Alyssa Huang, MD

Alyssa  Huang, MD

Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia Program, Insulin Resistance Clinic, Type 2 Diabetes, Endocrinology and Diabetes

On staff since September 2019

Children's Title: Medical Director

Academic Title: Assistant Professor

Research Center: Center for Clinical and Translational Research

"As a pediatric endocrinologist, I have dedicated my life to advocating for well-being of all children and adolescents. It is truly an honor to be a part of a child's care and help them develop and grow. I am grateful to all the wonderful patients and families for whom I have had the opportunity to be a part of their medical care. They have helped me grow as a physician and a human being. It truly takes a village to care for any child and I look forward to being a part of your medical team! "

    • Sadique BELLEVUE 11.21.19

      She is really great with my child. She really take an extra effort to make sure thinks are going well and suggest corrective steps to be taken outside of our visits as well. She also explains in detail what is going on with my child and is well informed.

  • Award Name Award Description Awarded By Award Date
    Clinical Research Scholar Program 2022 - 2024
    University of Washington Diabetes Research Center Pilot and Feasibility Award 2021 - 2023
  • Book Chapters

    • Alyssa Huang
      Growth Disorders
      Nelson Pediatrics Board Review, 2018 Oct. 27 - 2018 Oct. 27
    • Alyssa Huang
      Disorders of Puberty and Sexual Differentiation
      Nelson Pediatrics Board Review, 2018 - 2018
    • Alyssa Huang and Randall Chan
      15 Year Old with Pain and Neck Stiffness
      Pediatric Morning Report: Beyond the Pearls, 2018 Sept. 20 - 2018 Sept. 20

    Other Publications

    • Sewaybricker LE, Huang A, Chandrasekaran S, Melhorn SJ, Schur EA
      The significance of hypothalamic inflammation and gliosis for the pathogenesis of obesity in humans.
      36251886 Endocrine reviews, 2022 Oct. 17
    • Roth CL, Melhorn SJ, De Leon MRB, Rowland MG, Elfers CT, Huang A, Saelens BE, Schur EA
      Impaired Brain Satiety Responses After Weight Loss in Children With Obesity.
      35544121 The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism, 2022 July 14 : 107(8)2254-2266 PMCID:PMC9282278
    • Vagena E, Crneta J, Engström P, He L, Yulyaningsih E, Korpel NL, Cheang RT, Bachor TP, Huang A, Michel G, Attal K, Berrios DI, Valdearcos M, Koliwad SK, Olson DP, Yi CX, Xu AW
      ASB4 modulates central melanocortinergic neurons and calcitonin signaling to control satiety and glucose homeostasis.
      35536884 Science signaling, 2022 May 10 : 15(733)eabj8204
    • Nelson NG, Wu L, Maier MT, Lam D, Cheang R, Alba D, Huang A, Neumann DA, Hill T, Vagena E, Barsh GS, Medina MW, Krauss RM, Koliwad SK, Xu AW
      A gene-diet interaction controlling relative intake of dietary carbohydrates and fats.
      35051651 Molecular metabolism, 2022 April : 58101442
    • Huang A, Roth CL
      The link between obesity and puberty: what is new?
      34173790 Current opinion in pediatrics, 2021 Aug. 1 : 33(4)449-457
    • Dabelea D, Sauder KA, Jensen ET, Mottl AK, Huang A, Pihoker C, Hamman RF, Lawrence J, Dolan LM, Agostino R Jr, Wagenknecht L, Mayer-Davis EJ, Marcovina SM
      Twenty years of pediatric diabetes surveillance: what do we know and why it matters.
      33543783 Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 2021 July : 1495(1)99-120 PMCID:PMC8282684
    • Chesser H, Abdulhussein F, Huang A, Lee JY, Gitelman SE
      Continuous Glucose Monitoring to Diagnose Hypoglycemia Due to Late Dumping Syndrome in Children After Gastric Surgeries.
      33506160 Journal of the Endocrine Society, 2021 March 1 : 5(3)bvaa197 PMCID:PMC7814385
    • Huang A, Reinehr T, Roth CL
      Connections Between Obesity and Puberty: Invited by Manuel Tena-Sempere, Cordoba.
      33043167 Current opinion in endocrine and metabolic research, 2020 Oct. : 14160-168 PMCID:PMC7543977
    • Mendelsohn BA, Beleford DT, Abu-El-Haija A, Alsaleh NS, Rahbeeni Z, Martin PM, Rego S, Huang A, Capodanno G, Shieh JT, Van Ziffle J, Risch N, Alkuraya FS, Slavotinek AM
      A novel truncating variant in ring finger protein 113A (RNF113A) confirms the association of this gene with X-linked trichothiodystrophy.
      31880405 American journal of medical genetics. Part A, 2020 March : 182(3)513-520
    • Mendelsohn BA, Beleford DT, Abu-El-Haija A, Alsaleh NS, Rahbeeni Z, Martin PM, Rego S, Huang A, Capodanno G, Shieh JT, Van Ziffle J, Risch N, Alkuraya FS, Slavotinek AM
      A novel truncating variant in ring finger protein 113A (RNF113A) confirms the association of this gene with X-linked trichothiodystrophy.
      31880405 American journal of medical genetics. Part A, 2020 March : 182(3)513-520
    • Shepard JA, Huang A, Shikanov A, Shea LD
      Balancing cell migration with matrix degradation enhances gene delivery to cells cultured three-dimensionally within hydrogels.
      20450944 Journal of controlled release : official journal of the Controlled Release Society, 2010 Aug. 17 : 146(1)128-35 PMCID:PMC2914156
    • De Laporte L, Huang A, Ducommun MM, Zelivyanska ML, Aviles MO, Adler AF, Shea LD
      Patterned transgene expression in multiple-channel bridges after spinal cord injury.
      20167291 Acta biomaterialia, 2010 Aug. : 6(8)2889-97 PMCID:PMC2883021
    • Houchin-Ray T, Zelivyanskaya M, Huang A, Shea LD
      Non-viral gene delivery transfection profiles influence neuronal architecture in an in vitro co-culture model.
      19309756 Biotechnology and bioengineering, 2009 Aug. 1 : 103(5)1023-33 PMCID:PMC2778227
    • Houchin-Ray T, Huang A, West ER, Zelivyanskaya M, Shea LD
      Spatially patterned gene expression for guided neurite extension.
      18951499 Journal of neuroscience research, 2009 March : 87(4)844-56 PMCID:PMC2764322

Overview

Board Certification(s)

Pediatrics
Pediatric Endocrinology

Medical/Professional School

Ohio State University College of Medicine/Health, Columbus, OH
University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

Fellowship

University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

Clinical Interests

Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome

Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

Growth and Pubertal Development

Neuro-Endocrinology / Neuro-Oncology 

Thyroid Disease

Research Description

Dr. Huang joined the Schur Lab in 2021 to pursue her research interests in understanding the complex relationship between the brain, feeding behavior and development of obesity and diabetes in children and adolescents. She was awarded the Diabetes Research Center Pilot and Feasibility award in 2021 to study hypothalamic changes in youth with type 1 diabetes. She recently was accepted to the Seattle Children’s Clinical Research Scholar Program to complete a pilot study aimed at assessing the association between hypothalamic changes in youth with obesity, prediabetes and type 2 diabetes.

Research Focus Area

Neuroimaging, Diabetes, Obesity