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Risa M Wolf, M.D.

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Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Languages: English, Hebrew

Expertise: Diabetes, Endocrinology, Pediatric Endocrinology


Dr. Risa Wolf is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. 

Dr. Wolf received her undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania, after which she attended the Mount Sinai School of Medicine where she graduated with Distinction in Research, and was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. She completed her pediatric residency at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, followed by a fellowship in pediatric endocrinology at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. During her fellowship, Dr. Wolf was awarded grants from both the Pediatric Endocrine Society and the Endocrine Society to support her research in obesity and metabolism. Dr. Wolf recently spent two years working at Broward Health in Florida, where she spearheaded the development of a Comprehensive Pediatric Diabetes Center. 

Dr. Wolf sees patients with diabetes and all endocrine issues. Her research is focused on obesity, diabetes and metabolism, with a focus on the metabolic functions of a novel family of proteins, called CTRPs, and determining their impact on glucose and lipid metabolism. 

She is board certified in pediatrics and pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Wolf is affiliated with the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Pediatric Endocrine Society, the Endocrine Society, and the American Diabetes Association. more


  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Departments / Divisions



  • MD, Mount Sinai School of Medicine (2008)


  • Children's Hospital of Philadelphia / Pediatrics (2011)


  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Pediatric Endocrinology (2015)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics / Pediatric Endocrinology (2015)
  • American Board of Pediatrics / Pediatrics (2011)

Research & Publications

Research Summary

Dr. Wolf's research is focused on a novel family of adipokines and understanding their role in lipid and glucose metabolism. She studies this in mouse models of obesity, and in human clinical studies.

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