Sarah R Hart-Unger, MD

Hart Unger Sarah R
Specialties
Pediatric Endocrinology
Gender
Female

Primary Office
1131 North 35 Avenue
2nd Floor
Hollywood, FL 33021
Phone
954-265-6984
Fax:
954-981-5516

Meet the Physician

Associate Program Director, Pediatric Residency Program 

As a board-certified pediatric endocrinologist, I take care of children with all types of endocrine disorders. My particular areas of interest are diabetes, menstrual disorders including polycystic ovarian syndrome, thyroid disease and gender dysphoria. 

I am a firm believer in the family-centered approach to care. I like educating families about endocrine conditions and seeing children’s health improve over time. Developing a relationship with them and their families, and seeing them grow up is what I most enjoy.
 
I am very interested in the latest technological innovations in diabetes care in particular, and participate in the Diabetes Walk to raise money for diabetes research. 

When I’m not at work, I like to run and spend time with family.

 

 

Research

Awards and honors
  • Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award, National Institute of Diabetic, Digestive and Kidney Disorders, 2011-2013
  • Dr. William Bell Award, 2010
  • Eli Lilly Travel Award for Pediatric Endocrine Society Meeting, 2013

Professional organizations
  • Duke Pediatric Residency Council
  • Pediatric Endocrine Society Summer School Program

Research
  • “The Impact of Estrogen Signaling on the Development of Insulin Resistance and Hepatic Steatosis Using a Mouse Model,” National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, 2010

Recent publications
  • “Estrogens and Obesity: Is It All in Our Heads?”, Cell Metabolism, 2011

Presentations
  • “Female-Specific ERa Activity Protects Against Sequelae of High-Fat Feeding: Weight Gain, Glucose Tolerance and Fatty Liver Disease,” Endocrine Society Annual Meeting, 2012
  • “HNF1a Mutations Are a Rare Cause of Monogenic Neonatal Diabetes,” Pediatric Endocrine Society Annual Meeting, 2012

Education

Education
  • Duke University School Of Medicine, 2007
Residencies
  • Duke University Hospital, 2010, Pediatrics
Certifications
  • American Board of Pediatrics-Pediatric Endocrinology
  • American Board of Pediatrics-Pediatrics

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