Internationally Recognized

When you visit Joslin Diabetes Center's Pediatric Clinic, you can trust that your child is in the best hands. Our center is internationally recognized for diabetes care, and our practice is exclusively devoted to caring for children and teens with the condition. Our clinical team includes board-certified pediatric endocrinologists and nurse practitioners who specialize in treating the disease in children.

Not only do we offer expert diabetes care, but we also treat a range of other health conditions caused by disorders of the endocrine gland and its hormones. Our clinical team is on top of the latest research and techniques to treat any disorder that affects growth, the thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal glands, lipids and reproductive organs.

Treatments and Services

Joslin’s world-renowned Pediatric Endocrinology team works together to help children and teens manage diabetes, as well as other endocrine issues. We partner with our patients’ primary care physicians to provide:

  • Medical consultations for complicated cases
  • Second opinions on treatments
  • Personalized evaluation and treatment plans
  • Disease management and follow-up plans

Meet Our Specialists

Lori Laffel
Lori Laffel, MD, MPH
Senior Investigator
Chief, Pediatric, Adolescent, and Young Adult Section
Section Head, Clinical, Behavioral and Outcomes Research
Director, Clinical Translational Research Core
Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Sanjeev Mehta
Sanjeev Mehta, MD, MPH
Chief Medical Officer
Chief Medical Information Officer
Senior Vice President
Investigator and Staff Physician
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Elvira Isganaitis
Elvira Isganaitis, MD, MPH
Assistant Investigator and Staff Physician
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Bharti Deswal
Bharti Deswal, MD
Staff Physician, Pediatrics
Clinical Instructor, Harvard Medical School
Joyce Keady
Joyce Keady, RN, MSN, CPNP
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Louise Ambler-Osborn
Louise Ambler-Osborn, MS, PNP
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Emily Flint
Emily (Flint) Freiner, MSN, FNP-C
Family Nurse Practitioner
Julie Griffith
Julie Griffith, MSN, RN, PNP
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Ashley Keating
Ashley Keating-Atkins, MSN, CPNP
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Kerry Milazewski
Kerry Milaszewski, BS, RN, CDE
Pediatric Nurse Educator
Laurie Higgins
Laurie Higgins, MS, RD, LDN, CDE
Coordinator, Pediatric Nutrition Education & Research
Registered Dietitian
Christine Turcotte
Christine Turcotte, MS, RN, MSN, CPNP
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Katherine Wentzell
Katherine Wentzell, MSN, PNP
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Debbie Butler
Debbie Butler, MSW, LICSW, CDE
Clinical Social Worker
Director, Behavioral Health and Pediatric Programs
Lecturer in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
Persis Commissariat
Persis Commissariat, PhD, CDCES
Pediatric Psychologist
Instructor in Psychology, Harvard Medical School
Research Associate
Adelaide Heidi Quinn
Adelaide Heidi Quinn, MS, RD, LDN, CDE
Nutrition and Diabetes Educator

To make an appointment in our Pediatric Clinic, call 617-732-2603. 

If it is after work hours and your child needs urgent medical attention, call 617-309-2400 and ask for the On-Call Pediatric Endocrinologist.