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Pisit Pitukcheewanont, MD
Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
CHL Mail Stop 61 Off Campus Los Angeles
+1 323 361 2500


Pisit Pitukcheewanont, MD, also known as Dr. Duke, is an associate professor of Clinical Pediatrics and Clinical Director of the Pediatric Bone Program at Center of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California. He earned his MD degree and interned at Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, Thailand. He did his residencies in pediatrics at Chiang Mai University and at Le Bonheur Children’s Medical Center of the University of Tennessee in Memphis where he finished his pediatric endocrine fellowship as well. Dr. Pitukcheewanont’s clinical and research interests have been in pediatric endocrinology especially as it relates to growth and bone health and bone development: the pathogenesis, prevention, and treatment of childhood osteoporosis and type 2 diabetes; and metabolic bone disorders in pediatric patients. He has over 50 publications in peer-reviewed, non-peer-reviewed, book chapters. His recent publications have been concerned with the disparities resulting from the various methods of measuring bone density and pediatric bone disorders.


Wongsaengsak S, Vidmar AP, Addala A, Kamil ES, Seqeira P, Fass B, Pitukcheewanont P. A novel SLC12A1 gene mutation associated with hyperparathyroidism, hypercalcemia, nephrogenic diabetes insipidus, and nephrocalcinosis in four patients. Bone. 2017 Jan 14. View in: PubMed

Serrano-Gonzalez M, Shay S, Austin J, Maceri DR, Pitukcheewanont P. A germline mutation of HRPT2/CDC73 (70 G>T) in an adolescent female with parathyroid carcinoma: first case report and a review of the literature. J Pediatr Endocrinol Metab. 2016 Sep 1; 29(9):1005-12. View in: PubMed

Votava-Smith JK, Pitukcheewanont P, Randolph LM, Chmait RH. Generalized Arterial Calcification in a Recipient Twin: Discordant Fetal Hemodynamics Result in Differing Phenotypes in Monozygotic Twins with an ABCC6 Mutation. Fetal Diagn Ther. 2016 Mar 17. View in: PubMed

Shih EM, Mittelman S, Pitukcheewanont P, Azen CG, Monzavi R. Effects of vitamin D repletion on glycemic control and inflammatory cytokines in adolescents with type 1 diabetes. Pediatr Diabetes. 2016 Feb; 17(1):36-43. View in: PubMed

Lin MH, Numbenjapon N, Germain-Lee EL, Pitukcheewanont P. Progressive osseous heteroplasia, as an isolated entity or overlapping with Albright hereditary osteodystrophy. J Pediatr Endocrinol Metab. 2015 Jul 1; 28(7-8):911-8. View in: PubMed

Pitukcheewanont P, Austin J, Chen P, Punyasavatsut N. Bone health in children and adolescents: risk factors for low bone density. Pediatr Endocrinol Rev. 2013 Mar-Apr; 10(3):318-35. View in: PubMed

Huang K, Malloy P, Feldman D, Pitukcheewanont P. Enteral calcium infusion used successfully as treatment for a patient with hereditary vitamin D resistant rickets (HVDRR) without alopecia: a novel mutation. Gene. 2013 Jan 10; 512(2):554-9. View in: PubMed

Dhillon VK, Pitukcheewanont P, Yeh M, Maceri D. Identifying an Ectopic Parathyroid Adenoma Using 4DCT in a Pediatric Patient with Persistent Primary Hyperparathyroidism. Case Rep Otolaryngol. 2013; 2013:676039. View in: PubMed

Salehi P, Koh CJ, Pitukcheewanont P, Trinh L, Daniels M, Geffner M. Persistent Müllerian duct syndrome: 8 new cases in Southern California and a review of the literature. Pediatr Endocrinol Rev. 2012 Dec-2013 Jan; 10(2):227-33. View in: PubMed

Lin MH, Pitukcheewanont P. Mucolipidosis type II (I-cell disease) masquerading as rickets: two case reports and review of literature. J Pediatr Endocrinol Metab. 2012; 25(1-2):191-5. View in: PubMed

Lin MH, Shamszadeh M, Pitukcheewanont P. Sertoli cell tumor and intratubular germ cell neoplasia located in separate gonads in an adolescent patient with complete androgen insensitivity: a case report and review of literature. J Pediatr Endocrinol Metab. 2012; 25(5-6):547-51. View in: PubMed

Austin J, Franklin S, Pitukcheewanont P, Salehi P, Vedin A. Meeting highlights: Lawson Wilkins Pediatric Endocrine Society, Denver, Colorado, USA. April 30 - May 3, 2011. Pediatr Endocrinol Rev. 2011 Dec; 9(2):598-608. View in: PubMed

Pitukcheewanont P, Bali B, Somanunt S, Reiff A. Scleroderma-like skin changes not involving the hand in a prepubertal male with type I diabetes mellitus: A case report. Dermatoendocrinol. 2011 Oct; 3(4):230-2. View in: PubMed

Pitukcheewanont P, Numbenjapon N, Safani D, Rossmiller S, Gilsanz V, Costin G. Bone size and density measurements in prepubertal children with Turner syndrome prior to growth hormone therapy. Osteoporos Int. 2011 Jun; 22(6):1709-15. View in: PubMed

Venkatramani R, Ma NS, Pitukcheewanont P, Malogolowkin MH, Mascarenhas L. Gorham's disease and diffuse lymphangiomatosis in children and adolescents. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2011 Apr; 56(4):667-70. View in: PubMed

Pitukcheewanont P, Punyasavatsut N, Feuille M. Physical activity and bone health in children and adolescents. Pediatr Endocrinol Rev. 2010 Mar-Apr; 7(3):275-82. View in: PubMed

