Lisa Kenigsberg Fechter, MD
I am a pediatric endocrinologist at Memorial Healthcare System. I work with children and adolescents with diabetes (type 1 and 2), growth concerns, early and late puberty, and thyroid conditions. I also practice gender healthcare.
I always knew that I wanted a career in medicine and to work with young patients. I also wanted to specialize in an area of medicine where education played a role, and I could help teach and empower people to better take care of themselves. Pediatric endocrinology turned out to be the perfect fit and blended all my interests.
As a pediatric endocrinologist, I have a unique opportunity to spend a lot of time with my patients, getting to know them over many years and help them with conditions that impact all areas of their lives. One of my favorite aspects of my work is getting to watch my patients grow and mature over time. I get to witness them learning how to take charge of their health and their healthcare and to take care of themselves.
A key to this transformation is education. I find that when a patient and the family understand the patient’s condition and why we are treating it the way we are, we end up with the best outcomes.
In addition to working with patients and families, I’m also passionate about teaching medical students, residents and other medical professionals. I completed a Master Teacher and Leadership Development Program at George Washington University, taught at Children’s National Medical Center for many years and have taught many workshops for Broward County school nurses, educating them about management and care for students with diabetes.
- University of Florida College of Medicine, 2009
- New York University School Of Medicine, 2012, Pediatrics
- Albert Einstein/Montefiore College of Medicine, 2015, Pediatric Endocrinology
American Board of Pediatrics-Pediatrics
• Pediatric Endocrine Society
• Kenigsberg L, Agarwal C, Sin S, Shifteh K, Isasi CR, Coupey SM, Heptulla R, Arens R. (2015, March). “Clinical Utility of Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Ultrasonography for Diagnosis of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome in Adolescent Girls.” Poster presented at Endocrine Society Annual Meeting, March 2015, San Diego, California. Invited to compete in the Endocrine Society’s Presidential Poster Competition for a first-authored, top-scoring abstract for presentation at the Annual Meeting
• Kenigsberg L, Kogelman Y, Klein G, Khine H, Lam L. “Thyrotoxic Periodic Paralysis in the Pediatric ED: An Unusual Case in a Hispanic Male.” Poster presented at Endocrine Society Annual Meeting, June 2014, Chicago, Illinois
• Kogelman Y, Kenigsberg L, Lam L. “An Unusual Pediatric Case of Invasive Papillary Thyroid at Presentation of Graves' Disease.” Poster presented at Endocrine Society Annual Meeting, June 2014, Chicago, Illinois
• Kenigsberg L. “Effect of OSAS on Insulin Sensitivity in PCOS Adolescents.” Poster presented at Pediatric Research Day, April 2014, Bronx, New York
• Kenigsberg L. “Elevated Serum Anti-Müllerian Hormone in Adolescents with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: Relationship to Ultrasound Features.” Oral Presentation presented at Dancis Pediatric Research Day, May 2011, New York, New York
• Kenigsberg L. “Apoptotic Neonatal Neutrophils Enhance Monocyte Production of GM-CSF and IL-8.” Oral Presentation presented at Medical Student Research Day, March 2006, Gainesville, Florida
• Kenigsberg L, Schnulle P, Zhou M, Chegini N, Ping X, Koenig J. “Apoptotic Neonatal Neutrophils Enhance Monocyte Production of GM-CSF and IL-8.” Poster presented at Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting, (May 2005, San Francisco, California