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 
  • Member, Pediatric Endocrine Society International Relations Council
  • Leader, Pediatric Endocrinology Education Program for Haiti (PEEP-H)
  • Member, Executive Committee, Global Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes
Community Involvement 
  • Site Visistor, International Diabetes Federation, Life for a Child Program
  • Board of Directors, Kay Mackenson Clinic Inc.
  • Technical Adviser, Parners in Health / Zanmi Lasante



Cand.Med., J.W.Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Medical Degree 

University of Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany


Massachusetts General Hospital for Children, Boston, MA, USA


Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA, USA


Research foci 
  • Phenotypes of Diabetes in non-Caucasian populations
  • Epidemiology of endocrine conditions in Haiti
  • Health care delivery for non-communicable diseases in resource-limited settings
  • Newborn screening in resource-limited settings
Selected publications 

Population Survey of Iodine Deficiency and Environmental Disruptors of Thyroid Function in Young Children in Haiti. von Oettingen JE, Brathwaite TD, Carpenter C, Bonnell R, He X, Braverman LE, Pearce EN, Larco P, Larco NC, Jean-Baptiste E, Brown RS. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2016 Oct 21:jc20162630. PMID: 27768855

Chikungunya Virus Infection and Diabetes Mellitus: A Double Negative Impact. Jean-Baptiste E, von Oettingen J, Larco P, Raphaël F, Larco NC, Cauvin MM, Charles R. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2016 Oct 10. pii: 16-0320. PMID: 27729569

Utility of diabetes-associated autoantibodies for classification of new onset diabetes in children and adolescents. von Oettingen JE, Wolfsdorf JI, Feldman HA, Rhodes ET. Pediatr Diabetes. 2016 Sep;17(6):417-25. doi: 10.1111/pedi.12304. PMID: 26315669

Use of Serum Bicarbonate to Substitute for Venous pH in New-Onset Diabetes. von Oettingen J, Wolfsdorf J, Feldman HA, Rhodes ET. Pediatrics. 2015 Aug;136(2):e371-7. doi: 10.1542/peds.2015-0156. PMID: 26195535

Hôpital de Montréal pour enfants