Christopher Romero, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
Drexel University College of Medicine
UCSF-Fresno Pediatric Residency Program
Johns Hopkins University – Division of Pediatric Endocrinology
Dr. Romero received his bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and English from Rutgers University, followed by a master's of science at Hahnemann University in Philadelphia. He stayed in Philadelphia to complete his medical degree at MCP-Hahnemann University School of Medicine, now Drexel University College of Medicine and completed a residency in pediatrics at the UCSF-Fresno Pediatric Program in Fresno, California, where he served as chief resident, prior to returning to the East Coast to pursue his fellowship in Pediatric Endocrinology at The Johns Hopkins University Hospital. After completion of his fellowship in July 2008, Dr. Romero was appointed faculty at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
As an assistant professor in pediatrics in the division of Pediatric Endocrinology, Dr. Romero focuses his efforts on the study of pituitary hormone deficiency in children and the regulation of the somatotroph. One area of his research involves recruiting children with multiple pituitary hormone deficiencies and studying various pituitary transcription factors known to be important in pituitary development. The goal is to help identify any genetic mutations that may be responsible for pituitary disease in children with hormone deficiency with unknown cause.
In addition, Dr. Romero’s research has led to the development of a novel mouse model system that allows him to study the regulation of the somatotroph, which is important in the production of growth hormone. Currently, Dr. Romero is funded under an NIH grant to continue his studies in delineating the role of growth factors in both growth and metabolism.
Dr. Romero also sees patients with a variety of endocrine abnormalities including diabetes and disorders in growth, thyroid, calcium/bone and puberty.
His clinic is located at the Mount Washington Pediatric Hospital.
Phone: 410-367-2222 or 410-955-6463 (clinical appointments) and 410-614-0055 (research inquiries)