Dr. Nedim Çakan joined
Valley Children’s Hospital in February 2012 as the medical
director of endocrinology and diabetes. Dr. Çakan is board certified in
pediatrics and pediatric endocrinology by the American Board of Pediatrics.
With more than 20 years’ experience in his field, he comes to us from
Children’s Hospital of Michigan in Detroit. He was also an associate professor
of pediatrics at the Wayne State University School of Medicine in Michigan.
Positions he held included endocrine attending, diabetes director, and interim
medical director, division of endocrinology.
Dr Çakan’s areas of interest include childhood obesity, diabetes, growth
disorders and calcium metabolism problems.
Dr. Çakan completed his medical degree and rotating internship at Hacettepe
University Medical School in Ankara, Turkey. After he finished his pediatric
residency training in Marmara University School of Medicine in Istanbul, he
worked a year at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, Pa., as a
research fellow and lecturer. He completed a three-year fellowship program at
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.
Dr. Çakan is a member of several professional societies, including American Academy
of Pediatrics; Lawson Wilkins Pediatric Endocrinology Society; American Diabetes
Association Endocrine Society; European Society for Pediatric Endocrinology;
American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists; and International Society of
Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes.
Dr. Çakan has participated as principal investigator or co-investigator in various clinical
studies, some of which were supported by National Institute of Health grants.
Dr. Çakan has published more than 30 papers in various prestigious, peer-reviewed
publications, such as “Diabetes Care,” “Pediatrics,” “Diabetes Educator,” “Clinical
Pediatrics” and “Consultant for Pediatricians.”
He has also received various honors, including the “Doctor of the Year” award
for three consecutive years (2005-2007), from Hour Detroit magazine in Detroit;
Mentorship of Pediatric Research award in 2008 for mentoring pediatric residents and
medical students, from Children’s Hospital of Michigan; and “Super Doctors” award in
2011, from the Detroit Free Press.
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