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Ann O'Shea Scheimann, M.D.

Associate Professor of Pediatrics


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The Johns Hopkins Hospital

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  • Associate Professor of Pediatrics

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The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Appointment Phone: 410-955-8769

600 N. Wolfe Street
Sheikh Zayed Tower
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Phone: 410-955-8765
Fax: 410-955-1464


Pediatric Gastroenterology, Pediatric Liver Transplant

Research Interests

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease; Prader-willi Syndrome

    Additional Information

  • Education +


    • University of Cincinnati College of Medicine Office of Student Affairs and Admissions / MD (1990)


    • Baylor College of Medicine / Pediatric Gastroenterology (1996)


    • American Board of Pediatrics / Pediatric Gastroenterology (1997, 2005)
    • American Board of Pediatrics / Pediatrics (1994, 2009)
  • Research & Publications +

    Selected Publications

    Powell, DR., Allander, SV., Scheimann, AO., Wasserman, RM., Durham, SK., Suwanichkul, A. Multiple Proteins Bind the Insulin Response Element in the Human IGFBP-1 Promoter. Progress in Growth Factor Research, 1995 6(2-4):93-101.

    Allander SV, Durham SK., Scheimann AO, Wasserman RM, Suwanichkul A, Powell DR. Hepatic Nuclear Factor 3 and High Mobility Group I/Y Proteins Bind the Insulin Response Element of the Insulin-like Growth Factor-binding protein-1 Promoter, Endocrinology, 1997;138(10): 4291-300.

    Durham SK., Suwanichkul A, Scheimann AO., Yee D, Jackson JG., Barr FG., Powell DR. FKHR Binds the Insulin Response Element in the Insulin-like Growth Factor Binding-protein-1 Promoter, Endocrinology, 1999;140(7): 3140-6.

    Ellis KJ., Scheimann AO, Lee, PDK. Body Composition Measurements: Application in Prader-willi Syndrome, The Endocrinologist, July 2000, 10(4): 57S-63S.

    Scheimann AO, Durham SK, Suwanichkul A, Snuggs MB, Powell DR. The Role of Three FKHR Phosphorylation Sites in Insulin Inhibition of FKHR Action in Hepatocytes. Hormone Metabolic Research, 2001 November; 33: 631-8.

    Stevenson DA, Heinemann J, Angulo M, Butler MG, Loker J, Rupe N, Kendell P, Clericuzio CL, Scheimann AO. Deaths Due to Choking in Prader-Willi Syndrome. Am J Med Genet A. 2007 Mar 1;143(5):484-7.

    Scheimann AO, Strautnieks SS, Knisely AS, Byrne JA,Thompson R, Finegold M. Mutations in Bile Salt Export Pump (ABCB11) in Two Children with Progressive Familial Intrahepatic Cholestasis and Cholangiocarcinoma. J Pediatr. 2007 May;150(5):556-9.

    Stevenson DA, Heineman J, Angulo M, Butler MG, Loker J, Kendell P, Cassidy S, Scheimann AO. Gastric Rupture and Necrosis in Prader-willi Syndrome. J Pediatr Gastro Nutr 2007;45:272-4.

    Scheimann AO, Butler MG, Cuffari C, Gourash L, Klish W. Critical Analysis of Bariatric Procedures in Prader-willi Syndrome. JPGN (in press).

    Williams K, Scheimann A, Sutton V, Hayslett E, Glaze D. Sleepiness and Sleep Disordered Breathing in Prader-willi Syndrome: Relationship to Genotype, Growth Hormone Therapy and Body Composition. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine (in press).
  • Academic Affiliations & Courses +
  • Activities & Honors +


    • Brother Molz Memorial Service Award, 1986
    • Montgomery County Medical Society Award, 1986
    • Whisman Academic Scholarship to the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, 1986
    • Service Award, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine Alumni Association, 1990
    • Accepted for Membership in the American Association for the Advancement of the Study of Liver Disease, 2002
    • National Scientific Advisory Board for the Prader-willi Syndrome Association, 2002
    • International Scientific Advisory Board for the International Prader-willi Syndrome Association, 2007

    Professional Activities

    • Clinical Fellowship Grant, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 1993 - 1995
    • Pediatric principal investigator, NIH, 2002 - 2008
    • Grant Award, Mount Washington Pediatric Foundation, 2005 - 2009
      To develop Weigh Smart
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