Amy Jean Chao
Dr. Amy Jean, MD is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Pediatric Endocrinologist in the Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.Dr. Jean received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.
She completed medical school at Marshall University School of Medicine in Huntington, WV in 2002. She completed her pediatric residency at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh in 2005. She completed her pediatric endocrinology fellowship under Columbia University Medical Center, at New York- Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital in 2008.
Dr. Jean then returned to her hometown to raise her 3 boys and start a Pediatric Endocrinology practice under Wheeling Hospital’s Center for Pediatrics in 2010. In 2018 she joined UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh’s Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes faculty. She currently maintains active certification in Pediatric Endocrinology.
Dr. Jean’s clinical interests include diagnosis and management of type 1 and type 2 diabetes and the prevention and management of childhood obesity and its co-morbidities. She has participated in clinical research projects in obesity, early puberty, and the metabolic changes which occur after bariatric surgery in adolescents. She has partnered with the WV branch of Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), Eagle Riders, and Sam’s Club of St. Clairsville to lead annual 5K Walks and poker runs to raise money for children with diabetes in the Ohio Valley. Dr. Jean currently serves as the Medical Director for Camp Courage, an American Diabetes Association (ADA)- sponsored summer camp serving children with diabetes in Western Pennsylvania.