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Joseph Wolfsdorf MB,BCh, MA, DCH, FCP (SA), FAAP

Joseph I. Wolfsdorf MB,BCh, MA, DCH, FCP (SA), FAAP

Attending Physician in Endocrinology, Division of Endocrinology, Boston Children’s Hospital; Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts

Joseph Wolfsdorf is Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and the first incumbent of the Boston Children’s Hospital Chair in Endocrinology.

He served as the Director of the Diabetes Program at Boston Children’s Hospital for 35 years until 2018. From 1986-1997, he was Chief of Pediatrics at Joslin Diabetes Center and Medical Director of the Pediatric Diabetes Treatment Unit of the New England Deaconess Hospital. He served two terms as Clinical Chief of the Division of Endocrinology, Boston Children’s Hospital, from 1994-1998 and again from 2006-2016.

Dr. Wolfsdorf continues to be active in the practice of pediatric endocrinology and has a special interest in disorders of carbohydrate metabolism and, especially, the care of children, adolescents and young adults with diabetes mellitus.

Professor Wolfsdorf is an author of more than 270 publications and has edited and contributed to 5 monographs and textbooks.

He serves on the editorial board of Diabetes Care and Pediatric Diabetes, is an Associate Editor for Hormone Research in Pediatrics, and is the pediatric endocrinology section editor for topics related to diabetes mellitus and hypoglycemia in UpToDate.

He was President of the International Society of Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes (ISPAD) 2016-2018, and currently chairs the ISPAD eLearning committee.


Dr. Wolfsdorf is a section editor for UpToDate.