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Metabolic Bone Disease Clinic

Because metabolic bone disorders in children can be complex, no single doctor can answer all your questions. That's why our clinic coordinates doctors across specialties to treat the whole child and support you as you care for your child's needs. Our goal is to see your child at least once per year in our clinic.

The clinic sees patients on the second Tuesday of each month on the 6th floor of Doctors' Office Tower at Monroe Carell.

Conditions We Treat

We treat all conditions related to metabolic bone disease, including:

Meet Your Care Team

Jill H. Simmons

Jill H. SimmonsMD

    Diabetes Mellitus: Type 1, Type 2, MODY, CF-Related, Neonatal, Growth Disorders: Short Stature, Gigantism, Metabolic Bone Diseases, Disorders of Mineral Metabolism, Pediatric Diabetes and Endocrinology, Pediatric Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism, Pituitary Disorders, Thyroid Disorders
Kathryn M. Dahir

Kathryn M. DahirMD

    Diabetes and Endocrinology, Endocrinology and Metabolism, Osteoporosis and Metabolic Bone Disease, Parathyroid
Andrew D. Franklin

Andrew D. FranklinMD, MBA

    Anesthesiology, Cancer pain, Chronic Headache, Complex Region Pain Syndrome, Interventional Pain, Neuropathic Pain, Pain Medicine
Jeffrey E. Martus

Jeffrey E. MartusMD, MS

    Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedics, Pediatric Limb Differences, Pediatric Orthopaedics, Pediatric Orthopaedics and Surgery, Pediatric Spinal Surgery, Spine

Why Choose the Metabolic Bone Disease Clinic at Children's Hospital

  • doctor, physician, Care coordinator
    Coordination of care

    Pediatric specialties in our clinic include endocrinology, orthopaedics, pain service, nutrition, physical therapy and speech therapy. Your child also may have a hearing test, bone density scan and optional visits from pediatric experts in otolaryngology (ENT), pulmonology (lungs and airways), genetics and adult endocrinology.

  • data content, blocks, cubes, long-term care, transition, plan
    Transition of care

    We will help your child transition into adulthood, taking more responsibility for their ongoing care through the Vanderbilt adult endocrinology program.

  • conference, Team approach, people, staff, partners
    A team approach

    Because metabolic bone disease is so complex, no single doctor can answer all your questions or provide all the care your child needs. That's why we bring together experts from across the medical center for your clinic visit. We share a single patient record and work together with you and your child's doctor to develop a treatment plan.


2200 Children's Way, Doctors' Office Tower 6th Floor
Nashville, TN 37232