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
Education:
B.A. (Biology)
Barnard College/Columbia University, 1984.
M.D.
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

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 in press, 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.

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.

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.

The TODAY Study Group (Katz, LEL - Study Group Member) 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.

The TODAY Study Group (Katz, LEL - Member) Clinical centers Baylor: 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 SUNY 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 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: 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.

(TODAY Study Writing Group: Weinstock RS, Caprio S, Copeland KC, Gidding SS, Hirst K, Katz LL, Marcovina S, Nadeau KJ, Nathan DM.) The TODAY Study Group (Katz LEL - Study Group Member) 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 : 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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