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Texas Medical Center

Diabetes and Endocrinology
Phone: 832-822-3670
Fax: 832-825-9069


6701 Fannin Street
11th Floor
Houston, TX 77030

Sarah Kippenbrock Lyons, MD

Director of Quality & Safety for Pediatric Endocrinology

Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Fellowship Endocrinology Diabetes Metabol 2014
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Fellowship Pediatric Endocrinology 2013
Vanderbilt University Residency Pediatrics 2010
University of Nebraska Medical Center Medical School Doctor of Medicine 2006


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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Experts recommend gradual transition toward diabetes self-management for adolescents, families 


Organization Name Role
American Academy of Pediatrics Member
American Diabetes Association Professional Practice Committee Member; Safe at School Working Group Member

Selected Publications

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.

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Awards & Honors

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

Patient and Family Comments

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