Albert C. Hergenroeder, MD

Location

  • Texas Medical Center

Specialty

Adolescent Medicine
Pediatric Medicine
Sports Medicine

Phone: 832-822-4887
Fax: 832-825-3689

Contact Information

6701 Fannin Street
Mark Wallace Tower - 11th Floor
Houston, TX 77030
United States
Texas

Chief, Adolescent Medicine Service and Adolescent Medicine Clinic

Texas Children's Hospital

Education

School Education Degree Year
University of Washington School of Medicine fellowship Adolescent Medicine 1986
Duke University Medical Center residency Pediatrics 1983
Duke University Medical Center internship Pediatrics 1981
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine medical school Doctor of Medicine 1980

About

Dr. Hergenroeder is board-certified pediatrician with board certifications in two specialities: in adolescent medicine and sports medicine which allows him to combine his expertise in the development of adolescents and the processes of growth and development for adolescents into adulthood and combine them with medical, orthopedic, nutritional and hormonal problems. The most common ailments that he treats in adolescent patients are eating disorders, obesity, chronic fatigue syndrome, menstrual problems, anxiety, depression and chronic illness patients who are interested in transitioning from pediatric to adult-based care.  In Sports Medicine, he diagnoses and treats all musculoskeletal injuries in addition to concussion and performance issues in athletes.  He has a particular interest in the diagnosis and treatment of young female athletes with the female athlete triad.  Dr. Hergenroeder was the Editor for the AM:STARs Sports Medicine and Sport Injuries: Adolescent Medicine State of the Art Reviews Book.

Dr. Hergenroeder has provided subspecialty adolescent medicine care for youth with chronic illness and disabilities since 1986. He is the Founder and Program Director for the Annual Chronic Illness and Disability Conference: Transition from Pediatric to Adult-Base Care, which hosted its 17th annual meeting in 2016, and he was the Principal Investigator on a HRSA-funded D70 innovative Health Care Transition (HCT) grant project and the Principal Investigator on Texas Department of State and Health Services and HRSA-funded grants addressing health care transition. He has been a Got Transition National Center Advisory Board member since its inception in 2011. Dr. Hergenroeder has lead the HCT planning efforts at Texas Children’s Hospital (TCH) since 2004.  He developed the EHR-based Transition Planning Tool (TPT) which was adopted as an Epic Clinical Program in 2014 and is being used by 21 clinical services at TCH. In 2015, the TPT was selected as a Best Practice by the national Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs (AMCHP).  He has 11 peer-reviewed publications on HCT from pediatric to adult-based care (out of 76 total peer reviewed publications). He has co-presented numerous abstracts on HCT at national meetings over the past 5 years.  He has been a visiting professor/invited speaker to discuss HCT at many local, state and national meetings since 2001.

Organization

Organization Name Role
American Academy of Pediatrics Fellow
American Board of Pediatrics Member
American College of Sports Medicine Member
American Medical Society of Sports Medicine Member
Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine Fellow
Society of Pediatric Research Member

Selected Publications

Selected Publications for Adolescent Medicine

White CM, Hergenroeder AC. "Amenorrhea, osteopenia, and the female athlete.."  Pediatr. Clin. North Am.. 1990 October;37(5):1125-41. Pubmed PMID: 2216558

White CM, Hergenroeder AC, Klish WJ. "Bone mineral density in 15- to 21-year-old eumenorrheic and amenorrheic subjects.." Am. J. Dis. Child.. 1992 January;146(1):31-5. Pubmed PMID: 1736645

Hergenroeder AC. "Effects of calcium intake and exercise on bone mineral density.." J. Pediatr.. 1994 July;125(1):169. Pubmed PMID: 8021771

Hergenroeder AC. "Bone mineralization, hypothalamic amenorrhea, and sex steroid therapy in female adolescents and young adults.." J. Pediatr.. 1995 May;126(5):683-9. Pubmed PMID: 7751989

Wong WW, Butte NF, Hergenroeder AC, Hill RB, Stuff JE, Smith EO. "Are basal metabolic rate prediction equations appropriate for female children and adolescents?." J. Appl. Physiol.. 1996 December;81(6):2407-14. Pubmed PMID: 9018486

Purcell JS, Hergenroeder AC, Kozinetz C, Smith EO, Hill RB. "Interviewing techniques with adolescents in primary care.." J Adolesc Health. 1997 April;20(4):300-5. Pubmed PMID: 9098734

