Joseph I. Wolfsdorf

Director, Diabetes Program

Boston Children’s Hospital



From 1986-1997 was Chief of Pediatrics at Joslin Diabetes Center and Medical Director of the Pediatric Diabetes Treatment Unit of the New England Deaconess Hospital. Served as Clinical Chief and Associate Division Chief of the Division of Endocrinology, Boston Children’s Hospital from 1994-1998 and from 2006-2016. Dr. Wolfsdorf continues to be active in the practice of pediatric endocrinology and has a special interest in disorders of carbohydrate metabolism (hypoglycemia, glycogen storage disease) and, especially, the care of children, adolescents and young adults with diabetes mellitus. He has a major interest in the education and training of medical students, pediatric residents, and fellows in pediatric endocrinology, and from 2005-2015 directed the Endocrinology and Reproductive Physiology section of the course, Integrated Human Physiology, at Harvard Medical School. Professor Wolfsdorf is an author of 250 publications and has edited and contributed to 5 monographs and books. He currently serves on the editorial board of Pediatric Diabetes, is an Associate Editor for Hormone Research in Pediatrics, and is the pediatric endocrinology section editor for UpToDate. Dr. Wolfsdorf contributed to the ESPE/LWPES Consensus Statement on Diabetic Ketoacidosis in children and adolescents, published in 2004, and has been chair of the writing groups responsible for the International Society of Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes Clinical Practice Guidelines on the management of diabetic ketoacidosis (and hyperglycemic hyperosmolar state) in 2007, 2009, 2014 and 2018.