Our Team

Connecticut Children’s diabetes and endocrinology team of board certified physicians, advanced practice nurses and dietitians have expertise across a broad spectrum of endocrine conditions including diabetes, obesity and sexual development disorders.

Karen Rubin, MD
Chief, Diabetes & Endocrinology
Associate Clinical Chair, Pediatrics

Cem Demirci, MD
Medical Director, Diabetes Program

Nancy Street Dunbar, MD, MPH
Clinical Director, Kids’ Center for Bone Health

Paola Palma-Sisto, MD
Medical Director, Endocrinology
Assistant Dean, Education

Priya Phulwani, MD
Co-Medical Director, Clinic for Disorders of Sexual Development & Gender Identity Program

Susan Ratzan, MD
Coordinator, Faculty Education

Rebecca Riba-Wolman, MD

Melissa Santos, PhD

Christine Trapp, MD

Alison Baran, RD, CDE

Karen Bucci, APRN, MSN, CDE

Lauren Davidow, RN

Comalita Elliott, RN, CDE

Karen Jensen, RD, CDE

Nancy Paulhus-Orkin, APRN, MSN, CDE

Julie Pedersen, RD, CDE

Michele Perriolat, RD, CDE

Stacey Reicher, LCSW