Lorraine E Levitt Katz, MD

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Professor of Pediatrics at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Assistant Physician, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania
International Patient Liaison for Endocrinology,, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Advisory Board, ITMAT, University of Pennsylvania
Director, Center for Human Phenomic Science, CHOP. UPenn Clinical and Translational Science Award
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 School of Medicine, 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

Barbara Braffett, Fida Bacha; Laure El ghormli; Amy Shah; Santica Marcovina; Lorraine Levitt Katz; Steven Willi; Sonia Caprio; Ruban Dhaliwal; Samuel Gidding : Candidate Biomarkers as Predictors of Future Kidney Disease and Cardiovascular Dysfunction in Adolescents with Type 2 Diabetes Corresponding. submitted, Metabolism 2023.

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. Journal of Diabetes and its Complications 36(11): 108259, November 2022 Notes: doi: 10.1016/j.jdiacomp.2022.108259. Epub 2022 Jul 19.

Sheela N. Magge, MD, MSCEa , *Risa M. Wolf, MDa , Laura Pyle, PhDb 4 , Elizabeth A. Brown, MPHa , Valeria C. Benavides, MD, MPHc , Monica E. Bianco, MDd , Lily C. Chao, MDe 5 , Anna Cymbaluk, MDf , Pinar Gumus Balikcioglu, MDg , Kelsee Halpin, MD, MPHh 6 , Daniel S. Hsia, MDi , Lina Huerta-Saenz, MDj , Jane J. Kim, MDk , Seema Kumar, MDl 7 , Lorraine E Levitt Katz, MDm, Brynn E. Marks, MD, MSHPEdn , Anna Neyman, MDo , Katie L. O’Sullivan, MDp 8 , Sabitha Sasidharan Pillai, MDq , Amy S. Shah, MD, MSr , Ashley H. Shoemaker, MD, MSCIs 9 , Juwairriyyah A. W. Siddiqui, MDt , Shylaja Srinivasan, MDu , Inas H Thomas, MDv , Jeanie B. Tryggestad, MDw 10 , Maha F. Yousif, MDx , Megan M. Kelsey, MD, MSb 11 on behalf of the COVID-19 and Type 2 12 Diabetes Consortium^: The COVID-19 pandemic is associated with a substantial rise in frequency and severity of presentation of youth-onset type 2 diabetes. Journal of Pediatrics 251(Suppl), August 2022.

Mary Ellen Vajravelu*, Joseph M. Kindler, Babette S. Zemel, Abbas Jawad, Dorit Koren,Preneet Brar, Lee J. Brooks, Jessica Reiner and Lorraine E. Levitt Katz: Visceral adiposity is related to insulin sensitivity and inflammation in adolescents with obesity and mild sleep disordered breathing. Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism 35(8): 1069–1077, Aug 2022 Notes: doi.org/10.1515/jpem-2021 published online July 11, 2022.

Higgins J, Zeitler P, Drews KL, Arslanian S, Copeland K, Goland R, Klingensmith G, Lipman TH, Tollefsen S; TODAY Study Group: ZnT8 autoantibody prevalence is low in youth with type 2 diabetes and associated with higher insulin sensitivity, lower insulin secretion, and lower disposition index. J Clin Transl Endocrinol 29: 100300. Journal of Clinical & Translational Endocrinology Volume 29, May 2022.

TODAY Study Group: Marsha D. Marcus, Rachelle Gandica, Laure El Ghormli, Janine Higgins, Bereket Tesfaldet, Dorit Koren, Sarah Macleish, Elia Nila Escaname, Ruth S. Weinstock: Longitudinal Association of Depressive Symptoms, Binge Eating, and Quality of Life With Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Young Adults With Youth-Onset Type 2 Diabetes: Diabetes Care 45 (1073-81), March 2022.

Shah RD, Braffett BH, Tryggestad JB, Hughan KS, Dhaliwal R, Nadeau KJ, Levitt Katz LE, Gidding SS. for The TODAY Study Group: Cardiovascular risk factor progression in adolescents and young adults with youth-onset type 2 diabetes. Journal of Diabetes and its Complications . 36(3), March 2022.

Amy S. Shah, MD, MS1; Samuel S. Gidding, MD2; Laure El ghormli, MS3; Jeanie B. Tryggestad, MD4; Kristen J. Nadeau, MD5; Fida Bacha, MD6; Lorraine E. Levitt Katz, MD7; Steven M. Willi, MD7; Joao Lima, MD8; Elaine M. Urbina, MD, MS9; for the TODAY Study Group : Relationship between Arterial Stiffness and Subsequent Cardiac Structure and Function in Young Adults with Youth-Onset Type 2 Diabetes: Results from the TODAY Study JASE 35(6), February 2022.

T. Blaine Crowley, Ian Campbell, Emily J. Liebling, Michele P. Lambert, Lorraine E. Levitt Katz, Jennifer Heimall, Donna McDonald McGinn, Kathleen E Sullivan : Distinct immune trajectories in patients with chromosome 22q11.2 deletion syndrome and immune-mediated diseases. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology 149.(Issue 1): 445-450, Jan 2022.

TODAY Study Group: Pregnancy Outcomes in Young Women With Youth-Onset Type 2 Diabetes Followed in the TODAY Study. Diabetes Care 45: 1038-45, December 2021

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Last updated: 03/01/2023
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