Research & Publications
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
- MHSYale School of Medicine (2012)
- FellowBrown Medical School/ Hasbro Children's Hospital (2007)
- Active staff memberHalifax Regional Hospital (2004)
- Medical ResidencyCarolinas Medical Center (2000)
- InternCook County Children's Hospital (1998)
- InternZeynep Kamil Hospital (1997)
- MDHacettepe University Faculty of Medicine (1995)
- Early Cardiovascular Disease Markers for Children with Type 1 DiabetesJerusalem, 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
|The Mae Gailani, MD, Junior Faculty Teaching Award||Yale School of Medicine||2014|
|Excellence in Conduct of Research||T1DExchange||2014|
|Scholars Abstract Award||Clinical & Translational Research & Education Meeting, ACRT/AFMR/SCTS Joint Annual Meeting, Washington D.C.||2011|
|Yale Scholar||Yale Center for Clinical Investigation, Yale School of Medicine||2010|
|Dean’s Excellence in Teaching Award||W. Alpert Medical School, Brown University||2007|
|World Health Organization (WHO) Leadership Training Program Award||WHO||1994|
|International Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes, Elected Board Member||2016 - Present|