Abby Hollander, M.D.

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Professor of Pediatrics, Endocrinology and Diabetes
Endocrinology and Diabetes

phone: (314) 454-6051

Clinical Interests

Dr. Hollander’s clinical interests include all pediatric endocrine disorders and diabetes mellitus. She has a more focused interest in treatment of endocrine problems in children with brain tumors and has been a member of the multidisciplinary neuro-oncology team for St. Louis Children’s Hospital for over 15 years. She participates in clinical research regarding growth disorders in children with neurofibromatosis. Dr. Hollander is a co-leader of a multidisciplinary team providing care for children with disorders of sex development and adolescents with gender dysphoria.


  • BA, Cornell University1982
  • MD, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine1986


  • Residency , Northwestern University Children's Memorial Hospital1986 - 1989
  • Fellowship, Washington University School of Medicine1989 - 1992

Licensure and Board Certification

  • 1986 - PresNational Board of Medical Examiners
  • 1989 - 2006American Board of Pediatrics
  • 1989 - 2014MO, Medical State License
  • 1992 - PresPediatrics Endocrinology

Honors and Awards

  • First-place abstract, National Cooperative Growth Study Investigators Meeting1995
  • First-place abstract, National Cooperative Growth Study Investigators Meeting1998
  • Distinguished Community Service Award, Washington University School of Medicine2009
  • “America’s Top Pediatricians”, Consumers’ Research Council of America2009 - 2011
  • “The Leading Physicians of the World”, International Association of Healthcare Professionals2009 - 2011
  • “Best Doctors in St. Louis”, St. Louis Magazine2011 - Pres
  • “Best Doctors in America”, Best Doctors, Inc2011 - 2012

Recent Publications view all (15)

Publication Co-Authors

  1. Commentary on a Curious Case of Primary Amenorrhea Clin Chem. 2020;66(9):1155. doi:10.1093  PMID:32870994 
  2. Role of patient advocacy and the declining rate of clitoroplasty in 46,XX congenital adrenal hyperplasia Clinical Pediatrics. 2018;57(14):1664-1671. doi:10.1177/0009922818803407  PMID:30261740 
  3. Height growth impairment in children with neurofibromatosis type 1 is characterized by decreased pubertal growth velocity in both sexes J Child Neurol. 2018. doi:10.1177/0883073818786807  
  4. Risk association of congenital anomalies in patients with ambiguous genitalia: a 22-year single-center experience J Pediatr Urol. 2018;14(2):153.e1-153.e7. doi:10.1016/j.jpurol.2017.09.027  PMID:29157626 
  5. Gnathodiaphyseal dysplasia: Severe atypical presentation with novel heterozygous mutation of the anoctamin gene (ANO5). Bone. 2018;107:161-171. PMCID:PMC5987759  PMID:29175271 
  6. Moyamoya syndrome causing stroke in young women with type 1 diabetes Journal of diabetes and its complications. 2016;(8):1640-1642. doi:10.1016/j.jdiacomp.2016.08.004 PMID:27592256  
  7. Integrated small copy number variations and epigenomic maps of disorders of sex development Human genome Variation. 2016. doi:10.1038/hgv.2016.12  PMID:27340555 
  8. Cost effectiveness of proton versus photon radiation therapy with respect to the risk of growth hormone deficiency in children. Cancer. 2015;121(10):1694-702. doi:10.1002/cncr.29209  PMID:25641407 
  9. Cost effectiveness of proton therapy compared with photon therapy in the management of pediatric medulloblastoma. Cancer. 2013;119(24):4299-307. doi:10.1002/cncr.28322  PMID:24105630 
  10. Height assessments in children with neurofibromatosis type 1. J Child Neurol. 2013;28(3):303-7. doi:10.1177/0883073812446310  PMCID:PMC3947790  PMID:22752476 
  11. Commentary. Clin Chem. 2013;59(2):351. doi:10.1373/clinchem.2012.185678  PMID:23358749 
  12. Radiation therapy for pilocytic astrocytomas of childhood. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2011;79(3):829-34. doi:10.1016/j.ijrobp.2009.11.015  PMID:20421157 
  13. Detection of surreptitious administration of analog insulin to an 8-week-old infant. Pediatrics. 2010;125(5):e1236-40. doi:10.1542/peds.2009-2273  PMID:20385635 
  14. Long-term outcome in children treated for craniopharyngioma with and without radiotherapy. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2008;1(2):126-30. doi:10.3171/PED/2008/1/2/126  PMID:18352781 
  15. Fatal malignant hyperthermia-like syndrome with rhabdomyolysis complicating the presentation of diabetes mellitus in adolescent males. Pediatrics. 2003;111(6 Pt 1):1447-52. PMID:12777570 
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