Daniel DeSalvo, MD

Department or Service


  • Texas Medical Center
  • Specialty Care



Diabetes and Endocrinology

Phone: 832-822-3670 (Main) | 281-282-1900 (Clear Lake)
Fax: 832-825-9069 (Main) | 281-282-1991 (Clear Lake)

Contact Information

Texas Children's Hospital - Main Campus
6701 Fannin Street, 11th Floor
Houston, TX 77030
United States

Texas Children's Specialty Care Clear Lake
940 Clear Lake Blvd., Suite 200
Webster, TX 77598
United States

Assistant Professor

Baylor College of Medicine

Director of Medical Student Education, Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
Texas A&M University Health Science Center College of Medicine medical school Doctor of Medicine 2008
Children's National Medical Center internship Pediatrics 2009
Children's National Medical Center residency Pediatrics 2012
Stanford University fellowship Pediatric Endocrinology 2015


I joined the faculty in Pediatric Diabetes and Endocrinology at Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children’s Hospital in July 2015.  Previously, I was a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University where I was an active researcher in diabetes device technology, including closed-loop artificial pancreas systems.  My overarching goal is to provide compassionate and comprehensive treatment to children entrusted to my care, and to advance the field through clinical research.  It was through my personal experience living with type 1 diabetes, and a desire to help others on a similar journey that motivated me to become a pediatric endocrinologist.  I am a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society and Gold Humanism Honor Society.


Organization Name Role
American Academy of Pediatrics Member
American Diabetes Association National Youth Strategies Committee Member
Pediatric Endocrine Society Member

Selected Publications

DeSalvo et al.. "Remote Glucose Monitoring in Camp Setting Reduces the Risk of Prolonged Nocturnal Hypoglycemia." Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics 2014 January;16(1):1-7. Pubmed PMID: 24168317.

DeSalvo DJ, Buckingham BA. "Continuous Glucose Monitoring: Current Use and Future Directions." Current Diabetes Reports 2013 October;13(5):657-62. Pubmed PMID:23943230.

DeSalvo DJ, Greenberg LW, Henderson CL, Cogen FR. "A Learner-Centered Diabetes Management Curriculum: Reducing resident errors on an inpatient pathway." Diabetes Care 2012 November;35(2188):2193. Pubmed PMID: 22875227

DeSalvo DJ, Maahs D, Messer L, Wadwa R, Payne S, Ly T, Buckingham B.. "Effect of lipohypertrophy on continuous glucose sensor accuracy in patients with type 1 diabetes." Diabetes Care 2015 October;38(10):e166-167. Pubmed PMID: 26307604.

DeSalvo DJ, Vaidyanathan P, Mehra R, Kaplowitz P. "In Children with Premature Adrenarche, Bone Age Advancement by 2 or More Years is Common and Generally Benign." Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism 2013;26:215-221. Pubmed PMID: 23744298.

Maahs D, DeSalvo DJ, Pyle L, Messer L, Clinton P, Westfall E, Wadwa R, Buckingham B. "Effect of acetaminophen on CGM glucose in an outpatient setting." Diabetes Care 2015 October;38(10):e158-159. Pubmed PMID: 26269199.

DeSalvo DJ, Shanmugham S, Ly T, Wilson DM, Buckingham B. "Accuracy evaluation of blood glucose monitoring systems in children on overnight closed-loop control." Journal of Diabetes Science & Technology 2014 September;8(5):969-73. Pubmed PMID: 24876427.

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