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Dennis M. Styne

Clinical Interests

Dennis M. Styne is an expert on pediatric endocrine disorders, growth and disorders of puberty, diabetes mellitus in childhood, thyroid disease, and childhood obesity. He played an integral part in establishing a new childhood and adolescent weight management program at UC Davis Medical Center. Styne has been featured in The Best Doctors in America. He is an active leader in the Obesity Affiliation Group, working to foster development of a state-of-the-art, nationally prominent pediatric obesity research and treatment center. He also has a research interest in puberty and fetal and childhood growth.


Director of the Newborn Screening Program
Professor, Yocha Dehe Endowed Chair in Pediatric Endocrinology


Pediatric Endocrinology




Pediatric Endocrinology

Center/Program Affiliation:


Glassrock Building
Pediatric Specialty Clinics
2521 Stockton Blvd., Suite 3200
Sacramento, CA 95817
Driving Directions
Phone: 916-734-3112

Additional Phone:

Physician Referrals: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)


M.D., Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois, 1971
B.S., Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, 1969


University of California, San Diego, San Diego, California, 1971-72


University of California, San Diego, San Diego, California, 1972-73
Yale - New Haven Hospital, New Haven, Connecticut, 1973-74


University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California, 1974-77

Board Certifications:

American Board of Pediatrics, 1976
American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatric Endocrinology, 1971
American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatric Endocrinology, 1978
American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatric Endocrinology, 2002
National Board of Medical Examiners, 1971

Professional Memberships:

American Academy of Pediatrics
American Pediatric Society
Endocrine Society
Lawson Wilkins Pediatric Endocrine Society
Society for Pediatric Research (SPR)
Western Society for Pediatric Research

Select Honors and Awards:

14th Annual Marjorie Kantor Memorial Lecture, 2008

Krishna M. Saxena, M.D., Honorary Endocrine Lecture, 2004

Western Society for Clinical Investigation, Endocrinology Sessions, Chair, Carmel, California, 1993

Society for Pediatric Research, Poster Symposium on Growth Factors, Co-Chair, 1990

Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society (elected by student members as a faculty member), 1988

Society for Pediatric Research, Endocrine Poster Symposium, Co-Chair, 1988

Society for Pediatric Research, Endocrine Session, Co-Chair, 1987

Select Recent Publications:

Jernigan VB, Salvatore AL, Styne DM, Winkleby M. Addressing food insecurity in a Native American reservation using community-based participatory research. Health Educ Res. 2012 Aug;27(4):645-55.

Loomba-Albrecht LA, Styne DM. The physiology of puberty and its disorders. Pediatr Ann. 2012 Apr;41(4):e1-9

Styne DM. A plea for vitamin D. Am J Clin Nutr. 2011 Oct;94(4):963-4.

Loomba-Albrecht LA, Bremer AA, Styne DM, Glaser NS. High frequency of cardiac and behavioral complaints as presenting symptoms of hyperthyroidism in children. J Pediatr Endocrinol Metab. 2011;24(3-4):209-13.

Liang L, Chantry C, Styne DM, Stephensen CB. Prevalence and risk factors for vitamin D deficiency among healthy infants and young children in Sacramento, California. Eur J Pediatr. 2010 Nov;169(11):1337-44.

Styne DM. Childhood obesity in American Indians. J Public Health Manag Pract. 2010 Sep-Oct;16(5):381-7.

Loomba-Albrecht LA, Glaser NS, Styne DM, Bremer AA. An oral sulfonylurea in the treatment of transient neonatal diabetes mellitus. Clinical Therapeutics, 31(4): 816-20. 2009.

Loomba-Albrecht LA, Styne DM. Effect of puberty on body composition. Current Opinion Endocrinology, Diabetes & Obesity, 16(1): 10-15. 2009.

Albrecht LA, Gorges SW, Styne DM, Bremer AA. Shwachman-Diamond syndrome presenting as hypoglycemia. Clinical Pediatrics, 48(2, epub 2008 Oct 2): 212-14. 2009.

Carel JC, Eugster EA, Rogol A, Ghizzoni L, Palmert MR; ESPELWPES GnRH Analogs Consensus Conference Group, Antoniazzi F, Berenbaum S, Bourguignon JP, Chrousos GP, Coste J, Deal S, de Vries L, Foster C, Heger S, Holland J, Jahnukainen K, Juul A, Kaplowitz P, Lahlou N, Lee MM, Lee P, Merke DP, Neely EK, Oostdijk W, Phillip M, Rosenfield RL, Shulman D, Styne D, Tauber M, Wit JM. Consensus statement on the use of gonadotropin-releasing hormone analogs in children. Pediatrics, 123(4, epub 2009 March): e752-62. 2009.

To see if Dennis M. Styne is accepting new patients, or for assistance finding a UC Davis doctor, please call 800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284).