Sheela N. Magge, MD, MSCE, is an endocrinologist at Children’s National Health System. Dr. Magge also serves as the Director of Research for the Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes through the Center for Translational Science.
Dr. Magge’s research focuses on pediatric obesity, insulin resistance, prediabetes, and type 2 diabetes, as well as the cardiovascular complications of these conditions. With the emergence of increased obesity, dyslipidemia, and type 2 diabetes during childhood, today’s youth may present with cardiovascular disease 20-30 years younger than previous generations. Thus, prevention is paramount.
After her fellowship, Dr. Magge was awarded an NIH K23 Career Development Award, entitled “Dyslipidemia and Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors in Pediatric Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes.” She is currently the Principal Investigator of an R01 grant from the NIH NICHD, studying “Cardiometabolic Risk and Obesity in Adolescents with Down Syndrome.”
Dr. Magge’s expertise led to her being appointed to the American Academy of Pediatrics national Committee on Nutrition in 2012. She also was chosen to lead a “committee of experts” on pediatric prediabetes by the Pediatric Endocrine Society, trying to identify best practice for this condition. Clinically, she sees patients both in the Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes, and in the IDEAL weight management clinic.