Sarah Hart-Unger, MD
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’m 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. My clinical work allows me to get to know my patients and their families well through the years. Developing a relationship with them, and seeing my patients grow up is what I most enjoy.
I am in favor of evidence-based medicine, but am always open to new ideas. I’m 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 my family.
Meet Dr. Hart-Unger
- Duke University School Of Medicine, 2007
- Duke University Hospital, 2010, Pediatrics
- American Board of Pediatrics-Pediatric Endocrinology
- American Board of Pediatrics-Pediatrics
- 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
- Duke Pediatric Residency Council
- Pediatric Endocrine Society Summer School Program
- “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
- “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