Sheela Natesh Magge, M.D., M.S.C.E.

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  • Director, Division of Pediatric Endocrinology
  • Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Specializes in: Adolescents (12-18 years), Children (1-11 years), Infants (up to 1 year)

Languages: English, French, Tamil


Diabetes and Cardiovascular Diseases, Insulin Resistance, Obesity, Pediatric Endocrinology, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus more

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Appointment Phone: 443-997-5437
200 N. Wolfe Street
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Phone: 410-955-6463 | Fax: 410-955-9773

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At Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, Sheela Magge, MD, is director of the Division of Pediatric Endocrinology and the Lawson Wilkins Endowed Chair of Pediatric Endocrinology.

Dr. Magge's clinical interests include all endocrine disorders in children and adolescents, particularly type 2 diabetes mellitus, pre-diabetes, obesity, congenital insulin resistance syndromes, congenital lipodystrophy and polycystic ovary syndrome. She is a clinician investigator dedicated to improving the lives of children with type 2 diabetes, obesity, and insulin resistance, as well as the cardiovascular implications of these conditions.

Dr. Magge has a master’s degree in clinical epidemiology from the University of Pennsylvania, and has performed patient-oriented research throughout her career. In 2007, she received a National Institutes of Health (NIH) K23 award for research on dyslipidemia and CV risk factors in pediatric obesity and type 2 diabetes. She is currently co-principal investigator of an NIH NICHD R01 study of cardiometabolic risk and obesity in adolescents with Down syndrome that was awarded in 2012. Magge is also a co-investigator for an NIH Bench-to-Bedside Award, Therapeutic Targets in African-American Youth with Type 2 Diabetes, that is examining ancestry-related differences in treatment response for pediatric type 2 diabetes. Additionally, she is the principal investigator of a 2018 National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases R01 award studying cardiometabolic risk among South Asian adolescents compared with African-American and white peers.

Dr. Magge is interested in how differences in body composition can modify cardiometabolic risk. Her expertise led to her appointment in 2012 to the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Nutrition. She has numerous peer-reviewed publications in the areas of pediatric obesity, insulin resistance, body composition and type 2 diabetes. more


  • Director, Division of Pediatric Endocrinology
  • Lawson Wilkins Chair of Pediatric Endocrinology
  • Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Departments / Divisions



  • MD; Yale School of Medicine (1998)


  • Pediatrics; Boston Children's Hospital (2001)


  • Pediatric Endocrinology; Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (2004)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics (Pediatric Endocrinology) (2007)
  • American Board of Pediatrics (Pediatrics) (2001)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

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Magge SN, Stettler N, Koren D, Levitt Katz LE, Gallagher PR, Mohler ER 3rd, Rader DJ.  Adiponectin is Associated with Favorable Lipoprotein Profile, Independent of BMI and Insulin Resistance, in Adolescents. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. 2011; 96(5):1549-54. Epub 2011 Mar 2.  PMID: 21367935

de Ferranti SD, de Boer IH, Fonseca V, Fox CS, Golden SH, Lavie CJ, Magge SN, Marx N, McGuire DK, Orchard TJ, Zinman B, and Eckel RH.  Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus and Cardiovascular Disease – A Scientific Statement from the American Heart Association and American Diabetes Association.  Diabetes Care. 2014; 37(10), 2843-63. PMID: 25114297

Magge SN, Goodman E, Armstrong S, and the Committee on Nutrition, Section on Endocrinology, and Section on Obesity. The Metabolic Syndrome in Children and Adolescents: Shifting the Focus to Cardiometabolic Risk Factor Clustering. Pediatrics. 2017. Jul 24. doi: 10.1542/peds.2017-1603. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 28739653

Magge SN, Zemel BS, Pipan ME, Gidding SS, Kelly A.  Cardiometabolic Risk and Body Composition in Youth With Down Syndrome. Pediatrics. 2019;144(2):e20190137

Magge SN, Silverstein J, Elder D, Nadeau K, Hannon T. Evaluation and Treatment of Prediabetes in Youth. J Pediatrics. In Press

Activities & Honors


  • Lawson Wilkins Endowed Chair of Pediatric Endocrinology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine


  • American Diabetes Association
  • Pediatric Endocrine Society

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