Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Faculty Profiles
Jami L Josefson, MD, MS

Jami L Josefson, MD, MS

Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Endocrinology)

Focus of Work


I am a physician scientist with a research interest in the developmental origins of obesity. I study metabolism in pregnancy and the near and long-term metabolic outcomes in children. My long-term goal is to facilitate early intervention to prevent obesity and type 2 diabetes mellitus.

Academic Focus

As core faculty for our pediatric endocrinology fellowship training program, I lead our wellness program. I participate in medical education at Feinberg through formal lectures and one-on-one teaching to students rotating through our outpatient clinic. I additionally mentor students, fellows and junior faculty on research projects.

Clinical Focus

As a pediatric endocrinologist, I care for children with hormone conditions. I have a special interest in endocrine tumors, specifically thyroid cancers and adrenal cortical tumors.


Education and Certification

  • MD: University of Illinois - Chicago (2001)
  • MS: Northwestern University (2013)
  • Residency: Mount Sinai School of Medicine of City University of New York, Pediatrics (2004)
  • Fellowship: Northwestern University, McGaw Medical Center (Children’s Memorial Hospital), Pediatrics Endocrinology (2008)
  • Board Certification: Pediatric Endocrinology, Pediatrics



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