Connecticut Children's Specialty Group

Medical Director, Endocrinology

Clinical Director, Endocrinology

Assistant Dean, Education; Program Director, Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship

Diabetes & Endocrinology


Did You Know?

Dr. Palma Sisto loves to travel
and cook.

Paola Palma Sisto, MD


Education: BA, New York University, 1990
MD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 1994
Residency: Pediatrics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 1994-1997
Fellowship: Pediatric Endocrinology, University of Pittsburgh, 1997-2000

Board Certifications

Pediatric Endocrinology

Faculty Appointment

Associate Professor of Neurology, University of Connecticut School of Medicine


Dr. Palma Sisto’s expertise encompasses general endocrinology, late effects post cancer treatment endocrine-related conditions, endocrine disorders in complex medical patients, PCOS, Type 1 diabetes, pituitary disorders, growth disorders, and thyroid disorders. She is the Clinical Director of the endocrinology practice and the program director of the Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship program.

Published Research

  • Alemzadeh R., Palma Sisto PA, Parton E, Holzum, M.K. Continuous Subcutaneous Insulin Infusion (CSII) and Multiple Dose of Insulin (MDI) Regimen Display Similar Patterns of Blood Glucose Excursions in Pediatric Type 1 Diabetes (DM). Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics (DT&T), 2005 7(4): 587-96.
  • Alemzadeh R., Palma Sisto PA, Parton E, Holzum, M.K., Kichler, J. Continuous Subcutaneous Insulin Infusion Attenuated Glycemic Instability in Preschool Children with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus. Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics (DT&T), August 2007.
  • McAndrew S, Jackman C, Palma Sisto PA. Medical Student-Developed Obesity Education Program Uses Modified Team-Based Learning to Motivate Adolescents. Medical Teacher, 2012; 34(5):414-6. Epub 2012 Mar 27.