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John Hopkins University School of Medicine

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Pediatric Endocrinology, Pediatrics




Dr. Susan Phillips is a pediatric endocrinologist at Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego and an associate professor of pediatrics at UC San Diego School of Medicine.

She completed a residency in pediatrics and a fellowship in pediatric endocrinology at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. Following her clinical training, Dr. Phillips completed a basic research fellowship in diabetes within the Diabetes Branch of the National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Disorders at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md.

Dr. Phillips has been with Rady Children's/UC San Diego since 2001, where she works both as a clinician and a basic researcher. Her current research involves a translational approach to the study of obesity, focusing on fat hormones and their influence on the body's response to insulin. Beyond her interests in obesity and obesity-related diseases such as diabetes and lipid disorders, she has developed a specialized interest in the management of thyroid disease, specifically thyroid cancer in children.

Dr. Phillips is a member of the Lawson-Wilkins Pediatric Endocrine Society, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, the Endocrine Society and the American Diabetes Association.


Abnormal thyroid function: an unusual presentation of pituitary stalk interruption syndrome.
Steen EA, Patterson ME, Rivera-Vega M, Phillips SA

Activated phosphoinositide 3-kinase δ syndrome associated with nephromegaly, growth hormone deficiency, bronchiectasis: a case report.
Craig M, Geng B, Wigby K, Phillips SA, Bakhoum C, Naheedy J, Cernelc-Kohan M

Diagnostic utility of fine needle aspiration cytology in pediatric thyroid nodules based on Bethesda Classification.
Jiang W, Phillips SA, Newbury RO, Naheedy JH, Newfield RS

Review of Hormone Replacement Therapy in Girls and Adolescents with Hypogonadism.
Klein KO, Phillips SA

Enzyme promiscuity drives branched-chain fatty acid synthesis in adipose tissues.
Wallace M, Green CR, Roberts LS, Lee YM, McCarville JL, Sanchez-Gurmaches J, Meurs N, Gengatharan JM, Hover JD, Phillips SA, Ciaraldi TP, Guertin DA, Cabrales P, Ayres JS, Nomura DK, Loomba R, Metallo CM

Circulating adipocyte-derived extracellular vesicles are novel markers of metabolic stress.
Eguchi A, Lazic M, Armando AM, Phillips SA, Katebian R, Maraka S, Quehenberger O, Sears DD, Feldstein AE

The PARsylation activity of tankyrase in adipose tissue modulates systemic glucose metabolism in mice.
Zhong L, Ding Y, Bandyopadhyay G, Waaler J, Börgeson E, Smith S, Zhang M, Phillips SA, Mahooti S, Mahata SK, Shao J, Krauss S, Chi NW

Mutational Analysis in Pediatric Thyroid Cancer and Correlations with Age, Ethnicity, and Clinical Presentation.
Nikita ME, Jiang W, Cheng SM, Hantash FM, McPhaul MJ, Newbury RO, Phillips SA, Reitz RE, Waldman FM, Newfield RS

Branched-chain amino acid catabolism fuels adipocyte differentiation and lipogenesis.
Green CR, Wallace M, Divakaruni AS, Phillips SA, Murphy AN, Ciaraldi TP, Metallo CM

Excessive secretion of IL-8 by skeletal muscle in type 2 diabetes impairs tube growth: potential role of PI3K and the Tie2 receptor.
Amir Levy Y, Ciaraldi TP, Mudaliar SR, Phillips SA, Henry RR

Adipose tissue depot and cell size dependency of adiponectin synthesis and secretion in human obesity.
Meyer LK, Ciaraldi TP, Henry RR, Wittgrove AC, Phillips SA

The effect of cysteamine bitartrate on adiponectin multimerization in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and healthy subjects.
Dohil R, Meyer L, Schmeltzer S, Cabrera BL, Lavine JE, Phillips SA

Subcutaneous adipose tissue fatty acid desaturation in adults with and without rare adipose disorders.
Yee JK, Phillips SA, Allamehzadeh K, Herbst KL

Mechanisms of adiponectin regulation and use as a pharmacological target.
Phillips SA, Kung JT

Selective regulation of cellular and secreted multimeric adiponectin by antidiabetic therapies in humans.
Phillips SA, Kung J, Ciaraldi TP, Choe C, Christiansen L, Mudaliar S, Henry RR

Response of adiponectin and its receptors to changes in metabolic state after gastric bypass surgery: dissociation between adipose tissue expression and circulating levels.
Savu MK, Phillips SA, Oh DK, Park K, Gerlan C, Ciaraldi TP, Henry RR

Adiponectin secretion and response to pioglitazone is depot dependent in cultured human adipose tissue.
Phillips SA, Ciaraldi TP, Oh DK, Savu MK, Henry RR

Enhanced adiponectin multimer ratio and skeletal muscle adiponectin receptor expression following exercise training and diet in older insulin-resistant adults.
O'Leary VB, Jorett AE, Marchetti CM, Gonzalez F, Phillips SA, Ciaraldi TP, Kirwan JP

Effects of the rapid-acting insulin analog glulisine on cultured human skeletal muscle cells: comparisons with insulin and insulin-like growth factor I.
Ciaraldi TP, Phillips SA, Carter L, Aroda V, Mudaliar S, Henry RR

Adipocyte differentiation-related protein in human skeletal muscle: relationship to insulin sensitivity.
Phillips SA, Choe CC, Ciaraldi TP, Greenberg AS, Kong AP, Baxi SC, Christiansen L, Mudaliar SR, Henry RR

Adiponectin: more than just another fat cell hormone?
Chandran M, Phillips SA, Ciaraldi T, Henry RR

Modulation of circulating and adipose tissue adiponectin levels by antidiabetic therapy.
Phillips SA, Ciaraldi TP, Kong AP, Bandukwala R, Aroda V, Carter L, Baxi S, Mudaliar SR, Henry RR

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