The Pediatric Endocrinology Practice at Valley Children’s is a full-service practice providing expert diagnosis and management of endocrine disorders in infants, children and adolescents. We bring a complete multidisciplinary approach to patient care with experts on staff in many fields who become part of your child’s care team. In addition to our board-certified pediatric endocrinologists, the practice is staffed with certified clinical educators, social workers and registered dietitians.

Services Offered & Conditions Treated

Listed below are some of the most common services available. The division treats most conditions commonly associated with the specialty.

  • Ambiguous genitalia
  • Amenorrhea
  • Calcium regulation and hypocalcemic disorders 
  • Delayed puberty 
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetes inspidus
  • Disorders of growth 
  • Disorders of hormonal regulation of glucose metabolism 
  • Disorders of the adrenal gland 
  • Disorders of the pituitary gland
  • Early pubertal development
  • Elevated prolactin
  • Gynecomastia
  • Hormonal control of fluid and electrolytes 
  • Hypercalcemic disorders 
  • Hyperthyroidism 
  • Hypogonadism
  • Hypoglycemia 
  • Hypoparathyroidism
  • Hypopituitarism
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Intersex disorders 
  • Micropenis 
  • Oligomenorrhea
  • Pituitary adenoma
  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome
  • Precocious puberty 
  • Premature thelarche
  • Premature adrenarche
  • Rickets
  • Septo-optic dysplasia
  • Short stature 
  • Thyroid disorders 
  • Thyroid nodule
  • Turner syndrome
  • Vitamin D deficiency

Physician Referral Guidelines

Pediatric Endocrinology Referral Guidelines

Diabetes Resources

Valley Children’s Pediatric Diabetes Care Center 
International Society for Pediatric Adolescent Diabetes
American Diabetes Association Newsletter: “Diabetes Care”
National Diabetes Education Program
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Childhood Overweight and Obesity Information) 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Diabetes Data and Trends)
American Association of Diabetes Educators
American Diabetes Association
Children with Diabetes: An online community
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
Joslin Diabetes Center
Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes
My Pyramid: Nutrition Information
Helping Your Overweight Child - Weight-control Information Network

Physician Resource

Emergency Treatment of Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA)

Healthy Eating Resources


Our Specialists

Swati Banerjee, MD

Sarah Brickey, MD

Nedim Cakan, MD

John Ching, MD

Meenal Mendiratta, MD

Meera Ramayya, MD

Nadia Sattar, MD

Animesh Sharma, MD