Karen Winer, M.D., a board-certified pediatric endocrinologist, completed her pediatric residency training at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York, and her subspecialty training in pediatric endocrinology at the NIH. During her fellowship years, she was the first to study parathyroid hormone (PTH) replacement therapy in the treatment of hypoparathyroidism. She established the safety and efficacy of PTH delivered by single and multiple daily injections. Recently, she further optimized PTH replacement therapy through the use of a continuous pump in both adults and children. Dr. Winer joined the Endocrinology, Nutrition, Growth Branch in 1998 to direct and develop programs in pediatric endocrinology, bone health, and osteoporosis prevention. In 2001, she established Diabetes Research in Children Network (DirecNet) to develop the artificial pancreas. Additionally, she established another highly acclaimed pediatric research network, the Bone Mineral Density in Childhood Study (BMDCS). She has received the NIH Director’s and the NICHD Director’s awards for her work. She is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism.
Winer K, Levin E, Grave G, Alexander D The Child Health Research Centers Program: 1990-2000. J Pediatr 2001;139:767.
Diabetes Research in Children Network (DirecNet) Study Group. Lack of Accuracy of Continuous Glucose Sensors in Healthy, Nondiabetic Children: Results of the Diabetes Research in Children Network (DirecNet) Accuracy Study. J Pediatr. 2004 Jun; 144(6): 770-5.
Diabetes Research in Children Network (DirecNet) Study Group: The effects of aerobic exercise on glucose and counter-regulatory hormone concentrations in children with type 1 diabetes. Diabetes Care 2006 29:20-25.
Diabetes Research in Children Network (Direcnet) Study Group: Impact of exercise on overnight glycemic control in children with type 1 diabetes. J Pediatr 2005 147:528-534.
Kalkwarf H, Gilsanz V, Lappe JM, Oberfield S, Shepherd JA, Frederick MM, Winer KK, Zemel BS Tracking of Bone Mass and Density during Childhood and Adolescence J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2010;95:1690.
Winer KK,. Yanovski JA, and Cutler, G.B., Jr. Synthetic Human Parathyroid Hormone 1-34 vs. Calcitriol in the Treatment of Hypoparathyroidism: Results of a Randomized Trial JAMA 1996; 276; 631-6
Winer KK, Yanovski JA, Sarani B, Cutler GB A Randomized Crossover Trial of Once Daily Vs. Twice Daily Parathyroid Hormone in the Treatment of Hypoparathyroidism. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 83: 3480-86, 1998.