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Diabetes and Endocrinology
Phone: 832-822-3670 (Main) | 281-282-1900 (Clear Lake)
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Texas Children's Specialty Care Clear Lake
940 Clear Lake Blvd.
Suite 200
Webster, TX 77598

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

Daniel DeSalvo, MD

Director of Strategic Collaboration, Texas Children’s Diabetes & Endocrine Care Center

Type 1 Diabetes Clinic
Diabetes Transition Clinic Co-Lead
Associate Professor, Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
Stanford University Fellowship Pediatric Endocrinology 2015
Children's National Medical Center Residency Pediatrics 2012
Children's National Medical Center Internship Pediatrics 2009
Texas A&M University Health Science Center College of Medicine Medical School Doctor of Medicine 2008


I joined the TCH Section of Pediatric Diabetes and Endocrinology in July 2015 after completing a postdoctoral fellowship at Stanford University.  I serve as the Type 1 Diabetes Clinic Lead, Director of Strategic Collaboration for the Texas Children’s Diabetes & Endocrine Care Center, and TCH Diabetes Transition Clinic Co-Lead.  My overarching career goal as a pediatric endocrinologist is to provide compassionate and comprehensive care to youth with diabetes, and to advance clinical care through patient-centered research and quality improvement endeavors.  My clinical and research focus is on emerging diabetes technology and therapies (including continuous glucose monitoring and closed-loop automated insulin delivery systems) for improving clinical outcomes and reducing the burden of care. 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.  


Organization Name Role
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society Elected member
American Academy of Pediatrics Member
American Diabetes Association Member
Beyond Type 1 Scientific Advisory Council
College Diabetes Network Clinical Research Advisory Committee
Gold Humanism Honor Society
Elected Member

Selected Publications

Corathers SD, DeSalvo DJ. Therapeutic Inertia in Pediatric Diabetes: Challenges to and Strategies for Overcoming Acceptance of the Status Quo. Diabetes Spect 2020 Feb;33(1):22-30. PMID: 32116450.

DeSalvo DJ, Miller KM, Hermann JM, Maahs DM, Hofer SE, Clements MA, Lilienthal E, Sherr JL, Tauschmann M, Holl RW. Continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) and glycemic control among youth with type 1 diabetes (T1D): International comparison from the T1D Exchange and DPV Initiative. Pediatr Diabetes 2018 Nov;19(7):1271-1275. PMID: 29923262.

Sheikh K, Bartz SK, Lyons SK, DeSalvo DJ. Diabetes device use and glycemic control among youth with type 1 diabetes: A single-center, cross-sectional study. J Diabetes Res 2018 Jul 29;2018:5162162. PMID: 30151393.

DeSalvo DJ, Ly T, Wadwa RP, Messer L, Westfall E, Gopisetty D, Hanes S, von Eyben R, Maahs D, Buckingham B. Continuous glucose sensor survival and accuracy over 14 consecutive days. Diabetes Care 2016 Aug;39(8):e112-3. PMID:27222506.

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 Oct; 38(10):e166-7. PMID:26307604.

DeSalvo DJ, Keith-Hynes P, Peyser T, Place J, Caswell K, Wilson DM, Harris B, Clinton P, Kovatchev B, Buckingham B.  Remote glucose monitoring in camp setting reduces the risk of prolonged nocturnal hypoglycemia. Diabetes Technol Ther 2014 Jan; 16(1):1-7. PMID:24168317.

DeSalvo DJ, Greenberg LW, Henderson CL, Cogen FR.  A learner-centered diabetes management curriculum: reducing resident errors on an inpatient pathway. Diabetes Care 2012 Nov;35(11):2188-93. PMID:22875227.

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