Kyriakie Sarafoglou, MD

Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics

Kyriakie Sarafoglou

Contact Info

saraf010@umn.edu

Office Phone 612-624-5409

Fax 612-626-5262

Office Address:
Pediatric Endocrinology
6th Floor East Building
MB661
2450 Riverside Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55454

Mailing Address:
Pediatric Endocrinology
6th Floor East Building
8952D (Campus Delivery Code)
2450 Riverside Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55454

Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics

Faculty Member, Division of Pediatric Endocrinology

Faculty Member, Division of Genetics and Metabolism


Physician - Genetics and Metabolism, Endocrinology


MD, University of Athens Medical School, Athens, Greece

Residency in Pediatrics, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX

Clinical Research Fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA

Fellowship in Pediatric Endocrinology, New York Presbyterian Hospital - Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, NY

Fellowship in Human Genetics and Metabolism, New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY


Dr. Kyriakie Sarafoglou is a member of both the Division of Pediatric Endocrinology and the Division of Genetics and Metabolism. In Endocrinology, she treats patients with pubertal, growth, adrenal, bone metabolism and thyroid disorders. In Inborn Errors of Metabolism, Dr. Sarafoglou treats patients with metabolic disorders identified by the Minnesota Department of Health’s Newborn Screening Program and those with hypoglycemia.

At the UMP Pediatric Specialty Clinic-Minneapolis, Dr. Sarafoglou, along with colleagues from Urology, Psychology, Endocrinology, Genetics, OB-GYN and the Minnesota Department of Health, opened the Center for Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (CAH) and Disorders of Sex Development (DSD), the first CAH/DSD multidisciplinary clinic in the country in which all healthcare specialists are onsite to provide care in a single clinic location for the following disorders:

  • Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia
  • 5a-Reductase Deficiency
  • Testosterone Synthesis Defects
  • Turner Syndrome
  • Klinefelter Syndrome
  • Micropenis
  • Persistent Müllerian duct syndrome
  • Complete or Partial Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome
  • Complete or Partial Gonadal Dysgenesis
  • Leydig Cell Hypoplasia
  • XX Testicular DSD
  • Ovotesticular DSD

A well-known expert in endocrinology and metabolism, Dr. Sarafoglou’s textbook “Pediatric Endocrinology and Inborn Errors of Metabolism” (McGraw Hill, 2009) is recognized as being the top clinical medical reference for both disciplines. The 1,000 page, 50 chapter, 93 contributor, hardbound, full-color medical reference covers 500 individual endocrine and metabolic disorders and has received the honor of “Highly Commendable” by the British Medical Association Book Award.

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Summary

Dr. Kyriakie Sarafoglou is an Associate Professor in both the Division of Pediatric Endocrinology and the Division of Genetics and Metabolism. She is active in patient care, clinical research and education of medical students and pediatric residents. In addition to treating patients with pubertal, growth, adrenal, bone metabolism and thyroid disorders, Dr. Sarafoglou, along with colleagues from pediatric urology, psychology, endocrinology, genetics and the Minnesota Department of Health, has opened the country's first congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) and disorders of sex development(DSD)multi-disciplinary clinic in which all healthcare specialists provide care in a single clinic location. She is also the scientific advisor to the Minnesota Department of Health CAH Newborn Screening Program. Dr. Sarafoglou is lead endocrinologist of the CAH/DSD workgroup of the Region 4 Genetics Collaborative, a consortium of hospitals and newborn screening programs from seven Midwest states. She has created eight CAH/DSD web-based surveys/registries covering endocrine, genetic, and urological aspects that physicians from participating centers from the seven states can enter patient data in order to examine on a broader scale the outcomes of patients with these rare disorders. Dr. Sarafoglou has research projects with The Mayo Clinic and Children's Hospitals of Minneapolis/St. Paul that focus on new monitoring techniques, pubertal development, growth and reproductive function in patients with CAH. In December 2008, McGraw Hill published Dr. Sarafoglou's textbook Pediatric Endocrinology and Inborn Errors of Metabolism. The 1,000 page, 50 chapter, 93 contributor, hardbound, full-color medical reference covers 500 individual endocrine and metabolic disorders.

Awards & Recognition

  • Minneapolis - St. Paul "Top Doctors" (2018)
  • Minnesota Monthly “Top Doctors” (2016-2018)
  • Clinical/Translational Paper of the Year (Assistant Professor), Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota (2015)
  • Excellence in Clinical Care Award, University of Minnesota (2015)
  • Best Doctors in America® (2011-2012, 2013)

Research

Publications

  • Sarafoglou K, Addo OY, Turcotte L, Otten N, Wickremasinghe A, Pittock S, Kyllo J, Lteif AN, Himes JH, Miller BS (2014). Impact of hydrocortisone on adult height in congenital adrenalhyperplasia. Journal of Pediatrics 164, 1141-1146. 

Clinical

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics 
  • American Board of Pediatrics - Pediatric Endocrinology

Clinical Interests

Adrenal and intersex disorders; Disorders of pubertal development; Inborn errors of metabolism