Pediatric Endocrinology

Texas Diabetes Institute Children’s Center

The Children’s Center at Texas Diabetes Institute (TDI) specializes in treating type 1 and type 2 diabetes in children. Staffed by board certified pediatric endocrinologists with more than 100 years of clinical experience combined, the Children’s Center also addresses and treats complications caused by obesity, growth disorders and other malignancies like endocrine cancer in children and adolescents.

As part of University Health System, an academic medical center in partnership with UT Medicine San Antonio, TDI is at the forefront of diabetes research providing vital information on the effective treatments of diabetes in kids with studies like the TODAY and SAFARI. Visit our research page for ongoing diabetes research studies involving young patients with diabetes.

Our comprehensive approach to preventing and fighting diabetes in children includes our Youth In Motion program, which combines group nutrition education and exercise sessions at the TDI Fitness Center; on-site educational kitchen providing a realistic setting for experienced dieticians and diabetes educators to present healthy cooking classes and recipes to patients and their families.

TDI includes eight specialty clinics dedicated to the early detection, management and complications of diabetes.

  • Adult Medicine
  • Ophthalmology
  • Dermatology
  • Orthotics/Prosthetics
  • Osteoporosis
  • Vascular
  • Physical/Occupational Therapy
  • Podiatry/Orthopedic Clinics

Providers At the Texas Diabetes Institute Children’s Center:

HaleDaniel E. Hale, M.D.
Professor of Pediatrics and Division Chief, Division of Endocrinology & Diabetes
Education:
M.D., Univ. TX Medical School, Houston, TX, 1977
B.S. Biochemistry, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, 1974
Training:
Fellowship, Pediatric Endocrinology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 1980-83
Residency, Pediatrics, Medical University of South Carolina, 1977-80
Board Certified Pediatric Endocrinology

Jane Lynch, M.D.Lynch
Professor of Pediatrics and Fellowship Director of Pediatric Endocrinology
Division of Endocrinology & Diabetes
Education:
M.D. Wright State University School of Medicine, Dayton, OH 1984 B.S. Microbiology, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, 1980
Training:
Fellowship, pediatric endocrine/child psychology, Massachusetts General Hospital, 1989-90
Fellowship, genetics, endocrinology and metabolism,
Children's Hospital of Oklahoma, 1987-89
Residency, pediatrics, Southwest Children's Medical Center, Dallas, 1985-87
Internship, pediatrics, St. Louis Children's Hospital, 1984-85
Board Certified in Pediatrics & Pediatric Endocrinology

Mendoza OrsiCarisse Mendoza Orsi, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Endocrinology & Diabetes
Education:
B.A., Evolutionary Ecology and Biology, Princeton University, Princeton, 2000
M.D., Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, 2004
Training:
Pediatric Residency and Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, 2004-2010
Board Certified in Pediatrics & Pediatric Endocrinology

RayasMaria S. Rayas, MD  
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Endocrinology & Diabetes
Education
B.S., Psychology, Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA.2002
Training
Pediatric Residency and Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, 2007-2013
Board Certified in Pediatrics & Pediatric Endocrinology

Texas Diabetes Institute

Children's Center
701 S. Zarzamora map/directions
San Antonio, Texas
Phone: (210) 358-7551
Fax: (210) 358-7595

Monday - Friday 
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.