Dr. Lauren Pankratz, M.D.

Pediatric Endocrinologist


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

Professional Affiliations

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

Honors and Awards

Physician Office Systems Recognition Program Award

Diabetes Care Recognition Program Award 2017

Speakers Bureau AbbVie – Lupron

Work History

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.