Divisions: Endocrinology

The Pediatric Endocrinology rotation is a required rotation for pediatric residents during their second or third year of training. Residents encounter patients directly in both the endocrine and diabetes care center. 

The pediatric endocrinologist is involved in teaching about endocrine patients that are admitted to Toledo Children's Hospital and incorporates the residents fully into their care. This includes acutely ill children as well as children who need endocrine testing to diagnose their specific endocrine problem.

The pediatric endocrinology elective is designed for residents who want to be exposed to a broad spectrum of pediatric endocrine and metabolic diseases. Their experience includes exposure to management of various complicated and chronic endocrine and metabolic diseases in both the in-patient and outpatient settings.

Residents also become competent in working with an interdisciplinary team of social workers, health educators, and nurses who assist in the care of children with endocrine disorders.

In addition, residents read current endocrine literature and present a lecture on a pediatric endocrine topic of their choice at the end of their elective in Pediatric Endocrinology. The residents also take a pre- and post-test to assess the effectiveness of the rotation and help to determine what changes might be made to improve the educational aspects of the rotation for learners. These tests are also used individually with the residents to point out areas that might need additional focus and areas in which they are quite proficient.

Dr. Berrin Ergun-Longmire

Berrin Ergun-Longmire, M.D.

Chief, Division of Pediatric Endocrinology
Associate Professor

Dr. James M. Horner

James M. Horner, M.D.

Division of Pediatric Endocrinology
Associate Professor


Michelle Cleland, MPH, RD, LD, CDE

Michelle Cleland, MPH, RD, LD, CDE

Pediatric Endocrine and Metabolic Dietitian

Michelle provides nutrition counseling specializing in type 1 diabetes mellitus, childhood obesity, failure to thrive, metabolic diseases as well as overall healthy eating.  She is a certified diabetes educator as well as an insulin pump specialist.

Cered Blanchard, RN, BSN

Cereda Blanchard, RN, BSN

Pediatric Endocrine and Diabetes Nurse Educator

Cereda provides education on nutrition and health to improve the patients understanding of diabetes.


Last Updated: 7/11/17