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Jon Oden, MD

  • Associate Professor, College of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics
  • Section Chief, Endocrinology & Diabetes


  • Endocrinology and Diabetes


  • Endocrinology

Contact Information

  • Email:
    Phone: 364-1430
    Address: Arkansas Children's Hospital
    Little Rock, AR 72202


  • Texas Tech Health Sciences, 1997


  • Internship and Residency, Pediatrics, Texas Tech Health Sciences, 1997-2000
  • Fellow, Endocrinology & Diabetes, Dept. Of Pediatrics, 2000-2003
  • Faculty, Endocrine and Diabetes, Dept. Of Pediatrics, 2003-2004

Licensure and Board Certification

  • American Board of Medical Specialties, Pediatrics, Pediatric Endocrinology

Recent Honors

  • Children's Clinical Research Advisory Committee Grant Award for "Role of Growth Hormone in the Development of Abnormal Glucose Tolerance in Obese Youth", Children's Foundation, 2007
  • Lilly for Life 25 year Insulin Award, Eli Lilly, 2008
  • COACH awarded various sums for clinic development, Coca-Cola, Carmax, 2010
  • Dallas Top Pediatrician list, D Magazine, 2010
  • COACH Program awarded $300,000 for clinic development, United Way, 2013
  • ADA Board, ADA, Dallas Chapter, Inducted December 2014, 2014
  • Dallas top pediatrician list, D Magazine, 2014

Recent Publications

  • Journal Article, Olson, ML., Maalouf, NM., Oden, JD., White, PC., Hutchison, MR. Vitamin D Deficiency in obese children and its relationship to glucose homeostasis. JCEM 2012 97(1):279-285.
  • Journal Article, Trivedi, S., Burton, A., Oden, J. Management of pediatric obesity: A lifestyle modification approach.. Indian J Pediatr 2012
  • Journal Article, Radack, JA., White PC., Adams-Huet B., Oden, J. Stimulated growth hormone concentrations in obese pediatric patients with mild and severe insulin resistance: a pilot study. J Pediatr Endocrinol Metab 2010 April; 23(4):355-361.
  • Journal Article, Shah, S., Kublaoui, BM., Oden, J., White, P. Screening for Type 2 Diabetes in obese youth. Pediatrics 2009 124:573-579.
  • Journal Article, Oden, J., Cheifetz, I. Neonatal thyrotoxicosis and persistent pulmonary hypertension necessitating extracorporeal life support. Pediatrics 2005 115:e105-e108.
  • Journal Article, Oden, J., Fleenor, D., Driscoll, P., Freemark, M. Leptin in the newborn mouse. Plasma concentrations, characterization of the circulating hormone, and tissue source.. Biol Neonate 2002 82:109-116.
  • Journal Article, Freemark, M., Avril, I., Fleenor, D., Driscoll, P., Petro, A., Opara, E., Kendall, W., Oden, J., Bridges, S., Binart, N., Kelly, PA., Breant, B. Targeted deletion of the prolactin receptor in mice: Effects on beta cell mass, insulin production, and glucose tolerance. Endocrinology 2002 143:1378-1385.
  • Journal Article, Oden, J., Freemark, M. Thyroxine supplementation in preterm infants: a critical analysis. Current Opinions in Pediatrics 2002 14:447-452.
  • Journal Article, Litton, J., Rice, A., Friedman, N., Oden, J., Lee, M., Freemark, M. Insulin pump therapy in toddlers and preschool children with type 1 diabetes. Journal of Pediatrics 2002 141:490-495.
  • Journal Article, Oden, J., Bourgeois, M. Neonatal endocrinology. Indian Journal of Pediatrics 2000 67:217-223.

Recent Grant Awards

  • A Phase IV, Multicenter, Open-Label Study of the Immunogenicity of Nutropin AQ V1.1 Administered Daily to Naïve Growth Hormone-Deficient Children, Genentech, ML29543, 2015-04-01 00:00:00-2017-06-30 00:00:00

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