Awards & Honors Committee

The Awards and Honors Committee comprises two subcommittees:

  1. The Awards Subcommittee is charged with the review and selection of applicants for the Research Fellow Awards (RFS) and the Clinical Scholar Awards (CSA). This subcommittee consists of the current President, President-Elect, the past 5 Presidents, and the Chair of the Research Affairs Committee (or a designee).
  2. The Honors and Lectures Subcommittee is charged with the nomination, review, and selection of appropriate individuals for various lectures and awards other than RFAs and CSAs available to Society members. This subcommittee consists of the current President, President-Elect, the past 5 Presidents, the Chair of the History Committee, and other PES members appointed by the President.

The Immediate Past President of the Society will serve as Chair of the overall Awards and Honors Committee and Chair of the Awards Subcommittee. The Chair of the Honors and Lectures Subcommittee will be appointed by the President.

  • Madhu Misra BOD Liaison
  • Mary Min-chin Lee
  • Walter L. Miller Chair
  • Sharon E. Oberfield
  • Sally Radovick
  • Alan D. Rogol
  • Ron G. Rosenfeld
  • Stephen M. Rosenthal
  • Philip Scott Zeitler
  • Mitch Geffner
  • Erica Eugster
  • Craig Alter

Drugs & Therapeutics Committee

Charged with keeping the Society informed on topics about both new and existing drugs and devices. To review problems related to the therapeutics of Pediatric Endocrine disorders and report to the Board of Directors and the greater membership of PES.

  • Dania Al-Hamad
  • Ambika Ashraf
  • Tandy Aye BOD Liaison
  • Emily Breidbart
  • Preneet Cheema Brar
  • Evgenia (Jenny) Gourgari
  • Anshu Gupta
  • Ryan Heksch
  • Manmohan Kamboj
  • Aditi Khokhar
  • Brenda Kohn
  • Sowmya Krishnan
  • Amit Lahoti Chair
  • Marissa Lightborne
  • Daniel Mak
  • Seth Marks
  • Kristal Matlock
  • Dayna McGill
  • Shilpa Mehta
  • Ryan Miller Chair
  • Deborah Mitchell
  • Laura Page
  • Neha Patel
  • Manish Raisingani
  • Vandana Raman
  • Molly Regelmann
  • Danielle Reynolds
  • Anna Ryabets-Lienhard
  • Kyriakie Sarafoglou
  • Takara Stanley
  • Christine Yu

New Meds and Tech from PES Drugs and Therapeutics committee

January 28, 2021

Approval of generic glucagon for management of hypoglycemia Prepared by: Kristal Matlock, Preneet Cheema Brar, Molly Regelmann UpToDate as of: 1/20/2021 On December 28, 2020, the U.S. Food and Drug…

New Meds and Tech from PES Drugs and Therapeutics committee

January 27, 2021

Setmelanotide Prepared by: Anshu Gupta, MD, MS and Brenda Kohn, MD Up-to-date as of December 14, 2020 On November 27, 2020, setmelanotide (IMCIVREE™; Rhythm Pharmaceuticals, Inc.), a melanocortin-4 (MC4) receptor…

New Meds and Tech from PES Drugs and Therapeutics committee

December 16, 2020

Saxenda (Liraglutide) Approved for Adolescent Obesity Prepared by: Laura Page, MD and Shilpa Mehta, MD Up to date as of December 10, 2020 On December 4, 2020, the FDA approved…

Education Committee

Charged with the conception, organization, and execution of educational opportunities including Board Review courses, Clinical Updates, Spring Fellows’ Retreats, and other educational materials for patients/families, practitioners, pediatric fellows, pediatric residents, and medical students. The Education Committee will liaise with the Diabetes SIG and the Transgender SIG.

