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Leslie M. Plotnick

LESLIE M. PLOTNICK, the Lawson Wilkins Professor of Pediatric Endocrinology, has established a national and international reputation as a clinical scholar and educator in the field of pediatric endocrinology and diabetes. She trained in pediatrics at The Johns Hopkins Hospital from 1970 to 1972, then did a clinical and research fellowship in pediatric endocrinology and joined the Hopkins faculty in 1974. She became a full professor in 2001. Dr. Plotnick’s major clinical interests are in type 1 diabetes and growth. She has published widely in the areas of general pediatric endocrinology and diabetes particularly on growth, growth hormone therapy, and Turner Syndrome. She was chosen to be one of the few pediatric diabetes specialists to write pediatric standards for care for the American Diabetes Association. With Loretta Clark, she developed and implemented the “team” concept in diabetes education and care, building it into a successful and well-respected program.