Eda Cengiz, MD, MHS, is a pediatrician who specializes in conditions affecting the endocrine system, a network of glands and organs that produce hormones that impact a patient’s metabolism rate, growth, and sleep, to name a few. Dr. Cengiz treats many conditions, including type 1 and 2 diabetes, thyroid and adrenal disorders, hypoglycemia, early or late puberty changes, obesity, and polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS).
A fascination with the intricacy of the body’s endocrine system drew her to her specialty. “Abnormalities in just one hormone can affect different body systems, and it’s a challenge to work through steps to diagnose a disease,” she says.
Dr. Cengiz understands the impact of a child’s health issues on the entire family, and appreciates the opportunity to change the life of the child and family through an appropriate diagnosis and treatment plan. “My patients don’t see me for a one-time visit. We revise treatment plans, including medications based on growth, age, and puberty, on a continual basis,” Dr. Cengiz says.
When she’s not seeing patients, Dr. Cengiz researches new options for treating diabetes. She is a nationally and internationally recognized scholar and is involved in various diabetes-related clinical trials. She has also participated in developing evidence-based diabetes management guidelines.
Whether she’s treating a diabetic patient or one who wants to lose weight, Dr. Cengiz reminds her patients to maintain a positive outlook and celebrate small victories.
Yale Medicine, Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital