Vivian L. E. Szymczuk, M.D.

Pediatric Endocrinology Clinical Fellow

240 204 3300
NIHBC 30 BG RM 223

Vivian L. E. Szymczuk, M.D., is a pediatric endocrinology clinical fellow in NIH’s Pediatric Endocrinology Inter-Institute Training Program. Her research during her undergraduate studies at the University of Ottawa focused on muscle regeneration, and on pediatric orthopedics during her medical training with the Rubin Institute for Advanced Orthopedics and the International Center for Limb Lengthening in Baltimore. She also has completed scholarly research projects on diabetic ketoacidosis and hyperthyrotropinemia. During residency, she received awards in teaching, academic achievement, and research. Dr. Szymczuk attended medical school at the University of Medicine and Health Sciences in St. Kitts and completed her clinical training in pediatrics at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria. She is board certified in pediatrics by the American Board of Pediatrics. During her spare time, she enjoys yoga, video games, and paddle-boarding.

Selected Publications

Childhood Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA) in New-Onset and Established Patients in Central Illinois: Contributing Factors and Risk Stratification.
Vivian Szymczuk, MD, James Dunneback, MD, Yanzhi Wang, PhD, Valeria C Benavides, MD,MPH, MON-083.
Journal of the Endocrine Society, Volume 4, Issue Supplement_1, April-May 2020, MON–083, external link

Acute deformity correction and lengthening using the PRECICE magnetic intramedullary lengthening nail.
Hammouda AI, Szymczuk VL, Gesheff MG, Mohamed NS, Conway JD, Standard SC, McClure PK, Herzenberg JE.
J Limb Lengthen Reconstr 2020;6:20-7.

Lengthening With Monolateral External Fixation Versus Magnetically Motorized Intramedullary Nail in Congenital Femoral Deficiency.
Szymczuk, Vivian L. MD*; Hammouda, Ahmed I. MD*,†; Gesheff, Martin G. MS*; Standard, Shawn C. MD*; Herzenberg, John E. MD*
Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics: October 2019 - Volume 39 - Issue 9 - p 458-465
doi: 10.1097/BPO.0000000000001047

Treatment with posterior capsular release, botulinum toxin injection, hamstring tenotomy, and peroneal nerve decompression improves fexion contracture after total knee arthroplasty: minimum 2‑year follow‑up (PDF 3 MB).
Hamed Vahedi, Anton Khlopas, Vivian L. Szymczuk, Melanie K. Peterson, Ahmed I. Hammouda, Janet D. Conway
Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy 2020, external link

Weight loss supplement causing acute heart block in a child external link
O’Brien, D., Szymczuk, V., & Albaro, C. (2020).
Cardiology in the Young, 30(1), 131-133. doi:10.1017/S104795111900283X

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