East Tennessee Children's Hospital Pediatric Endocrinology

The team at East Tennessee Children’s Hospital Pediatric Endocrinology treats children and young adults with issues related to hormones and metabolism. Hormones can affect things like body growth, development, puberty and more. We also specialize in diabetes management

Children have different needs than adults - especially when it comes to the endocrine system. That’s why our board-certified doctors are dedicated to working with you and your child to diagnose, treat and manage endocrine issues. We focus on treating the whole child - not just their disease. 

Conditions We Treat

Our expert team is here to help you manage your child or teen’s endocrine health. We treat a variety of conditions including:

  • Diabetes
    Type 1 diabetes mellitus, type 2 diabetes mellitus, MODY (maturity onset diabetes of young), prediabetes/insulin resistance/acanthosis nigricans, Cystic Fibrosis related diabetes, etc.
  • Thyroid Disorders
    Hypothyroidism-congenital, central, or acquired, Hashimoto's thyroiditis, Graves' disease, hyperthyroidism, thyroid nodules, thyroid cancer, goiter, etc.
  • Adrenal Gland Disorders
    Adrenal insufficiency, congenital adrenal hyperplasia, Addison's disease, adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD), Cushing syndrome, pheochromocytoma and other adrenal gland tumors, etc.
  • Growth Disorders
    Short stature, growth hormone deficiency, SGA (small for gestational age), FTT (failure to thrive), tall stature, growth hormone excess, etc.
  • Pituitary Gland Disorders
    Hypopituitarism/panhypopituitarism/pituitary hormone deficiencies, pituitary hormone excess, SIADH (syndrome of inappropriate anti-diuretic hormone), DI (diabetes insipidus), craniopharyngiomas, pituitary adenomas and other pituitary tumors, galactorrhea, etc.
  • Puberty Disorders
    Delayed puberty, precocious puberty, premature adrenarche, ambiguous genitalia, DSD (disorder of sexual development), premature ovarian failure, amenorrhea, micropenis, gender dysphoria, etc.
  • Other Disorders
    Hypoglycemia, congenital hyperinsulinism, Turner Syndrome, Prader Willi Syndrome, polycystic ovary syndrome, Russell Silver Syndrome, McCune Albright Syndrome, Down Syndrome, Septo-Optic Dysplasia, MEN Syndrome, autoimmune polyglandular syndrome, Kallmann Syndrome, Klinefelter Syndrome, gynecomastia, hypercholesterolemia and other lipid disorders, excess weight gain/obesity, etc.

If your child needs a pediatric endocrinologist, schedule an appointment with our expert team today!

Clayton's Story

Clayton AlshieClayton Ailshie has been living with Juvenile Diabetes since the age of 5, but with help from the doctors and nurses at Children's Hospital, Clayton has been able to live an active, fun life.

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East Tennessee Children's Hospital
Pediatric Endocrinology

(865) 971-7400
2012 White Ave
South Tower, Second Floor
Knoxville, TN 37916


  • Monday: 8 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.
  • Tuesday: 8 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.
  • Wednesday: 8 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.
  • Thursday: 8 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.
  • Friday: 8 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.
  • Saturday: CLOSED
  • Sunday: CLOSED