Robert Ferry Jr., MD, is a U.S. board-certified Pediatric Endocrinologist. After taking his baccalaureate degree from Yale College, receiving his doctoral degree and residency training in pediatrics at University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA), he completed fellowship training in pediatric endocrinology at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD, is a U.S. board-certified Anatomic Pathologist with subspecialty training in the fields of Experimental and Molecular Pathology. Dr. Stöppler's educational background includes a BA with Highest Distinction from the University of Virginia and an MD from the University of North Carolina. She completed residency training in Anatomic Pathology at Georgetown University followed by subspecialty fellowship training in molecular diagnostics and experimental pathology.
Author: Robert Ferry Jr., MD,
Associate Professor & Chief, Division of Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism,
Department of Pediatrics, University of Tennessee Health Science Center at
Memphis; Le Bonheur Children's Hospital and St. Jude Children's Research
Hospital (Memphis TN); Adjunct Professor of Pediatrics, King Saud University
(Riyadh, Saudi Arabia); 36th Sustainment Brigade, Army National Guard of the
Editor: Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD, Chief Medical Editor, eMedicineHealth.com
Previous contributing author and editors:
Author: Ron Fuerst, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics,
University of South Carolina College of Medicine; Director, Children's Emergency
Center, Children's Hospital of Richland Memorial Hospital
Editors: Scott H Plantz, MD, FAAEM, Research Director, Assistant
Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine;
Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD, Senior Pharmacy Editor, eMedicine; James S
Cohen, MD, Consulting Staff, James Cohen, PC
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