Education and Experience
- University of Maryland School of Medicine (Baltimore MD)/ (1970)
- The Johns Hopkins Hospital (Baltimore MD)/ Pedaitrics (1972)
- The Johns Hopkins Hospital (Baltimore MD)/ Pediatric Endocrinology (1974)
- Pediatric Endocrinology, American Board of Pediatrics (1978)
- Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics (1975)
Pediatrics - Endocrinology
Her major clinical interests are in type 1 diabetes and growth. She has authored and co-authored many papers and chapters on these and other pediatric endocrine topics. She was chosen to be one of a few pediatric diabetes specialists to write pediatric standards of care for the American Diabetes Association. She has participated in numerous clinical trials over the last 3 decades primarily in the areas of growth and growth hormone. Deeply devoted to patients and families, she and her colleagues and nurses have organized, and manage and operate a highly sought-after and ever-expanding clinical program.
Dr. Plotnick has served on many department, university and hospital committees throughout her Hopkins career, and has chaired several. Since 2000, she has organized and managed a successful CME course with the goal of teaching pediatric endocrinology to primary care providers.
- Pediatric Endocrinology
Lee MS, Wajnrajch MP, Kim SS, Plotnick LP, Wang J, Gertner JM, Leibel RL, Dannies PS. Autosomal dominant growth hormone (GH) deficiency type II:the Del32-7 GH deletion mutant suppresses secretion of wild-type GH. Endocrinology. 2000 Mar; 141(3):883-90.
Salvatori R, Fan X, Phillips III JA, Espigares-Martin R, Martin de Lara I, Freeman KL, Plotnick L, Al-Ashwal A and Levine MA. Three new mutations in the gene for the growth hormone (GH)-releasing hormone receptor in familial isolated GH deficiency type Ib. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2001 Jan;86(1)273-9.
Plotnick LP. Insulin Pumps in Pediatrics. The Endocrinologist, 2001.
Wisniewski AB, Migeon CJ, Gearhart JP, Rock JA, Berkovitz GD, Plotnick LP, Meyer-Bahlburg HF, Money J. Congenital micropenis: long-term medical, surgical and psychosocial follow-up of individuals raised male or female. Horm. Res. 2001;56(1-2):3-11.
Plotnick LP, Clark LM, Brancati FL, Erlinger T. Safety and effectiveness of insulin pump therapy in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes.
Diabetes Care. 2003 Apr;26(4):1142-6.
Plotnick LP. The next step in blood glucose monitoring?
Pediatrics. 2003 Apr;111(4 Pt 1):885.
Silverstein J, Klingensmith G, Copeland K, Plotnick L, Kaufman F, Laffel L, Deeb L, Grey M, Anderson B, Holzmeister LA, Clark N; American Diabetes Association. Care of children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes: a statement of the American Diabetes Association. Diabetes Care. 2005 Jan;28(1):186-212.
Iannotti RJ, Schneider S, Nansel TR, Haynie DL, Plotnick LP, Clark LM, Sobel DO, Simons-Morton B. Self-efficacy, outcome expectations, and diabetes self-management in adolescents with type 1 diabetes. Dev Behav Pediatr. 2006 Apr;27(2):98-105.
Iannotti RJ, Nansel TR, Schneider S, Haynie DL, Simons-Morton B, Sobel DO, Zeitzoff L, Plotnick LP, Clark L. Assessing regimen adherence of adolescents with type 1 diabetes. Diabetes Care. 2006 Oct;29(10):2263-7.
Schneider S, Iannotti RJ, Nansel TR, Haynie DL, Simons-Morton B, Sobel DO, Zeitzoff L, Clark L, Plotnick LP. Identification of distinct self-management styles of adolescents with type 1 diabetes. Diabetes Care. 2007 May;30(5):1107-12.
Nansel TR, Iannotti RJ, Simons-Morton BG, Cox C, Plotnick LP, Clark LM, Zeitzoff L. Diabetes personal trainer outcomes: short-term and 1-year outcomes of a diabetes personal trainer intervention among youth with type 1 diabetes. Diabetes Care. 2007 Oct;30(10):2471-7.
Cooke DW, Plotnick L. Management of Diabetic Ketoacidosis in Children and Adolescents. Pediatr. Rev. 2008 Dec; 29(12):431-436.
Cooke DW, Plotnick L. Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus in Pediatrics. Pediatr. Rev. 2008 Nov;29(11):374-385.
Rapaport R, Saenger P, Wajnrach MP; Pfizer SGA collaborative Study Group (includes Plotnick, L). Predictors of first-year growth response to a fixed-dose growth hormone treatment in children born small for gestational age: results of an open-label, multicenter trial in the United States. J Pediatr Endocrinol Metab. 2008 May;21(5): 411-422.
Plotnick L, Rapaport R, Desrosiers P, Fuqua JS, Update from the GHMonitorSM Observational Registry in Children Treated with Recombinant Human Growth Hormone (Saizen), Pediatr Endocrinol Rev. 2009 Jan;6 Suppl 2:278-82.
Nansel TR, Iannotti RJ, Simons-Morton, BG, Plotnick LP, Clark, LM, Zeitzoff, L.
Long-Term Maintenance of Treatment Outcomes: Diabetes Personal Trainer Intervention for Youth with Type 1 Diabetes. Diabetes Care, 2009 May;32(5):807-9.
Mohamadi A, Lipkin P, ... Clark L, Plotnick L, Extending the age of KCNJ11 mutations. a)in press, 2009. Pediatric Diabetes. b) Poster presentation at PAS meeting 5/3/09.
Plotnick LP, Cooke DW. Diabetes in Children. Conn''s Current Therapy, 2001.
Plotnick LP. Precocious Puberty In Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology. Carpenter and Rock Eds. Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, 161-164, 2000.
Libber SM and Plotnick LP. Polyuria. In Primary Pediatric Care, ed. 4. Hoekelman, ed. Mosby, 1214-1217, 2001.
Plotnick LP and Kritzler RK. Puberty: Normal and Abnormal. In Primary Pediatric Care, Hoekelman, ed. 4 Mosby, 1223-1226, 2001.
Miller RS, Libber SL, Plotnick LP. Polyuria. in AAP Textbook of Pediatric Care, McInerny, Adam, Campbell, Kamat and Kelleher, 2009; 1670-1675.
Long, DN, Kritzler RK, Plotnick LP. Puberty: Normal and Abnormal. in AAP Textbook of Pediatric Care, McInerny, ADam, Campbell, Kamat and Kelleher, 2009; 1683-1688.
Cooke DW, Plotnick L. Type 1 Diabetes in Kappy, Geffner, and Allen, Pediatric Endocrinology, in press, 2009.
- Type 1 diabetes. Growth disorders.
- Type 1 diabetes. Growth Disorders.