Elizabeth Littlejohn, MD

littlejohn, elizabethAssistant Professor of Pediatrics

Dr. Littlejohn specializes in pediatric diabetes and endocrinology, working with patients ranging from newborn to age 20. Also a clinical researcher, Dr. Littlejohn is investigating innovative treatments and more efficient diagnostic tools to improve diabetes care for children and young adults. In the Kovler Diabetes Center, she focuses specifically on expanding pediatric clinical research with the goal to advance clinical care for pediatric diabetes. She has served on a number of committees, including the Illinois Department of Public Health Advisory Committee on Metabolic and Genetic Screening.

Research Interests:

  • Adolescent polycystic ovary syndrome and insulin resistance,
  • insulin resistance and cardiovascular disease risk,
  • subject-specific glucose prediction models and automatic insulin pump controllers,
  • nocturnal hypertension and prevention of microalbuminuria in type 1 diabetes mellitus

Clinical interests:

  • Type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • Pediatric endocrinology


  • MD, Chicago Medical School
  • Internship, Residency and Fellowship, University of Chicago Medical Center

Honors and awards:

  • Delta Chapter, Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
  • Frank T. Thorp Scholar Award: distinguished clinical research; sponsored by the Children’s Research Foundation, University of Chicago
  • Association of American Medical Colleges, Humanism in Medicine Award nominee: mentoring, community service, compassion, collaboration and ethics, Pritzker School of Medicine