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Deanna Wilson Adkins, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Campus mail: 3000 Erwin Rd Ste 200, Durham, NC 27710
Phone: (919) 684-8225
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I care for childrens with all types of hormonal disorders. This includes growth disorders, bone disease, diabetes mellitus, thyroid disorders/cancer, pubertal disorders, disorders of sexual development including transgender, adrenal diseases, lipid disorders
Director of Duke Child and Adolescent Gender Care

Education and Training

  • Fellow, Pediatric Endocrinology, Pediatrics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2000 - 2004
  • Resident, Pediatrics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1997 - 2000
  • M.D., Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine, 1997


Tejwani, R, Jiang, R, Wolf, S, Adkins, DW, Young, BJ, Alkazemi, M, Wiener, JS, Pomann, G-M, Purves, JT, and Routh, JC. "Contemporary Demographic, Treatment, and Geographic Distribution Patterns for Disorders of Sex Development." Clinical pediatrics (July 2017): 9922817722013-.

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Worley, G, Crissman, BG, Cadogan, E, Milleson, C, Adkins, DW, and Kishnani, PS. "Down Syndrome Disintegrative Disorder: New-Onset Autistic Regression, Dementia, and Insomnia in Older Children and Adolescents With Down Syndrome." Journal of child neurology 30, no. 9 (August 2015): 1147-1152.

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Zeger, MD, Adkins, D, Fordham, LA, White, KE, Schoenau, E, Rauch, F, and Loechner, KJ. "Hypophosphatemic rickets in opsismodysplasia." J Pediatr Endocrinol Metab 20, no. 1 (January 2007): 79-86.