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Dr. Milagros Huerta — Biography

Dr. Huerta is a Board Certified Pediatric Endocrinologist. She graduated from Cayetano Heredia Peruvian University in Lima, Peru. She completed her Pediatrics Residency training at the University of Florida in Gainesville, and her Pediatric Endocrine Fellowship at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville.

After completing her training, Dr. Huerta stayed as an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Virginia, where she was also the co-Medical Director of the Children's Fitness Clinic. She led a multidisciplinary team consisting of a nurse practitioner, registered dietician, exercise physiologist and child psychologist. As a result of her efforts, Dr Huerta was chosen by her peer faculty members at the University of Virginia to receive the Award for Clinical Excellence as Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in May 2004. Dr. Huerta brings this extensive medical and behavioral modification expertise to help you and your family work in resolving overweight issues.

Dr. Huerta also received research funding from the National Institutes of Health, to investigate different treatment modalities aimed at preventing type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease in overweight children. After three years at University of Virginia, Dr. Huerta continued her research and clinical endeavors as an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Florida.

Dr. Huerta relocated to South Florida in July 2007 and was working initially at a group practice in Margate. In December 2008, she decided to open her own practice, with the goal of providing state-of-the-art pediatric endocrine and diabetes care, using the latest therapies and technology in an efficient and patient-friendly private practice setting.

Dr. Huerta is a member of the prestigious Lawson Wilkins Pediatric Endocrine Society; a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics; a member of the Professional Section of the American Diabetes Association; and a member of Dade County Medical Association. Dr. Huerta is also a member of the Board of Advisors of the National Childhood Obesity Foundation.

Dr. Huerta is involved with community programs through the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, and always welcomes invitations to speak to colleagues and community members regarding pediatric endocrine, diabetes or childhood obesity related topics.

Dr. Huerta's Publications and Addresses

"Discordant Puberty In Monozygotic Twin Sisters With Neurofibromatosis Type 1 (NF1)." [Clinical Pediatrics, June 1998]

"Alterations In Body Composition And Fat Distribution In Growth Hormone-deficient Prepubertal Children During Growth Hormone Therapy." [Metabolism: Clinical And Experimental, May 2001]

"Role Of Inflammatory Pathways In The Development And Cardiovascular Complications Of Type 2 Diabetes." [Current Diabetes Reports, April 2003]

"Magnesium Deficiency Is Associated With Insulin Resistance In Obese Children." [Diabetes Care, August 2005]

"Adiponectin And Leptin: Potential Tools In The Differential Diagnosis Of Pediatric Diabetes?" [Reviews In Endocrine & Metabolic Disorders, October 2007]

"Sensible Treatment Of Obesity In Rural Youth (STORY): Design And Methods." [Contemporary Clinical Trials, May 2008]


Miami Children's Hospital
   (Miami, FL)

Children's Fitness Clinic
   (Charlottesville, VA)

University of Virginia
   (Charlottesville, VA)

University of Florida
   (Gainesville, FL)

Cayetano Heredia Peruvian University
   (Lima, Peru)