocrinologyrounds.org)
21. Houk CM, Levitsky LL, Ambiguous Genitalia, in Up to Date in Pediatrics, web-based
and CD ROM based text, 2003, 2008
22 Aye, T, Levitsky LL. Diabetes Mellitus in Children and Adolescents, In: Rakel, Robert,
Bope, Edward, eds Conn’s Current Therapy 56th Ed. Phildadelphia: Saunders, 2003.
23. Aye T, Levitsky, LL, Type 2 Diabetes: An epidemic disease in childhood, Current Opin
Pediatr 15:411-415, 2003
24. Freemark, M., and L. L. Levitsky. Screening for celiac disease in children with Type 1
diabetes: Two views of the controversy. Diabetes Care 2003; 26: 1932-1939.
25. Dunger DB, Sperling MA, Acerini CL, Bohn DJ, Daneman D, Danne TP, Glaser NS,
Hanas R, Hintz RL, Levitsky LL, Savage MO, Tasker RC, Wolfsdorf JI; European
Society for Paediatric Endocrinology; Lawson Wilkins Pediatric Endocrine Society.
European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology/Lawson Wilkins Pediatric Endocrine
Society consensus statement on diabetic ketoacidosis in children and adolescents.
Pediatrics. 2004 Feb;113(2):e133-40.
(Dunger DB, Sperling MA, Acerini CL, Bohn DJ, Daneman D, Danne TP, Glaser NS,
Hanas R, Hintz RL, Levitsky LL, Savage MO, Tasker RC, Wolfsdorf JI; ESPE; LWPES.
ESPE/LWPES consensus statement on diabetic ketoacidosis in children and adolescents.
Arch Dis Child. 2004 Feb;89(2):188-94.)
26. Levitsky LL. Childhood immunizations and chronic illness. N Engl J Med. 2004 ;
27. Levitsky LL, Symptomatic cerebral edema in diabetic ketoacidosis: the mechanism is
clarified, but still far from clear, J Pediatr. 2004 145:149-150.
28. Prabhakaran R, Levitsky, LL, Diabetic Ketoacidosis, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine,
Eds Slonim AD, Pollack MM, Lipincott 2006
29. Jacobson-Dickman E, Levitsky LL, Role of Oral Agents in the Management of
Childhood Diabetes, Pediatric Clinics of North America, ed. M Sperling, 52:1689-703,
2005 Clinics of North America, ed. M Sperling
30. Levitsky, LL, Misra M, Associated Autoimmune diseases in children and adolescents
with type 1 diabetes mellitus, Up To Date in Pediatrics, web-based and CD ROM based
text, 2006, 2008
31. Levitsky, LL, Misra M, Complications and screening in children and adolescents with
type 1 diabetes mellitus, Up To Date in Pediatrics, web-based and CD ROM based text,
32. Levitsky LL, Misra M, Epidemiology, presentation, and diagnosis of type 1 diabetes
mellitus in children and adolescents, Up To Date in Pediatrics, web-based and CD ROM
based text, 2009
33. Levitsky LL, Misra M, Management of type 1 diabetes mellitus in children and
adolescents, Up To Date in Pediatrics, web-based and CD ROM based text, 2006, 2008
34. Levitsky LL, Misra M, Special situations in children and adolescents with type 1
diabetes mellitus, Up To Date in Pediatrics, web-based and CD ROM based text, 2006,
35. Levitsky LL, Cognitive dysfunction following treatment of Cushing’s syndrome, Nat
Clin Pract Endocrinol Metab 2:666-7, 2006.
36. Levitsky LL, Defining the role of IGF-1 therapy for short children, J Clin Endocrinol
Metab 92:813-4, 2007.
37. Lopez X, Levitsky LL, Hypoglycemia, Nutrition Handbook, Academy of Pediatrics, R
Kleinman, ed, 2008
38. Rhoads D, Levitsky LL, Macronutrient Requirements for Growth: Carbohydrates, in
Nutrition in Pediatrics: Basic Science and Clinical Applications, 4th edition, eds:
Walker, Duggan, Watkins, 2008
39. Isganaitis E, Levitsky L, Preventing Childhood Obesity: Can we do it?, Current
Opinion in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Obesity, 15:1-8, 2008
40. Rhoads DB, Levitsky L, The function of HNF1 in the pathogenesis of diabetes, Expert
Review of Endocrinology and Metabolism 2008, 3: 391-403.
41. Sherry N, Levitsky, L Management of diabetic ketoacidosis in children and adolescents.
.Paediatr Drugs. 2008;10:209-15.
42. Levitsky LL, Misra M, Boepple PA, Hoppin AG, Adolescent obesity and bariatric surgery.Curr
Opin Endocrinol Diabetes Obes. 2009 ;16:37-44.
42. Straussman S, Levitsky L, Neonatal Hypoglycemia, Current Opinion Endo, Diabetes,
Obesity 17:20-24, 2010
Books, Monographs, and Text Books:
1. Proceedings, Growth hormone and growth factors in endocrinology and metabolism, 23rd
International Symposium, eds. Camacho-Hubner C, Levitsky LL, Hughes I, de Zegher F,
Gunnarsson R, Acta Pediatrica 86:Suppl 423, 1-217, 1997
Obesity in Childhood, Current Opinion in Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes, ed.
Levitsky L, 1 (1): 2008
Puberty and its Disorders, Current Opinion in Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes, ed,
Levitsky LL, 2009.
Fetal and Neonatal Endocrinology, Current Opinion in Endocrinology, Metabolism and
Diabetes, ed, Levitsky LL, 2010
1. Levitsky LL, Trias E, Grossman M. Spontaneous thyrotoxicosis in infancy.
Pediatrics. 1970; 46:627-629.
2. Friedman NE, Levitsky LL, Edidin DV. Choanal atresia and associated multiple
anomalies. J Pediatr. 1980; 94:1123.
3. Edidin DV, Levitsky LL. Prepubertal gynecomastia associated with estrogen-
containing hair cream. Am J Dis Child. 1982; 136:587-588
4. American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), Sections on Endocrinology and
Ophthalmology, Position Statement. Screening for Retinopathy in the Pediatric Patient
with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus. Pediatrics. 1998; 101:313.
5. Levitsky, L., Section Editor, Hormonal Disorders, Harvard Medical School Family
Health Guide, ed.Komaroff, AL, Simon & Schuster, 1999
6. Levitsky, L, and Gensure R,Thyroid Disease, in Review of Pediatrics, eds Burg F,
Nelson K, Vaughn V, WB Saunders, 2002 (Multiple choice and patient management
questions with annotated discussion for a learning materials program)
7. Misra M, Levitsky LL, Lee MM, Transient hyperthyroidism in an adolescent with
hydatidiform mole, J Pediatr 140:362-366, 2002
8. Israel EJ, Levitsky LL, Anupindi SA, Pitman MB, Case records of the Massachusetts
General Hospital. Weekly clinicopathological exercises. Case 3-2005. A 14-year-old boy
with recent slowing of growth and delayed puberty. N Engl J Med 2005; 352:393-403.