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David R. Weber, M.D., M.S.

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Office: (585) 275-7744

Fax: (585) 244-6097

Patient Care Setting



In addition to general endocrinology and diabetes, I have a special interest in pediatric bone health. This includes patients with genetic and metabolic bone disease, as well as acquired forms of osteoporosis due to medication exposure or chronic disease.


My research is focused on investigating the relationships between body composition, bone health, and chronic disease in the pediatric population. While obesity related to caloric imbalance may be the greatest risk factor for the development of cardiometabolic disease in childhood; there are also growing numbers of children who are survivors of serious childhood disease who may be at risk for the development of cardiometabolic complications. Traditional measures of adiposity such as body mass index (BMI) or percent body fat may not be accurate in these populations. My research collaborators and I have developed techniques for the use of dual energy Xray absorptiometry (DXA) to independently assess fat and lean body mass index in children. We are currently using these methods to better understand the relationship between body composition and cardiometabolic disease in a variety of childhood disorders.

Additionally, I have a specific interest in the effect of type 1 diabetes on bone health. Using a large population based electronic medical record, my collaborators and I have shown that patients with type 1 diabetes have an increased risk of fracture throughout their lives. The reason for this is poorly understood, but may be related to impaired bone formation during adolescence and young adulthood. The incidence of type 1 diabetes is highest during childhood, which is also a critical time period for bone accrual. We are currently conducting a longitudinal study of bone accrual in children and adolescents newly diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. The ultimate goal of this research is to better understand the reasons for impaired bone health in patients with type 1 diabetes so that we can develop and evaluate therapeutic interventions aimed at improving bone strength.



BA | Carleton College

MD | University of Kansas School of Medicine

MS | University of Pennsylvania
Clinical Epidemiology

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/2010 - 06/30/2013
Fellowship in Pediatric Endocrinology at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

07/01/2008 - 06/30/2010
Residency in Pediatrics at Yale New Haven Hospital

07/01/2007 - 06/30/2008
Internship in Pediatrics at Yale New Haven Hospital

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Rising Star Award
Sponsor: American Society for Bone and Mineral Research

Young Investigator Travel Grant - ASBMR

John Haddad Young Investigator Award
Sponsor: American Society for Bone and Mineral Research

Helmsley Charitable Trust Abstract Awards in Type 1 Diabetes

ASBMR President's Poster Award for Exceptional Abstract Presentation

Endocrine Fellows Foundation Preceptorship in Bone Diseases
Sponsor: Columbia University

Poster Day Award in Patient Oriented Research
Sponsor: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Location: Philadelphia, PA

Research Trainee Award Finalist
Sponsor: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Location: Philadelphia, PA

Tom Moshang Research Award
Sponsor: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Location: Philadelphia, PA

Endocrine Trainee Day Travel Award

Endocrine Fellows Foundation Forum on Osteoporosis and Metabolic Bone Disease

Pediatric Endocrine Society Travel Award

First Place Award for Retrospective Studies
Sponsor: KUMC Student Research Forum

2004 - 2006
Paul Ambrose Scholar
Sponsor: Association for Prevention Teaching and Research
Location: Washington DC

Magna Cum Laude
Sponsor: Carleton College

Southern Society for Pediatric Research Travel Award

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Journal Articles

Numbere N, Weber DR, Porter G, Iqbal MA. "A 235 Kb deletion at 17q21.33 encompassing the COL1A1, and two additional secondary copy number variants in an infant with type I osteogenesis imperfecta: A rare case report." Molecular genetics & genomic medicine.. 2020 Apr 13; :e1241. Epub 2020 Apr 13.

Wittlieb-Weber CA, Knecht KR, Villa CR, Cunningham C, Conway J, Bock MJ, Gambetta KE, Lal AK, Schumacher KR, Law SP, Deshpande SR, West SC, Friedland-Little JM, Lytrivi ID, McCulloch MA, Butts RJ, Weber DR, Johnson JN. "Risk Factors for Cardiac and Non-cardiac Causes of Death in Males with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy." Pediatric cardiology.. 2020 Apr; 41(4):764-771. Epub 2020 Feb 03.

Weber DR, Weinberg GA, Schmidt BL, Renodin-Mead D, Rahimi H, O'Malley NT, Hughes I, Habben L, Fallon AA, Cullimore M, Chaturvedi A, Alten ED. "No longer a historical ailment: two cases of childhood scurvy with recommendations for bone health providers." Osteoporosis international : a journal established as result of cooperation between the European Foundation for Osteoporosis and the National Osteoporosis Foundation of the USA.. 2020 Jan 4; Epub 2020 Jan 04.

Books & Chapters

Chapter Title: Section 8: Endocrine
Book Title: Avery's Neonatology Board Review
Author List: Weber DR
Edited By: Chess, P
Published By: Elsevier 2019

Chapter Title: Body composition assessment
Book Title: Metabolic Syndrome
Author List: Weber DR, Zemel BS
Edited By: Ahima, RS
Published By: Springer International Publishing 2016

Chapter Title: Precocious Puberty
Book Title: Yale Curriculum in Primary Care Pediatrics
Author List: Weber DR, Brodsky JL, Carpenter TO
Edited By: Talwalkar JS & Fenick AM, eds
Published By: Yale 2010 in New Haven, CT