Hergenroeder AC, Smith EO, Shypailo R, Jones LA, Klish WJ, Ellis K. "Bone mineral changes in young women with hypothalamic amenorrhea treated with oral contraceptives, medroxyprogesterone, or placebo over 12 months.." Am. J. Obstet. Gynecol.. 1997 May;176(5):1017-25. Pubmed PMID: 9166162

Wong WW, Nicolson M, Stuff JE, Butte NF, Ellis KJ, Hergenroeder AC, Hill RB, Smith EO. "Serum leptin concentrations in Caucasian and African-American girls.." J. Clin. Endocrinol. Metab.. 1998 October;83(10):3574-7. Pubmed PMID: 9768667

Wong WW, Copeland KC, Hergenroeder AC, Hill RB, Stuff JE, Ellis KJ. "Serum concentrations of insulin, insulin-like growth factor-I and insulin-like growth factor binding proteins are different between white and African American girls.." J. Pediatr.. 1999 September;135(3):296-300. Pubmed PMID: 10484792

Hergenroeder AC, Hill RB, Wong WW, Sangi-Haghpeykar H, Taylor W. "Validity of self-assessment of pubertal maturation in African American and European American adolescents.." J Adolesc Health. 1999 March;24(3):201-5. Pubmed PMID: 10195803

Wong WW, Butte NF, Ellis KJ, Hergenroeder AC, Hill RB, Stuff JE, Smith EO. "Pubertal African-American girls expend less energy at rest and during physical activity than Caucasian girls.." J. Clin. Endocrinol. Metab.. 1999 March;84(3):906-11. Pubmed PMID: 10084569

Wong WW, Hergenroeder AC, Stuff JE, Butte NF, Smith EO, Ellis KJ. "Evaluating body fat in girls and female adolescents: advantages and disadvantages of dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry.." Am. J. Clin. Nutr.. 2002 August;76(2):384-9. Pubmed PMID: 12145011

Hergenroeder AC, Hoelscher DM, Day RS, Kelder SH, Ward JL. "Menarchal status and calf circumference predict calcaneal ultrasound measurements in girls.." J Adolesc Health. 2007 April;40(4):318-24. Pubmed PMID: 17367724

Hergenroeder AC, De Souza MJ, Anding RH. The Female Athlete Triad: Energy Deficiency, Physiologic Consequences, and Treatment.  Adolesc Med State Art Review  2015;26 (1) 116-142.

Selected Publications for Eating Disorders

Hergenroeder AC. "Effects of calcium intake and exercise on bone mineral density.." J. Pediatr.. 1994 July;125(1):169. Pubmed PMID: 8021771

Hergenroeder AC. "Bone mineralization, hypothalamic amenorrhea, and sex steroid therapy in female adolescents and young adults.." J. Pediatr.. 1995 May;126(5):683-9. Pubmed PMID: 7751989

Hergenroeder AC, Smith EO, Shypailo R, Jones LA, Klish WJ, Ellis K. "Bone mineral changes in young women with hypothalamic amenorrhea treated with oral contraceptives, medroxyprogesterone, or placebo over 12 months.." Am. J. Obstet. Gynecol.. 1997 May;176(5):1017-25. Pubmed PMID: 9166162

Wong WW, Butte NF, Ellis KJ, Hergenroeder AC, Hill RB, Stuff JE, Smith EO. "Pubertal African-American girls expend less energy at rest and during physical activity than Caucasian girls.." J. Clin. Endocrinol. Metab.. 1999 March;84(3):906-11. Pubmed PMID: 10084569

Wong WW, Hergenroeder AC, Stuff JE, Butte NF, Smith EO, Ellis KJ. "Evaluating body fat in girls and female adolescents: advantages and disadvantages of dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry.." Am. J. Clin. Nutr.. 2002 August;76(2):384-9. Pubmed PMID: 12145011

Hergenroeder AC, Hoelscher DM, Day RS, Kelder SH, Ward JL. "Menarchal status and calf circumference predict calcaneal ultrasound measurements in girls.." J Adolesc Health. 2007 April;40(4):318-24. Pubmed PMID: 17367724

Forman SF, Grodin LF, Graham DA, Sylvester CJ, Rosen DS, Kapphahn CJ, Callahan ST, Sigel EJ, Bravender T, Peebles R, Romano M, Rome ES, Fisher M, Malizio JB, Mammel KA, Hergenroeder AC, Buckelew SM, Golden NH, Woods ER. "An eleven site national quality improvement evaluation of adolescent medicine-based eating disorder programs: predictors of weight outcomes at one year and risk adjustment analyses.." J Adolesc Health. 2011 December;49(6):594-600. Pubmed PMID: 22098769

Kalisvaart JL, Hergenroeder AC. "Hospitalization of patients with eating disorders on adolescent medical units is threatened by current reimbursement systems.." Int J Adolesc Med Health. 19(2):155-65. Pubmed PMID: 17593767

Kapphahn CJ, Hehn R, Woods ER, Mammel KA, Forman SF, Fisher M, Robins, KA, Rome ES, Hergenroeder AC. Effect of hospitalization on weight restoration in adolescents with restrictive eating disorders.JAH56(2S1);2015:S86. 