Ma NS, Malloy PJ, Pitukcheewanont P, Dreimane D, Geffner ME, Feldman D. Hereditary vitamin D resistant rickets: identification of a novel splice site mutation in the vitamin D receptor gene and successful treatment with oral calcium therapy. Bone. 2009 Oct; 45(4):743-6. View in: PubMed

Perelman AH, Numbenjapon N, Pitukcheewanont P, Dreimane D. Lawson Wilkins Pediatric Endocrine Society, Honolulu HI, MAY 2-5, 2008. Pediatr Endocrinol Rev. 2008 Sep; 6(1):42-7. View in: PubMed

Pitukcheewanont P, Numbenjapon N, Costin G. Ectopic thymic parathyroid adenoma and vitamin D deficiency rickets: a 5-year-follow-up case report and review of literature. Bone. 2008 Apr; 42(4):819-24. View in: PubMed

Numbenjapon N, Nawaporn N, Rapaport R, Monzavi R, Pitukcheewanont P, Ma N. 2007 Annual Meeting of the Endocrine Society Toronto, Canada (June 2-5, 2007): selected pediatric highlights. Pediatr Endocrinol Rev. 2008 Mar; 5(3):796-803. View in: PubMed

Pitukcheewanont P, Desrosiers P, Steelman J, Rapaport R, Fuqua JS, Kreher NC, Hamlett A. Issues and trends in pediatric growth hormone therapy--an update from the GHMonitor observational registry. Pediatr Endocrinol Rev. 2008 Feb; 5 Suppl 2:702-7. View in: PubMed

Bloch C, Solórzano CB, Chao L, Franklin S, May J, Pitukcheewanont P. Meeting report: the 35th Annual Meeting of the Lawson Wilkins Pediatric Endocrine Society (LWPES) Toronto May 4-6, 2007. Pediatr Endocrinol Rev. 2007 Sep; 5(1):516-25. View in: PubMed

Numbenjapon N, Costin G, Gilsanz V, Pitukcheewanont P. Low cortical bone density measured by computed tomography in children and adolescents with untreated hyperthyroidism. J Pediatr. 2007 May; 150(5):527-30. View in: PubMed

Pitukcheewanont P, Nimkarn S, Austin J, Sack Z, Fisher LK. Salt-wasting 21-hydroxylase deficiency congenital adrenal hyperplasia and pyloric stenosis in two Hispanic brothers. J Pediatr. 2006 Aug; 149(2):268-70. View in: PubMed

Imel EA, Peacock M, Pitukcheewanont P, Heller HJ, Ward LM, Shulman D, Kassem M, Rackoff P, Zimering M, Dalkin A, Drobny E, Colussi G, Shaker JL, Hoogendoorn EH, Hui SL, Econs MJ. Sensitivity of fibroblast growth factor 23 measurements in tumor-induced osteomalacia. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2006 Jun; 91(6):2055-61. View in: PubMed

Farrow EG, Davis SI, Mooney SD, Beighton P, Mascarenhas L, Gutierrez YR, Pitukcheewanont P, White KE. Extended mutational analyses of FGFR1 in osteoglophonic dysplasia. Am J Med Genet A. 2006 Mar 1; 140(5):537-9. View in: PubMed

Pitukcheewanont P, Safani D, Church J, Gilsanz V. Bone measures in HIV-1 infected children and adolescents: disparity between quantitative computed tomography and dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry measurements. Osteoporos Int. 2005 Nov; 16(11):1393-6. View in: PubMed

Monzavi R, Fefferman RA, Pitukcheewanont P. Prader-Willi syndrome and mosaic Turner's syndrome. J Pediatr Endocrinol Metab. 2005 Jul; 18(7):711-7. View in: PubMed

Wren TA, Liu X, Pitukcheewanont P, Gilsanz V. Bone densitometry in pediatric populations: discrepancies in the diagnosis of osteoporosis by DXA and CT. J Pediatr. 2005 Jun; 146(6):776-9. View in: PubMed

Wren TA, Liu X, Pitukcheewanont P, Gilsanz V. Bone acquisition in healthy children and adolescents: comparisons of dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry and computed tomography measures. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2005 Apr; 90(4):1925-8. View in: PubMed

Pitukcheewanont P, Safani D, Gilsanz V, Klein M, Chongpison Y, Costin G. Quantitative computed tomography measurements of bone mineral density in prepubertal children with congenital hypothyroidism treated with L-thyroxine. J Pediatr Endocrinol Metab. 2004 Jun; 17(6):889-93. View in: PubMed

Kaufman FR, Austin J, Lloyd J, Halvorson M, Carpenter S, Pitukcheewanont P. Characteristics of glycemic control in young children with type 1 diabetes. Pediatr Diabetes. 2002 Dec; 3(4):179-83. View in: PubMed

Kaufman FR, Austin J, Neinstein A, Jeng L, Halvorson M, Devoe DJ, Pitukcheewanont P. Nocturnal hypoglycemia detected with the Continuous Glucose Monitoring System in pediatric patients with type 1 diabetes. J Pediatr. 2002 Nov; 141(5):625-30. View in: PubMed

Arfai K, Pitukcheewanont PD, Goran MI, Tavare CJ, Heller L, Gilsanz V. Bone, muscle, and fat: sex-related differences in prepubertal children. Radiology. 2002 Aug; 224(2):338-44. View in: PubMed

Pitukcheewanont P, Schwarzbach L, Kaufman FR. Resumption of growth after methionyl-free human growth hormone therapy in a patient with neutralizing antibodies to methionyl human growth hormone. J Pediatr Endocrinol Metab. 2002 May; 15(5):653-7. View in: PubMed

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