Emily Walvoord, MD
Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Assistant Dean for Faculty Affairs and Professional Development
Phone: (317) 944-3889
705 Riley Hospital Dr, Room 5960
Indianapolis, IN 46205
Areas of Interest
Pubertal disorders, hypopituitarism, growth disorders, type 1 diabetes, multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2, disorders of sex development.
Dr. Emily Walvoord is a graduate of Miami University (Ohio) and Northwestern University Medical School. She was an intern, resident, and chief resident at Children’s Memorial Hospital/ Northwestern University. She completed her pediatric endocrinology fellowship at Indiana University/ Riley Hospital for Children and stayed on as faculty. Her research and clinical interests have focused on hypopituitarism, growth hormone deficiency, and early puberty. She has been the local PI for a number of pharmaceutical sponsored studies, was the International PI for a Phase I trial of inhaled growth hormone, and has collaborated with colleagues on translational studies of genetic causes for hypopituitarism and short stature. Dr. Walvoord coedited the textbook When Puberty Is Precocious: Scientific and Clinical Aspects , and is studying the cognitive effects of growth hormone replacement in children. Her work in the Dean’s office focuses on junior faculty development and advancement of clinical faculty in academic medicine.
|1989||BA, Zoology - Miami University|
|1994||MD, Northwestern University School of Medicine|
|1997||Northwestern University School of Medicine-Pediatrics residency|
|1998||Northwestern University School of Medicine- Pediatrics Chief Resident|
|2001||Indiana University School of Medicine-Pediatric Endocrinology fellowship|
Honors & Awards
|Indianapolis Monthly "Top Doctor"|
|Indiana University Trustee Teaching Award|
|Red Shoes Award for Patient Centered Care|
|AAMC Mid-Career Women Faculty Professional Development Seminar (competitive selection process)|
|European Society for Pediatric Endocrinology Summer School (competitive selection)|
|Quarterly Teaching Award for Medical Student Teaching, Northwestern University Medical School|
Riley Hospital Outpatient Center
705 Riley Hospital Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46202
Riley Children's Specialty Clinic
11590 North Meridian Street
Carmel, IN 46032
South Bend Pediatrics
211 North Eddy Street
South Bend, IN 46617
Research & Grants
Dr. Walvoord's research and clinical interests have focused on hypopituitarism, growth hormone deficiency, and early puberty. She has been the local PI for a number of pharmaceutical sponsored studies, was the International PI for a Phase I trial of inhaled growth hormone, and has collaborated with colleagues on translational studies of genetic causes for hypopituitarism and short stature. She is studying the cognitive effects of growth hormone replacement in children
Analysis of Higher Order Cognitive Function in Growth Hormone Treated Children. Investigator Initiated Trial, Funding agency: Eli Lilly and Company. Principal Investigator.
1. Walvoord, EC, Rosenman, MA, Eugster EA. Prevalence of ACTH Deficiency in Children with Idiopathic Growth Hormone Deficiency. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, 89 (10): 5030-5034, 2004.
2. Lora, MS, Waguespack, SG, Moley, JF, Walvoord, EC. Adrenal Ganglioneuromas in Children with MEN2: A Report of Two Cases. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, 90 (7): 4383-4387, 2005.
3. Kreher, NC, Walvoord, EC. Cutaneous Calcinosis in a Child with Tertiary Hyperparathyroidism. Consultant For Pediatricians, 4 (10): 492, 2005.
4. Bhangoo, APS, Hunter, CS, Savage, JJ, Anhalt, H, Pavlakis, S, Walvoord, EC, Ten, S, Rhodes, SJ. A Novel LHX3 Mutation Presenting as Combined Pituitary Hormonal Deficiency. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, 91 (3): 747-753, 2006.
5. Walvoord, EC, Mazur, T. Behavioral Problems and Idiopathic Central Precocious Puberty: Fact or Fiction? Pediatric Endocrinology Reviews. 4 (suppl 3): 306-312, 2007.
6. Pescovitz, OH and Walvoord, EC. When Puberty is Precocious: Scientific and Clinical Aspects. The Humana Press, Inc. Totowa, NJ, 2007.
7. Mullen RD, Colvin SC, Hunter CS, Savage JJ, Walvoord EC, Bhangoo AP, Ten S, Weigel J, Pfäffle RW, Rhodes SJ. Roles of the LHX3 and LHX4 in LIM-homeodomain factors in Pituituary Development. Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology. 190 (5): 265-266, 2007.
8. Walvoord, EC. Sex Steroid Replacement for Induction of Puberty in Multiple Pituitary Hormone Deficiency. Pediatric Endocrinology Reviews. 6 (suppl 2): 298-305, 2009.
9. Walvoord, EC, de la Peña, A, Park, S, Silverman, BL, Cuttler, L, Rose, SR, Cutler, GB, Drop, SL, Chipman, JJ. Inhaled Growth Hormone Compared to Subcutaneous Growth Hormone in Children with Growth Hormone Deficiency: Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacodynamics and Safety. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, 94 (6): 2052-2059, 2009.
10. Walvoord, EC. The Timing of Puberty: Is it changing? Does it matter? Journal of Adolescent Health, 47 (5): 433-439, 2010.
11. Walvoord E, Vannerson J, Rhodes S, Precocious Pubic Hair Development: A Team Based Learning Review of the Hypothalamic-Pituitary- Adrenal Axis and Puberty. MedEdPORTAL; 2010. http://services.aamc.org/30/mededportal/servlet/s/segment/mededportal/?subid=7953
12. Viswanathan, V, Beardsley AL, Walvoord EC, Nebesio TD. “Extreme Hyperglycemia and Hyperosmolar State in New Onset Type 1 Diabetes – Are Sugar and Salt Containing Beverages At Fault.” Clinical Pediatrics, 50(4): 360-363, 2011.
13. Prince, K, Walvoord, E, Rhodes, S. The role of homeodomain transcription factors in heritable pituitary disease” Nature Reviews Endocrinology, 7(12): 727-737, 2011.
14. Dankoski, M, Palmer, M, Banks, J, Brutkiewicz, R, Walvoord, E, Hoffmann-Longtin, K, Bogdewic, S, Gopen, G. “Academic Writing: Supporting Faculty in a Critical Competency for Success.” Journal of Faculty Development, 26(2): 47-54, 2012.
15. Walvoord E, Rogol AD. 50 Years Ago in The Journal of Pediatrics. Treatment of excessive height in girls: a longitudinal study. Journal of Pediatrics, 161(4): 657, 2012.