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Patricia Y. Fechner, MD

Patricia Y. Fechner, MD

Endocrinology, Disorders of Sex Development

On staff since November 2006

Children's Title: Medical Director, DSD program

Academic Title: Associate Professor, Pediatrics

Research Center: Center for Clinical and Translational Research

Making a Difference

  • It's a Boy! Or Is It a Girl?

    The Disorders of Sex Development program offers patients the most innovative treatments and guides families as they face some of the most difficult decisions imaginable.... cont.


Board Certification(s)
Pediatric Endocrinology
Medical/Professional School
Northwestern University School of Medicine, Chicago
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge
Pediatrics, University of California Irvine Medical Center, Orange
Pediatric Endocrinology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore
Clinical Interests

Sex Determination, Turner Syndrome, AIS, Growth, Puberty

Research Focus Area

Translational Research


Evaluation and management of disorders of sex development: multidisciplinary approach to a complex diagnosis.
Radiographics : a review publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc , 2012 Oct: 32(6)1599-618
Correlation of TSH with the risk of paediatric thyroid carcinoma.
Clinical endocrinology , 2012 Aug: 77(2)316-22
Ambiguous genitalia: what prenatal genetic testing is practical?
American journal of medical genetics. Part A , 2012 Jun: 158A(6)1337-43
Growth hormone treatment does not affect incidences of middle ear disease or hearing loss in infants and toddlers with Turner syndrome.
Hormone research in paediatrics , 2010 Jul: 23-32
Cushing's syndrome secondary to isolated micronodular adrenocortical disease (iMAD) associated with rapid onset weight gain and negative abdominal MRI findings in a 3 year old male.
Journal of pediatric endocrinology & metabolism : JPEM , 2010 Jun: 613-20
Growth hormone treatment of early growth failure in toddlers with Turner syndrome: a randomized, controlled, multicenter trial.
The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism , 2007 Sep: 3406-16
Differences in follicle-stimulating hormone secretion between 45,X monosomy Turner syndrome and 45,X/46,XX mosaicism are evident at an early age.
The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism , 2006 Dec: 4896-902
Biological effect of a novel mutation in the third leucine-rich repeat of human luteinizing hormone receptor.
Molecular endocrinology (Baltimore, Md.) , 2006 Oct: 2493-503
Metabolic and ovarian effects of rosiglitazone treatment for 12 weeks in insulin-resistant women with polycystic ovary syndrome.
Human reproduction (Oxford, England) , 2006 Jan: 109-20
Gender differences in puberty.
The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine , 2002 Apr: 44-8


Presentations TitleEventLocationDate
Outcomes in Congenital HypothyroidismParent support groupSeattle, WAMarch 13, 2009

Research Funding

Grant TitleGrantorAmountAward Date
Genotropin Mark VII penPfizerSept. 1, 2009
Quality of Life in Intersexuality: A Pediatric Clinical and Research ToolNational Institute of Child Health and Human DevelopmentMay 1, 2009
Efficacy and Safety of Leuprolide Acetate 11.25 and 30 mg formulations AbbottAug. 28, 2008
Recombinant Human Growth Hormone and Recombinant Human Insulin-like Growth Factor-1 TercicaApril 4, 2008
Increlex Growth Forum Database-IGFD Registry: A Patient Registry for Monitoring Long-term Safety and Efficacy of IncrelexTercicaJan. 1, 2007
Effect of Early Growth Hormone Treatment on Long-Term Growth and Skeletal Maturation in Girls with Turner Syndrome Eli Lilly and Company Jan. 1, 2006

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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