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Sumana Narasimhan, MD
Assistant Professor
Pediatric Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
Department of Pediatrics
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University
Dr. Sumana Narasimhan, MD is Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Case Western Reserve University. She is a board certified pediatric endocrinologist. She completed her medical degree in New Delhi, India followed by residency training in pediatrics and a year as chief resident at New York Medical College at Westchester County, NY. She then worked as a primary care pediatrician in rural West Virginia for four years, during which time she observed an increasing incidence of childhood obesity in that population, stimulating her interest in the field of endocrinology. Dr Narasimhan completed her fellowship in pediatric endocrinology at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and was then recruited to her current position at Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital and Case Western Reserve University. In addition to her clinical and teaching roles, Dr. Narasimhan is a co-investigator in the TODAY study, an NIH sponsored study of Type 2 Diabetes in youth.

Dr. Narasimhan’s interests include diabetes and obesity. She co-directs the Healthy Kids Healthy Weight program at Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital, a multidisciplinary weight management program for children and adolescents. Dr. Narasimhan’s special interest is in the area of hormonal issues in survivors of childhood cancer and she is part of the multidisciplinary clinic for survivors of childhood cancer at Seidman Cancer Center. She is particularly interested in the causes and treatment of obesity in survivors of childhood cancer.