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Jan 29 2024

Huntington Health welcomes new pediatric endocrinologist to Pasadena

John Ching, MD
John Ching, MD

Huntington Health, an affiliate of Cedars-Sinai, announced Pediatric Endocrinologist John Ching, MD, will be providing expanded services at the Huntington Health Physicians (HHP) Pasadena office.

Pediatric endocrinologists treat children and adolescents who have hormonal disorders. This includes Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes; growth, puberty, sex development and bone/mineral disorders; obesity; hypoglycemia; and adrenal, parathyroid, thyroid and pituitary gland conditions. Dr. Ching, a faculty member of Cedars-Sinai Guerin Children’s, now provides this specialized care at the HHP Pasadena office weekly to fill this critical need for local patients.

“Increasing access to endocrine care for children is vital to the health of our community,” says Shital Arya, MD, medical director, Huntington Health Physicians. “I am proud to welcome Dr. Ching, expanding access to the world-class care of Cedars-Sinai Guerin Children’s for our patients right here in Pasadena.”

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 14.7 million children and adolescents are affected by obesity.  In 2021, the CDC also reported, “Diagnosed cases of Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes are surging among youth in the United States. From 2001 to 2017, the number of people under age 20 living with Type 1 diabetes increased by 45%, and the number living with Type 2 diabetes grew by 95%.”

Hormone issues that develop during childhood through adolescence are chiefly different from hormone issues in adults, so pediatric endocrinologists are trained to treat patients based on their different stages of development. Children with hormonal disorders are typically referred to a pediatric endocrinologist by their pediatrician.

Dr. Ching is board-certified in pediatrics and pediatric endocrinology. He provides specialized care for children experiencing diabetes, thyroid disease, obesity and growth hormone deficiency. He serves on several boards: American Academy of Pediatrics, Pediatric Endocrine Society and the Endocrine Society. He is also fluent in Mandarin.

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