cossio-webPediatric Associates is proud to announce that Board-Certified Pediatric Endocrinologist Sissi Cossio, M.D., FAAP, has recently merged her practice with Pediatric Associates. As a pediatric endocrinologist, Dr. Cossio will provide care to Pediatric Associates’ patients dealing with diabetes, thyroid disorders, pubertal and growth pathologies, obesity and other hormonal disorders.

“Unfortunately, there is a disproportionate number of pediatric endocrinologists compared to the number of children being diagnosed with diabetes, thyroid conditions and other endocrine disorders each year,” said Dr. Cossio. “The healthcare professionals at Pediatric Associates recognized this need and I am honored to be a part of their current expansion into pediatric specialties.”

Dr. Cossio attended the Universidad Nacional Federico Villarreal for medical school in her native Peru before completing her residency and fellowship at Jackson Memorial Hospital/University of Miami.

“Pediatric Associates is ecstatic that Dr. Cossio is joining our growing team of specialty physicians,” said Pediatric Associates CEO, Peter J. Shulman, M.D., FAAP, MBA. “She joins us at a time when childhood obesity rates and hormonal disorders are on the rise. Dr. Cossio brings extensive pediatric endocrinology experience with her and will greatly enhance our comprehensive approach to pediatric healthcare.”

Dr. Cossio joins several pediatric specialists, including an allergist, hospitalists and rheumatologists, who provide care for all of Pediatric Associates’ South Florida patients. According to Dr Shulman, Pediatric Associates hopes to add several more specialists in 2017.

Click here for the Pediatric Associates Endocrinology Office location and hours.