Director, Pediatric Obesity Center

Diabetes & Endocrinology, Obesity Center


Did You Know?

Dr. Estrada is from Peru. She came to Connecticut in 1996, two months before Connecticut Children’s opened its doors.

Elizabeth Estrada, MD


Education: MD, Cayetano Heredia Peruvian University, 1985
Residency: Pediatrics, State University of New York, Brooklyn, 1987-1990
Fellowship: Pediatric Endocrinology, University of Toronto /Hospital for Sick Children, 1991-1995

Board Certifications

Pediatric Endocrinology

Faculty Appointment

Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Connecticut School of Medicine


Dr. Estrada practices general endocrinology but has focused her career on the prevention and treatment of childhood obesity and Type 2 Diabetes. Since 2007, she’s led the Connecticut Children’s Obesity Initiative which resulted in the formation of the Pediatric Obesity Center for treatment, research and education. Its mission is to provide care for children suffering with obesity, as well as to advance knowledge and educate pediatric providers in the management of pediatric obesity. Dr. Estrada has been the director of the Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship Program at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine since 2004.

Published Research

  • Finck, C., Estrada, E., Lombardi, D. & Santos, M. (January 2011). Effect Of Obesity In Critically Injured Children. In P. Spinella & T. Nakagawa (Eds). Current Concepts in Pediatric Critical Care 2011. Society of Critical Care Medicine. Mount Prospect, IL 60056 USA.
  • Estrada DE. Endocrine and metabolic disorders. In: Dworkin PH and Algranati P, eds. Pediatrics. National Medical Series for Independent Study. Fifth edition. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, 2009.
  • Coronary Artery Dissection in Prader-Willi Syndrome: Case Report And Literature Review. 2012. Jason C. Jacob MD, Penelope Armada MD, Pavittarpaul Dhesi MD, Firas Elbash MD, Charles Primiano MD, Elizabeth Estrada MD, Paul D. Thompson MD. Canadian Journal of Cardiology. Published online 06 August 2012. In Print.
  • Vi Lier Goh, D. Elizabeth Estrada, Trudy Lerer, Fabiola Balarezo, Francisco A. Sylvester. Effect of Gluten-Free Diet on Growth and Glycemic Control in Children with Type I Diabetes and Asymptomatic Celiac Disease". Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism (JPEM) 2010; 23:1169-1173.