Forman SF, McKenzie N, Hehn R, Monge MC, Kapphahn CJ, Mammel KA, Callahan ST, Sigel EJ, Bravender T, Romano M, Rome ES, Robinson KA, Fisher M, Malizio JB, Rosen D, Hergenroeder AC, Buckelew SM, Jay MJ, Lindenbaum J, Rickert VI, Garber A, Golden NH, Woods ER, National Eating Disorder Quality Improvement Collaborative. Predictors of outcome at one year in adolescents with DSM-5 restrictive eating disorders: report of the National Eating Disorder Quality Improvement Collaborative. J Adolesc Health. 2014. doi: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2014.06.014. 

Monge MC, Forman SF, McKenzie NM, Rosen DS, Mammel KA, Callahan ST, Hehn R, Rome E, Kapphahn CJ, Carlson JL, Romano ME, Malizio JB, Bravender TD, Sigel EJ, Rouse MR, Graham DA, Jay MS, Hergenroeder AC, Fisher MM, Golden NH, Woods ER, National Eating Disorder Quality Improvement Collaborative. Use of psychopharmacologic medications in adolescents with restrictive eating disorders: analysis of data from the National Eating Disorder Quality Improvement Collaborative. J Adolesc Health 2015:57;66-72.

Hergenroeder AC, De Souza MJ, Anding RH. The Female Athlete Triad: Energy Deficiency, Physiologic Consequences, and Treatment.  Adolesc Med State Art Review  2015;26 (1) 116-142.

Kennedy GA, Forman SF, Woods ER, Hergenroeder AC, Mammel KA, Fisher MM, Ornstein RM, Callahan ST, Golden NH, Kapphahn CJ, Garber AK, Rome ES, Richmond TK. History of Overweight/Obesity as Predictor of Care Received at 1-year Follow-Up in Adolescents With Anorexia Nervosa or Atypical Anorexia Nervosa. J Adolesc Health. 2017 Jun;60(6):674-679. doi: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2017.01.001. Epub 2017 Mar 8.

Selected Publications for Sports Medicine

Hergenroeder AC, Schoene RB. "Predicting maximum oxygen uptake in adolescents.." Am. J. Dis. Child.. 1989 June;143(6):673-7. Pubmed PMID: 2729210

Hergenroeder AC. "Diagnosis and treatment of ankle sprains. A review.." Am. J. Dis. Child.. 1990 July;144(7):809-14. Pubmed PMID: 2113351

Miller EA, Hergenroeder AC. "Prophylactic ankle bracing.." Pediatr. Clin. North Am.. 1990 October;37(5):1175-85. Pubmed PMID: 2120671

Hergenroeder AC, Bricker JT. "Preseason cardiovascular examination: a review.." J Adolesc Health Care. 1990 September;11(5):379-86. Pubmed PMID: 2211269

Hergenroeder AC, Klish WJ. "Body composition in adolescent athletes.." Pediatr. Clin. North Am.. 1990 October;37(5):1057-83. Pubmed PMID: 2216555

Hergenroeder AC, Fiorotto ML, Klish WJ. "Body composition in ballet dancers measured by total body electrical conductivity.." Med Sci Sports Exerc. 1991 May;23(5):528-33. Pubmed PMID: 2072830

Hergenroeder AC. "Percent of body fat in athletes.." Med Sci Sports Exerc. 1991 August;23(8):986-7. Pubmed PMID: 1956276

Hergenroeder AC, Wong WW, Fiorotto ML, Smith EO, Klish WJ. "Total body water and fat-free mass in ballet dancers: comparing isotope dilution and TOBEC.." Med Sci Sports Exerc. 1991 May;23(5):534-41. Pubmed PMID: 2072831

Hergenroeder AC, Brown B, Klish WJ. "Anthropometric measurements and estimating body composition in ballet dancers.." Med Sci Sports Exerc. 1993 January;25(1):145-50. Pubmed PMID: 8423748

