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The Section of Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes provides children and adolescents with evaluation and treatment for hormonal irregularities and diabetes.

The Section of Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism features a multidisciplinary team composed of a pediatric endocrinologist, pediatric endocrine nurse practitioners, physician assistants and dietitians who work together to provide children with the best possible care.

 

MEET OUR TEAM

Aparna Bindiganavle, MS, RN, CDE, recieved her BA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her MSN from Depaul University. She specializes in pediatrics and pediatric endocrinology and she has clinical expertise in diabetes and endocrine disorders. Additionally, she is fluent in Italian.

 

Michelle Greene, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at Rush Medical College. She completed her graduate education at Virginia Commonwealth University and her internship and fellowship at Rush University Medical Center. She has clinical expertise in adjustment to chronic illness, Brazelton neonatal neurobehavioral assessment, developmental assessment, developmental delay, follow up assessments for preterm infants, psychoeducational assessment, psychological assessment, and psychosocial oncology. Greene has research interests in neurodevelopmental outcomes of preterm infants and psychosocial influences on outcomes of preterm infants.

 

Stelios Mantis, MD, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at Rush Medical College. He completed medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, his residency at Loyola University Medical Center, and his fellowship at the University of Chicago Medical Center. He is board certified in Pediatric Endocrinology and Pediatrics and has clinical expertise in adrenal gland disorders, adrenal insufficiency, diabetes, diabetes insipidus, Graves' disease, hypo/hyperparathyroidism, hypo/hyperthyroidism, metabolic syndrome, pituitary disorders, precocious puberty, short stature, Turner syndrome, and vitamin D deficiency. Additionally, he is fluent in Greek and Spanish.

 

Carla Minutti, MD, is the Chief of the Section of Endocrinology in the Department of Pediatrics. She completed medical school at the University of Anahuac School of Medicine in Mexico, her residency at the University of Illinois Medical Center, and her fellowship at Mayo Clinic. She is board certified in Pediatric Endocrinology and Pediatrics and she has clinical expertise in adrenal gland disorders, diabetes, endocrine disorders, hyper/hypothyroidism, obesity, pituitary disorders, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), and thyroid disease. Additionally, she is fluent in Italian and Spanish.

Mary C. Mullen, MS, RD, LDN, is a clinical dietitian and instructor whose research projects in pediatric nutrition focus on overweight and obesity, infant feeding practices and diabetes. Working with graduate students, she is validating outpatient tools to help assess infant feeding practices and child and adolescent lifestyle factors associated with body mass index (BMI). In a project with pediatric endocrinologists, she is focusing on carbohydrate (CHO) knowledge of children and adolescents with diabetes, as well as caretakers and other health professionals working with this population.

Mullen received her BS from the University of Illinois and her MS from Eastern Illinois University. She has clinical expertise in behavior and behavior mechanisms, nutritional and metabolic diseases, pediatric diabetes, and pediatric nutrition.

 

Anna Spagnoli, MD, is the Woman's Board Professor of Pediatrics as well as a Chairperson of the Department of Pediatrics at Rush Medical College. She completed medical school at the University of Rome Tor Vergata School of Medicine in Italy, and her residency and fellowship at Oregon Health & Science University Hospital. She is board certified in Pediatric Endocrinology and has clinical expertise in adrenal gland disorders, diabetes, diabetes insipidus, endocrine disorders, hypo/hyperparathyroidism, hypo/hyperthyroidism, hypoglycemia, metabolic syndrome, osteopenia, pituitary disorders, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), precocious puberty, and short stature. Additionally, she is fluent in Italian and has research interests in bone disorders in children.

 

Services
Thyroid abnormalities
Adrenal abnormalities
Pituitary abnormalities
Growth disorders
Lipid disorders
Diabetes mellitus, including Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes
Delay of puberty
Early puberty
Turner’s syndrome
Klinefelter’s syndrome
Bone and calcium disorders

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Pediatric Diabetes
1725 W. Harrison St.
Professional Building I
Suite 710
Chicago, IL 60612
Phone: (312) 942-3034
Fax: (312) 942-4168
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