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Pediatric Endocrinology Associates

             

Hector Granados M.D. FAAP

Education/Training/Practice of Medicine

Texas Tech University Health Science Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, El Paso Children's Hospital Division of Endocrinology Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (2014-2019)        Actively involved in educational activities: Journal Clubs, lab meetings, conferences, symposiums. Involved in inpatient and outpatient care.

Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, Hartford CT, University of Connecticut. Pediatric Endocrine Research Fellow. Mentor: Dr. Francisco Sylvester.   Involved in basic research techniques, such as DNA isolation, genotyping by PCR, Human cells isolation and immunostain with flow cytometry technology.    Actively involved in educational activities: Journal Clubs, lab meetings, conferences, symposiums Pediatric Endocrine Fellow. Mentor: Dr. Cem Demirci.    Involved in inpatient and outpatient care.   Coordination and lead weekly departmental educational activities, journal clubs and multidisciplinary meetings

Woodhull Medical and Mental Health Center, affiliated to New York University School of Medicine Pediatrics Resident, PGY 1-3 (2008-2011). Program Director: Raymol Varghesse.    Involved in patient care: inpatient and outpatient.   Attended to the continuity clinic one afternoon a week.   Actively involved in procedure performance in the ED and inpatient units.        

Universidad Autonoma de Ciudad Juarez          Cd. Juarez, Mexico         MD Degree    

Exams        

USMLE STEP 1 (Pass at first attempt)        

USMLE STEP 2 CK (Pass at first attempt)        

USMLE KS (Pass at first attempt)  

USMLE STEP 3 (Pass at first attempt)      

ECFMG Certified        

American Academy of Pediatrics Board Certification exam in Pediatrics (Pass at first attempt)      
American Academy of Pediatrics Board Certification exam in Pediatric Endocrinology (Pass at first attempt)

Honors and Certification        

Testimony of satisfactory achievement obtained on the general exam of graduation (2003)·        

Board Certified by the AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS (2010) General Pediatrics·        

Board Certified by the AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS (2014) Pediatric Endocrinology

Grants and Awards        

09/2012   Recipient of Grant Award to attend to the ATA Clinical Fellow’s Grant Program of American   Thyroid Association 2012, Quebec, CA.        

04/2012   Recipient of Travel Grant, awarded to attend to the Annual Scientific Meeting Pediatric Academy Societies/Pediatric Endocrine Society (PAS/PES) 2012, Boston, MA. Sponsored by Pediatric Endocrine  Society (PES)        

04/2013 Recipient of Travel Grant, awarded to attend to the Annual Scientific Meeting Pediatric Academy Societies/Pediatric Endocrine Society (PAS/PES) 2013, Washington, DC. Sponsored by Pediatric Endocrine  Society (PES)        

05/2013   Recipient of 2013  CCMC Fellows Research Award, This award comes with a $5,000 prize for research related use. Awarded  on behalf of the Research Council of Connecticut Children’s Medical Center for Research project “Type 1 Diabetes, Gut Bacteria and Immune Connections”        

04/2014 Recipient of Travel Grant, awarded to attend to the Annual Scientific Meeting Pediatric Endocrine Society (PES) 2014, Vancouver, Canada. Sponsored by Pediatric Endocrine  Society (PES)        

04/2014 Recipient of Travel Grant, awarded to attend to the Annual Scientific Meeting Pediatric Academy Societies (PAS) 2014, Vancouver, Canada. Sponsored by Pediatric Academic  Society (PAS)      

Research

01/12-06/14   Role: Principal Investigator of an original research idea at University of Connecticut, Farmington, CT. Type 1 Diabetes, Gut Bacteria and Immune Connections. Investigating the molecular patterns associated with microbial flora from the digestive tract that gain access into the circulation, binding to innate cells through pathogen recognition receptors, triggering release of cytokines and enhance expression of co-stimulatory ligands which stimulate specific auto reactive T cells that attack β-cells.

01/12-06/14   Role: Principal Investigator of an original research idea at University of Connecticut, Farmington, CT. Expression of Programmed Cell Death-1 on Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells from Children with New Onset Type 1 Diabetes.  To investigate the contribution of  programmed cell death-1 (PD-1) to the development of T1D. The understanding of the mechanisms for increased immune activation in patients with  Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is incomplete. PD-1  is a co-inhibitory receptor of the CD28/CTLA-4 family, it is expressed on activated T cells, B cells, macrophages and myeloid cells. T cells play a fundamental role in the development of  autoimmunity in animals and humans. J.    

