Elizabeth Parker, MD Endocrinologist



Elizabeth Parker, MD, is a pediatric endocrinologist at Children's National Health System. Her clinical interests include a variety of endocrine problems such as diabetes, precocious puberty, short stature, and thyroid abnormalities. She is originally from New Jersey, and has lived in the DC metro area since 2003. She attended medical school at Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia, where she became interested in Pediatrics. She has published a number of scientific papers regarding her research in the growth and development of animals which she hopes will improve her ability to care for infants and children with abnormalities of growth. Dr. Parker enjoys living in the Annapolis area with her husband and daughter.

Education & Training

Education & Training

  • Fellowship Program, Pediatric Endocrinology, 2006
    National Institutes of Health
  • Residency Program, General Pediatrics, 2003
    New York University Medical Center
  • Internship Program, General Pediatrics, 2001
    New York University Medical Center
  • MD, 2000
    Eastern Virginia Medical School
  • BS, 1996
    The College of William & Mary
Patient Stories

Patient Stories: Elizabeth Parker

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Samantha's Story

"I could not have come this far without extremely good care from Children's National. And to the parents of children newly diagnosed with diabetes: dreams can come true just as always; don't let this disease stand in your/their way ever."

Antoinette's Story

"The most “abnormal” thing about my daughter is this weird piece of equipment that is constantly attached to her ear. It's called a cell phone and is just as much a part of her as the pink device that acts like her pancreas and keeps her alive."

Raven's Story

"I would never have thought that after taking my daughter to her pediatrician, I would hear, 'You need to take your child to Children's National right away.'"

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Sean's Story

"Nobody wants their child to have a lifelong medical condition, however if your child is to have one, you want your child to have this one." 

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Trevor's Story

"A simple trip to the pediatrician turned into an ambulance ride to the hospital. It was all so scary. We had questions, just like we are sure you do now."

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

Changes in Cellcycle Kinetics Responsible for Limiting Somatic Growth in Mice

(2008) Pediatric Research

Gradients in Bone Morphogenetic Proteinrelated Gene Expression Across the Growth Plate

(2007) Journal of Endocrinology

Spatial and Temporal Regulation of GHIGFrelated Gene Expression in Growth Plate Cartilage

(2007) Journal of Endocrinology

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