Dr. Lopez did her residency in Pediatrics at the University of Illinois at Chicago, IL,  and her fellowship in Pediatric Endocrinology at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School,  Boston, MA.

She has performed research in the area of type 2 diabetes and obesity in adults and pediatrics  and has participated in several multicenter clinical trials with new drugs for type 2 diabetes.



Medical School
Universidad La Salle/Facuitad de Medicina (2000)
University of Illinois at Chicago (2005), Pediatrics
Massachusetts General Hospital (2008), Pediatric Endocrinology

Research Interest

  • Gender dysphoria in children and adolescents
  • Metabolic effects of endocrine therapy in adolescents with gender dysphoria
  • Neurobiology of transgender children and adolescents


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Counseling in Pediatric Populations at Risk for Infertility and/or Sexual Function Concerns.
Nahata L, Quinn GP, Tishelman AC Pediatrics 2018 Aug 142 2
Gender dysphoria in youth: a review of recent literature.
Cartaya J, Lopez X Curr Opin Endocrinol Diabetes Obes 2017 Nov
Statement on gender-affirmative approach to care from the pediatric endocrine society special interest group on transgender health.
Lopez X, Marinkovic M, Eimicke T, Rosenthal SM, Olshan JS Curr. Opin. Pediatr. 2017 May
Approach to Children and Adolescents with Gender Dysphoria.
Lopez X, Stewart S, Jacobson-Dickman E Pediatr Rev 2016 Mar 37 3 89-98
A role of the Inflammasome in the low storage capacity of the abdominal subcutaneous adipose tissue in obese adolescents.
Kursawe R, Dixit VD, Scherer PE, Santoro N, Narayan D, Gordillo R, Giannini C, Lopez X, Pierpont B, Nouws J, Shulman GI, Caprio S Diabetes 2015 Dec
Association of Non-High-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol with Psychosocial Dysfunction in Children and Adolescents with Obesity.
Serrano-Gonzalez M, McConnel C, Bokhary M, Oden J, Lopez X Child Obes 2015 Sep
Effect of pioglitazone on plasma ceramides in adults with metabolic syndrome.
Warshauer JT, Lopez X, Gordillo R, Hicks J, Holland WL, Anuwe E, Blankfard MB, Scherer PE, Lingvay I Diabetes Metab. Res. Rev. 2015 May
Liraglutide's safety, tolerability, pharmacokinetics, and pharmacodynamics in pediatric type 2 diabetes: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial.
Klein DJ, Battelino T, Chatterjee DJ, Jacobsen LV, Hale PM, Arslanian S Diabetes Technol. Ther. 2014 Oct 16 10 679-87
Cromolyn sodium for insulin-induced lipoatrophy: old drug, new use.
Phua EJ, Lopez X, Ramus J, Goldfine AB Diabetes Care 2013 Dec 36 12 e204-5
Plasma ceramides are elevated in female children and adolescents with type 2 diabetes.
Lopez X, Goldfine AB, Holland WL, Gordillo R, Scherer PE J. Pediatr. Endocrinol. Metab. 2013 Apr 1-4


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Honors & Awards

  • Best grades of graduating class from Medical School
    Universidad La Salle Medical School, Mexico City (2000)
  • Graduation from Medical School with Honors
    Universidad La Salle Medical School, Mexico City (2000)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Academy of Pediatrics, Endocrinology Executive Committee Member (2016-2019)
  • Pediatric Endocrine Society, Co-chair of the Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Youth SIG (2015)
  • World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) (2014)
  • Diabetes National Medical Advisor, Novo Nordisk, Spain (2008-2010)