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Craig E. Taplin, MD

Craig E. Taplin, MD


On staff since July 2009

Academic Title: Assistant Professor

Research Center: Center for Clinical and Translational Research

"As a pediatrician, I was drawn to endocrinology because, the vast majority of the time, we deal with clinical issues related to growth and physical development — and there is nothing more fundamental to child health than those two things! My goal for every child and family I see in clinic is for them to feel they have the chance to fulfill every hope and dream without letting a chronic disease get in the way. We do this as a clinical team by aiming to give our patients the skills and confidence to be healthy, active people — who also happen to have, for example, diabetes."


We moved here from the Midwest and this is the first endocrinologist that I have seen that was friendly and listened to my concerns. He is very knowledgeable and also helped me find an adult endocrinologist to help me with my AI also. I highly recommend Dr. Taplin because not only does he listen, but he doesn't talk down to his patients or the parents of the patients. Our family has dealt with this issue with other endocrinologists so that it has been refreshing to find a doctor that treats his patients with respect.
ElizabethCarnation, WA10.01.12
Dr. Taplin, I am so appreciative of you. Without your diagnosis, our Amelia.... well now that I am crying, she would probably be much sicker than she is right now. Our whole family is so indebted to you for your wonderful expertise and care while examining her. Your diagnosis has put us ahead of where we might be right now if you had let my daughter-in-law Rose walk out the door without looking at Amelia. How can we thank you? There are no words that can. We are forever in your debt. Thank you so much!
MollieSeattle, WA06.23.12
Dr. Taplin is our son's Endocrinologist, and we couldn't be happier. Dr. Taplin listens to our questions and provides us with information in planning for school, activities, trips...anything that is important for our family. He speaks directly to our son and has an amazing repoire with him. Our son is very young, but Dr. Taplin finds a way to speak with him at his own level and in a way that is is truthful (but not scary) about his diabetes. We wish our son didn't have diabetes, but we are grateful that Dr. Taplin is there to support us through the journey with our son.
DanielleAuburn, Wa03.13.12
Dr. Taplin has been my son's endocrinologist for about 4 years; before that his endo was Dr. Pihoker. Dr. Taplin is very thorough, personable, and devoted to his patients. My son has a rare endocrine disorder and Dr. T is always on top of research and the latest treatments. He is so great with my son - always talking directly to him and focusing on him during appointments rather than focusing on me or talking over my son as if he wasn't there. We love Dr. Taplin.
Recommend Dr. Craig Taplin


Board Certification(s)
General Pediatrics (Non-ABMS)
Pediatric Endocrinology (Non-ABMS)
Medical/Professional School
The University of New South Wales, Sydney
Pediatrics, The Children's Hospital at Westmead, Westmead
Pediatric Endocrinology, University of Colorado - The Children's Hospital - Denver, Aurora
Clinical Interests

Type 1 Diabetes, Growth, Thyroid; Exercise and Type 1 Diabetes in Children, Prevention of Hypoglycemia during and after Exercise

Research Focus Area

Translational Research

Awards and Honors

Award NameAward DescriptionAwarded ByAward Date
SEATTLE MAGAZINE TOP DOCTOR - 2014Seattle Magazine 2014
SEATTLE'S TOP DOCTOR - 2014Seattle Metropolitan Magazine 2014


Insulin Therapy in Children and Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes.
Paediatric drugs , 2014 Jan 24
Acute ovarian torsion and primary hypothyroidism.
Pediatrics , 2013 Jul: 132(1)e233-8
Antibodies to the wheat storage globulin Glo-3A in children before and at diagnosis of celiac disease.
Journal of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition , 2011 Jan: 52(1)21-5
Preventing Post-Exercise Nocturnal Hypoglycemia in Children with Type 1 Diabetes.
The Journal of pediatrics , 2010 Jul 20
Exercise for the treatment of childhood obesity--is it simply too much to ask?
Acta paediatrica (Oslo, Norway : 1992) , 2009 Feb: 214-6
Autoantibodies in type 1 diabetes.
Autoimmunity , 2008 Feb: 11-8
Autoantibodies in type 1 diabetes.
Autoimmunity , 2008 Feb: 41(1)11-8
Natural evolution, prediction, and prevention of type 1 diabetes in youth.
Endocrine research , 2008: 17-33
Fludrocortisone therapy in cerebral salt wasting.
Pediatrics , 2006 Dec: e1904-8
The rising incidence of childhood type 1 diabetes in New South Wales, 1990-2002.
The Medical journal of Australia , 2005 Sep 5: 243-6
The rising incidence of childhood type 1 diabetes in New South Wales, 1990-2002.
The Medical journal of Australia , 2005 Sep 5: 183(5)243-6


Presentations TitleEventLocationDate
Insulin Resistance in Our Children - the Impact of ObesitySeattle Children’s Hospital Obesity SymposiumSeattle, WANov. 1, 2009
Fear Of Night-time Hypoglycemia in Type 1 Diabetes - What is the Role of Exercise? Annual Scientific Sessions, American Diabetes Association New Orleans, LAJune 1, 2009

Primary Office

Seattle Children's
OC.7.820 - Endocrinology
4800 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105

Additional Offices

Seattle Children's Bellevue Clinic and Surgery Center
1500 - 116th Ave NE
Bellevue, WA 98004

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