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Emily L. Germain-Lee, M.D.

Professor of Pediatrics
Chief, Division of Pediatric Endocrinology
Academic Office Location:
Pediatrics
UConn Health
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030
Phone: 860-837-7250
Website(s):

Research

Connecticut Children's Profile

Education
DegreeInstitutionMajor
A.B.Harvard UniversityBiochemical Sciences
M.D.Johns Hopkins University School of MedicineMedicine

Post-Graduate Training
TrainingInstitutionSpecialty
InternshipJohns Hopkins HospitalPediatrics
ResidencyJohns Hopkins HospitalPediatrics
FellowshipJohns Hopkins University School of MedicinePediatric Endocrinology

Awards
Name of Award/HonorAwarding Organization
Hartford Magazine's Best Doctors (for Pediatric Endocrinology)The Best Doctors in America
Selected as 1 of 3 International Speakers for "New Treatments for Rare Pediatric Bone Disease" Held at Joint Meeting of the International Congress of Endocrinology and the Endocrine SocietyEndocrine Society
Selected to give 2 "Meet the Expert" talks on "Diagnosis and Management of Pseudohypoparathyroidism and Related Conditions" at International Meeting of Pediatric Endocrinology (audience > 1,000) (meeting attendance: ~4,000)Pediatric Endocrine Society
Semi-finalist, Distinguished Teaching SocietyJohns Hopkins University School of Medicine
The Frederick J. Heldrich, M.D. Award for Dedication and Outstanding Contribution to Medical Student Teaching, Department of PediatricsJohns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Director/Founder, Center for Rare Bone Disorders, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center and University of Connecticut School of MedicineConnecticut Children's Medical Center/ UConn Health
Director/Founder, Albright Center, Connecticut Children’s Medical CenterConnecticut Children’s Medical Center
Co-Director/Founder, Osteogenesis Imperfecta Center, Connecticut Children’s Medical CenterConnecticut Children’s Medical Center
Director, Bone and Osteogenesis Imperfecta Department, Kennedy Krieger InstituteKennedy Krieger Institute
Selected as 1 of 3 international speakers for “New Treatments for Rare Pediatric Bone Disease” held at Joint Meeting of The International Congress of Endocrinology and The Endocrine SocietyThe International Congress of Endocrinology and The Endocrine Society
Editorial Board (2007-2011); (2017-present)Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism
Vice PresidentHuman Growth Foundation
Member of Executive CommitteeHuman Growth Foundation
Board of DirectorsHuman Growth Foundation
Best Doctors in America
Elected MemberSociety for Pediatric Research
Elected MemberPediatric Endocrine Society
NIH Clinical Investigator Award (K08), NICHDNational Institute of Health
Francis F. Schwentker Award for Excellence in Postdoctoral ResearchJohns Hopkins University School of Medicine
David M. Kamsler Award for Outstanding Compassion and Expert Care of Pediatric Patients (Elected by Faculty, Residents, and Nursing Staff)Johns Hopkins Hospital
Harriet Lane Home Research Fellowship AwardJohns Hopkins Children's Center
Helen and Harold Harrison Award for Outstanding Proficiency in PediatricsJohns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Harold Lamport Biomedical Research PrizeJohns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Special Training Program AwardNational Cancer Institute
Josephine L. Murray Radcliffe Fellowship AwardHarvard University
Magna Cum Laude - Biochemical Sciences, Harvard-Radcliffe CollegeHarvard University
Name & DescriptionCategoryRoleTypeScopeStart YearEnd Year
Department of Pediatrics Promotions Committee,University of Connecticut School of Medicine/ Connecticut Children's Medical Center/Advisory CommitteememberUConn HealthLocal2017
Editorial Board, Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism (3-year term)Editorial BoardmemberExternalInternational20172010
Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical Advisory Board (Rare Bone Disease)Advisory CommitteememberExternalInternational2017
Scientific Advisory Panel, Rare Bone Disease Alliance: The mission of the Alliance is to expand education and research on rare bone disease and provide assistance to rare bone disease organizations, patients, and family members.Advisory CommitteememberExternalInternational2017
Best Children's Hospitals Diabetes and Endocrinology National Working Group for 2018-2019 U.S. New & World Report RankingsAdvisory CommitteememberExternalNational2017
Reviewer of abstracts for "CCMC Research Day," Connecticut Children's Grand RoundsResearch CommitteememberExternalLocal2017
Program Evaluation Committee for Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship, University of Connecticut School of MedicineEducation CommitteeMember as Division DirectorUConn HealthUniversity2017
Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship Interviews, University of Connecticut School of Medicine/Connecticut Children's Medical CenterEducation CommitteeDivision DirectorUConn HealthUniversity2017
CLASP/e-consults: joint project brings together Connecticut Children's Co-Management/CLASP model and CHCI/Weitzman Institute's e-Consult platform to form a referral system in settings of limited access (to expand to New Mexico)OtherPhysicianExternalState2017
Serve as a reviewer for multiple journals (approx.1- 2 articles/month not including editorial board article reviews)OtherReviewerExternalInternational2017
Clinical Competency Committee for Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship Program (University of Connecticut School of Medicine and Connecticut Children's Medical Center)Advisory CommitteeCommittee memberUConn HealthLocal2017
Scholarship Oversight Committee for Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship Program (University of Connecticut School of Medicine and Connecticut Children's Medical Center)Advisory CommitteeCommttee memberUConn HealthLocal2017
American Society for Bone and Mineral Research Meeting, Rare Bone Disease Working GroupWorkshop/ConferenceMemberExternalInternational2017
Combined Genetics-Endocrine Clinic/Research, McKusick-Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; Established clinic with Dr. Julie Hoover-Fong in Institute of Genetic Medicine; Provides genetics and endocrine care to patients with skeletal dysplasias/rare disorders -- since move to UConn/CCMC, this role is advisory in natureOtherCo-Founder and Co-DirectorExternalInternational2010
Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation Scientific MeetingProfessional/Scientific OrganizationResearcherExternalInternational2010
Human Growth Foundation: Executive committee -- aid in determination of programs and policiesProfessional/Scientific OrganizationExecutive Committee MemberExternalInternational2006
Grant Review Committee, Human Growth FoundationResearch CommitteeGrant ReviewerExternalLocal2006
Society for Pediatric ResearchProfessional/Scientific OrganizationInvited memberExternalInternational2001
Pediatric Endocrine SocietyProfessional/Scientific OrganizationInvited memberExternalNational1993

