Sonia Caprio MD

Professor of Pediatrics (Endocrinology)

Specialties & Subspecialties

Pediatrics: Pediatric Endocrinology

Education & Training

  • M.D., Universita di Medicina e Chirurgia, Italy (1978)
  • Resident, Universita' di Medicina e Chirurgia, Naples, Italy , Medicine (1978 - 1980)
  • Resident, Ospedale Cardarelli, Naples, Italy
  • Resident, Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, 1981-83
  • Fellow, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT , Endocrinology (1987 - 1989)

Patient Care

Accepts New Patients? Yes | Patient Type: Child | Accepts referrals from patients


Clinical Interests

Pediatric Endocrinology; Childhood Obesity; Diabetes; Diabetes Typ 1; Diabetes Type 2 Diabetes in Youth; Hyperlipidemia; Nutrition in Children


Board Certifications

  • Diabetes, FB (1981)

Clinical Trials

ConditionsStudy Title
Beta-cell Function, Childhood Obesity, Impaired Glucose Tolerance, Metabolic Syndrome, Pre-Diabetes, and Insulin ResistanceStudy to Investigate the Pathophysiology of Type 2 Diabetes in Youth
Type 2 DiabetesTODAY Study Genetics Protocol
Obesity and Insulin ResistanceStudy to Investigate Benefits of Weight Loss in Young Adults
Fatty Liver and Hepatic SteatosisThe Role of Hepatic De Novo Lipogenesis (DNL) in the Pathogenesis of Hepatic Steatosis in Obese Children and Adolescents
Alanine Aminotransferase, Plasma Level of, Quantitative Trait Locus 1, Hypertriglyceridemia, Non Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease, and SteatohepatitisThe genetic effect on omega 3 fatty acid supplementation for the treatment of non alcoholic fatty liver disease in obese children and adolescents

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