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

Hospital Affiliation

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.

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Texas BlueChoice
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • Empire BCBS HMO
  • Empire BCBS PPO
  • First Health 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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