Stephen H. LaFranchi, MD - Pediatric Endocrinology
Dr. Stephen H. LaFranchi reviews medical content for Healthwise, a nonprofit organization with a mission to help people make better health decisions. Dr. LaFranchi is a Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Endocrinology, at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, Oregon. He is actively involved in patient care, teaching, and research. He has received many grants to fund research on various pediatric endocrine-related conditions. Dr. LaFranchi is widely published in peer-reviewed medical journals and has authored or coauthored numerous book chapters, abstracts, and medical papers. He was recognized as one of "The Best Doctors in America" by a selection of peers in 1994 through 2011.
Education and Training
Summer Fellowship in Child Psychiatry: Neuropsychiatric Institute, Los Angeles, CA, 1966-1968
MD: University of California Medical School, Los Angeles, CA, 1969
Internships in Pediatrics: University of California, Los Angeles, CA, 1969-1970
Residency in Pediatrics: University of California, Los Angeles, CA, 1970-1972
Study in Endocrine Laboratory of Dr. Barbara Clayton: Great Ormond Street Hospital, London, England, 1972
Fellowship in Pediatric Endocrinology: University of California, Los Angeles, CA, 1972-1975
American Board of Pediatrics
Pediatric Endocrinology, American Board of Pediatrics
Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR:
Professor, Department of Pediatrics, 1985-present
Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, 1980-1985
Assistant Professor, 1975-1980
The final approval of Healthwise content is always made by a clinician with no financial conflicts.