Steven M. Willi

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

Contact information
Division of Endocrinology
and Diabetes
The Children's Hospital
of Philadelphia
34th & Civic Center Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: (215) 590-3618
Fax: (215) 590-3053
BA (Chemistry)
Johns Hopkins University, 1981.
MD (Medicine)
Johns Hopkins University, 1985.
Permanent link

Description of Itmat Expertise

Dr. Willi is interested in therapeutics for type 1 and type 2 diabetes and has performed a number of physiologic studies in the etiology and characterization of diabetes in children.
Current studies include three trials on the delay of progression of type 1 diabetes and a multicenter trial to examine the optimal therapeutics for type 2 diabetes in children.

Selected Publications

David Weber, Jennifer Kelley, Tammy Mawson, Steve Willi, Mary Leonard, and Babette Zemel: Sex Differences in Bone Density and Body Composition in Children Newly Diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. Endocrine Society Conference, San Diego, CA March 2015.

Walders-Abramson N1, Venditti EM2, Ievers-Landis CE3, Anderson B4, El Ghormli L5, Geffner M6, Kaplan J7, Koontz MB8, Saletsky R9, Payan M10, Yasuda P6; Treatment Options for Type 2 Diabetes in Adolescents and Youth (TODAY) Study Group. [Willi S; Study Group Member]: Relationships among Stressful Life Events and Physiological Markers, Treatment Adherence, and Psychosocial Functioning among Youth with Type 2 Diabetes. J Pediatr. June 2014

Greeley NR, Regner S, Willi S, Lynch DR.: Cross-sectional analysis of glucose metabolism in Friedreich ataxia. J Neurol Sci. 342(1-2): 29-35, July 2014.

Hall WJ, Schneider M, Thompson D, Volpe SL, Steckler A, Hall JM, Fisher MR; HEALTHY Study Group.[Willi S; Study Group Member]: School factors as barriers to and facilitators of a preventive intervention for pediatric type 2 diabetes. Transl Behav Med. 4(2): 131-40, June 2014.

Ruth S. Weinstock, Paula M. Trief, Laure El Ghormli, Robin S. Goland, Shiripoom McKaym, Kerry M. Milaszewski, Jeff Preske, Steven M. Willi, Patrice Yasuda: Parent Characteristics Associated with Outcomes in Youth with Type 2 Diabetes: Results from the TODAY Study. Diabetes, ADA 74th Annual Scientific Sessions, San Francisco, CA 63(Suppli. 1): A313, June 2014.

Mary Ellen Vajravelu, MD; Jared Tobolski; Evanette Burrow;, Marianne Chilutti, MS; Vaneeta Bamba, MD; Steven Willi, MD; Shana McCormack, MD: Peak Cortisol Response to Corticotropin-Releasing Hormone is Related to Age and Size in Children Referred for Clinical Testing. Endocrine Society Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL June 2014.

Janet Silverstein, Eda Cengiz, William V. Tamborlane, Steven M. Willi, Georgeanna J. Klingensmith, Satya Shanmugham, Jamie Wood, Fida Bacha, Joyce M. Lee, Maria J. Redondo, Roy W. Beck, Craig Kollman, Crystal Connor, Katrina Ruedy: Classification of Depression Symptoms in Youth with Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes in the Pediatric Diabetes Consortium (PDC). Diabetes, ADA 74th Annual Scientific Sessions, San Francisco, CA 63(Suppli. 1): A390, June 2014.

Jamie Wood, Fida Bacha, Steven M. Willi, Eda Cengiz, William V. Tamborlaine, Bridgid Gregg, Georgeanna J. Klingensmith, Desmond A. Schatz, Katrina Ruedy, Roy W. Beck, Craig Kollman, Crystal Connor, Heidi Haro: Youth with Type 2 Diabetes (T2D)Have More Mitamin D Deficiency than Youth with Type 1 Diabetes (T1D): The Pediatric Diabetes Consortium (PDC). Diabetes, ADA 74th Annual Scientific Sessions, San Francisco, CA 63(Suppli. 1): A389, June 2014.

Wren TA, Kalkwarf HJ, Zemel BS, Lappe JM, Oberfield S, Shepherd JA, Winer KK, Gilsanz V and the Bone Mineral Density in Childhood Study Group.[S Willi Bone Mineral Density in Childhood Study Group Member]: Longitudinal tracking of dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry bone measures over 6 years in children and adolescents: persistence of low bone mass to maturity. J Pediatr. 164(6): 1280-5, June 2014.

David R. Weber, Kevin Haynes, Mary B. Leonard, Steven M. Willi, Michelle R. Denburg: Type 1 Diabetes and Fracture Risk: A Population-based Study Using the Health Improvement Network (THIN). Diabetes, ADA 74th Annual Scientific Sessions, San Francisco, CA 63(Suppl. 1): A154, June 2014.

back to top
Last updated: 02/26/2015
The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania