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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

Stephanie R. Sisley, MD

Medical Director, Center for Genetic Disorders of Obesity

Associate Research Director of the Pediatric Endocrine Division
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center Research Fellowship Pediatric Endocrinology 2012
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center Fellowship Pediatric Endocrinology 2011
Indiana University School of Medicine Residency Pediatrics 2008
Indiana University Hospital Internship Pediatrics 2006
Indiana University School of Medicine Medical School Doctor of Medicine 2005


Dr. Stephanie Sisley is a pediatric endocrinologist and the Medical Director of the Center for Genetic Disorders of Obesity in Texas Children’s Hospital. She is highly motivated to increase medical knowledge on the causes and outcomes of obesity and diabetes and translate it into more clinically effective therapies.  She is clinically involved in the Endocrinology Clinic at Texas Children's Hospital.  Dr. Sisley is also a basic science researcher with several publications in PubMed.  Her lab focuses on determining the role of the vitamin D receptor in the brain on weight and glucose regulation as well as determining how different genetic changes result in obesity in young children.  She is also the lead site investigator for several clinical trials. She trained at the University of Notre Dame, Indiana University School of Medicine and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.


Organization Name Role
American Diabetes Association Member
American Heart Association Member
Endocrine Society Member
Nutrition and Your Child Editor

Selected Publications

Sisley, S,Smith, K, Sandoval, DA, Seeley, RJ. (2014 in press). Differences in acute anorectic effects of long-acting GLP-1 receptor agonists in rats. Peptides PMID: 24879927.

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