Dr. Francesco De Luca MD Pediatric Endocrinologist

Dr. Francesco De Luca is a pediatric endocrinologist in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and is affiliated with St. Christopher's Hospital for Children. He received his medical degree from University of Cattolica del Sacro Cuore and has been in practice for 31 years. He is one of 5 doctors at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children who specialize in Pediatric Endocrinology.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Pediatric Endocrinologist: General Pediatric Endocrinology

Hospital Affiliation

St. Christopher's Hospital for Children
Ranked #46 in Pediatrics: Diabetes & Endocrinology

Education & Medical Training

Albert Einstein Healthcare Network
Residency, Pediatrics, 1993–1994

National Institutes of Health Clinical Center
Fellowship, Pediatric Endocrinology, 1994–1997

St Christophers Hospital Children's
Fellowship, Pediatric Endocrinology, 1989–1991

University of Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
Class of 1983

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Pediatrics
Certified in Pediatric Endocrinology

American Board of Pediatrics
Certified in Pediatrics

PA State Medical License

Publications & Presentations

Increased Expression of Fibroblast Growth Factor 21 (FGF21) during Chronic Undernutrition Causes Growth Hormone Insensitivity in Chondrocytes by Inducing Leptin Receptor Overlapping Transcript (LEPROT) and Leptin Receptor Overlapping Transcript-like 1 (LE
Wu, S.,Grunwald, T.,Kharitonenkov, A.,Dam, J.,Jockers, R.,De Luca, F.

Role of Fibroblast Growth Factor 21 (FGF21) in Undernutrition-Related Attenuation of Growth in Mice.
Kubicky, R. A., Wu, S., Kharitonenkov, A., De Luca, F.

P450 oxidoreductase expressed in rat chondrocytes modulates chondrogenesis via cholesterol- and Indian Hedgehog-dependent mechanisms.
Aguilar, A.,Wu, S.,De Luca, F.


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