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Lorraine E Levitt Katz, MD

Professor of Pediatrics (Endocrinology and Diabetes) 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 School of Medicine, 1989.
Post-Graduate Training
Resident in Pediatrics, Babies Hospital/Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, 1989-1992.
Clinical Fellow in Pediatric Endocrinology, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 1992-1993.
Research Fellow in Pediatric Endocrinology, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 1993-1996.
CHOP Physician Leadership Program, CHOP, 2016-2017.
ITMAT Research Mentor Training, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 2018-2018.
Patient Safety Certificate, Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) , 2019-2019.
Quality Improvement Certificate, Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), 2019-2019.
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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. Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice 199: 110671, May 2023.

Koren, Dorit; Knutson, Kristen L.; Burke, Brian K.; Drews, Kimberly; Bacha, Fida; Katz, Lorraine, Marcus, Marsha; McKay, Siripoom; Nadeau, Kristen; Mokhlesi, Babak : The Association of Self-Reported Sleep andCircadian Measures with Glycemic Control and Diabetes Complications among Young Adults with Type 2 Diabetes: Results from the TODAY2 Study. Diabetes research and Clinical Practice, submitted 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.

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.

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.

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.

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Last updated: 07/26/2023
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