Sumana Narasimhan

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Sumana Narasimhan, MD, FAAP

Assistant Professor

  • Division: Endocrinology and Metabolism


Sumana Narasimhan, MD, FAAP, is a specialist in pediatric endocrinology in the Division of Pediatric Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism and Director of the Healthy Kids and Healthy Weight Program at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital. She is Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

Dr. Narasimhan is board certified in pediatrics and pediatric endocrinology. Her interests include diabetes and obesity in children, and she has a special interest is endocrine problems in childhood cancer survivors.

Dr. Narasimhan earned her medical degree from Lady Hardinge Medical College, Delhi University, New Delhi, India. She completed a residency in pediatrics at New York Medical College, Valhalla, N.Y., where she was Chief Resident in the year following her residency. She worked as a general pediatrician for four years in rural West Virginia prior to starting fellowship training in pediatric endocrinology at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio.

She joined the UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital staff in 2005.

Dr. Narasimhan’s research interests include diabetes and obesity in children. She is the Principal Investigator for the Case Western Reserve University site for a multicenter National Institutes of Health study on treatment options for overweight and obese youth with type 2 diabetes (TODAY). She also is the co-principal investigator for the Healthy Kids Healthy Weight program.
Dr. Narasimhan is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and a member of the Endocrine Society and the Pediatric Endocrine Society.

Research Interests
• Endocrine problems in childhood cancer survivors
• Type 2 diabetes in youth
• Obesity in children

Awards and Recognition
• Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics