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Stephen H. LaFranchi M.D.

As a professor of pediatrics (endocrinology), Dr. LaFranchi is involved in teaching medical students, pediatric residents, and fellows in pediatric endocrinology. He is the author of over a 100 articles and book chapters.

Education

  • M.D., University of California, Los Angeles California 0 1969
  • Residency:

    • David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, California
  • Fellowship:

    • David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, California
  • Certifications:

    • American Board of Pediatrics 1974 (lifetime certification), sub specialty certification in pediatric endocrinology 1978 (lifetime certification), voluntarily re-certified in 1993

Memberships and associations

  • Lawson Wilkins Pediatric Endocrine Society The Endocrine Society American Thyroid Association Society for Pediatric Research American Pediatric Society American Federation for Clinical Research Western Society for Pediatric Research American Academy of Pediatrics (Section on Endocrinology North Pacific Pediatric Society Oregon Pediatric Society Portland Academy of Pediatrics

Publications

  • "Newborn Screening in the US May Miss Mild Persistent Hypothyroidism." Journal of Pediatrics In: , Vol. 192, 01.01.2018, p. 204-208.
  • "Detecting Congenital Central Hypothyroidism by Newborn Screening : Difficulty in Distinguishing from Congenital Thyroxine-Binding Globulin Deficiency." Hormone Research in Paediatrics In: , 14.09.2017.
  • "Characterization of Thyroid Abnormalities in a Large Cohort of Children with Down Syndrome." Hormone Research in Paediatrics In: , 03.03.2017, p. 170-178.
  • "In Memoriam : Solomon A. Kaplan (1924–2017)." Hormone Research in Paediatrics In: , 14.02.2017.
  • "Clinical characterization of patients with autosomal dominant short stature due to aggrecan mutations." Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism  In: , Vol. 102, No. 2, 01.02.2017, p. 460-469.
  • "Transient versus permanent congenital hypothyroidism after the age of 3 years in infants detected on the first versus second newborn screening test in Oregon, USA." Hormone Research in Paediatrics In: , Vol. 86, No. 3, 01.10.2016, p. 169-177.
  • "Key developments in pediatric endocrinology in 2015." US Endocrinology In: , Vol. 12, No. 2, 2016, p. 87-89.
  • "Inaugural Management Guidelines for Children with Thyroid Nodules and Differentiated Thyroid Cancer : Children Are Not Small Adults." Thyroid In: , Vol. 25, No. 7, 01.07.2015, p. 713-715.
  • "Screening for congenital hypothyroidism : A worldwide view of strategies." Best Practice and Research: Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism In: , Vol. 28, No. 2, 2014, p. 175-187.
  • "Detection of neonates with mild congenital hypothyroidism (primary) or isolated hyperthyrotropinemia : An increasingly common management dilemma." Expert Review of Endocrinology and Metabolism In: , Vol. 9, No. 3, 2014, p. 263-271.
  • "Screening preterm infants for congenital hypothyroidism : Better the second time around." Journal of Pediatrics In: , Vol. 164, No. 6, 2014, p. 1259-1261.
  • "Worldwide coverage of newborn screening for congenital hypothyroidism-a public health challenge." US Endocrinology In: , Vol. 10, No. 2, 2014, p. 115-116.
  • "Novel microcephalic primordial dwarfism disorder associated with variants in the centrosomal protein ninein." Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism  In: , Vol. 97, No. 11, 11.2012.
  • "Congenital hypothyroidism caused by excess prenatal maternal iodine ingestion." Journal of Pediatrics In: , Vol. 161, No. 4, 10.2012, p. 760-762.
  • "Approach to the diagnosis and treatment of neonatal hypothyroidism." Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism In: , Vol. 96, No. 10, 10.2011, p. 2959-2967.
  • "Increasing incidence of congenital hypothyroidism : Some answers, more questions." Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism In: , Vol. 96, No. 8, 08.2011, p. 2395-2397.
  • "Congenital hypothyroidism : Delayed detection after birth and monitoring treatment in the first year of life." Journal of Pediatrics In: , Vol. 158, No. 4, 04.2011, p. 525-527.
  • "Fetal and neonatal thyroid function : Review and summary of significant new findings." Current Opinion in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Obesity In: , Vol. 17, No. 1, 02.2010, p. 1-7.
  • "Newborn screening strategies for congenital hypothyroidism : An update." Journal of Inherited Metabolic Disease In: , Vol. 33, No. SUPPL. 2, 2010.
  • "Congenital hypothyroidism." Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases In: , Vol. 5, No. 1, 17, 2010.
  • "Patient information page from the hormone foundation. Congenital hypothyroidism." The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism In: , Vol. 94, No. 5, 05.2009, p. 1835-1836.
  • "Should the levothyroxine starting dose be tailored to disease severity in neonates with congenital hypothyroidism?" Nature Clinical Practice Endocrinology and Metabolism In: , Vol. 4, No. 12, 12.2008, p. 658-659.
  • "Differential presentation for children with autoimmune thyroiditis discovered because of symptom development or screening." Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism  In: , Vol. 21, No. 8, 08.2008, p. 753-761.
  • "Comments." Public Health Nutrition  In: , Vol. 10, No. 12 A, 12.2007, p. 1581-1583.
  • "Pediatric thyroid testing issues." Pediatric Endocrinology Reviews In: , Vol. 5, No. SUPPL. 1, 10.2007, p. 570-577.
  • "How should we be treating children with congenital hypothyroidism?" Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism  In: , Vol. 20, No. 5, 05.2007, p. 559-578.
  • "Pediatric thyroid testing issues." Arab Gulf Journal of Scientific Research In: , Vol. 25, No. 1-2, 03.2007, p. 570-577.
  • "Thyroid hormone in hypopituitarism, Graves' disease, congenital hypothyroidism, and maternal thyroid disease during pregnancy." Growth Hormone and IGF Research  In: , Vol. 16, No. SUPPL., 07.2006, p. 20-24.
  • "Neurodevelopmental outcomes in congenital hypothyroidism : Comparison of initial T4 dose and time to reach target T4 and TSH." Journal of Pediatrics In: , Vol. 147, No. 6, 12.2005, p. 775-780.
  • "Predictors of glucose control in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes mellitus." Pediatric Diabetes In: , Vol. 6, No. 2, 06.2005, p. 69-74.

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