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Nancy Dunbar

Nancy S. Dunbar, MD, MPH

  • Pediatric Endocrinology
Languages Spoken:
  • English

Nancy Dunbar, M.D., has worked as a consulting pediatric endocrinologist and metabolic bone disease specialist at Shriners Children's Springfield since 2008 when she completed her fellowship at Yale University, under Dr. Tom Carpenter, with a focus on pediatric bone disease. Her first five years after fellowship were spent at Baystate Medical Center where she was an attending and also responsible for the monthly metabolic bone clinic at Shriners Children's. She joined CT Children's in January 2013 as a pediatric endocrinologist and metabolic bone disease specialist. She teaches students, residents and fellows about general endocrinology and specifically about metabolic bone disease. Her special interests are hypophosphatemic rickets, osteogenesis imperfecta and rare bone disease.

Dr. Dunbar grew up in the Finger Lakes region of New York state in the tiny hamlet of Honeoye. She now lives in West Hartford, Connecticut with her husband and three children, ages 9-19. They just expanded their family to include an Australian labradoodle named Ellie. Dr. Dunbar enjoys running and biking and used to compete in triathlons, culminating in the Lake Placid Ironman. Now she pursues exercise for personal enjoyment and to keep up with her kids. Her secret ambition is to become a wilderness survival expert - a goal that is so far out of reach she finds it laughable.

Pediatric Care


  • Pediatric Endocrinology

More About Me

Board Certifications
  • American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatrics, Pediatric Endocrinology
Education and Training

Graduate School
UConn School of Public Health
Farmington, CT
United States of America

Baystate Medical Center
Springfield, MA

Medical Education
UConn Medical School
Farmington, CT

Baystate Medical Center
Springfield, MA
United States of America

Yale University School of Medicine
New Haven, CT

Academic Positions and Locations

Connecticut Children's Medical Center
Assistant Professor

Leadership and Memberships
  • 2008-Present: Member, American Society of Bone and Mineral Research
  • 2014-Present: Member, International Society of Clinical Densitometry
  • 2008-Present: Member, Pediatric Endocrine Society
  • 2008-Present: Member, Endocrine Society
Editorial Positions
  • 2020-Present: Editorial Board, Journal of Endocrine Society
  • 2018-Present: Reviewer, Osteoporosis International Journal
  • 2018-Present: Reviewer, Calcified Tissues
  • 2019: Reviewer, International Society of Clinical Densitometry (ISCD)
Awards and Honors
  • 2020, CT Top Doctors Award
Providers Academic Works And Presentations Accordion Title
  • Presentation: Symposium at Annual Meeting of Brazilian Pediatric Endocrinology, Sao Paulo, Brazil - Hypophosphatasia Diagnosis and Management (05/27/2016)
  • Lecture: Pediatric Grand Rounds, Baystate Medical Center - Pediatric Osteoporosis (02/05/2019)
  • Lecture: Adult Endocrine Intercity Grand Rounds, UConn School of Medicine - X-Linked Hypophosphatemia (03/2019)


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