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Eda Cengiz

Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Endocrinology)

Contact Information

Eda Cengiz, MD, MHS, FAAP

Patient Care Location

Mailing Address

  • Pediatric Endocrinology & Diabetes

    PO Box 208064

    New Haven, CT 06520-8064

    United States


Eda Cengiz, MD, MHS, FAAP, is a pediatrician who specializes in conditions affecting the endocrine system (a network of glands and organs which produces hormones that regulate a patient’s metabolism rate, growth, sleep, and other vital functions). Dr. Cengiz treats many conditions, including Type 1 and 2 diabetes, thyroid and adrenal disorders, hypoglycemia, disorders of early or late puberty, obesity, and polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS).

A deep fascination with the intricacy of the body’s endocrine system drew Dr. Cengiz to her specialty. “Abnormalities in just one hormone can adversely impact a myriad of other body systems, and it’s a challenge to work through a child's problems to diagnose and treat a disease,” she explains.

Dr. Cengiz understands the impact of a child’s health issues on the entire family, and has remarked on her appreciation of the opportunity to “change a child’s life and their family’s” through an appropriate diagnosis and treatment plan. “My patients don’t see me for a one-time visit. We revise treatment plans, including medications based on growth, age, and puberty, on a continual basis” Dr. Cengiz emphasizes.

When she’s not seeing patients, Dr. Cengiz is busy with research into new options for treating diabetes. She is a nationally and internationally recognized scholar, having received numerous awards from prestigious academic institutions. Dr. Cengiz has been the institutional Principal Investigator of various diabetes-related clinical trials and has received grants from national and international organizations to conduct research studies. She has participated in developing evidence-based diabetes management guidelines and has been the invited keynote speaker at many national and international scientific meetings.

Whether she’s treating a diabetic patient or other patient with serious health issues, or just a patient who wants to lose weight, Dr. Cengiz reminds her patients to be maintain a positive outlook, and to celebrate small victories.

Education & Training

  • MHS
    Yale School of Medicine (2012)
  • Fellow
    Brown Medical School/ Hasbro Children's Hospital (2007)
  • Active staff member
    Halifax Regional Hospital (2004)
  • Medical Residency
    Carolinas Medical Center (2000)
  • Intern
    Cook County Children's Hospital (1998)
  • Intern
    Zeynep Kamil Hospital (1997)
  • MD
    Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine (1995)


  • Early Cardiovascular Disease Markers for Children with Type 1 Diabetes
    Jerusalem, Israel (2009-2012)
    This prospectively designed clinical study investigates signs of early cardiovascular disease in children with type 1 diabetes in the US and in Israel.

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
The Mae Gailani, MD, Junior Faculty Teaching AwardYale School of Medicine2014
Excellence in Conduct of ResearchT1DExchange2014
Scholars Abstract AwardClinical & Translational Research & Education Meeting, ACRT/AFMR/SCTS Joint Annual Meeting, Washington D.C.2011
Yale ScholarYale Center for Clinical Investigation, Yale School of Medicine2010
Dean’s Excellence in Teaching AwardW. Alpert Medical School, Brown University2007
World Health Organization (WHO) Leadership Training Program AwardWHO1994

Professional Service

International Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes, Elected Board Member2016 - Present

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