faculty photo

Lorraine Elizabeth Levitt Katz

Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Department: Pediatrics

Contact information
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
34th & Civic Center Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4399
Office: 2155903174
Fax: 2155903053
Education:
B.A. (Biology)
Barnard College/Columbia University, 1984.
M.D.
University of Connecticut, 1989.
Post-Graduate Training
Resident in Pediatrics, Babies Hospital/Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, 1989-1992.
Clinical Fellow in Pediatric Endocrinology, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 1992-1993.
Research Fellow in Pediatric Endocrinology, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 1993-1996.
Permanent link
 

Description of Research Expertise

insulin-like growth factor axis
insulin resistance in children
type 2 diabetes in children

Description of Clinical Expertise

pediatric diabetes
pediatric carbohydrate metabolism
pediatric endocrinology

Description of Other Expertise

resident education
patient-oriented research

Selected Publications

Lorraine Levitt Katz, Barbara J. Anderson, Siripoom V. McKay, Roberto Izquierdo, Terri L. Casey, Laurie A. Higgins, Aimee Wauters, Kathryn Hirst, Kristen J. Nadeau, MD, for the TODAY Study Group : Correlates of medication adherence in the TODAY cohort of youth with type 2 diabetes. Diabetes Care June 2016.

Katz LEL, Gralewski KA, Abrams P, Brar PC, Gallagher PR, Lipman TH, Brooks, LJ, Koren D: Insulin-like growth factor-I and insulin-like growth factor binding protein-1 are related to cardiovascular disease biomarkers in obese adolescents. Pediatr Diabetes 17(2): 77-86, March 2016.

Phil Zeitler, Kathryn Hirst, Kenneth C. Copeland, Laure El ghormli, Lorraine Levitt Katz, Lynne L. Levitsky, Barbara Linder, Paul McGuigan, Neil H. White, and Denise Wilfley, for the TODAY Study Group: HbA1c After a Short Period of Monotherapy With Metformin Identifies Durable Glycemic Control Among Adolescents With Type 2 Diabetes. Diabetes Care 38: 2285–2292, December 2015.

Koren,D; Chirinos,JA; Levitt Katz,LE; Mohler,ER; Gallagher,PR; Mitchell, GF; and Marcus, CL: Interrelationships between obesity, obstructive sleep apnea syndrome and cardiovascular risk in obese adolescents Int J of Obes 39(7): 1086-93, July 2015.

Ievers-Landis, C.E., Walders-Abramson, N., Amodei, N., Drews, K.L., Kaplan, J., Levitt Katz, L.E., Lavietes, S., Saletsky, R., Seidman, D., & Yasuda, P. Treatment Options for Type 2 Diabetes in Adolescents and Youth (TODAY) Study Group Pediatrics, 166(5), 1258-1264. doi: TODAY Study Group: Longitudinal Correlates of Health Risk Behaviors in Children and Adolescents with Type 2 diabetes in the TODAY Study. J. Peds 166(5): 1258-1264, May 2015.

Lorraine Levitt Katz,MD, Samuel S. Gidding,MD, Fida Bacha,MD, Kathryn Hirst, PhD., Siripoom McKay, MD, Laura Pyle, PhD, and Joao A.C. Lima, MD: Alterations in left ventricular, left atrial, and right ventricular structure and function to cardiovascular risk factors in adolescents with type 2 diabetes participating in the TODAY clinical trial. Pediatric Diabetes 16(1): 39-47, February 2015.

Carole L. Marcus, M.B.B.Ch.; Joel Traylor, R.Psg.T.; Lee J. Brooks, M.D.; Jingtao Huang, Ph.D.; Dorit Koren, M.D.; Lorraine Katz, M.D.; Thornton B.A. Mason, M.D., Ph.D., M.S.C.E.; Ruth M. Bradford; Mary Anne Cornaglia; Ignacio E. Tapia, M.D. : Prevalence of Periodic Limb Movements During Sleep in Normal Children. Sleep 37(8): 1349-52, August 2014.

Lipman TH, Ratcliffe, SJ, Cooper, R, Levitt Katz, LE: Population-based survey of the prevalence of type 1 and type 2 diabetes in school children in Philadelphia. J Diabetes 5(4): 456-461, December 2013.

