Dr. Shylaja Srinivasan is a pediatric endocrinologist who cares for children with thyroid or adrenal disorders, endocrine conditions related to growth and puberty, bone and calcium disorders, and type 1 or type 2 diabetes. She has a special interest in type 2 diabetes that develops in childhood, an increasingly common condition caused by a complex interplay between genetics and environment.
Srinivasan's research focuses on understanding the genetic factors in type 2 diabetes. Her research also explores the genetic basis for different responses to diabetes medications, particularly metformin.
Originally from Chennai in South India, Srinivasan earned her medical degree at the Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences. She completed residencies in pediatrics at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University and Tufts Medical Center, followed by a Harvard Medical School fellowship in pediatric endocrinology at Massachusetts General Hospital.
In 2016, Srinivasan won the Pediatric Endocrine Society's Clinical Scholar Award, receiving a grant to pursue research in the genetics of type 2 diabetes. She is a member of the Pediatric Endocrine Society, Endocrine Society, American Diabetes Association and American Society of Human Genetics.