Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Department of Pediatrics


The Division of Pediatric Endocrinology, through our partnership with the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, is a dynamic division offering students, residents, and fellows a well-rounded education and training in a diverse range of pediatric endocrinology conditions. We care for children and young adults with diabetes, disorders of sexual differentiation, endocrine complications of malignancies, disorders of growth and puberty, pituitary disorders, adrenal disorders, and thyroid disorders, including thyroid cancer. Our work is dedicated to providing the highest level of training, research, and clinical care.


The 10 faculty members of the Division educate and instruct medical students, residents, and fellows about all conditions and diseases affecting the endocrine system, including:

Faculty also is engaged with the broader field of endocrinology, presenting scientific seminars on their work and data at national and international research meetings and participating in public outreach programs.

The Division offers one ACGME-accredited fellowship per academic year through the ERAS Spring Match.


Our faculty is actively involved in clinical and basic science research. We are a major affiliate for TrialNet, a consortium of institutions that implement research protocols aimed at better understanding the natural history of Type 1 Diabetes as well as prevention trials. Additional topics of the Division’s research include:

Patient Care

With an active outpatient practice, the Division of Endocrinology treats children with diabetes and other endocrine disorders. The team also provides inpatient care at both Lurie Children’s main hospital and the neonatal intensive care unit at Prentice Women's Hospital.

US News and World Report ranked the Division of Endocrinology is ranked among the best in the nation. Taking a multidisciplinary approach to care, the Division team consists of pediatric endocrinologists, physician researchers, certified pediatric nurse practitioners, certified diabetes educators, registered nurses, a registered dietician, a social worker and a clinical psychologist.

Donald Zimmerman, MD

Donald Zimmerman, MD
Division Head,

Contact Us

For more information, contact the Department of Pediatrics Division of Endocrinology.


Visit our fellowship page to learn more about advanced educational opportunities in the Division of Endocrinology.