Silva Arslanian, M.D., is Professor of Pediatrics and Clinical and Translational Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine. She is a pediatric endocrinologist and holds the Richard L. Day Endowed Chair in Pediatrics, at the UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. She is the Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded Pediatric Clinical and Translational Research Center at the UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh and the Scientific Director of the Center for Pediatric Research in Obesity and Metabolism.
Dr. Arslanian obtained her medical degree from the American University of Beirut and completed her pediatric residency training at the same institution. She completed her fellowship in Pediatric Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes Mellitus at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, USA.
Dr. Arslanian’s research focus is on insulin sensitivity and beta cell function during childhood growth and development in health and disease (obesity, pre-diabetes, type 2 diabetes, type 1 diabetes, polycystic ovary syndrome, metabolic syndrome), and racial differences. She is funded by the National Institutes of Health, Research Foundations and Pharmaceutical Companies and has over 200 publications. She is the recipient of several prestigious awards for her seminal work in pediatric type 2 diabetes.