Catherine Pihoker, MD
Division Chief


The Division of Endocrinology consists of a dedicated team of physicians, certified diabetes nurse educators, dietitians, social workers and pediatric nurse practitioners who provide consultation and long-term management of children and adolescents with acute and chronic endocrine disorders.

Clinical Programs

Endocrinology provides consultative care at Seattle Children’s. Diagnoses or conditions treated are: adrenal disorders, calcium and phosphorus disorders, constitutional growth delay, diabetes mellitus, gonadal disorders, growth hormone deficiency, hypoglycemia, hyperlipidemia, pituitary disorders, precocious puberty, premature thelarche and adrenarche, thyroid disorders, and short stature.

Research Programs

Faculty in the Division of Endocrinology perform research in pediatric endocrinology, diabetes and obesity.

Training Programs

The UW School of Medicine Pediatric Residency Program, which includes postdoctoral programs providing training for fellows in endocrinology, is based at Seattle Children’s, the major pediatric referral center in a five-state region – Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana and Idaho (WWAMI).

For more information, please visit the Endocrinology Fellowship page.