Elizabeth Littlejohn, MD

Elizabeth Littlejohn, MD, is Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Chicago. She 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

Dr. Littlejohn has been published in a variety of medical journals. Her many research interests include adolescent polycystic ovary syndrome and insulin resistance, insulin resistance and cardiovascular disease risk, subject-specific glucose prediction models and automatic insulin pump controllers, and nocturnal hypertension and prevention of microalbuminuria in type 1 diabetes mellitus.

Clinical Interests

Medical School

Chicago Medical School

Internship, Residency and Fellowship

University of Chicago Medical Center


American Academy of Pediatrics

American Diabetes Association

Lawson Wilkins Pediatric Endocrine Society

The Endocrine Society

Awards and Honors

Delta Chapter, Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society

Frank T. Thorp Scholar Award: distinquished 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.


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