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Catherine Dinauer, MD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Endocrinology)

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Catherine Dinauer, MD

Patient Care Locations

Office Location

Mailing Address

  • Pediatric Endocrinology & Diabetes

    One Long Wharf Drive, Suite 503

    New Haven, Connecticut 06511

    United States



Catherine Dinauer, MD is a Pediatric Endocrinologist whose primary focus is care of children with thyroid disorders. She earned her undergraduate degree at Dartmouth College and her medical degree at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. Dr. Dinauer completed Pediatric residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. and Pediatric Endocrinology fellowship through the National Capitol Area Pediatric Consortium at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) in Bethesda, Maryland. Following her training, Dr. Dinauer served as an Attending in Pediatric Endocrinology at Walter Reed, worked in research administration as Assistant Chief of the Department of Clinical Investigation, and was an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at USUHS. Since 2006, her clinical practice has focused on pediatric thyroid disorders, with particular interest in Graves disease, thyroid nodules and pediatric thyroid cancer. She was a member of the American Thyroid Association committee which published guidelines in 2015 on the management of thyroid nodules and thyroid cancer in children and is a member of the committee established in 2020 to revise the guidelines.

Education & Training

  • Fellow
    Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences (1998)
  • Resident
    Walter Reed Army Medical Center (1994)
  • MD
    University of Vermont, College of Medicine (1991)
  • AB
    Dartmouth College, Psychology modified with Education (1987)


  • Optimizing Medical Treatment, as part of Management of Graves' Disease: Where Are We Now?
    Montreal, QC, Canada 2022
    2022 ATA Annual Meeting, Pediatric Thyroid Symposium
  • Clinic
    New Haven, CT, United States; Trumbull, CT, United States; Norwalk, CT, United States 2006
    Pediatric Specialty Center - Pediatric Endocrinology

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
General Graves B. Erskine Award for Outstanding FellowU.S. Army, Walter Reed Army Medical Center1998
Fellow Clinical Research AwardAmerican Pediatric Society/Society for Pediatric Research1998
Army Commendation MedalU.S. Army1995, 1996, 1997, 1998
Army Achievement MedalU.S. Army1994, 1998

Professional Service

Thyroid Cancer Survivors' AssociationSpeaker, 23rd International Thyroid Cancer Survivors' Conference, "Transitions: Helping Young Survivors Understand and Begin to Manage Their Thyroid Cancer"2020
American Thyroid AssociationCo-Chair of the Program Committee for the ATA 90th Annual Meeting (Sept 30- Oct 3, 2021).2020 - 2022
American Academy of PediatricsAmerican Academy of Pediatrics Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes), Pediatric Endocrinology Pearls for Pediatricians, “Thyroid Function and Disorders”2020
American Thyroid AssociationMember of Task Force on Revision of Pediatric Thyroid Nodule and Cancer Guidelines2019 - Present
American Thyroid AssociationClinical Thyroidology - Submitted 4 reviews/commentaries per year on articles published in the realm of pediatric thyroidology2019 - 2020
American Thyroid AssociationMember, Guidelines & Statement Committee2019 - Present
American Thyroid AssociationCo-Chair, 2019 American Thyroid Association Pediatric Thyroid Forum Satellite Symposia2018 - 2019
American Thyroid AssociationMember, ATA Annual Meeting Program Committee2017 - 2019
American Thyroid AssociationCo-Chair, 2018 American Thyroid Association Pediatric Thyroid Forum Satellite Symposia2017 - 2018
American Thyroid AssociationChair, Membership Committee2016 - 2017
AACE JournalsPeer reviewer for American Association of Clinical Endocrinology Journals2015 - Present
Thyroid Harmonization Study GroupMember, International Committee for Consensus Guidelines for Surveillance for Thyroid Cancer in Childhood Cancer Survivors2014 - 2017
Thyroid Cancer Survivors' AssociationSpeaker, 16th International Thyroid Cancer Survivors' Conference, “Development of the ATA Guidelines for Children with Nodules and Differentiated Thyroid Cancer”2013
American Thyroid AssociationMember, ATA Membership Committee2013 - 2017
The Endocrine SocietyFaculty Member, The Endocrine Society 2013 Pediatric Endocrine Review Board Course2012 - 2013
Endocrine SocietyPeer reviewer for Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism2010 - Present
American Thyroid AssociationPeer reviewer for ATA's journal, Thyroid2010 - Present
Journal of PediatricsPeer reviewer2010 - Present
American Thyroid AssociationTask Force Member, ATA Committee for Guidelines on Management of Pediatric Thyroid Cancer2009 - 2015
Food & Drug AdministrationAd Hoc Reviewer, Office of Orphan Products Development Grant Program2001 - 2004
Pediatric Endocrine SocietyElected Member of North American professional organization dedicated to research and treatment of children with endocrine disorders.2000 - Present
American Thyroid AssociationElected Member of the American Thyroid Association.1999 - Present
The Endocrine SocietyMember of The Endocrine Society, the largest global membership organization representing professionals from the field of endocrinology.1998 - Present

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