Abrams,P; Levitt Katz,LE; Moore,RH; Xanthopoulos,MS; Bishop-Gilyard, CT; Wadden, TA; and Berkowitz, RI: Threshold for improvement in insulin sensitivity during an adolescent weight loss trial. J Pediatr 163(3): 785-790, September 2013.

The TODAY Study Group: Clinical centers Baylor College of Medicine: M Haymond*, B Anderson, S Gunn, H Holden,M Jones, K Hwu, S McGirk, S McKay, B Schreiner Case Western Reserve University: L Cuttler*, E Abrams, T Casey, WDahms, D Drotar, S Huestis, C Levers-Landis, P McGuigan, S Sundararajan Childrens Hospital Los Angeles: MGeffner*, N Chang, D Dreimane, M Halvorson, S Hernandez, F Kaufman (Study Chair), V Mansilla, R Ortiz, A Ward, K Wexler, P Yasuda Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia: L Levitt Katz*, R Berkowitz, S Boyd, C Carchidi, J Kaplan, C Keating, S Kneeshaw-Price, C Lassiter, T Lipman, S Magge, G McGinley, B. Schwartzman, S Willi Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh: S Arslanian*, F Bacha, S Foster, B Galvin, T Hannon, A Kriska, I Libman, M Marcus, K Porter, T Songer, E Venditti Columbia University Medical Center: R Goland*, R Cain, I Fennoy, D Gallagher, P Kringas, N Leibel, R Motaghedi, D Ng, M Ovalles, M Pellizzari, R Rapaport, K Robbins, D Seidman, L Siegel-Czarkowski, P Speiser Joslin Diabetes Center: L Laffel*, A Goebel-Fabbri, L Higgins, M Malloy, K Milaszewski, L Orkin, A Rodriguez-Ventura Massachusetts General Hospital: D Nathan*, L Bissett, K Blumenthal, L Delahanty, V Goldman, A Goseco, M Larkin, L Levitsky, R McEachern, K Milaszewski, D Norman, B Nwosu, S Park-Bennett, D Richards, N Sherry, B Steiner Saint Louis University: S Tollefsen*, S Carnes, D Dempsher, D Flomo, V Kociela, T Whelan, B Wolff State University of New York Upstate Medical University: RWeinstock*, D Bowerman, K Duncan, R Franklin, J Hartsig, R Izquierdo, J Kanaley, J Kearns, S Meyer, R Saletsky, P Trief University of Colorado Health Sciences Center: P Zeitler* (Steering Committee Chair), A Bradhurst, N Celona-Jacobs, J Glazner, J Higgins, F Hoe, G Klingensmith, K Nadeau, H Strike, N Walders, T Witten University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center: K Copeland* (Steering Committee Vice-Chair), R Brown, J Chadwick, L Chalmers, C Macha, A Nordyke, T Poulsen, L Pratt, J Preske, J Schanuel, J Smith, S Sternlof, R Swisher University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio: D Hale*, N Amodei, R Barajas, C Cody, S Haffner, J Hernandez, J Lynch, E Morales, S Rivera, G Rupert, A Wauters Washington University School of Medicine: N White*, A Arbeláez, J Jones, T Jones, M Sadler, M Tanner, R Welch Yale University: S Caprio*, M Grey, C Guandalini, S Lavietes, P Rose, A Syme, W Tamborlane Coordinating center George Washington University Biostatistics Center: K Hirst*, L Coombs, S Edelstein, N Grover, C Long, L Pyle Project office NIDDK: B Linder* (Northwest Lipid Research Laboratories, University of Washington): S Marcovina*, J Chmielewski, M Ramirez, G Strylewicz DEXA Reading Center (University of California at San Francisco): J Shepherd*, B Fan, L Marquez, M Sherman, J Wang Diet Assessment Center (University of South Carolina): E Mayer-Davis*, Y Liu, M Nichols Lifestyle Program Core (Washington University): D Wilfley*, D Aldrich-Rasche, K Franklin, C Massmann, D O’Brien, J Patterson, T Tibbs, D Van Buren Others: CDC: P Zhang, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto: M Palmert, State University of New York at Buffalo: L Epstein, University of Florida: J Silverstein : Rapid Rise in Hypertension and Nephropathy in Youth with Type 2 Diabetes. Diabetes Care 36(6): 1735-1741, June 2013.

back to top
Last updated: 07/01/2016
The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania