Dr. Lauren Pankratz, M.D.

Dr. Lauren Pankratz, M.D.

Dr. Lauren Pankratz

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Dr. Lauren Pankratz, M.D.

Pediatric Endocrinology

Dr. Lauren Pankratz is a Board-Certified Pediatric Endocrinologist with an expertise in several areas, including diabetes, thyroid disease, short stature, precocious puberty, dysmetabolic syndrome, polycystic ovarian syndrome and diseases of the pituitary.  She is a highly experienced physician with more than 9 years in the field of Endocrinology/Diabetes, in both private practice and research. After receiving her  Bachelors degree in Biochemistry, graduating Summa Cum Laude from Case Western University in Cleveland, Ohio, she received her medical degree from Ohio State University in Columbus, in 2005.  She completed her Residency in Pediatrics at the University of Virginia in 2008, and completed her Fellowship in Pediatric Endocrinology at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio in 2011.

Dr. Pankratz joined the Diabetes & Glandular Disease Clinic in San Antonio, Texas in 2011, where she is highly regarded by her patients/parents.  She has given numerous presentations at local and national pediatric medical conferences, meetings and hospitals.  In addition, Dr. Pankratz has served at Camp Independence, a summer camp for children with Type 1 Diabetes, as Board Member and/or Medical Counselor/Health Care Manager since 2008.

  • University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, TX – Fellowship Pediatric Endocrinology, 2008-2011
  • University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA – Pediatric Residency, 2005 – 2008
  • Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH – Doctor of Medicine, 2001 –  2005
  • Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio  – BA Biochemistry, Summa Cum Laude, 1997 – 2001
  • TX State Medical License – active since 2011
  • Board Certification
  • American Board of Pediatrics – Pediatric Endocrinology – Certification 2011
  • American Board of Pediatrics – General Pediatrics – Certification 2008
  • 01/09 – present Bexar County Medical Society
  • Speakers Bureau Novo Nordisk – Norditropin 2013 – 2016
  • Speakers Bureau Endo Pharmaceuticals – Supprelin 2012 – 2013
  • Camp Independence Medical Counselor/Health Care Manager and Board of Directors –2013
  • Physician Office Systems Recognition Program Award
  • Diabetes Care Recognition Program Award 2017
  • Speakers Bureau AbbVie – Lupron
  • Diabetes & Glandular Disease Clinic, PA – July 2011 to Present
  • Clinical Fellowship Pediatric Endocrinology, UT Health Science Center at San Antonio 2008 – 2011
  • Clinical Residency at the University of Virginia (Pediatrics) – 2005 to 2008
  • 2010 “Transition to Glyburide in a 1-Month-Old Male With Neonatal Diabetes Mellitus:  Use of CGMS to Improve Patient Safety.” Vancouver, Canada
  • 06/2016       “True Detectives: Solving Real Life Case Scenarios of Highs and Lows” Taking Control of Your Diabetes Conference.  San Antonio, TX
  • 06/2015      “Managing Diabetes” Northside Independent School District Nursing Conference, San Antonio, Texas
  • 10/2013       “Endocrine Effects of Obesity in Kids” Not So Scary Kid Conference.  San Antonio, TX
  • 02/2013       “Managing Blood Glucose Fluctuations at Home”  JDRF Regional Family Conference, San Antonio, Texas
  • 01/2013       “Diagnosis and Treatment of Central Precocious Puberty” San Antonio Pediatrics Society Meeting sponsored by Supprelin and ENDO Pharmaceuticals, San Antonio, TX
  • 08/2012        “Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome – Screening and Treatment in Inpatients and Outpatients” Methodist Childrens Hospital Clinical Service Meeting, San Antonio, Texas
  • 02/2012        “Lipids Update – Review of the Expert Panel on Integrated Guidelines for Cardiovascular Health and Risk Reduction in Children and Adolescents” North Central Baptist Pediatric Meeting, San Antonio, Texas
  • 03/2011        “Endocrine Abnormalities in 18p-: Experience with 30 Participants”.  Pediatric Endocrine Society of Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, and Arkansas Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Transition to Glyburide in a One-Month-Old Male with Neonatal Diabetes Mellitus; Use of CGMS to Improve Patient Safety. Pankratz, L. Poster Presentation at Pediatric Academic Society Annual Meeting, Vancouver Canada – May 2010
  • Tetrasomy 18p: Report of the Molecular and Clinical Findings of 43 Individuals. Sebold C, Roeder E, Zimmerman M, Soileau B, Heard P, Carter E, Schatz M, White WA, Perry B, Reinker K, O’Donnel L, Lancaster J, Li J, Hasi M, Hill A, Pankratz L, Hale DE, Cody JD. American Journal of Medical Genetics, Part A. 2010; 152A(9):2164-72.
  • Orsi C, Pankratz L.  Practical Management of Diabetes in Children.  Practical Diabetology 2009; 28:3:10-16.

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