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Meet our Physicians


Kuk-Wha Lee, MD PhD

Chief, Division of Pediatric Endocrinology
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Program Director, Pediatric Endocrinology

Dr. Kuk-Wha Lee is Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and Chief of the Division of Endocrinology at Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA. Dr. Lee spent her childhood in Texas and received her MD PhD from Loma Linda University School of Medicine as a graduate of the Medical Scientist Training Program where her thesis was on the study of Insulin-like Growth Factor Binding Proteins (IGFBPs) and their regulation in bone. She completed her residency in Pediatrics at Loma Linda University Children's Hospital and continued her IGFBP studies with Dr. Pinchas Cohen in cancer models at UCLA during her pediatric endocrinology fellowship. During her fellowship, the laboratory cloned a novel mitochondria-derived peptide, Humanin, as an IGFBP-3 binding partner. Her research laboratory continues to investigate the cell biology of this molecule and its use as a cytoprotective agent in various inflammatory and oxidative stress models of childhood disease.

As program director, Dr. Lee has overseen the education of many pediatric endocrinologists in Southern California and the US over the past decade. In addition, international pediatric endocrinologists come to UCLA to work in the research laboratories of the division and observe our clinical care. She and the division of endocrinology strive to provide personalized, comprehensive endocrine care in the evaluation of your child.

Yung-Ping Chin, MD - UCLA Pediatric Endocrinology

Yung-Ping Chin, MD

Associate Physician Diplomate

Dr. Yung-Ping Chin is an Associate Staff Physician at The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Dr. Chin received her medical degree from The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas. She completed her residency in Pediatrics at Duke University Medical Center and her fellowship in Pediatric Endocrinology at UCLA Medical Center. Her clinical interests include growth and pubertal disorders of childhood.

Harvey K. Chiu, MD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Program Director, Pediatric Thyroid Program

Dr. Harvey K. Chiu is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. After graduating from the University of North Carolina with Honors and the Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Dr. Chiu pursued combined Internal Medicine-Pediatrics residency training at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and then completed separate fellowships in both Adult and Pediatric Endocrinology at the University of Washington. Dr. Chiu became double Board-Certified in Pediatrics and Internal Medicine and subsequently double Board-Certified in both Pediatric and Adult Endocrinology subspecialties, and has served as a Reviewer of Endocrinology Board questions for the American Board of Internal Medicine.

Dr. Chiu has an interest in pediatric thyroid cancer, being active on the UCLA Endocrine Surgery Team, and directs the UCLA program for the biopsy of pediatric thyroid nodules. With experience in both pediatric and adult endocrinology, Dr. Chiu has a unique appreciation for the lifelong implications of endocrine problems such as lipid issues, diabetes, or thyroid concerns. 

Anna Pawlikowska-Haddal, MD PhD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Clinical Director, Pediatric Endocrinology

Dr. Anna Pawlikowska-Haddal is Associate Professor of Health Sciences at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and the Clinical Director in the Division of Pediatric Endocrinology. Dr. Pawlikowska-Haddal received her MD from the Medical University of Lodz in Poland, and her PhD from the Institute of Endocrinology at the University of Lodz in Poland. She completed her residency in pediatrics at the University of West Virginia in Charleston, and her fellowship in pediatric endocrinology at Harbor-UCLA in Torrance, CA. Her clinical interests include growth disorders, IGF-I based growth hormone dosing, and disorders of sexual differentiation. Dr. Pawlikowska-Haddal is actively involved in several teaching programs developed for medical students and residents.

Michael Yeh, MD

Director Endocrine Surgery Program - Associate Professor in Residence - General Surgery