School of Medicine

Department of Pediatrics

The Silly Study
Come participate in our clinical study of insulin sensitivity in Louisiana youth!

Participants will receive a FREE health screening including:
- Blood pressure
- Cholesterol
- Body fat estimate
- Free diabetes risk evaluation
- Compensation for time and travel

Please call toll-free
1-866-92-SILLY to see if you qualify

Endocrinology/ Diabetes

Phone: (504) 896-9441
Fax: (504) 894-5139

This Division of Endocrinology provides state-of-the-art diagnostic evaluation and treatment for children and adolescents with hormonal disorders. Our faculty has special expertise in:

  • Disorders of growth and development
  • Bone mineral disorders
  • Disorders of the pituitary
  • Adrenal and thyroid abnormalities
  • Genital abnormalities

The faculty directs a specialized multidisciplinary team for comprehensive management of childhood hypoglycemia, diabetes, and prevention of the long-term complications of diabetes.

The LSUHSC Endocrine Division maintains the only facility in the Gulf South for determination of integrated hormonal concentration, useful in the diagnosis of growth hormone and adrenal hormone disorders. Inpatient and outpatient consult services are also available.

Faculty & Staff

Division Head

Ricardo Gomez, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
Director, Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship Program

Clinical Faculty

Stuart A. Chalew, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
Phone: (504) 896-9441
Fax: (504) 894-5139

Dania Felipe, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Arlette A. Soros, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Fellowship Website