Adda Grimberg

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Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Attending Physician, Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Member, Abramson Cancer Center , University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia PA
Member, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (Joseph Stokes Jr.) Research Institute, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
Member, Institute for Diabetes, Obesity, and Metabolism, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Member, Institute for Translational Medicine and Therapeutics, Univeristy of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Scientific Director, Diagnostic and Research Growth Center , The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Member, Imporved Accuracy of Growth Measurements in the Medical Record project team, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Senior Fellow, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics
Department: Pediatrics

Contact information
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Suite 11NW30
34th Street & Civic Center Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-590-3618
Fax: 215-590-3053
B.S. (Biology (Genetics and Development))
Cornell University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, 1989.
M.D. (Medicine)
Cornell University Medical College, 1993.
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Description of Itmat Expertise

Dr. Grimberg is a translational physician scientist focusing on growth regulation at both the systemic and cellular levels. Through a combination of in vitro research and clinical investigations, her goal is to advance understanding of growth biology and apply the molecular biology of the growth hormone/insulin-like growth factor(IGF)axis to improving care of children with growth problems.

Selected Publications

Grimberg A, Cousounis P, Cucchiara AJ, Lipman TH, Ginsburg KR: Parental Concerns that Influence their Decisions about Seeking Medical Care for a Short Child. Horm Res Pediatr 5(84): 338-48, Oct 9 2015.

Grimberg A, Huerta-Saenz L, Grundmeier R, Ramos MJ, Pati S, Cucchiara AJ, Stallings VA: Gender Bias in U.S. Pediatric Growth Hormone Treatment. Scientific Reports. Nature Publishing Group (eds.). 5: 11099, June 2015.

Cousounis PA, Lipman TH, Ginsburg K, Cucchiara AJ, Grimberg A: How Short is Too Short According to Parents of Primary Care Patients. Endocrine Practice 11(20): 1113-1121, Nov 2014.

Izumi K, Housam R, Kapadia C, Stallings VA, Medne L, Shaikh TH, Kublaoui BM. Zackai EH, Grimberg A: Endocrine Phenotype of 6q16.1-q21 Deletion Involving SIM1 and Prader-Willi Syndrome-like Features. Am J Med Genet A 161A(12): 3137-43, Dec 2013.

Mohammad S. Grimberg A, Rand E, Anand R, Yin W, Alonso EM, Studies of Pedatric Liver Transplantation Research Consortium: Long-Term Linear Growth and Puberty in Pediatric Liver Transplant Recipients. J Pediatr 163(5): 1354-60, Nov 2013.

Cousounis P, Lipman TH, Ginsburg K, Grimberg A: Internet Informs Parents about Growth Hormone. Horm Res Paediatr 80(2): 86-91, Aug 2013.

Grimberg a, Feudtner C, Gordon CM: Consequences of Brand Switches During the Course of Pediatric Growth Hormone Treatment. Endocr Pract 18(3): 307-316, May-June 2012.

Hart LS, Dolloff NG, Dicker DT, Koumenis C, Christensen JG, Grimberg A, El-Deiry WS: Human colon cancer stem cells are enriched by insulin-like growth factor-1 and are sensitive to figitumumab. Cell Cycle 10(14): 2331-2338, Jul 15 2011.

Grimberg A, Feemster KA, Pati S, Ramos M, Grundmeier R, Cucchirar AJ, Stallings VA: Medically Underserved Girls Receive Less Evaluation for Short Stature. Pediatrics 127(4): 696-702, Apr 2011.

Kim RJ, Shah R, Tershakovec Am, Zemel BS, Sutton LN, Grimberg A, Moshang T: Energy Expenditure in Obesity Associated with Craniopharyngioma. Childs Nervous System 26(7): 913-917, July 2010.

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