Endocrinology and Diabetes

Meet Your Team

With a top-10 national ranking by U.S. News & World Report for 2019-20, our Endocrinology and Diabetes Program is the highest-ranked program in the Northwest. Our team includes doctors, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, certified diabetes educators, dietitians and social workers. We stay in close communication with you – and with each other – as we care for your child.

  • Endocrinologists are doctors who specialize in how hormones regulate the body. All of our endocrinologists are board certified or board eligible in pediatric endocrinology. They can diagnose and treat the full range of hormone-related conditions in children and teens.

  • Advanced practice providers (APPs) include advanced registered nurse practitioners (ARNPs) and physician assistants (PAs) with special training and education to diagnose and treat patients.

    • Jen Bracamontes, MD
    • Arushi Verma, MD
    • Joy Briggs, RN, MBA, MSN
    • Mackenzie Dodds, RN
    • Anne DuLong, RN, BSN, CDE
    • Ellen Fischer, RN, BSN, CDE
    • Lauren Frishholz, RN
    • Gwen Haw, RN, CDE
    • Christine Hebert, RN
    • Juliana Hite, RN
    • Caroline Hudders, RN, MS, CDE
    • Cecilia Izzo, RN, BSN, MS, CDE
    • Chin Kok, RN
    • Maggie Laubach, RN, CDE
    • Barbara Maslaney, RN, BSN, CDE
    • Courtney Matyas, RN, CDE
    • Liora Neuville, RN
    • Amanda Peters, RN, BSN, CDE
    • Linda Reece, RN, BSN, CDE
    • Lisa Schmidt, RN, BSN, CDE
    • Cindi Smith, RN, BSN, CDE
    • Kirsten Strobel, RN
    • Cari Witruk, RN, BSN, CDE
  • Dietitians work with you and your child on a plan for nutritional health, growth and development. 

    • Kendra Baldwin, RD, CDE
    • Tran Hang, MS, RDN, CDR, CDE
    • Elena M. Ralph, MPH, RDN, CD, CNSC
    • Michele Rimmer, RDN, CD
    • Paula Woo, M.Ed., RD
    • Cheryl Woods, MS, RDN, CD, CDE
  • Our social workers are skilled counselors who provide emotional support and help families get the resources they need.

    • Lauren Collins, LICSW, MSW
    • Jessica Koppy, LICSW, MSW
    • Rachel McEvoy, MSW, LSWAIC
    • Maryross Olanday, MSW, LSWAIC
    • Kayla Prill, MSW
    • Alia Paget, MSW, LSWAIC
    • Jamie Weber, MSW
  • Certified Child Life Specialists provide evidence-based, developmentally appropriate interventions including therapeutic play, preparation, and education that reduce fear, anxiety, and pain for children and youth.

    • Megan Bast, BS, CCLS
  • Our psychologist works exclusively with AYA (Adolescent/Young Adult) patients to diagnose and treat mental health issues that affect thoughts, emotions, or behavior. Psychologists draw from science to treat problems with evidence based talking and behavioral therapy. They have a doctoral degree (PhD or PsyD) in the study of the mind and behavior rather than in the study of medicine. For this reason, they do not prescribe medicine.

Contact Us

For more information, contact the Endocrinology and Diabetes Program at 206-987-2640. If you would like an appointment, ask your child’s primary care provider to refer you.

We provide care in Seattle and 6 other cities in Washington state. See our locations.

Providers, see how to refer a patient.