  • Iman Al-Gadi
  • Natalie Allen
  • Ambika Ashraf Advisor
  • Beth Auble
  • Hayley Baines
  • Kanthi Bangalore Krishna
  • Jennifer Barker
  • Robert W. Benjamin
  • Kathleen E. Bethin
  • Ali Calikoglu
  • Wil Charlton
  • Katerina Constantacos
  • Mark DeBoer
  • Sean DeLacey
  • Linda Anne DiMeglio
  • Sara DiVall
  • Dianne Deplewski
  • Oscar Escobar
  • Kristin Favela
  • Adda Grimberg
  • Ellen Kaizer Grishman
  • Anshu Gupta Chair
  • Nidhi Gupta
  • Jasmine Gujral
  • David Hansen
  • Heba Ismail
  • Lauren Heickman
  • Alyssa Huang
  • Janel Darcy Hunter
  • Hannah Jelley
  • Rachel Kadakia
  • Manmohan Kamboj
  • Alexander Karmazin
  • Marissa Kilberg
  • Seema Kumar
  • Amy Levenson
  • Janet Licien
  • Ashwini Mallappa
  • Seth Marks
  • Ian Marpuri
  • Shelly Mercer
  • Jonathan Meyer
  • Amr Morsi
  • Todd Nebesio Chair
  • Katie O'Sullivan
  • Sharon E. Oberfield BOD Liaison
  • Kathryn Obrynba
  • Pedro Pagán Banchs
  • Paola Palma-Sisto
  • Catherina Pinnaro
  • Leslie Pitts
  • Amira Ramadan
  • Sripriya Raman
  • Sonalee Ravi
  • Alissa Roberts
  • Elizabeth Rosolowsky
  • Mohamed Saleh
  • Elizabeth Sandberg
  • Swathi Sethuram
  • Kanika Shanker
  • Nicole Sheanon
  • Stephanie Sisley
  • Jennifer Sprague
  • Bhuvana Sunil
  • Lisa Swartz Topor
  • Kathleen Timme
  • Ahmed Torky
  • Alexander Tuttle
  • Serife Uysal
  • Marcela Vargas
  • Maria G. Vogiatzi
  • Patricia Vuguin
  • Elizabeth Walsh
  • Selma Witchel
  • Michael Alan Wood

History Committee

To collect, validate, collate and archive information, documents, photographic and graphic materials relevant to the history of PES and to make such materials available to the members and to generate periodically publications relevant to the history of PES and its members.

  • John S. Fuqua BOD Liaison
  • John L. Fowlkes
  • Evan Graber
  • Erinn Rhodes
  • Alan D. Rogol Chair
  • Arlan L. Rosenbloom

International Relations Committee

Charged with the development of international collaboration and interaction of PES with other societies/organizations to globally benefit children with endocrine conditions—with special focus on collaborations that may help to improve care in resource-constrained environments.

  • Craig Alter BOD Liaison
  • Charumathi Baskaran
  • Luisa Gonzalez
  • Evangelia Kalaitzoglou
  • Sando Ojukwu
  • Jadranka Popovic Chair
  • Sripriya Raman
  • Yun Yan
  • Y. Miles Yu

Membership Committee

Charged with accepting and reviewing all applications for membership to the Society. A recent strategic objective of this committee is to encourage and increase fellow involvement in the Society.


  • Christine Burt Solorzano
  • Dennis Chia
  • Sharon Oberfield BOD Liaison
  • Andrew H. Lane
  • Joshua May
  • Lindsey Waldman Chair

MOC and QI Committee

Charged with overseeing the quality improvement activities of PES and facilitating mechanisms for MOC credit to allow PES members to achieve recertification by the American Board of Pediatrics in Pediatric Endocrinology.

  • Shipra Bansal
  • Bruce A. Boston
  • Christine Cherella
  • Luong Doan
  • Daina Dreimane
  • Morey W. Haymond
  • Justin A. Indyk Chair
  • Ajanta Naidu
  • Sarah Reynolds
  • Erinn Rhodes Advisor
  • Sejal Shah
  • Joshua Smith
  • Rona Sonabend
  • Shoshana Tell
  • Paul Thornton BOD Liaison
  • Mary Ellen Vajravelu
  • Surendra K. Varma
  • Patricia Myriam Vuguin Chair
  • Sarah Corathers
  • Jessica Schmitt
  • Sobenna George
  • Carrie Schulmeister

Nominating Committee

Charged with coordinating, reviewing, and arranging ballots for election of new members to the PES Board of Directors.

  • Kanthi Bangalore Krishna
  • Sheela N. Magge Chair
  • Todd Nebesio
  • Madhusmita Misra
  • Sharon E. Oberfield BOD Liaison

Practice Management Committee

Charged with providing members of PES with tools and information to facilitate the practice of pediatric endocrinology. The focus is to promote multidisciplinary practice models, develop educational materials for Endocrinology providers, develop CME curricula, and develop position statements on key issues in pediatric endocrinology.  If you have ideas for future topics you’d like to see the PMC address, please click here.

