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

Stuart A. Chalew, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
Phone: (504) 896-9441
Fax: (504) 896-9762

Clinical Faculty

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

Dania Felipe, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Peter Tieh, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Research Faculty

James Hempe, PhD

Dr. Hempe's Lab

Melinda Sothern, PhD

Fellows in Training

Aditya Dewoolkar, MD
Carmen Mironovici, MD
Aqeel AlAqeel, MD


Stacy Simonton, RN, MSN
Diabetes Nurse Educator/Coordinator

Karen Calhoun, RN, MN
Endocrinology Nurse Educator/Coordinator

Manecella Gioe, RN
Diabetes Nurse Educator

Monique Standerford, RN
Diabetes Nurse Educator

Laura Mobley, RN
Diabetes Nurse Educator

Sheneda Jackson, RD
Diabetes Nutritional Specialist

Diane Frantz, PhD
Behavioral Consultant for Diabetes

Jodi Kamps, PhD
Behavioral Consultant for Diabetes