Pediatric Diabetes Program

Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes at Joslin
Joslin Diabetes Center
3229 East Genesee Street
Syracuse, NY 13214
Map & direction
Phone: 315 464-5726
Fax: 315 464-2510
Name: Roberto Izquierdo, MD, Medical Director
Dr. Izquierdo Roberto Izquierdo, MD
Medical Director

The pediatric diabetes program utilizes a multi-disciplinary team of pediatric endocrinologists and nurse practitioners, registered dietitians, certified diabetes nurse educators and certified insulin pump educators, counselors and podiatrists to provide comprehensive diabetes care to children and adolescents with type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus. Clinical research trials, related to the prevention and management of diabetes, are also available.

Our Multidisciplinary Team

Pediatric Endocrinologists

  • Roberto Izquierdo, MD (Medical Director)
  • Irene Sills, MD
  • Susan Stred, MD
  • Lauren Lipeski, MD
  • Susan Demartini, MD

Registered Dietitians

  • Joanne Kearns, RD, CDE

Diabetes Nurse Educator

  • Lauren Carstens, RN
  • Kristi Shaver, RN, CDE (Inpatient)

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant

  • Kathleen Bratt, PNP, CDE
  • Khuyet Le, PA
  • Barbara Lindenmayer, NP
  • Sheri Albro, NP

Social Workers

  • Paul Stasior, LMSW


  • Ryan D'Amico, DPM
  • J Kurt Concilla, DPM

Sheri L Albro, NP
Sheri L Albro, NP
315 464-8668
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Diabetes; Thyroid Disease

Kathleen A Bratt, NP
Kathleen A Bratt, NP
315 464-5726
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Diabetes; Thyroid Disease; Diabetes Management
Associations/Memberships: American Diabetes Association (ADA)

Roberto E Izquierdo, MD
Roberto E Izquierdo, MD
315 464-8668
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism; Pediatric Endocrinology; Diabetes; Diabetic Ketoacidosis; Thyroid Cancer; Thyroid Disease; more
Education: SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse
Research Interests: Thyroid nodules, thyroid cancer, diabetes mellitus
Clinical Interests: Thyroid Disease; Diabetes Mellitus

Khuyet TN Le, PA
Khuyet TN Le, PA
315 464-5726
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Diabetes

Barbara A Lindenmayer, NP
Barbara A Lindenmayer, NP
315 464-7538
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Spina Bifida

Lauren E Lipeski, MD
Lauren E Lipeski, MD
315 464-8668
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Pediatrics; Pediatric Endocrinology; Diabetes; Disorders of Puberty; Growth Delay or Disorder; Menstrual Disorders; more
Education: Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield, Illinois
Research Interests:

Thyroid funtion testing methodology

Clinical Interests:

Role of the thyroid in obesity

Treatment of obesity


Associations/Memberships: Society for Endocrinology

Irene N Sills, MD
Irene N Sills, MD
315 464-8668
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Pediatrics; Pediatric Endocrinology; Diabetes; Gender Identity Disorder; Osteoporosis
Education: New York University
Research Interests: Type 1 Diabetes
Clinical Interests: Diabetes mellitus, thyroid diseases, disorders of puberty, short stature/growth failure, Turner Syndrome, pediatric gynecology, congenital adrenal hyperplasia, transsexual adolescents and children
Associations/Memberships: American Academy of Pediatrics; American Diabetes Association (ADA); Endocrine Society

Susan E Stred, MD
Susan E Stred, MD
315 464-5726
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Pediatrics; Pediatric Endocrinology; Disorders of Puberty; Failure to Thrive (FTT); Growth Delay or Disorder; Growth Hormone Deficiency; more
Education: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Research Interests: Pathophysiology and treatment of pituitary and growth disorders. Best practices care for: late endocrine effects of treatment of childhood malignancies; disorders of sex development.
Clinical Interests: Growth disorders; Pituitary dysfunction; Late endocrine effects of concussion and of treatment of childhood malignancies; Turner's syndrome; Disorders of sex development.