Dr. Tannin joined UT Southwestern in 1997 and is an assistant professor of pediatrics in the division of pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Tannin holds undergraduate and medical degrees from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. She completed a residency in pediatrics at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center in New York, New York and a fellowship in pediatric endocrinology at New York Hospital-Cornell University Medical Center. She continued her research as a post-doctoral fellow at the Center for Inherited Disorders of Energy Metabolism and the Metabolism Training Program at Case Western Reserve University. During that time she was associated with the Division of Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism at Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio. 

Dr. Tannin is an attending physician at Children’s Medical Center of Dallas and is on staff at its Endocrinology Center, where she not only treats patients in a teaching environment, but also participates in clinical trials. One pharmaceutical study aims to gather information to study genetics and neuroendocrinology in children with short stature. 

Dr. Tannin has received a number of awards and honors. Most recently, she was included in D Magazine's Best Doctors list for 2018. She also received the Searle Young Investigator Award in 1991 and the Charles H. Revson Fellowship in Biomedical Sciences from 1989-1991. She received the Aesculapius award from the St. Paul Family Practice Program for excellence in teaching Pediatrics in 2001. 

She is a member of the Lawson-Wilkins Pediatric Endocrine Society and The Endocrine Society. She sits on the American Diabetes Association Dallas Leadership Council, and has served as the Medical Director of the ADA’s New Horizons day camp for the past 4 years.

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Education & Training
  • Fellowship - New York Hospital (1988-1991), Pediatric Endocrinology
  • Residency - Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center (1985-1988), Pediatrics
  • Medical School - Washington University School of Medicine (1981-1985)
  • Fellowship - Case Western Reserve University (1991-1997), Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • The Endocrine Society
  • Lawson Wilkins Pediatric Endocrine Society
Honors & Awards
  • Mr. and Mrs. Spencer T. Olin Fellowship for Graduate Study 1981
  • Charles H. Revson Fellow in Biomedical Sciences 1989
  • President’s Poster Session Participant 1990, Annual Meeting of The Endocrine Society
  • Searle Young Investigator Award 1991
  • Aesculapius Award for Teaching Pediatrics 2001, St. Paul Family Practice Program
  • Best Pediatric Specialists 2015-2017, D Magazine
Books & Publications

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