Rochelle Naylor, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine

Dr. Naylor is a Pediatric Endocrinologist at the University of Chicago Medical Center. She has a clinical and research interest in monogenic forms of diabetes, with a particular interest in maturity-onset diabetes of the young (MODY). Ongoing projects include studies on cost-effectiveness of genetic testing for MODY diagnosis and improving minority patients’ access to genetic testing for MODY. She co-manages Kovler Diabetes Center’s Monogenic Diabetes MODY Registry, a nationwide database of individuals affected by these uncommon forms of diabetes. The registry is designed to track and study monogenic forms of diabetes in individuals on a long-term basis, noting symptoms, genetic patterns in families, and optimal therapies for each patient. Dr. Naylor has published research articles in journals ranging from Clinical Endocrinology to the Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology. She also has presented her studies at symposia nationwide.

Research interests: Monogenic diabetes

Clinical interests:

  • Pediatric Endocrinology
  • Type 1 and type 2 diabetes
  • Maturity-Onset Diabetes of the Young


  • MD, Mayo Medical School
  • Internship and Residency (Pediatrics), University of Chicago Medical Center
  • Fellowship (Pediatric Endocrinology), University of Chicago Medical Center

Honors and awards:

  • Henry Christian Award, American Federation for Medical Research
  • ADA Minority Fellowship Award, American Diabetes Association
  • Howard Hughes Medical Institute-NIH Research Scholar, National Institutes of Health
  • Robert M. and Lois A. Bowen Endowed Scholar, Mayo Medical School