Lina Merjaneh, MD

Lina  Merjaneh, MD

Endocrinology and Diabetes, Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia Program

On staff since October 2014

Academic Title: Assistant Professor

Research Center: Center for Clinical and Translational Research

    • Okba Olympia, WA 08.27.16

      She is a very good physician and pay attention to every details beside that, she always helps to make sure your child is getting the treatment he needs accurately. Thanks to Dr. Merjaneh

  • Award Name Award Description Awarded By Award Date
    President's Abstract Recognition Award Pediatric Endocrine Society Sept. 2017
    Presidential Poster Competition Award Endorcine Society 2016
    Early Investigators Workshop Award Endocrine Society 2013
    Envision Award Emerging Leaders in CF Endocrinology II Program Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
  • Other Publications

    • Merjaneh L, Pihoker C, Divers J, Fino N, Klingensmith G, Shrestha SS, Saydah S, Mayer-Davis EJ, Dabelea D, Powell J, Lawrence JM, Dolan LM, Wright DR
      Out of Pocket Diabetes-Related Medical Expenses for Adolescents and Young Adults With Type 1 Diabetes: The SEARCH for Diabetes in Youth Study.
      31530657 Diabetes care, 2019 Sep 17
    • DiVall S, Merjaneh L
      Adolescent Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: An Update.
      31426098 Pediatric annals, 2019 Aug 1 : 48(8)e304-e310
    • Nip ASY, Reboussin BA, Dabelea D, Bellatorre A, Mayer-Davis EJ, Kahkoska AR, Lawrence JM, Peterson CM, Dolan L, Pihoker C, SEARCH for Diabetes in Youth Study Group.
      Disordered Eating Behaviors in Youth and Young Adults With Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes Receiving Insulin Therapy: The SEARCH for Diabetes in Youth Study.
      30862656 Diabetes care, 2019 May : 42(5)859-866 PMCID:PMC6489106
    • Norris AW, Ode KL, Merjaneh L, Sanda S, Yi Y, Sun X, Engelhardt JF, Hull RL
      Survival in a bad neighborhood: pancreatic islets in cystic fibrosis.
      30759072 The Journal of endocrinology, 2019 Feb 1 : PMCID:PMC6675675
    • Sauder KA, Stafford JM, Mayer-Davis EJ, Jensen ET, Saydah S, Mottl A, Dolan LM, Hamman RF, Lawrence JM, Pihoker C, Marcovina S, D'Agostino RB Jr, Dabelea D, SEARCH for Diabetes in Youth Study Group.
      Co-occurrence of early diabetes-related complications in adolescents and young adults with type 1 diabetes: an observational cohort study.
      30409691 The Lancet. Child & adolescent health, 2019 Jan. : 3(1)35-43 PMCID:PMC6295346
    • Kim GJ, Merjaneh L
      Pediatric Case Series of Cystic Fibrosis, Diabetes, and Islet Cell Autoimmunity.
      30364027 Clinical diabetes : a publication of the American Diabetes Association, 2018 Oct. : 36(4)331-333 PMCID:PMC6187956
    • Mayer-Davis EJ, Lawrence JM, Dabelea D, Divers J, Isom S, Dolan L, Imperatore G, Linder B, Marcovina S, Pettitt DJ, Pihoker C, Saydah S, Wagenknecht L, SEARCH for Diabetes in Youth Study.
      Incidence Trends of Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes among Youths, 2002-2012.
      28402773 The New England journal of medicine, 2017 Apr 13 : 376(15)1419-1429 PMCID:PMC5592722
    • Vairamani K, Merjaneh L, Casano-Sancho P, Sanli ME, David A, Metherell LA, Savage MO, Del Pozo JS, Backeljauw PF, Rosenfeld RG, Aisenberg J, Dauber A, Hwa V
      Novel Dominant-Negative GH Receptor Mutations Expands the Spectrum of GHI and IGF-I Deficiency.
      29188236 Journal of the Endocrine Society, 2017 Apr 1 : 1(4)345-358 PMCID:PMC5686656
    • Merjaneh L, Meacham LR
      Case 2: Cardiovascular Shock Following Acute Gastroenteritis in a 17-year-old Boy.
      26330476 Pediatrics in review / American Academy of Pediatrics, 2015 Sept. : 36(9)417-9
    • Merjaneh L, He Q, Long Q, Phillips LS, Stecenko AA
      Disposition index identifies defective beta-cell function in cystic fibrosis subjects with normal glucose tolerance.
      24998161 Journal of cystic fibrosis : official journal of the European Cystic Fibrosis Society, 2015 Jan. : 14(1)135-41
    • Merjaneh L, Parks JS, Muir AB, Fadoju D
      A novel TRPS1 gene mutation causing trichorhinophalangeal syndrome with growth hormone responsive short stature: a case report and review of the literature.
      25177352 International journal of pediatric endocrinology, 2014 : 2014(1)16 PMCID:PMC4148676

  • Presentations Title Event Location Date
    Endocrine Complications of Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant 4th Annual ASBMT Fall Clinical Education Conference for NPs, PAs and Fellows Seattle, WA Oct. 2017
    Role of Hyperglycemia in CF Pulmonary Exacerbations UW Diabetes and Metabolism Seminar Series: Cystic Fibrosis/ Diabetes Workshop Seattle, WA Oct. 2017
    Out of Pocket Medical Expenses for Children and Young Adults with Diabetes: The SEARCH for Diabetes in Youth Cohort Study American Diabetes Association 76th scientific sessions New Orleans, LA 2016
    New potential identifiers of Cystic Fibrosis Related Diabetes. Southern Pediatric Endocrine Society Birmingham, AL 2013
  • Grant Title Grantor Amount Award Date
    Hyperglycemia during Pulmonary Exacerbations: A risk Factor for Poorer Outcomes? Cystic Fibrosis Foundation July 2017
    Role of Hyperglycemia in Cystic Fibrosis Pulmonary Exacerbations Seattle Children's Hospital Sept. 2016


Board Certification(s)

Pediatric Endocrinology

Medical/Professional School

University of Aleppo, Mouhafaza


American University of Beirut Medical Center, Beirut 1107 2020


American University of Beirut Medical Center, Beirut 1107 2020
Emory University, Atlanta, GA

Clinical Interests

Type 1 and 2 diabetes, cystic fibrosis related diabetes, disorders of growth and puberty, genetic syndromes, pituitary disorders.

Research Description

Cystic fibrosis related diabetes