Journal Articles

Book Chapters

  • Effects of aging on bone: Chapter 3.
    DiGirolamo DJ, Germain-Lee EL. A Comprehensive Guide to Geriatric Rehabilitation, 3rd edition 2014 Dec;14-18
  • Growth and growth hormone use in osteogenesis imperfecta; Chap 29.
    Germain-Lee EL, DiGirolamo DJ, Plotkin H. Osteogenesis Imperfecta: A Translational Approach to Brittle Bone Disease, 1st edition, 2013 Dec;267-280
  • Diabetes; Chapter 48
    Long DN, Probst C, Kelley DE, Germain-Lee EL. Geriatric Rehabilitation Manual, 2nd edition; 2007 Dec;307-313
  • Effects of aging on bone; Chapter 3.
    Germain-Lee EL, Checovich MM, Smith EL, Lundon K. Geriatric Rehabilitation Manual, 2nd edition 2007 Dec;13-15
  • Primary hyperparathyroidism and other causes of hypercalcemia in children and adolescents; Chapter 46.
    Germain-Lee EL and Levine MA. The Parathyroids: Basic and Clinical Concepts, 2nd edition 2001 Dec;743-753
  • The Thyroid; Chapter 11
    Germain-Lee EL and Plotnick LP. Hospital Care of the Recovering NICU Infant 1991 Dec;161-175
  • Expression of keratins and envelope proteins in normal and malignant human keratinocytes and mesothelial cells; Chap 3.
    Rheinwald JG, Germain EL, Beckett MA. Human Carcinogenesis 1983 Dec;85-96

Case Reports

Letters

Reviews

Title or AbstractTypeSponsor/EventDate/YearLocation
State advocacy for Rare Bone Disorders: "Rare Bone Disorders: Helping Through Clinical Care & Research" presented to Connecticut State LegislatureTalkTask Force to Study Rare Diseases, State of Connecticut General Assembly2018Hartford, CT
Rare Bone Disorders: From Bedside to Bench and Back-- Pediatric Translational Research Seminar SeriesTalkUniv of Connecticut Dept of Pediatrics/ Connnecticut Children's2018UConn Health
Dean's Faculty Research Seminar, University of Connecticut School of Medicine; Albright Hereditary Osteodystrophy: From Bedside to Bench and Back AgainTalkUniversity of Connecticut School of Medicine2017Farmington, CT
Presentation to Board of Connecticut Children's Medical Center; Center for Rare Bone DisordersTalkConnecticut Children's Medical Center2017Hartford, CT
Presentation to Leadership Committee, CCMC/CCSG Leadership; Center for Rare Bone DisordersTalkConnecticut Children's2017Hartford, CT
Bone Research Group weekly meeting entitled "Research in Progress"; Albright Hereditary Osteodystrophy (for all researchers in bone disease at UConn Health)TalkUConn Health2017Farmington, CT
State of Connecticut Higher Education Legislature testimony advocating for the University of Connecticut School of Medicine (testimony for protecting budget)- 10/2/17Panel DiscussionUniversity of Connecticut School of Medicine2017University of Connecticut School of Medicine
"Meet the Expert" - Diagnosis and Management of Pseudohypoparathyroidism and Related Conditions. (Invited) (Given twice, audience >1000)Plenary Lecture10th International Pediatric Endocrine Society Meeting2017Washington, D.C.
Rare Bone Disorders: From Bedside to Bench and Beyond; 50th Anniversary of Department of Pediatrics at University of Connecticut School of MedicinePlenary LectureDept of Pediatrics, UConn School of Medicine/Connecticut Children's2017Hartford, CT
Vision for the Future of the Division of Pediatric Endocrinology, Connecticut Children's Medical CenterTalkConnecticut Children's Medical Center2017Connecticut Children's, Farmington
Update for Vision for the Future of the Division of Pediatric Endocrinology,Connecticut Children's Medical CenterTalkConnecticut Children's Medical Center2017Connecticut Children's, Farmington
International Expert Consensus on Pseudohypoparathyroidism and Related Disorders -- Invited expert as member of Working Group 3: Clinical ManagementOtherInternat'l Expert Consensus on Pseudohypoparathyroidism/Related Disorders2017Chantilly-Gouvieux, France
"Adrenal Disorders" at "31st Annual Pediatrics Update" at Danbury HospitalLectureDanbury Hospital2016Danbury, CT
Endocrine Scholars Conference, “Albright hereditary osteodystrophy: From Bedside to Bench and Back”TalkDivision of Endocrinology, University of Connecticut School of Medicine2016Farmington, CT