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Endocrinology & Diabetes

The Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes Program at All Children's Hospital provides evaluation and treatment services, including inpatient and outpatient care. Our experienced multidisciplinary team of physicians and nurses provides care for infants, children and teens with a wide variety of pediatric endocrinological problems, including:

We see patients Monday-Friday in the Outpatient Care Center at All Children's Hospital in St. Petersburg. Patients are also seen at All Children's Outpatient Care locations in East Lake (North Pinellas), Tampa, Sarasota, Pasco, and Lakeland.

Working with Our Practice

New patients should print, fill out, and bring these new patient forms with them for their first visit. For more information or to ask questions, call the Pediatric Endocrinology & Diabetes department at 727-767-ENDO (3636).

Meet our Team

Hidekazu Hosono, MD

Dr. Hosono is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine, where he was a volunteer supervisor with the medical school's Student Run Free Clinic. He completed his pediatric residency at Miami Children's Hospital and volunteered with Diabetes Youth Camp for youth and teens with type 1 diabetes.

In June 2011, Dr. Hosono completed his pediatric endocrinology fellowship at UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital. He received a Fellows Development Research Grant in diabetes, obesity and fat cell biology from the Endocrine Fellows Foundation. Dr. Hosono's areas of clinical focus include type 1 and type 2 diabetes in children and teens, growth disorders, and thyroid disease.

Dr. Hosono is board certified in pediatrics and board admissible in pediatric endocrinology, and is a member of the Endocrine Society and the Pediatric Endocrine Society. Read more >>

Pallavi Iyer, MD

After graduating from The Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health, Dr. Iyer completed her pediatric residency at the University of South Florida College of Medicine and All Children's Hospital. In 2004 she received the Pediatric Resident Teacher of the Year Award and served as administrative chief resident.

Dr. Iyer completed her pediatric endocrinology fellowship at USF and All Children's Hospital. From July 2009 through June 2011 she was an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism. She created and maintained a pediatric endocrine specific iPAD curriculum for pediatric residents and pediatric endocrine fellows.

Dr. Iyer is board certified in pediatrics and pediatric endocrinology and is a member of both the Endocrine Society and the Pediatric Endocrine Society. Her clinical and research interests include diabetes, thyroid disease, adrenal disorders, disorders of growth and pubertal development, and calcium metabolism. She is a member of the Tampa Bay Diabetes Society and has served as a physician for the Florida Camp for Children and Youth with Diabetes. Read more >>

Allen W. Root, MD

A graduate of Harvard Medical School, Dr. Root completed his internship at Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, NY and his pediatric residency at University of Pennsylvania, followed by a fellowship in pediatric endocrinology at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania.

After serving on the medical faculty of the University of Pennsylvania and Temple University, Dr. Root joined the University of South Florida College of Medicine in 1973, serving as professor of pediatrics, associate and vice-chair of the Department of Pediatrics, and director of the pediatric residency program. He received the Distinguished Service Award, the Professorial Excellence Award and the Joanne and Charles Fishel Distinguished Scientist Award from USF as well as the Councill C. Rudolph Award at All Children's Hospital.

Dr. Root has served as president of the Lawson Wilkins Pediatric Endocrine Society and chaired the Florida Infant/Newborn Screening Advisory Council. He has been listed in Best Doctors in America for the past 20 years and authored more than 270 articles.

Frank Diamond, MD

Dr. Diamond has been a member of the All Children's Hospital medical staff since 1978. A graduate of the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, he completed his pediatric residency at the University of Alabama Children's Hospital and a fellowship in pediatric endocrinology at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Diamond held faculty appointments with the University of South Florida College of Medicine from 1998 through June 2012, including six years as Clinical Director for the Division of Pediatric Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes. He received the Dean's Award in 2008 and has been listed in America's Top Doctors for more than a decade.

Dr. Diamond speaks frequently to community physicians about pediatric endocrinology, with an emphasis on childhood obesity. He is the principal investigator for a $300,000 childhood obesity research grant to All Children's from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Since 2006, Dr. Diamond has been President of the Florida Camp for Children and Youth with Diabetes. He is fluent in Spanish.

Suzanne M. Jackman, MD

Dr. Jackman received her medical degree from the University of South Florida College of Medicine, where she received the Lewis A. Barness Award from the Department of Pediatrics and the Watson Clinic Foundation Award for Medical Research. She remained at USF for her pediatric residency, earning the Intern of the Year Award, followed by a fellowship in pediatric endocrinology.

Dr. Jackman's research was nominated for the Endocrine Society's Presidential Poster Competition in 2010 and 2011.

Dr. Jackman is board certified in pediatrics and is a member of the Endocrine Society. She is fluent in Spanish.

Nancy Elliot, RN, CDE

During Nancy's 20-year nursing career she has worked extensively with diabetic patients, developing effective patient care procedures and training families in their care. As a certified diabetes educator and clinic nurse for the University of South Florida College of Medicine pediatric endocrinology program, she educated newly diagnosed pediatric diabetes patients and their families on self care, equipment use and health issues. Nancy also has expertise in inpatient care and education for pediatric diabetes patients at All Children's Hospital. Nancy is a certified insulin pump trainer.

Pamela Jones, RN, BSN

Pam has more than 15 years of nursing experience in the Tampa Bay area, including outpatient care, inpatient care, and home health care. She has been a school nurse for children at Nina Harris Exceptional Student Center in Pinellas County. Pam has also served as Diabetes/Endocrinology Coordinator for Children's Medical Services, specializing in care management. She especially enjoys teaching patients and families at every step of the care process.
   

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