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Akron Children's names new director of diabetes, endocrinology

12-16-2016 (Akron, Ohio )

Berrin Ergun-Longmire, M.D., has been named director of the Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology at Akron Children’s Hospital.

Dr. Ergun-Longmire has most recently been chief of pediatric endocrinology and diabetes in the Department of Pediatrics at the College of Medicine at the University of Toledo.

Prior to that position, she was chief of pediatric endocrinology and diabetes at the Herman and Walter Samuelson Children’s Hospital in Baltimore. She was an attending physician in Akron Children’s Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology from 2009-2012.

After completing medical school at Istanbul University in Turkey, Dr. Ergun-Longmire completed residencies in internal medicine and obstetrics and gynecology at hospitals in Turkey. She then completed a research fellowship at the Center for Reproductive Medicine and Infertility at New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Medical Center of Cornell University. Her training continued with a residency in the Department of Pediatrics at Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, NJ, and a fellowship in pediatric endocrinology at New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Medical College.

After completing her fellowship, she worked as an attending physician at assistant professor rank at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

Throughout her career, Dr. Ergun-Longmire has served as principal investigator on studies focusing on type 1 and type 2 diabetes in pediatric patients, and has given numerous professional presentations on topics ranging from childhood obesity and the type 2 diabetes epidemic in pediatrics to growth disorders in childhood.

Akron Children's Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology offers diagnostic, treatment and consulting services for infants, children and teens with diabetes, endocrine disorders and growth problems led by a team of board-certified pediatric endocrinologists, certified nurse practitioners and pediatric nurses.

Recognized by the American Diabetes Association for Quality Self-Management Education, the center is backed by a full-service lab, registered dietitians, social worker, child psychologist and others. The most common endocrine disorder treated by the team are diabetes, short stature, thyroid disease, metabolism disorders and pubertal disorders.