Abeer Hassoun, MD

Abeer Hassoun, MD, was a former chief resident at Harlem Hospital. She is active in clinical research and patient care teaching. At the Division of Pediatric Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism (within the Department of Pediatrics at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons), Dr. Hassoun is the Director of the core endocrine lecture series and assumes a major role in fellow teaching.  She has previously received funding from the New York State Empire Clinical Investigation Program to assess metabolic outcomes in children born to pregnancies complicated by diabetes. She was a co-investigator in the NIH funded bone mineral density childhood project that utilized the St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital Center Body Composition Unit.  She is board certified in both General Pediatrics and Pediatric Endocrinology.

Selected Publications:
Rundle A, Hoepner L, Hassoun A, et al. Association of childhood obesity with maternal exposure to ambient air polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons during pregnancy. Am J Epidemiol. 2012;175(11):1163-72.

Sopher AB, Jean AM, Zwany SK, et al. Bone age advancement in prepubertal children with obesity and premature adrenarche: possible potentiating factors. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2011;19(6):1259-64.

Conroy R, Espinal Y, Fennoy I, et al. Retinol binding protein 4 is associated with adiposity-related co-morbidity risk factors in children. J Pediatr Endocrinol Metab. 2011;24(11-12):913-9.

Sopher AB, Gerken AT, Lee EJ, et al. Retinol-binding protein 4 correlates with triglycerides but not insulin resistance in prepubertal children with and without premature adrenarche. J Pediatr Endocrinol Metab. 2011;24(9-10):683-7.

Jean AM, Hassoun A, Hughes J, et al. Utility of early insulin response and proinsulin to assess insulin resistance. J Pediatr. 2009;155(6):893-9.

Sherry N, Hassoun A, Oberfield SE, et al. Clinical and metabolic characteristics of an obese, Dominican, pediatric population. J Pediatr Endocrinol Metab. 2005;18(11):1063-71.

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