UI Hospitals and Clinics

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Physician

Liuska Pesce, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatrics (view Academic Profile)

About

"My favorite part of my job is getting to know my patients and their families--talking to them, listening and being able to help them. While growing up, my parents had a special relationship with my doctors. They really trusted them. That is the type of care I like to provide."

Clinics

Specialties

  • Endocrinology (Pediatric)
  • Pediatric thyroid disorders
  • Hypothyroidism (Pediatric)
  • Hyperthyroidism (Pediatric)
  • Thyroid nodules (Pediatric)
  • Thyroid cancer (Pediatric)
  • Multiple endocrine neoplasia (Pediatric)
  • Rare thyroid disorders (Pediatric)
  • Genetic syndromes with endocrine disorders (Pediatric)
  • Complex thyroid disorders (Pediatric)
  • Metabolism of thyroid hormones (Pediatric)
  • Response/sensitivity to thyroid hormones and on iodine transport (Pediatric)
  • Pituitary gland disorders (Pediatric)

Education and Training

Degree

MD, Universidad Central de Venezuela

Residency

Pediatrics, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL

Fellowship

Pediatric Endocrinology, Ann and Robert H Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago (formerly Children’s Memorial Hospital), Chicago, IL

Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatric Endocrinology

Awards

  • America's Best Doctors: 2013

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