Faculty

Faculty in the division of Pediatric Endocrinology, School of Medicine at UNC Chapel Hill

Elizabeth Estrada, MD, Chief, Division of Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes, Professor of PediatricsElizabeth Estrada, MD

Clinical Professor of Pediatrics
Chief, Division of Pediatric Endocrinology
Director, Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship Program

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Dr. Elizabeth Estrada has been working at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill since November, 2014. She is the Pediatric Endocrinology Division Chief and Fellowship Director.

Dr. Estrada is committed to and passionate about medical education. Before her arrival to UNC, she was the Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship Program Director at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center (University of Connecticut) from 2004 to 2014. Alumni from the Connecticut Children’s program now hold academic positions in pediatric endocrinology across the country. She has also mentored many residents, medical students and students of other disciplines in clinical and research activities.

Dr. Estrada focuses her clinical efforts on the prevention and treatment of type 2 diabetes and childhood obesity. She developed and directed the “Pediatric Obesity Center for Treatment, Research and Education” at Connecticut Children’s from 2007-2009. She now directs an obesity comorbidities clinic at UNC.

Dr. Estrada has conducted and collaborated in several research studies in the area of insulin resistance and exercise intervention in obese adolescents. She has and continues to participate in multicentric NIH and industry sponsored studies looking at genetics, pathophysiology and treatment of obesity and type 2 diabetes in children.


Ali Calikoglu, MDAli Calikoglu, M.D

Professor of Pediatrics
Division of endocrinology

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Nina Jain, MDNina Jain, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Endocrinology

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I was born and bred a Floridian, but have lived in the Durham- Chapel Hill area for 10+ years with my husband and three children. I was first REALLY introduced to diabetes during my fourth year of medical school. I was going off to a regional Diabetes Camp as the senior in-cabin counselor for 10 preteen girls with insulin dependent diabetes. I felt confident. I had studied blood sugars and insulin and knew the mechanism of action of drug therapy. I had even worn an insulin pump. But hours into camp I realized that studying diabetes was not KNOWING diabetes. As I lived and breathed with these children, I realized that children will be children, no matter what is thrown their way, and my ultimate role would be to understand who these children were despite their diabetes.

I originally came to UNC as a fellow in Pediatric Endocrinology and stayed on as faculty. My research interests currently focus on clinical diabetes care and the transition of care from adolescence to adult-based medicine for patients with chronic conditions.


Dr. Jennifer Law of EndocrinologyJennifer Law, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Endocrinology

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Dr. Jennifer Law is the Medical Director of the UNC Turner Syndrome Clinic, a multidisciplinary clinic designed to meet the unique health care needs of girls and women with Turner Syndrome. Dr. Law serves as the Medical Advisor to the local Turner Syndrome support foundations and partners with these organizations to advocate and provide support for girls and women with Turner Syndrome. Dr. Law also enjoys caring for patients with other endocrine conditions and diabetes. Outside of clinical care, she has led clinical research projects and mentored multiple trainees in their research endeavors.

Dr. Law graduated from Washington and Lee University with a degree in Chemistry. She then attended West Virginia University School of Medicine. She completed a pediatric residency at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. Dr. Law completed her fellowship training in Pediatric Endocrinology at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Outside of work, Dr. Law enjoys playing with her children and spending time with her husband, running, cooking, and gardening.


Maureen Su, MDMaureen Su MD
masu@email.unc.edu
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Endocrinology

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Maureen A. Su, MD, is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Microbiology/Immunology at University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill. Dr. Su received her combined bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Harvard College and her M.D. degree from Harvard Medical School. She completed her pediatrics residency and fellowship in endocrinology at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and moved to UNC in 2010.

As a physician-scientist, her long-term goal is to understand what causes autoimmune diseases with the goal of developing therapeutics to prevent and treat the underlying immune condition. She is also interested in harnessing the autoimmune response to fight off cancer.