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 Adda Grimberg, MD

National Children's Study Federal Advisory Committee Member

Dr. Grimberg is Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, and Scientific Director of the Diagnostic and Research Growth Center at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. She received her undergraduate and medical education at Cornell University, and completed both her residency in Pediatrics and fellowship in Pediatric Endocrinology at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. She was subsequently appointed to the faculty in the same institution in the Division of Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes.  

Trained as a translational physician scientist, Dr. Grimberg's research focuses on the growth hormone (GH)/insulin-like growth factor (IGF) axis and clinical issues related to child growth. She has published over 70 scientific articles, reviews, and textbook chapters. Her research has been recognized with numerous awards, including the Pediatric Endocrine Society Genentech Clinical Scholar Award, and with coverage in multiple media venues in the United States and abroad, including the New York Times. Dr. Grimberg was appointed Chair of the taskforce charged with drafting the new guidelines for GH and IGF-I use in children and adolescents for the Pediatric Endocrine Society, serves on the PREP Endocrinology Advisory Board of the American Academy of Pediatrics, and is an invited participant in an upcoming consensus workshop on the safety of GH treatment on behalf of the European Society of Pediatric Endocrinology, the Growth Hormone Research Society, and the Pediatric Endocrine Society.