One of Six in the World. Excellent!
September 2022 | Cook Children’s Health Care System is proud to announce its Hyperinsulinism Center is now one of six Hyperinsulinism Centers of Excellence in the world. The designation, awarded by Congenital Hyperinsulinism International, recognizes centers that provide the highest level of multi-disciplinary care to congenital hyperinsulinism (CHI) patients and their families.
Paul Thornton, M.D., is one the most recognized and respected CHI specialists around the world. He leads a multi-specialty team of renowned physicians specialized in endocrinology, pediatric surgery, neonatology, neurology, gastroenterology, pathology and radiology. A dedicated CHI nurse practitioner, social worker, clinical therapist, Child Life specialist, nutritionist and speech therapists all support Dr. Thornton’s team. Our program ensures that infants, children and teens with this rare disease receive the most advanced treatments available today.