Stephen H. LaFranchi, MD - Pediatric Endocrinology


Dr. Stephen H. LaFranchi reviews medical content for Healthwise, a nonprofit organization with a mission to help people make better health decisions. Dr. LaFranchi is a Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Endocrinology, at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, Oregon. He is actively involved in patient care, teaching, and research. He has received many grants to fund research on various pediatric endocrine-related conditions. Dr. LaFranchi is widely published in peer-reviewed medical journals and has authored or coauthored numerous book chapters, abstracts, and medical papers. He was recognized as one of "The Best Doctors in America" by a selection of peers in 1994 through 2011.

Education and Training

Summer Fellowship in Child Psychiatry: Neuropsychiatric Institute, Los Angeles, CA, 1966-1968

MD: University of California Medical School, Los Angeles, CA, 1969

Internships in Pediatrics: University of California, Los Angeles, CA, 1969-1970

Residency in Pediatrics: University of California, Los Angeles, CA, 1970-1972

Study in Endocrine Laboratory of Dr. Barbara Clayton: Great Ormond Street Hospital, London, England, 1972

Fellowship in Pediatric Endocrinology: University of California, Los Angeles, CA, 1972-1975


American Board of Pediatrics

Pediatric Endocrinology, American Board of Pediatrics

Academic Appointments

Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR:

  • Professor, Department of Pediatrics, 1985-present
  • Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, 1980-1985
  • Assistant Professor, 1975-1980

Financial Disclosure

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This reviewer reported no financial conflicts.

Current as of: January 10, 2014

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