Today we are saddened to say goodbye to our colleague Dr. Beth Sandberg. She has been a stalwart colleague for the past year, providing compassionate and expert pediatric endocrine care. Dr. Sandberg joined our division last summer having just completed a fellowship in pediatric endocrinology at the University of North Carolina. While here, she provided general endocrine care, including outreach services in Cedar Falls, and gender-related endocrine care. The Pediatric Endocrine Society recognized her expertise and commitment by placing her as a national special interest group co-leader this year. After leaving Iowa, she will be taking a position in the Division of Pediatric Endocrinology at the University of Michigan / Mott’s Children’s Hospital. We send our best wishes to Dr. Sandberg for her move and new position.
Dr. Sandberg is an ardent educator regarding training medical professionals at all levels on how to provide compassionate and informed care for highly vulnerable youth with endocrine needs. To this end, Dr. Sandberg serves as the co-leader of the education subcommittee of one of the related special interest groups at the national Pediatric Endocrine Society. We thank her for her important service in this area and for helping educate health care providers how to provide the best care possible.
To help better distribute pediatric endocrine care across the state, Dr. Sandberg has started a new outreach pediatric endocrine clinic in Cedar Falls. She will be seeing pediatric endocrine patients there on Wednesdays. To find how to schedule an appointment, go to the links page and click on the “Clinical Website” link. (Note that at this time, the Cedar Falls clinic does not have the personnel or resources to see pediatric diabetes patients at that location.)
We are pleased to announce that Dr. Beth Sandberg is starting as a new pediatric endocrinologist in our division. She received her MD from Northwestern University, completed a residency in pediatrics at Univ North Carolina, and then completed a fellowship in pediatric endocrinology there as well. She has published expertise in the areas of quality improvement for diabetes care and in the genetics of short stature. In clinic, her practice will include general pediatric endocrinology and diabetes, as well as gender-related endocrine care.