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Olivia Ginnard, DO, FAAP

Instructor of Pediatrics, Pediatric Diabetes & Endocrinology, and Pediatric Nutrition, Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
Baylor College of Medicine Fellowship Pediatric Endocrinology 2022
University of Texas Medical Branch Residency Pediatrics 2019
University of North Texas Health Science Center – Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine Medical School Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine 2016
University of Texas in Austin Bachelors Bachelor of Science in Psychology 2011


Dr. Ginnard is a physician-scientist who specializes in the field of endocrinology to better impact patient lives. Specifically, her research interests involve the development of a comprehensive understanding of how alterations in vitamin D pathways lead to the pathologic disease states of obesity and diabetes in children. To realize this goal, she has joined Baylor College of Medicine’s Treating Obesity with Precision (TOP) lab under the direction of Stephanie Sisley, MD and Yong Xu lab focusing on the interplay of neural circuits and signals involved in energy balance. By pursuing basic science research and continuing to see patients in clinic, she hopes to bridge the bench to the bedside and make impactful discoveries that will better her patients' lives.

From Dr. Ginnard:

I strive to provide the best comprehensive clinical care for children with diabetes and hormone disorders and to advocate for their needs and families.

Clinical Interests: obesity, type 2 diabetes

Research Interests: neural role of vitamin D in obesity and diabetes


Organization Name Role
American Academy of Pediatrics Member
American Diabetes Association Member
Endocrine Society Member
Pediatric Endocrine Society Member

Selected Publications

Olivia Z.B. Ginnard, G. Todd Alonso, Sarah D. Corathers, Carla Demeterco-Berggren, Lauren H. Golden, Brian T. Miyazaki, Grace Nelson, Emma Ospelt, Osagie Ebekozien, Joyce M. Lee, Kathryn S. Obrynba, Daniel J. DeSalvo. Quality Improvement in Diabetes Care: A Review of Initiatives and Outcomes in the T1D Exchange Quality Improvement Collaborative. Clinical Diabetes, 2021 Jul;39(3)

Nella A, Ginnard O. Endocrinology. Core Concepts of Pediatrics, 2018;2

Dasgupta S, Nguyen H, Naeem B, Ginnard O, Bhargava V, Shirley L. Progressive abdominal pain in a 3-year-old boy with repaired congenital diaphragmatic hernia. Pediatrics in Review, 2017 Dec;12(38):567-568. Pubmed PMID: 29196513

Olivia Z.B. Ginnard, Maria J. Redondo, Sarah K. Lyons Diabetes with multiple islet cell autoantibody positivity successfully managed with GLP-1 receptor agonist alone: a case report. Canadian Journal of Diabetes, 2022

Nella, A., Ginnard, O. Pediatric Endocrine. Core Concepts, 2nd ed. University of Texas Medical Branch Division of Pediatrics. 2018

Awards & Honors

Pediatric Pilot Award, Texas Children's Hospital, 2023

Rising Star Research Award, Pediatric Endocrine Society, 2022

Chief Pediatric Endocrine Fellow, Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children's Hospital, 2021-2022

Invited Presenter, 70th Pediatrics by the Gulf: Annual Conference on Advances in Pediatrics, 2021

Outstanding Abstract Award, Endocrine Society, 2021

Invited Presenter, Pediatric Endocrinologists of Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, and Arkansas, 2021

Pediatric Grand Rounds Speaker, UTMB, 2019,

Trainee Travel Award, Southern Society for Pediatric Research, 2019

Invited Presenter, American Federation for Medical Research, 2019

Board Certification

Board Certified in General Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics – FAAP


English, Polish

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