  • Soumya Adhikari Co-Chair
  • Rushika Conroy
  • Marcie Drury Brown Co-Chair
  • Ambika Ashraf
  • Samuel Freedman
  • Monica Grover
  • Ines Guttmann-Bauman
  • Sunil Nayak
  • Jon Oden
  • Kent Reifschneider
  • Paul Thornton BOD Liaison
  • Ksenia Tonyushkina
  • David Sparling
  • Priyanka Bakhtiani

Practice Management Committee Pearls

October 23, 2020

The Practice Management Committee is tasked with the responsibility of providing strategies, tools and information needed to facilitate the office management and practice of pediatric endocrinology.  To this end, we…

Program Committee

Charged with organizing the scientific program of the now freestanding annual meeting of PES. Additional tasks include participation in abstract review, organization of Scientific Symposia, Meet-the-Professor sessions, Plenaries, Clinical Practice Sessions, the Year-in-Review program, and Satellite Symposia, along with selecting the Leona Cutler and Human Growth Foundation Best Poster Awards.


  • Ambika Ashraf Chair
  • Laurie E. Cohen BOD Liaison
  • Andrew Dauber
  • Aditi Khokhar
  • Mimi Kim
  • Minu George
  • Madhu Misra
  • Alex Karmazin
  • Ximena Lopez
  • Radhika Muzumdar
  • Leena Nahata
  • Elizabeth Tan Rosolowsky
  • Takara Stanley
  • Elizabeth Walsh
  • Ari Wassner
  • Jenise Wong
  • Selma Feldman Witchel Chair
  • Alan Rogol

Public Policy Committee

Charged with identification of political and policy issues that impact the care of children with pediatric endocrine conditions and the licensure of competent pediatric endocrinologists. To develop a rapid response team to deal with critical political and policy issues that affect children with pediatric endocrine and metabolic conditions. Also assist other councils and committees with policy issues should they arise.

  • Elaine Apperson
  • Cassandra Brady
  • Melanie Cree-Green
  • Swati Elchuri Chair
  • Mitchell Geffner BOD Liaison
  • Tamara S. Hannon Chair
  • Bonnie McCann-Crosby
  • Sudha Mootha
  • Susan Phillips
  • Henry Rodriguez
  • Swathi Sethuram
  • Rachel Whooten

Publications committee

The Publications Committee is charged to provide oversight into the society’s journal, Hormone Research in Paediatrics (HRP), which includes nominations for associate editors and editorial board members, assessing data related to the number of publications submitted by and accepted from PES members, and identification of key papers from HRP (and other journals) that will have an impact on the practice of pediatric endocrinology to share on the PES website on a quarterly basis.

  • Mitchell Geffner BOD Liaison
  • Colin Hawkes Chair
  • Nina Ma
  • Sharon E. Oberfield
  • Paul Saenger
  • Dorothy Shulman

Research Affairs Committee

Charged with facilitating the research endeavors of PES members and prioritizing the research goals of PES. This council will formulate policies for research grant support, develop national/regional research advisor programs, and establish collaborative relationships with international pediatric research groups.

  • Yee-Ming Chan
  • Andrew Dauber
  • Shanlee Davis
  • John L. Fowlkes
  • Rose A. Gubitosi-Klug Chair
  • Katherine Kutney
  • Shana McCormack
  • Ram K. Menon
  • Madhusmita Misra BOD Liaison
  • Steven Mittelman
  • Radhika Muzumdar
  • Leena Nahata
  • Kankadurga Singer
  • Shylaja Srinivasan
  • Jenise Wong
  • Apoorva Ravindranath Waikar
  • Karen Winer

Training Committee

Charged with providing information on regulatory issues that impact the training and certification of fellows. This council will work with other committees to develop a research advisor program, develop milestones, increase fellow participation in PES, organize educational activities, and improve communication.

  • Beth Auble
  • Tandy Aye
  • Jennifer Barker Chair
  • Claudia Boucher-Berry
  • Mariam Gangat
  • Jasmine Gujral
  • Reema Lynn Habiby
  • Katherine Hwu
  • Evangelia Kalaitzoglou
  • Aikaterini(Katerina) Nella
  • Sharon E. Oberfield BOD Liaison

Website Committee

The Website Committee is charged to review website function and utilization, to coordinate with SIGs and other committees regarding sharing of content and updates to appear on the website, and to optimize use of multiple social media platforms for societal communication.

  • Priyanka Bakhtiani
  • Andrew J. Bauer
  • Scott Clements
  • Katerina Constantacos Chair
  • Mitchell Geffner BOD Liaison
  • Nidhi Gupta
  • Minu M. George
  • Manish Raisingani
  • Shadi Tabba
  • Heather Wadams