Sarah Kippenbrock Lyons, MD
My clinical and research interests focus on improving the medical care and health outcomes of children, adolescents, and emerging adults with diabetes and endocrine conditions, particularly during their transition from pediatric to adult healthcare. I am a med-peds endocrinologist with residency training in internal medicine-pediatrics and dual fellowship training in pediatric and adult endocrinology. In my role as the Director of Quality & Safety for Pediatric Diabetes and Endocrinology at Texas Children’s Hospital, I co-lead our Diabetes Care Process Team, a multidisciplinary quality improvement team that focuses on improving health outcomes for our clinic population. My work in healthcare transition in adolescents and young adults with diabetes spans research with healthcare providers, transition-related outreach and education, and spearheading clinical care programs to support the transition from pediatric to adult care.
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Sarah Lyons, MD and Marisa Hilliard, PhD, co-editors (2019). “Transitioning from Pediatric to Adult Care in Endocrinology: A Clinical Handbook.” Springer Nature.
Tosur M, Viau-Colindres J, Astudillo M, Redondo MJ, Lyons SK. Medication-induced hyperglycemia: pediatric perspective. BMJ Open Diabetes Research and Care 2020 Jan;8(1).
Lyons SK, et al. Dyslipidaemia and statin use in individuals aged 10 to <40 years in the T1D Exchange clinic registry. Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism 2019 Jan;21(1):170-172.
Kohn JR, Hilliard ME, Lyons SK, Fox KA, Kushner JA. Identifying and addressing gaps in reproductive health education for adolescent girls with type 1 diabetes. PLoS One 2018;13(11):e0206102.
Tosur M, Redondo MJ, Lyons SK. Adjuvant Pharmacotherapies to Insulin for the Treatment of Type 1 Diabetes. Current Diabetes Reports 2018 Aug 17;18(10):79.
Lyons SK, et al. Use of Adjuvant Pharmacotherapy in Type 1 Diabetes: International Comparison of 49,996 Individuals in the Prospective Diabetes Follow-up and T1D Exchange Registries. Diabetes Care 2017 Oct;40(10):e139-e140.
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, 2006
Erla and Harry Zuber and Jan and Arnie Miller Scholar in Type 1 Diabetes Transition Medicine, 2014
BCM Early Career Faculty Award for Excellence in Patient Care, 2019
BCM Power of Professionalism (POP) Award, 2019
BCM Norton Rose Fulbright Faculty Excellence Award in Education – Teaching and Evaluation, 2020
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