Biography

Dr. Lopez did her residency in Pediatrics at the University of Illinois at Chicago, IL,  and her fellowship in Pediatric Endocrinology at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School,  Boston, MA.

She has performed research in the area of type 2 diabetes and obesity in adults and pediatrics  and has participated in several multicenter clinical trials with new drugs for type 2 diabetes.

She is currently the Medical Director for the GENder, Education and Care Interdisciplinary Support (GENECIS) program, which provides mental health and endocrine care for gender non-conforming children and adolescents. Dr. Lopez is also currently co-chair of the Transgender Health Special Interest Group of the Pediatric Endocrine Society.

Education & Training
  • Medical School - Universidad La Salle/Facuitad de Medicina (1994-2000)
  • Residency - University of Illinois at Chicago (2002-2005), Pediatrics
  • Fellowship - Massachusetts General Hospital (2005-2008), Pediatric Endocrinology
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • Pediatric Endocrine Society, Co-chair of the Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Youth SIG (2015)
  • World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) (2014)
  • Diabetes National Medical Advisor, Novo Nordisk, Spain (2008-2010)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics, Endocrinology Executive Committee Member (2016-2019)
Honors & Awards
  • Best grades of graduating class from Medical School 2000, Universidad La Salle Medical School, Mexico City
  • Graduation from Medical School with Honors 2000, Universidad La Salle Medical School, Mexico City
Books & Publications
Research
  • Neurobiology of transgender children and adolescents
  • Metabolic effects of endocrine therapy in adolescents with gender dysphoria
  • Gender dysphoria in children and adolescents

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