1595-DiMeglio, Linda

Linda A. DiMeglio, MPH, MD

Edwin Letzter Professor of Pediatrics

705 Riley Hospital Drive
Room 2620

Indianapolis, IN 46202
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After graduating from Harvard University with honors, Dr. DiMeglio obtained her MD from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA and performed her residency in Pediatrics at Children’s Memorial Hospital (Northwestern University) in Chicago, IL. She completed her fellowship in Pediatric Endocrinology and received her MPH from Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis. Since her fellowship, Dr. DiMeglio has been working in clinical research with a focus on Type 1 diabetes prevention and treatments, including new technologies, and also in the area of therapies for metabolic bone disease.

Key Publications



DiMeglio LA, Evans-Molina C, Oram RA. Type 1 Diabetes. Lancet. 2018 Jun 16; 391(10138): 2449-62  


DiMeglio LA, Acerini CL, Codner E, Craig ME, Hofer SE, Pillay K, Maahs DM. ISPAD guidelines 2018. Chapter 8: Glycemic control targets and glucose monitoring for children, adolescents, and young adults with diabetes.Pediatr Diabetes. 2018 Jul 29


Watkins RA, Evans-Molina C, Terrell J, Day K, Guindon L, Restrepo IA, Mirmira RG, Blum JS, DiMeglio LA.  Proinsulin and HSP90 as Biomarkers of Beta cell Stress in the Early Period of after Onset Type 1 Diabetes. Translational Research. 2016 Feb;168:96-106.


Jacobson DL, Stephensen CB, Miller TL, Patel K, Chen JS, Van Dyke RB, Mirza A, Schuster GU, Hazra R, Ellis A, Brummel SS, Geffner ME, Silio M, Spector SA, DiMeglio LA; Pediatric HIV/AIDS Cohort Study. Associations of Low Vitamin D and Elevated Parathyroid Hormone Concentrations With Bone Mineral Density in Perinatally HIV-Infected Children. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2017 Sep 1;76(1):33-42

Titles & Appointments

  • Edwin Letzter Professor of Pediatrics
  • Division Chief, Pediatric Endocrinology
  • Education
    2005 MPH Indiana University
    1999 FEL Pediatric Endocrinology & Diabetology Fellowship, Indiana University School of Medicine
    1996 RES Pediatric Residency, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
    1993 MD University of Pennsylvania
    1989 AB Harvard University
    1989 AM Harvard University
  • Research

    Dr. DiMeglio directs Riley Hospital’s participation in several type 1 diabetes research networks and supervises a research staff includng nurses, research coordinators, and technicians. She also collaborates on a variety of other translational and clinical research projects. She is an active clinician, seeing patients with diabetes and endocrine disorders in clinics, and she teaches medical students, residents, housestaff, and fellows. Dr. DiMeglio is the Assistant Director for Clinical and Translational Research of the Herman B Wells Center for Pediatric Research and the Director of Career Development for the Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute, IU School of Medicine.

    Dr. DiMeglio also runs a multidiciplinary clinical pediatric metabolic bone clinical program as well as a group of pediatric research nurse coordinators. This platform provides a patient base for translational research studies as well as a wealth of clinical information collected and available in electronic medical records. This has served as a platform for completed and ongoing clinical studies in osteogenesis imperfecta, hypophosphatasia, x-linked hypophosphatemic rickets, and steroid-induced osteoporosis.

  • Professional Organizations
    American Academy of Pediatrics
    American Diabetes Association
    American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
    Midwest Pediatric Endocrine Society
    Pediatric Endocrine Society
    Society for Pediatric Research
    The Endocrine Society
  • Board Certifications
    American Board of Pediatrics - Pediatric Endocrinology
    American Board of Pediatrics - Pediatrics
  • Clinical Interests

    My areas of interest in my clinical practice include metabolic bone and calcium disorders and type 1 diabetes treatment and prevention. Clinicals: Riley Hospital Outpatient Center MSA3 705 Riley Hospital Drive Indianapolis, IN  46202 Riley Children's Specialty Clinic 11590 North Meridian Street Suite 300 Carmel, IN 46032 South Bend Pediatrics 211 North Eddy Street South Bend, IN 46617 

  • Awards
    Desc: Trustee Teaching Award
    Scope: University
    Date: 2020-05-01
    Org: Drexel University
    Desc: Selected Fellow: Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine Program (ELAM)
    Scope: National
    Org: American Diabetes Association Indiana Affiliate
    Desc: Kiss A Pig Winnter: Health Care Category
    Scope: Local

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