About Pediatric Endocrinology

Pediatric Endocrinology focuses on the endocrine glands and the effects of the hormones released by these glands. Children and teenagers are unique from adults and require specialized care. Pediatric Endocrinologists receive training to address the specific health needs of children and teenagers. This is especially important because growth and development during the formative years can affect a child for the rest of his or her life. Hormones play a significant role in the growth of a child. Pediatric Endocrinologists diagnose, treat and manage hormonal disorders in children and teenagers, such as:

  • Diabetes
  • Growth disorders
  • Early or delayed puberty
  • Thyroid abnormalities, including enlarged thyroid gland and overactive or underactive thyroid gland
  • Hypo or hyper function of the pituitary and adrenal glands
  • Testicular and ovarian dysfunction
  • Intersex/ambiguous genitals
  • Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar)
  • Obesity
  • Rickets, Hypocalcemia and other problems with Vitamin D
  • Other endocrinological disorders

Our Physicians

Mary Ann Vaccarello, M.D.

Dr. Vaccarello obtained her medical degree from Escuela de Medicina Juan N. Corpas in Bogota, Colombia. She completed a pediatric externship at Miami Children’s Hospital in Miami, Florida. Dr. Vaccarello also completed a pediatric internship and residency at the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center Department of Pediatrics in Hanover, New Hampshire. She completed her pediatric endocrinology fellowship at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida. Dr. Vaccarello is board certified in pediatric endocrinology.

Dr. Vaccarello is a clinical assistant professor at the Florida State University College of Medicine and the University of Vermont Medical School. She is the medical director of the Florida Atlantic University Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing Community Health Center and Diabetes Research Center. Dr. Vaccarello is a member of the Florida Pediatric Society, the Palm Beach County Pediatric Society, the Endocrine Society and the American Academy of Pediatrics. She currently volunteers as a diabetes camp physician at the Florida Camp for Children and Youth with Diabetes in West Palm Beach, Florida.


Pediatric Endocrine & Diabetes Specialists, A Division of Kidz Medical Services
3400 Burns Road
Suite 200
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
Ph.: (561) 624-1985
Fax: (561) 624-7255