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Priya Phulwani, MD

Medical Director, Gender Program
Co-Director – Clinic for Variations of Sex Development

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Practice Name Connecticut Children's Specialty Group


Education: BA, Biology and Women’s Studies, Johns Hopkins University, 1995
MD, George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, 1999
Residency: Pediatrics and Medicine, UMDNJ-University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, 1999-2003
Fellowship: Combined Adult and Pediatric Endocrinology, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center and University of Connecticut Health Center, 2003-2007

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Pediatrics
  • Adult Endocrinology
  • Pediatric Endocrinology
  • Faculty Appointment

    Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Connecticut School of Medicine

    Clinical Expertise

    Priya Phulwani, MD, is a Pediatric Endocrinologist and Director of the Gender Program. Dr. Phulwani’s areas of expertise include general pediatric endocrinology and diabetes, variations in sexual development and gender incongruence, polycystic ovarian syndrome, insulin resistance syndrome, Type 2 diabetes, obesity, transitioning teens to adult care, and adult endocrinology.

    Selected Publications

    • Phulwani P, Lerer T, Rubin K. Effects of Race and Obesity on Insulin Resistance, Insulin Sensitivity and Insulin Hypersecretion in Adolescents with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. Proceedings Endocrine Society’s 87th annual meeting. 2005. P 444.

    • Phulwani P, Lerer T, Thompson P, Estrada E. Relationships among markers of cardiovascular disease risk, hepatic enzymes and insulin resistance in obese hyperinsulinemic adolescents. Proceedings Endocrine Society’s 88th annual meeting. 2006. P2 645.

    • Phulwani P, Lerer T, Estrada E. Do hepatic enzyme levels correlate with markers of hyperinsulinemia and cardiovascular disease risk in obese adolescents? Proceedings 10th International Congress on Obesity. 2006

    • Phulwani P, Lerer T, Thompson P, Estrada E. Is subclinical hypothyroidism associated with markers of cardiovascular disease, non-alcoholic steatohepatitis and insulin resistance in obese hyperinsulinemic adolescents? Proceedings Endocrine Society’s 89th annual meeting, 2007. P2 650.

    • Armada P, Yigit S, Rasoulpour M, Sardegna K, Phulwani P. Hematuria Following Arginine Infusion During a Growth Hormone (GH) Stimulation Test. Proceedings Endocrine Society’s 93rd annual meeting. 2011.

    • Phulwani P, Bergwitz C, Jaureguiberry G, Rasoulpour M, Estrada E. Hereditary hypophosphatemic rickets with hypercalciuria and nephrolithiasis-identification of a novel SLC34A3/NaPi-IIc mutation. American Journal of Medical Genetics 2011 Mar;155A(3):626-33

    • Granados H, Phulwani P. Absent visualization of a hypoplastic uterus in a 16 year old with complete XY gonadal dysgnesis Swyer Syndrome. 9th Joint meeting of Paediatric Endocrinology. 2013.

    • Granados, Penukonda, Phulwani, et al. Acute Pancreatitis in a 14 Year Old Type 2 Diabetic on Liraglutide: To Be or Not To Be! Pediatric Academic Society meeting. 2014. P 3807.189

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