Lorraine E Levitt Katz

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Professor of Pediatrics at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Associate Director, Clinical Translational Research Center, University of Pennsylvania/ The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Director of Endocrine Fellowship Research Training , The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
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
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

Levitt Katz LE, Bacha F, Gidding SS, Weinstock RS, El Ghormli L, Libman I, Nadeau KJ, Porter K, Marcovina S; TODAY Study Group. : Lipid Profiles, Inflammatory Markers, and Insulin Therapy in Youth with Type 2 Diabetes. jpeds 17: pii: S0022-3476 31747-X. Feb 2 2018 Notes: [Epub ahead of print]

Arpana Rayannava1, Lorraine E. Levitt Katz, T. Blaine Crowley, Megan Lessig, Katheryn Grand, Elizabeth Goldmuntz, Elaine H. Zackai, Donna M. McDonald-McGinn.: Association of Hypocalcemia with Congenital Heart Disease in 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome. American Journal of Medical Genetics Part A. IN PRESS, July 2018.

Amy Shah, Laure El ghormli, Samuel Gidding, Fida Bacha, Natasha Leibel, Kristen Nadeau, Lorraine Katz, Jeanie Tryggestad, Daniel Hale, Elaine Urbina For the TODAY study group: Prevalence of arterial stiffness in adolescents with type 2 diabetes in the TODAY cohort: relationships to glycemic control and other risk factors J Diabetes Complications. pii: S1056-8727(18)30300-3. doi: 10.1016/j.jdiacomp.2018.05.013. [Epub ahead of print] (eds.). May 25. 2018.

Samuel S. Gidding, Fida Bacha, Petter Bjornstad, Lorraine E. Levitt Katz, Lynne L. Levitsky, Jane Lynch, Jeanie B. Tryggestad, Ruth S. Weinstock, Laure El ghormli, Joao A. C. Lima: Cardiac Biomarkers in Youth with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: Results from the TODAY Study. The Journal of Pediatrics 192::: 86-92.e5. JAN 2018 Notes: doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2017.09.012.

Kriska, Andrea; El ghormli, Laure; Copeland, Kenneth; Higgins, Janine; Landis, Carolyn; Katz, Lorraine; Trief, Paula; Wauters, Aimee; Yasuda, Patrice; Delahanty, Linda, On Behalf of the TODAY Study Group: Impact of lifestyle behavior change on glycemic control in youth with type 2 diabetes. Pediatric Diabetes Page: 1-9, March 2017.

Arslanian S, El Ghormli L, Bacha F, Caprio S, Goland R, Haymond MW, Levitsky L, Nadeau KJ, White NH, Willi SM, TODAY Study Group: Adiponectin, Insulin Sensitivity, B-Cell Function, and Racial/Ethnic Disparity in Treatment Failure Rates in TODAY. Diabetes Care November 2016 Notes: [Epub ahead of print]

Fida Bacha (chair), MD, ; Samuel S. Gidding, Laura Pyle, PhD, ; Lorraine Katz, MD; Kristen Nadeau, Andrea Kriska, PhD, University of Pittsburgh; Joao A.C. Lima: Relationship of Cardiac Structure and Function to Cardiorespiratory Fitness and Lean Body Mass in Adolescents with Type 2 Diabetes in TODAY Journal of Pediatrics 177: 159-166.e1, August 2016.

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 39 (11), (dc152296): 1956-1962 June 2016 Notes: [Epub ahead of print]

Kelsey MM, Geffner ME, Guandalini C, Pyle L, Tamborlane WV, Zeitler PS, White NH; for the Treatment Options for Type 2 Diabetes in Adolescents and Youth (TODAY) Study Group: 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 : Presentation and effectiveness of early treatment of type 2 diabetes in youth: lessons from the TODAY study. Pediatr Diabetes 17(3): 212-21, May 2016.

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. Pediatr Diabetes 17(2): 77-86, March 2016.

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