Dr. Tannin joined UT Southwestern in 1997 and is an assistant professor of pediatrics in the division of pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Tannin holds undergraduate and medical degrees from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. She completed a residency in pediatrics at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center in New York, New York and a fellowship in pediatric endocrinology at New York Hospital-Cornell University Medical Center. She continued her research as a post-doctoral fellow at the Center for Inherited Disorders of Energy Metabolism and the Metabolism Training Program at Case Western Reserve University. During that time she was associated with the Division of Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism at Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Tannin is an attending physician at Children’s Medical Center of Dallas and is on staff at its Endocrinology Center, where she not only treats patients in a teaching environment, but also participates in clinical trials. One pharmaceutical study aims to gather information to study genetics and neuroendocrinology in children with short stature. Dr. Tannin has received a number of awards and honors including the Searle Young Investigator Award in 1991 and the Charles H. Revson Fellowship in Biomedical Sciences from 1989-1991. She received the Aesculapius award from the St. Paul Family Practice Program for excellence in teaching Pediatrics in 2001. She is a member of the Lawson-Wilkins Pediatric Endocrine Society and The Endocrine Society. She sits on the American Diabetes Association Dallas Leadership Council, and has served as the Medical Director of the ADA’s New Horizons day camp for the past 4 years.


Medical School
Washington University School of Medicine (1985)
Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center (1988), Pediatrics
New York Hospital (1991), Pediatric Endocrinology
Case Western Reserve University (1997), Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

A novel syndrome of generalized lipodystrophy associated with pilocytic astrocytoma.
Patni N, Alves C, von Schnurbein J, Wabitsch M, Tannin G, Rakheja D, Garg A J. Clin. Endocrinol. Metab. 2015 Aug jc20152476
Screening and familial characterization of copy-number variations in NR5A1 in 46,XY disorders of sex development and premature ovarian failure.
Harrison SM, Campbell IM, Keays M, Granberg CF, Villanueva C, Tannin G, Zinn AR, Castrillon DH, Shaw CA, Stankiewicz P, Baker LA Am. J. Med. Genet. A 2013 Aug
Lower extremity venous obstruction secondary to congenital bladder diverticulum.
Miller M, Baker LA, Tannin G, Koral K J. Urol. 2007 May 177 5 1891
Congenital hyperreninemic hypoaldosteronism unlinked to the aldosterone synthase (CYP11B2) gene.
Kayes-Wandover KM, Tannin GM, Shulman D, Peled D, Jones KL, Karaviti L, White PC J. Clin. Endocrinol. Metab. 2001 Nov 86 11 5379-82

Honors & Awards

  • Best Pediatric Specialists/Doctors in Dallas
    D Magazine (2010-2018)
  • Aesculapius Award for Teaching Pediatrics
    St. Paul Family Practice Program (2001)
  • Searle Young Investigator Award
  • President’s Poster Session Participant
    Annual Meeting of The Endocrine Society (1990)
  • Charles H. Revson Fellow in Biomedical Sciences
  • Mr. and Mrs. Spencer T. Olin Fellowship for Graduate Study

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • Lawson Wilkins Pediatric Endocrine Society
  • The Endocrine Society