Welcome to Pediatric Endocrinology


Department of Pediatric Endocrinology

The Department of Pediatrics Section of Endocrinology provides clinical services at Children's Hospital Colorado (CHCO) and the Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes (BDC).

Learn about our CHCO Pediatric Endocrinology Team here.
Learn about our BDC Pediatric Diabetes Team here.

Millions of Dollars

Our staff members receive millions of dollars of long-term funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and American Diabetes Association to advance research.
The Department of Pediatric Endocrinology at Children’s Hospital Colorado provides comprehensive diagnostic and treatment services for children with disorders of growth, puberty, thyroid function, adrenal function, calcium and phosphorus metabolism (including rickets), osteoporosis, and many other endocrine-related disorders. Over 5,000 visits to the Center are made by children from an eight-state surrounding area each year.

Outreach clinics have been established around the state and in Wyoming serving the needs of children in Colorado and Wyoming. We have also developed a telemedicine system to serve families in areas at a distance from Denver.

Collaborative clinical programs with other subspecialty departments at Children's Colorado are in place to provide endocrine support for children who have had bone marrow transplantation, brain tumors, AIDS, cystic fibrosis, asthma, and a variety of metabolic and genetic disorders, including glycogen storage disease, hypoglycemia, Turner syndrome, Prader-Willi syndrome, Klinefelter syndrome, polycystic ovarian syndrome and obesity-related disorders.

We are proud to have developed and implemented many multi-disciplinary clinics to bring multiple specialties together for a single patient visit. Our current clinics include, but are not limited to:

Education/Training for Fellows

Prospective Fellows: The University of Colorado School of Medicine's Department of Pediatrics and Children's Hospital Colorado offer a three-year fellowship in endocrinology. The goal of the fellowship is to provide physicians who are board eligible in pediatrics with in-depth training in endocrinology that will prepare them for a career in clinical or academic medicine.

Current Fellows (who are already credentialed at CHCO and/or UCH): If you are a current fellow interested in shadowing pediatric endocrinology and diabetes faculty, staff, and/or peds endo fellows in outpatient and inpatient, you have the opportunity to complete a 2-week rotation.


a.) Current fellows must already be credentialed at UCH and/or at CHCO and must be located in-state.

b.) If you are an out-of state fellow, please refer to the "Visiting Trainee" Section below.

Education/Training for Residents

Training for residents in pediatric endocrinology involves intensive clinical training in all aspects of clinical pediatric endocrinology, as well as development of clinical and/or basic research skills. Endocrinology faculty lead residency workshops covering aspects of endocrinology critical for general pediatrics.

Education/Training for Medical Students

Pediatric endocrinology is an integral component of the pediatric clerkship curriculum for third-year medical students at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Our faculty provide a lecture in endocrinology as part of the clerkship's core lecture series.

An elective in pediatric endocrinology and diabetes is available for fourth-year medical students who have successfully completed a pediatric clerkship.‚Äč

Education/Training for Visiting Trainees and Physicians

More details to come.

If you have questions about any of the rotations listed above and/or would like to request more information about the specific trainee requirements, please contact Carolina Jensen, the Program Coordinator for Pediatric Endocrinology at Carolina.Jensen@childrenscolorado.org.


The Section of Endocrinology is actively involved in research to further the understanding of endocrine problems in the developing child and to improve the diagnosis and care of these children. The primary areas of interest of faculty in the Section include:
  • Pathophysiology and psychosocial aspects of obesity and type 2 diabetes in children and adolescents. The Section of Endocrinology is a recognized leader in this area of interest. We are a national site for the TODAY and RISE studies
  • Insulin resistance and associated morbidity in obese children and adolescents
  • Developmental aspects of insulin resistance during puberty in children with and without diabetes
  • New approaches to screening for comorbidities in obese children and adolescents
  • Development of efficient and cost-effective approaches to endocrine diagnosis to replace older stimulation testing protocols
  • Hormone function, metabolic health, and neurodevelopment in children with X&Y chromosome variations, including Klinefelter and Turner syndromes
  • Hormonal abnormalities in survivors of childhood cancer and other chronic illnesses
  • Participation in drug trials to develop and implement new medications for children


Diversity Matters!

 The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff.
The University strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. We are committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

CU Anschutz DEI Flyer

The Section of Pediatric Endocrinology believes Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion are a core pillar of our section that is included as part of our strategic plan. 

Our current activities to advance this mission include:

  • Holistic Review Process for Fellowship Applicants
    • USMLE Scores are removed from application
    • Headshots are removed from application
    • Volunteer activities and entire application are weighted along with academic qualities
    • DE&I continuing education for entire department, and in particular faculty and fellows involved in the annual interview process
  • Pediatric Endocrinology Representatives on Campus-Wide and Hospital Diversity & Inclusion Leadership Committees
  • Pediatric Endocrinology Representatives on ACGME Committees

    Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Resources at the Anschutz Medical Campus

    Community is important, not only within our section, but within the hospital and the medical campus.

    Diversity,  Inclusion & Health Equity Resources at Children's Hospital Colorado

    Diversity in our Colorado Communities


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