Endocrinology

Norton Children’s Endocrinology, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine, provides care for all types of endocrine disorders, including Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, as well as short-term and chronic disorders of the pituitary, thyroid, parathyroid glands, adrenal glands and gonads (testicles and ovaries). Our board-certified pediatric endocrinologists create personalized treatment plans that match the needs of each child to help them live life to the fullest.

The Joint Commission, a national health care accrediting organization, awarded the Wendy Novak Diabetes Center with a Certificate of Distinction for Inpatient Diabetes Care. Norton Children’s Hospital is one of only three children’s hospitals in the country to receive the designation.

Our team cares for more than 1,200 children with diabetes each year. Approximately 150 children are diagnosed every year in our region, with nearly half requiring hospitalization in the “Just for Kids” Critical Care Center at Norton Children’s Hospital.

Why choose Norton Children’s Endocrinology

  • Dedicated outpatient care at the Novak Center for Children’s Health for all pediatric endocrinology conditions
  • Diabetes emergency department and inpatient care
  • Diabetes educators, nurses, dietitians, psychologists, social workers, exercise physiologists and nurse practitioners to help children and families learn to manage and cope with diabetes
  • Care using the most advanced insulin management and glucose sensing technology
  • Diagnostic testing for growth hormone deficiency, adrenal insufficiency, precocious puberty and adrenal disorders
  • Eight pediatric physician specialists in diabetes care, education and research:
    • Wendy Novak Endowed Chair of Pediatric Diabetes Care and Clinical Research, held by Kupper A. Wintergerst, M.D., professor of pediatrics, University of Louisville School of Medicine
    • Jack Henderson Endowed Chair of Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes, held by Michael B. Foster, M.D., associate professor, University of Louisville School of Medicine
  • Evaluation and management of sexual development disorders
  • Personalized education programs for patients, families and community organizations
  • Telemedicine program for rural areas, improving access for patients outside of Louisville
  • Long-term pediatric endocrine cancer survival follow-up care
  • College and transitional care program for teens and young adults ages 16 to 26
  • Christensen Family Diabetes Sports Medicine Program focused on improving the health, safety and athletic performance of every child and young adult with diabetes
  • Physicians training the next generation of pediatric endocrinology specialists: The practice hosts the University of Louisville Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship, an ACGME-accredited program that provides comprehensive clinical and research training in pediatric endocrinology
  • Kentucky’s only pediatric metabolic bone program
  • Pediatric and Adolescent Gender Education Program
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