Lindsey Loomba-Albrecht, M.D.
- Assistant Clinical Professor
- Associate Program Director for the Pediatric Residency Program
Philosophy of Care
I believe strongly in evidence based medicine, but also in tailoring the treatment plan to the individual patient and family. I value open communication and strive to make sure that families understand both the big picture and the details of the medical condition. A new medical diagnosis in a child is often a time of crisis for families; I recognize the stress that the diagnosis generates and will do my best to help ease fears. When a child has a particularly rare condition, I love seeking input from outside experts.
I have a longstanding interest in genetics, and have a particular interest in endocrine conditions in children with genetic conditions (including differences in sex development, pituitary hormone deficiencies and disorders of puberty). I also care for children with a wide range of other conditions, including type one diabetes, thyroid conditions, bone disorders and short stature.
Currently, I am active in research looking into how family functioning affects blood sugar control in children with type 1 diabetes. This is part of a larger effort -- our diabetes clinic as a whole is wholeheartedly committed to improving care for diabetic children. I am also active in pediatric resident educational efforts and medical student teaching.
M.D., UC Davis School of Medicine, Sacramento, California, 2003
B.S., UC Davis, Davis, California, 1998
UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, California, 2006
UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, California, 2007
UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, California, 2010
American Board of Pediatrics, 2006
American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatric Endocrinology, 2011
Advisory Committee for Pediatric Residency Education
American Academy of Pediatrics
Housestaff Education Advisory Committee
The Endocrine Society
Honors and Awards
Genentech fellowship support grant, 2007
Pediatric Emergency Medicine Outstanding Resident Award, 2006
Children?s Miracle Network Award, 2004
Select Recent Publications
Loomba-Albrecht LA, Bremer AA, Wong A, Philipps AF. Neonatal cholestasis caused by hyperthyroidism. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2012 Mar;54(3):433-4.
Seeley HH, Loomba-Albrecht LA, Nagel M, Butani L, Bremer AA. Familial hypomagnesemia with hypercalciuria and nephrocalcinosis in three siblings having the same genetic lesion but different clinical presentations. World J Pediatr. 2012 May;8(2):177-80.
Loomba-Albrecht LA, Styne DM. The physiology of puberty and its disorders. Pediatr Ann. 2012 Apr;41(4):e1-9.
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;242-3:209-13.
Loomba-Albrecht LA, Nagel M, Bremer AA. Pseudohypoaldosteronism type 1 due to a novel mutation in the mineralocorticoid receptor gene. Horm Res Paediatr. 2010;73(6):482-6.
Loomba-Albrecht, LA, Styne DM. Effect of Puberty on Body Composition. Current Opinion in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Obesity. 2009;16(1):10-5.
Tartaglia N, Davis S, Hench A, Nimishakavi S, Beauregard R, et al. A new look at XXYY syndrome: medical and psychological features. American journal of medical genetics. Part A. 2008;146A(12):1509-22.
Albrecht LA, Styne DM. Laboratory Testing of Gonadal Steroids in Children. Pediatric Endocrine Reviews 2007; 5(1):599-607.