Maya Lodish, MD, MHSc

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Maya Lodish, MD, MHSc, Selna L. Kaplan Chair, Distinguished Professorship in Pediatric Endocrinology/Diabetes, Professor of Pediatrics, Division Chief of Pediatric Endocrinology

Dr. Lodish completed her undergraduate degree at Dartmouth College, Hanover NH and she went on to Yale University School of Medicine. She completed her Internship & Residency in Pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD. She pursued her Fellowship in Pediatric Endocrinology at the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD. She completed a masters in clinical research at Duke University, Durham NC. While at the NIH, she served as Associate Research Physician and Director of the Fellowship in Pediatric Endocrinology. She led clinical research on endocrine tumors bridging collaborative endeavors between the National Cancer Institute (NCI), the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) and the  National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD). She was the Primary Investigator for the protocol “A Clinical and genetic investigation of pituitary tumors and related hypothalamic disorders.”  In 2018, Dr. Lodish joined the faculty at the University of California, San Francisco as the Selna L. Kaplan Chair, Distinguished Professorship in Pediatric Endocrinology/Diabetes, Professor of Pediatrics. Dr. Lodish’s role in the division is to mentor fellows, residents, and medical students in the intricacies of clinical research and quality improvement. She is working towards creating an interdisciplinary pediatric thyroid & endocrine oncology center at UCSF. Her research interests are in the endocrine-related complications faced by survivors of pediatric cancers, as well as in the genetic etiologies of pediatric neuroendocrine tumors. She plays a leading role in a number of studies to understand the pathophysiology and to improve the clinical care for pediatric patients with endocrine tumors including pheochromocytoma, Cushing syndrome, and thyroid cancer. At UCSF, Dr. Lodish is building a dynamic clinical research team in the field of endocrine oncology, fostering collaborations across campus including the neuro-oncology clinic, the cancer survivor multidisciplinary clinic, and the Pediatric Hereditary Cancer Clinic through the UCSF Cancer Genetics and Prevention Program. She has served as primary research mentor for a number of clinical fellows in pediatric endocrinology and is an active member of the scholarship oversight committee and program oversight committee at UCSF. Nationally, Dr. Lodish is a leader in the field of medical education as a member of the Clinical Education Committee of the Endocrine society from 2015-2018 and serves on the Pediatric Endocrine Society Education Committee.

Dr. Lodish became a pediatric endocrinologist because of her interest in caring for children with diabetes, especially with the joy of empowering children and families to build confidence in their ability to manage diabetes and to work with families through childhood and adolescence. She is delighted to join the Madison center team.