Adda Grimberg, M.D., Scientific Director,
The Growth Center, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Improving the world
I help children grow.
Translational physician-scientist who focuses on the molecular biology of the growth hormone/insulin-like growth factor axis, medical decision-making, and disparities in the management of children with short stature.
Born in Israel, grew up in NY, moved to Philly for pediatrics residency and remained ever since.
In 2003 the U.S. FDA approved growth hormone treatment for children with idiopathic short stature (the only country in the world to do so), expanding potential GH eligibility to 1.2% of the population at an estimated national cost of $40 billion.
It’s where I go when I need to touch eternity.
Food: sambusa at Abu Elafia in Jaffa
Beach: Tantura (Hof Dor)
Synagogue: Tunisian Synagogue in Akko
Most surprising experience: night-time hike in the Judean Desert -- the desert turns blue in the light of the full moon
Favorite activity: dancing on tables in the pubs of Tel Aviv after the food has been cleared for the night
And, of course, the people!