Publications    

Absent Visualization of a Hypoplastic Uterus in a 16 Year Old with Complete 46 XY Gonadal Dysgenesis (Swyer Syndrome) Hector Granados* and Priya Phulwani, Department of Pediatric Endocrinology, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, Connecticut, USA. Endocrinol Metab Synd 2:114. doi:10.4172/2161-1017.1000114    

Microbiome Changes during Tuberculosis and Antituberculous Therapy Hong BY, Maulén NP, Adami AJ, Granados H, Balcells ME, Cervantes J. Clin Microbiol Rev. 2016 Oct;29(4):915-26. doi: 10.1128/CMR.00096-15. Epub 2016 Sep 8      

Health Education Models for Pediatric Inpatients: The roadmap for success  Authors: Marie Leiner Ph.D., Hector Granados M.D., Paulina Hernandez M.D., Indu Pathak M.D.  Management in Healthcare, Volume 1/ number 4/Spring 2017, pp. 373-378(6)        

Programmed cell death-1, PD-1, is dysregulated in T cells from children with new onset type 1 diabetes.   Granados HM, et al. PLoS One. 2017.Authors  Granados HM1, Draghi A 2nd2, Tsurutani N2, Wright K2, Fernandez ML3, Sylvester FA4, Vella AT2

The Short Child.  Valdes A, et al. Pediatr Ann. 2018. Authors: Valdes A, Cervantes J, Delgado Y, Valdes M, Granados H. Pediatr Ann. 2018 Jan 1;47(1):e29-e35. doi: 10.3928/19382359-20171215-02.        

Developing Trans-Affirming Health Services in an Underserved Area: An Intersectional Approach Oralia Loza Ph.D, Paulina Hernandez M.D. Shaked Laks M.D.  Jessica Calderon-Mora M.P.H., MCHES, Marie Leiner Ph.D., Sireesha Reddy M.D., Patricia Lara Ph.D., Hector Granados M.D.  

International and National Poster Presentations        

MRSA Community Acquired Pneumonia and the Association with Influenza virus Infection, Hector Granados M.D., Chaya Patel M.D.  Woodhull Medical and Mental Health Center, New York Health and Hospital Coorporation. April 2009      

Absent visualization of a hypoplastic uterus in a 16 year old with complete 46 XY gonadal dysgenesis (Swyer syndrome), Hector Granados MD, Priya Phulwani MD, Department of Pediatric Endocrinology, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, University of Connecticut, presented in 9th Joint Meeting of Paediatric Endocrinology, Milan, Italy, September 19 2013

Acute Pancreatitis in a 14 year old Female on Liraglutide: To be or not to be. Hector Granados M.D., Sasi Penukonda M.D., Rebecca Riba M.D., Priya Phulwani M.D., Cem Demirci M.D. Department of Pediatric Endocrinology, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, University of Connecticut, presented in Pediatric Academic Societies, Vancouver, Canada, May 5 2014        

Circulating Endotoxin and Lymphocyte Toll-Like Receptor 4 Expression in Type 1 Diabetes in Children. Granados HM, Draghi II A, Vella AT, Sylvester F. Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, University of Connecticut, presented in Pediatric Academic Societies, Vancouver, Canada, May 3 2014        

Increased Serum Lipopolysaccharide In Crohn Disease Is Associated With Alterations in Toll-Like Receptor Expression in Peripheral Blood. Granados HM, Draghi II A, Vella AT, Sylvester F. Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, University of Connecticut, presented in Digestive Disease Week, Chicago, Il May  2014        

Normal Programmed Death-1 Expression In Peripheral Blood T Cells, But Not Monocytes In Children With New Onset Crown Disease. Granados HM, Draghi II A, Sylvester F., Vella AT. Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, University of Connecticut, presented in Digestive Disease Week, Chicago, Il May  2014

Decreased Expression of Programmed Cell Death-1 in T Cells From Children With New Onset Type 1 Diabetes.  Granados HM, Draghi II A, Sylvester F., Vella AT. Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, University of Connecticut,  Presented in Endocrine Fellows Foundation Research Meeting, San Antonio, TX, January 2015        

Prevalence of Depression in Children with Chronic Endocrine Abnormalities. George, Jessy, M.D., Sandhu, Sanjeet, D.O., Birdi, Amandip, MSIV, Lopez, Rosalind, M.D., Metha, Shivani, M.D. , Granados, Hector, M.D., Rao, Jyotsna, M.D., Patel, Priti, M.D., Patel, Chetanbabu, M.D. Accepted for presentation in Pediatric Academic Societies in Presidential Poster Presentation for Pediatric Endocrine Society,  Baltimore, MD, April 2016

Molly has diabetes: Using social media to reach patients/parents with type I diabetes. Hector Granados, MD; Jesus Peinado, MD; Marie Leiner, PhD  Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center – El Paso 2017 Research Symposium  

Oral Platform Presentations

Decreased Expression of Programmed Cell Death-1 in T Cells from Children with the New Onset Type 1 Diabetes
Author(s): Granados HM, Draghi II A, Sylvester FA, Vella AT  Presenting Authors: Hector Granados, MD. Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, University of Connecticut. a) presented in Pediatric Academic Societies, Vancouver, Canada, May 4 2014, Session Endocrinology I: Basic. b) presented in Endocrine Fellows Foundation Research Meeting, San Antonio, TX, January 2015.c) presented in  WANTED: Crazy Clinicians and Mad Scientists to Build Connections Between Bench and Bedside, Woman's in Medicine Society, Texas Tech University Health Science Center, February 2015. N.  