Hergenroeder AC. "Emergencies in Adolescents: Life- and Limb-threatening Injuries.." Adolesc Med. 1993 February;4(1):181-192. Pubmed PMID: 10356209

Hergenroeder AC. "Effects of calcium intake and exercise on bone mineral density.." J. Pediatr.. 1994 July;125(1):169. Pubmed PMID: 8021771

Hergenroeder AC. "Bone mineralization, hypothalamic amenorrhea, and sex steroid therapy in female adolescents and young adults.." J. Pediatr.. 1995 May;126(5):683-9. Pubmed PMID: 7751989

Pivarnik JM, Bray MS, Hergenroeder AC, Hill RB, Wong WW. "Ethnicity affects aerobic fitness in US adolescent girls.." Med Sci Sports Exerc. 1995 December;27(12):1635-8. Pubmed PMID: 8614319

Chacko MR, Kozinetz CA, Hill R, Collins K, Dunne M, Hergenroeder AC. "Leukocyte esterase dipstick as a rapid screening test for vaginitis and cervicitis.." J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 1996 November;9(4):185-9. Pubmed PMID: 8957772

Chorley JN, Hergenroeder AC. "Management of ankle sprains.." Pediatr Ann. 1997 January;26(1):56-64. Pubmed PMID: 9007971

Hergenroeder AC, Smith EO, Shypailo R, Jones LA, Klish WJ, Ellis K. "Bone mineral changes in young women with hypothalamic amenorrhea treated with oral contraceptives, medroxyprogesterone, or placebo over 12 months.." Am. J. Obstet. Gynecol.. 1997 May;176(5):1017-25. Pubmed PMID: 9166162

Hergenroeder AC. "The preparticipation sports examination." Pediatr. Clin. North Am.. 1997 December;44(6):1525-40. Pubmed PMID: 9400585

Hergenroeder AC. "Prevention of sports injuries." Pediatrics. 1998 June;101(6):1057-63. Pubmed PMID: 9606236

Hergenroeder AC, Laufman L, Chorley JN, Fetterhoff AC. "Development and evaluation of a method for evaluating pediatric residents' knowledge and skill in performing physical examinations of the ankle and knee.." Pediatrics. 2001 April;107(4):E51. Pubmed PMID: 11335772

Hergenroeder AC, Chorley JN, Laufman L, Fetterhoff AC. "Pediatric residents' performance of ankle and knee examinations after an educational intervention.." Pediatrics. 2001 April;107(4):E52. Pubmed PMID: 11335773

Wong WW, Hergenroeder AC, Stuff JE, Butte NF, Smith EO, Ellis KJ. "Evaluating body fat in girls and female adolescents: advantages and disadvantages of dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry.." Am. J. Clin. Nutr.. 2002 August;76(2):384-9. Pubmed PMID: 12145011

Hergenroeder AC, Chorley JN, Laufman L, Fetterhoff A. "Two educational interventions to improve pediatricians' knowledge and skills in performing ankle and knee physical examinations.." Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2002 March;156(3):225-9. Pubmed PMID: 11876665

Strong WB, Malina RM, Blimkie CJ, Daniels SR, Dishman RK, Gutin B, Hergenroeder AC, Must A, Nixon PA, Pivarnik JM, Rowland T, Trost S, Trudeau F. "Evidence based physical activity for school-age youth.." J. Pediatr.. 2005 June;146(6):732-7. Pubmed PMID: 15973308

Hergenroeder AC, Hoelscher DM, Day RS, Kelder SH, Ward JL. "Menarchal status and calf circumference predict calcaneal ultrasound measurements in girls.." J Adolesc Health. 2007 April;40(4):318-24. Pubmed PMID: 17367724

Sharma SV, Hoelscher DM, Kelder SH, Diamond PM, Day RS, Hergenroeder AC. "A path analysis to identify the psychosocial factors influencing physical activity and bone health in middle-school girls.." J Phys Act Health. 2009 September;6(5):606-16. Pubmed PMID: 19953837

Harvey BS, Brooks G, Hergenroeder A. "Lumbar injuries of the pediatric population.." Prim. Care. 2013 June;40(2):289-311. Pubmed PMID: 23668646

Gomez, JE, Hergenroeder, AC. "New guidelines for management of concussion in sport: special concern for youth." J Adolesc Health. 2013;53:311-313.

Hergenroeder AC, De Souza MJ, Anding RH. The Female Athlete Triad: Energy Deficiency, Physiologic Consequences, and Treatment.  Adolesc Med State Art Review  2015;26 (1) 116-142.