Julia E. von Oettingen, MD, PhD, MMSc, F.R.C.P Pediatric Endocrinologist

Pediatric Endocrinology
Fun fact about me 

I love languages - the most exotic one I speak is Persian!

I love working with children and their families because 
I learn so much from them every single day! Children are fun to interact with at all stages of life. Being able to accompany them and their families through chronic illness, the good and the bad days, is a humbling and gratifying experience.

Hospital information

Academic appointments 
  • Assistant Professor, McGill University
Other appointments 
Community Involvement 
  • Consultant, Médecins Sans Frontières
  • Site Visitor, International Diabetes Federation, Life for a Child Program
  • Board of Directors, Kay Mackenson Clinic Inc.
  • Technical Adviser, Parners in Health / Zanmi Lasante


  • Cand.Med. (2003), J.W.Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
  • PhD (2009), University of Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany
  • MSc (2015), Harvard University, Boston, MA, USA
Medical Degree 
  • University of Leipzig (2008), Leipzig, Germany
  • Massachusetts General Hospital for Children, Boston, MA, USA
  • Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA, USA


Research foci 
  • Care delivery disparities in pediatric diabetes

  • Innovation of pediatric diabetes care delivery models

  • Pediatric diabetes care delivery in resource-limited settings

  • Subspecialty pediatric endocrine education in low- and middle-income countries

  • Diabetes technologies and artificial pancreas development (McGill Diabetes Technologies Lab)

Selected publications 

James S, Maniam J, Cheung PT, Urakami T, von Oettingen J, Likitmaskul S, Ogle G. Epidemiology and phenotypes of diabetes in children and adolescents in non-European-origin populations in or from Western Pacific region. World J Clin Pediatr. 2022 Mar 9;11(2):173-195. doi: 10.5409/wjcp.v11.i2.173. eCollection 2022 Mar 9. PMID: 35433305.

Victor Y, Lorgeat V, Coriolan B, Kamal Z, Vincent R, von Oettingen JE, Altenor K. Validation Study and Outcomes of the Diabetes Quality of Life in Youth Instrument in Haitian Youth With Type 1 Diabetes Residing in Haiti. Can J Diabetes. 2022 Feb;46(1):32-39. doi: 10.1016/j.jcjd.2021.04.010. Epub 2021 May 7. PMID: 34144909.

Tsoukas MA, Cohen E, Legault L, von Oettingen JE, Yale JF, Vallis M, Odabassian M, El Fathi A, Rutkowski J, Jafar A, Ghanbari M, Gouchie-Provencher N, René J, Palisaitis E, Haidar A. Alleviating carbohydrate counting with a FiASP-plus-pramlintide closed-loop delivery system (artificial pancreas): Feasibility and pilot studies. Diabetes Obes Metab. 2021 Sep;23(9):2090-2098. doi: 10.1111/dom.14447. Epub 2021 Jun 21. PMID: 34047449.

Gilligan MM, Linnes JC, von Oettingen JE, Altenor K. From Toy to Tool: Using Water Beads for Insulin Storage in Haiti. Pediatr Diabetes. 2020 Dec 1. doi: 10.1111/pedi.13167. Online ahead of print. PMID: 33259116.

Malhamé I, Destiné R, Jacquecilien W, Coriolan BH, St-Loth W, Excellent MC, Scaide B, Wong R, Meltzer S, Jean-Baptiste E, Pilote L, von Oettingen JE, Israel K. Prevalence and perinatal outcomes of non-communicable diseases in pregnancy in a regional hospital in Haiti: A prospective cohort study. J Glob Health. 2021 Apr 17;11:04020. doi: 10.7189/jogh.11.04020. PMID: 33884191.

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