Lorraine E Levitt Katz, MD

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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 Clinical Expertise

pediatric diabetes
pediatric carbohydrate metabolism
pediatric endocrinology

Description of Other Expertise

resident education
patient-oriented research

Selected Publications

TODAY Study Group: Rachelle Gandica, Barbara H. Braffett, Lorraine E. Levitt Katz, Neil H. White, Jeanie B. Tryggestad, Mitchell E. Geffner, Sonia Caprio, Siripoom McKay, Kristen J. Nadeau, Silva Arslanian: Postintervention Effects of Varying Treatment Arms on Glycemic Failure and β-Cell Function in the TODAY Trial. Diabetes Care Page: 44(1):75-80, January 2021 Notes: doi: 10.2337/dc20-0622. Epub 2020 Nov 10.

Lynne L Levitsky, Kimberly L Drews, Rose A. Glubitosi-Klug, Lori Laffel, Lorraine E Levitt Katz, Mihai Mittelu, William Tamborlane, Jeanie B. Tryggestad, Ruth S. Weinstock, for the TODAY Study Group: The Obesity Paradox: Retinopathy, Obesity, and Circulating Risk Markers in Youth with Type 2 Diabetes in the TODAY Study. Diabetic Medicine 2021 Notes: Short Title: Retinopathy, obesity, and circulating risk markers in youth with type 2 diabetes

Jennifer N. Todd MD1, Jeffrey W. Kleinberger MD, Haichen Zhang MS, Shylaja Srinivasan MD, Sherida E. Tollefsen MD, Lynne L. Levitsky MD, Lorraine E. Levitt Katz MD, Jeanie B. Tryggestad MD, Fida Bacha MD, Giuseppina Imperatore MD PhD, Jean M. Lawrence ScD, Catherine Pihoker MD, Jasmin Divers PhD, Jason Flannick PhD, Dana Dabelea MD, PhD, Jose C. Florez MD, PhD, Toni I. Pollin PhD, Corresponding author: Toni I. Pollin: Monogenic Diabetes in Youth with Presumed Type 2 Diabetes: Results from the Progress for Diabetes Genetics in Youth (ProDiGY) Collaboration. Diabetes Care 2021 Notes: Short running title: Monogenic Diabetes in Youth.

Tara Kaushal, Lorraine E. Levitt Katz, Janet Joseph, Michelle Marowitz, Knashawn H. Morales, Daniel Atkins, Dean Ritter, Reid Simon, Lori Laffel, Terri H. Lipman: A Text Messaging Intervention with Financial Incentive for Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes. Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology August 2020.

Joseph M. Kindler, Andrea Kelly, Philip R. Khoury, Lorraine E. Levitt Katz, Elaine M. Urbina, Babette S. Zemel: Bone Mass and Density in Youth with Type 2 Diabetes, Obesity, and Healthy Weight Diabetes Care(dc192164), August 2020.

Jeanie B Tryggestad, Rachana D Shah, Barbara H Braffett, Fida Bacha, Samuel S Gidding, Rose A Gubitosi-Klug, Amy S Shah, Elaine M Urbina, Lorraine E Levitt Katz, TODAY Study Group : Circulating Adhesion Molecules and Associations With HbA1c, Hypertension, Nephropathy, and Retinopathy in the Treatment Options for Type 2 Diabetes in Adolescent and Youth (TODAY) Study Pediatric Diabetes June 2020 Notes: doi: 10.1111/pedi.13062.

Samuel S. Gidding, MD, Barbara H. Braffett, PhD, Rachana D. Shah, MD, Joao Lima, MD, Henrique Doria de Vasconcellos, MD, Ravi Shah, MD, Kristen J. Nadeau, MD, Jeanie B. Tryggestad, MD, Kara S Hughan, MD, Ruban Dhaliwal, MD MPH, Lorraine E. Levitt Katz, MD, for the TODAY Study Group : Longitudinal Changes in Cardiac Structure and Function from Adolescence to Young Adulthood in Participants with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: The TODAY Follow-up Study. Circulation: Heart Failure Jun 5 2020.

Rachana Shah, Siripoom V McKay, Lorraine E Levitt Katz, Laure El ghormli, Barbara J Anderson, Terri L Casey, Laurie Higgins, Roberto Izquierdo, Aimee D Wauters, Nancy Chang; for the TODAY Study Group: Adherence to Multiple Medications in the TODAY (Treatment Options for type 2 Diabetes in Adolescents and Youth) Cohort: Effect of Additional Medications on Adherence to Primary Diabetes Medication. Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism 33(2):: 25;191-198. Feb 2020.

Shah AS, El ghormli L, Vajravelu M, Bacha F, Farrell R, Gidding S, Levitt Katz LE, Tryggestad JB, White NH, Urbina EM: Cardiovascular and Metabolic Risk - Heart Rate Variability and Cardiac Autonomic Dysfunction: Prevalence, Risk Factors and Relationship to Arterial Stiffness in the Treatment Options for type 2 Diabetes in Adolescents and Youth (TODAY) study. Diabetes Care 42(11):: 2143-2150. Nov; 2019 Notes:

Fida Bacha 1, Laure El Ghormli 2, Silva Arslanian 3, Philip Zeitler 4, Lori M Laffel 5, Lorraine E Levitt Katz 6, Rachelle Gandica 7, Nancy T Chang 8, Jennifer E Sprague 9, Sarah A Macleish 10, TODAY Study Group: Predictors of response to insulin therapy in youth with poorly controlled type 2 diabetes in the TODAY trial. Pediatric Diabetes 20 (7): 871-879, Nov 2019.

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