Dr. Liuska Maria Pesce MD Pediatric Endocrinologist
Dr. Liuska Pesce is a pediatric endocrinologist in Iowa City, Iowa and is affiliated with University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. She received her medical degree from Central University of Venezuela and has been in practice for 16 years. Dr. Pesce accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. She is one of 3 doctors at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics who specialize in Pediatric Endocrinology. She also speaks multiple languages, including Gujarati and Spanish.
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Specialty & Clinical Interests
Pediatric Endocrinologist: General Pediatric Endocrinology
Clinical Interests: Thyroid, hyperthyroidism, thyroid cancer, goiter, thyroid nodules, Congenital Hypothyroidism, Puberty, Precocious Puberty, Growth, Hypothyroidism, Cushing Syndrome, Graves Disease, Pituitary Diseases
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Ranked #43 in Pediatrics: Diabetes & Endocrinology
Education & Medical Training
University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago
Residency, Pediatrics, 2002 - 2005
McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University
Fellowship, Pediatric Endocrinology, 2005 - 2008
Central University of Venezuela
Class of 1998
Certifications & Licensure
American Board of Pediatrics
Certified 21 years in Pediatrics
American Board of Pediatrics
Certified 8 years in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics
AZ State Medical License
Active through 2014
Publications & Presentations
Pendred syndrome and iodide transport in the thyroid.
Kopp, P., Pesce, L., Solis-S, J. C.
TSH regulates pendrin membrane abundance and enhances iodide efflux in thyroid cells.
Pesce, L., Bizhanova, A., Caraballo, J. C., Westphal, W., Butti, M. L., Comellas, A., Kopp, P.
Endothelin-1 impairs alveolar epithelial function via endothelial ETB receptor.
Comellas, A.P., Briva, A., Dada, L.A., Butti, M.L., Trejo, H.E., Yshii, C., Azzam, Z.S., Litvan, J., Chen, J., Lecuona, E., Pesce, L.M., Yanagisawa, M., Sznajder, J.I.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- BCBS Texas BlueChoice
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access
- CIGNA PPO
- Empire BCBS HMO
- Empire BCBS PPO
- First Health PPO
- GHI PPO
- Great West PPO
- HIP of New York - Select PPO
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- MagnaCare PPO
- Multiplan PHCS PPO
- Multiplan PPO
- MVP Healthcare PPO
- Oxford Health Freedom
- Oxford Health Liberty
- United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
- United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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200 Hawkins Dr
Iowa City, IA 52242
Phone: (319) 356-4443
Fax: (319) 356-8170