Lorraine Elizabeth Levitt Katz

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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
B.A. (Biology)
Barnard College/Columbia University, 1984.
University of Connecticut, 1989.
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Description of Research Expertise

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

Description of Other Expertise

resident education
patient-oriented research

Description of Itmat Expertise

Dr. Levitt-Katz is a pediatric endocrinologist with a particular interest in patient-oriented research relating to carbohydrate disorders and insulin-like growth factors. Independent clinical investigations focus on insulin secretion in pediatric type 2 diabetes mellitus, the pediatric metabolic syndrome (a "pre-diabetic" state) and the physiology of fasting.

Selected Publications

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.

Dorit Koren, Julio A. Chirinos, Lorraine E. Levitt Katz, Emile R. Mohler, Paul R. Gallagher, Gary Mitchell and Carole L. Marcus: Interrelationships between obesity, obstructive sleep apnea syndrome and cardiovascular risk in obese adolescents (submitted). International Journal of Obesity April 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.

Kelsey MM, Geffner ME, Guandalini C, Pyle L, Tamborlane WV, Zeitler PS, White NH; for the Treatment Options for Type 2 Diabetes in Adolescents and Youth (TODAY) Study Group: Presentation and effectiveness of early treatment of type 2 diabetes in youth: lessons from the TODAY study. Pediatric Diabetes February 2015.

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. Pediatric Diabetes December 2014.

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.

Narasimhan S, Weinstock RS, for the TODAY Study Group: Youth-onset type 2 diabetes mellitus: lessons learned from the TODAY Study. Mayo Clin Proc 89(6): 806-816, June 2014.

The TODAY Study Group (Katz, LEL - Study Group Member): Rapid Rise in Hypertension and Nephropathy in Youth with Type 2 Diabetes. Diabetes Care 36(6): 1735-1741, June 2013.

The TODAY Study Group (Katz, LEL - Study Group Member): Effects of Metformin, Metformin Plus Rosiglitazone, and Metformin Plus Lifestyle on Insulin Sensitivity and B-Cell Function in TODAY. Diabetes Care 36(6): 1749-1757, June 2013.

The TODAY Study Group (Writing Group: Weinstock RS, Caprio S, Copeland KC, Gidding SS, Hirst K, Katz LL, Marcovina S, Nadeau KJ, Nathan DM.): Lipid and Inflammatory Cardiovascular Risk Worsens Over 3 Years in Youth with Type 2 Diabetes. Diabetes Care 36(6): 1758-1764, June 2013.

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Last updated: 10/31/2015
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