Invited CME Lectures        

“Neonatal Graves”  Neonatology Grand Rounds at University of Connecticut (September 2012)        

“The Short Child” Pediatric Grand Rounds at Lawrence and Memorial Hospital (January 2013)        

“Neonatal Thyroid Problems” Neonatology Grand Rounds at St. Francis Hospital (May 2013)        

"Early Onset of Puberty" New understanding of pathophysiology & management of central precocious puberty. First Pediatric Colloquium, El Paso Children's Hospital, Texas Tech University Health Science Center (June 2014)        

Primary Amenorrhea! The point of view of the Pediatric Endocrinologist. Pediatric Grand Rounds at Texas Tech University Health Science Center, El Paso Texas (June 2014)        

Turner syndrome "Strategies to improve outcomes" El Paso Texas, ARMI, Fort Bliss Pediatric Clinic (Sept 2014)        

“Let me tell you how I help Children with Transgender Issues be Who they want to be!, Presidential Lectures Series, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, Texas, (Nov 2015)          

Post Traumatic Hydrocephalus and Precocious Puberty, 16th Annual Rio Grande Trauma Conference & Pediatric Update, December, 3rd 2015        

Suppression of Puberty in Transgender Children “New Understanding of Physiology of Puberty and management with GnRH analogs” Gender Infinity Conference. University of Houston, Houston, Texas (September 2016)        

El Paso Transgender Health Initiative Group “Barriers Encountered for Transgender Care”. Sixth Annual Cultural Competence Conference, February 24, 2017, El Paso Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center        

“Let me tell you how I help Children with Transgender Issues be Who they want to be!, Fort Bliss Mendoza Clinic, El Paso, Texas, (March 2017)          

Primary Amenorrhea! The point of view of the Pediatric Endocrinologist. El Paso Pediatric Society, El Paso Texas (June 2018)

Sexual Determination and Sexual differentiation, Need to know Grand rounds, Paul Foster School of Medicine (October 2018)  

Other Presentations

"Neonatal Graves" Department of neonatology at El Paso Children's Hospital Lectures for pediatric residents at Texas Tech Health Science Center 09/28/2014

Seminar on Type 1 Diabetes Lecture for the pediatric endocrinology division and allies of the Gender Dysphoria Clinic, including the department of Psychiatry from Texas Tech University Health Science Center

Update on the New Children and Adolescent Gender Clinic"01/06/2015

"Early Onset of Puberty" New understanding of pathophysiology & management of central precocious puberty. Presented to the Division of Pediatric Endocrinology at TTUHSC, February 2015        

“Let me tell you how I help Children with Transgender Issues be Who they want to be!

National Latino AIDS Awareness Day, The City of El Paso Texas Health Department, October 2015

 

Lectures for community Pediatricians in El Paso, Texas. Part of the DSRIP Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment, developed to improve the health of the population, enhance the experience and outcome of the patient, and reduce the per capita cost of care

Seminars on Short Stature

Seminars on Delayed Puberty

Seminars on Type 1 Diabetes

Seminars on Neonatal Graves  

University of Connecticut (06/2011-06/2014)        

Monthly pediatric endocrine meeting at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center        

Quarterly Radiology/Endocrinology Rounds at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center        

Quarterly GUPPE(Genetics, Urology, Psychiatry, Pediatric Endocrinology rounds at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center)

03/09/2012 Seminar on Hypoglycemia for 3rd year medical students at University of Connecticut        

05/05/2012 Seminar on Short Stature   11/09/2013 Seminar on Delayed Puberty  

02/14/2014 Seminar on Type 1 Diabetes  

Quality Improvement Projects        

2008-2011 Development of an Electronic Sign out tool for the Pediatric department at Woodhull Medical and Mental Health Center that it is currently in use by the program.        

2011-2013 Development of an Electronic Sign out tool for the Pediatric Endocrinology department at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center Q.  

Leaderships and organizational positions·         Peer selected as pediatric representative of the Committee of Interns and Residents SEUI Healthcare for the period of 2008-2009·        

Curriculum development for the department of pediatric endocrinology at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center 2012-2013

Society Membership        

2008-Present      Member, American Academy of Pediatrics        

2011-Present      Member, Pediatric Endocrine Society            

  Language Fluency (Other than English         Spanish

Curriculum Vitae