Christine A. March, MD, MS

  • Clinical Instructor of Pediatrics
  • Attending Physician, Division of Pediatric Endocrinology, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh

Administrative Assistant: Jennifer Ford

Christine March, MD, MS is a clinical instructor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and attending physician in the Division of Endocrinology at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.

March graduated from the University of Pennsylvania for her undergraduate degree with a major in health and societies, focusing on bioethics. She received her medical degree at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine before coming to Pittsburgh for her pediatrics training. She completed her pediatrics residency, chief residency, and fellowship training at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. During her fellowship, she received a master’s degree in clinical research from the Institute for Clinical Research Education at the University of Pittsburgh. Currently, March sees patients in both diabetes and general endocrinology clinic.

March engages in health services research focusing on the care and outcomes of children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes. Her academic interests include community-engaged research, school-based diabetes care, and the impact of over-nutrition in type 1 diabetes. Her primary work focuses on optimizing school-based management of type 1 diabetes in the context of emerging diabetes technologies, including insulin pumps, continuous glucose monitors, and sensor-augmented insulin pumps. Her long-term interests include the design and testing of community-based interventions to enhance chronic care management for children and adolescents with diabetes.

Professional and Scientific Society Memberships

  • International Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes, 2019-Present
  • American Diabetes Association, 2018-Present
  • Pediatric Endocrine Society, 2017-Present
  • Endocrine Society, 2016-Present
  • American Academy of Pediatrics, 2011-Present

Education & Training

  • BA, Health and Societies, University of Pennsylvania, 2009
  • MD, University of Cincinnati, 2013
  • Residency in Pediatrics, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, 2013-2016
  • Chief Resident, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, 2016-2017
  • Fellowship in Pediatric Endocrinology, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, 2017-2020
  • MS, Clinical Research, University of Pittsburgh, 2020

Selected Publications

Mayo A, John L, Nowalk A, Woolley A, Witchel SF, March C. Efficiency and learning in family-centered rounding. Oral presentation at: UPMC GME Conference; Feb 2018; Pittsburgh, PA. 

March C, Witchel SF. Do premature adrenarche and adolescent hyperandrogenism indicate propensity for polycystic ovary syndrome and its comorbidities in adulthood? Poster presentation at: Endocrine Society annual conference; March 2018; Chicago IL. 

Javaid R, March C, Crana C, Moritz M, Lichter-Konecki U, Viswanathan P. Autosomal dominant pseudohypoaldosteronism type 1. Poster presentation at: Pediatric Academic Society annual meeting; May 2018; Toronto, Canada. 

March C, Javaid R, Viswanathan P. An unusual presentation of metabolic cardiomyopathy in a toddler. Poster presentation at: Pediatric Academic Society annual meeting; May2018; Toronto, Canada.

March C, Witchel SF. Premature adrenarche to polycystic ovary syndrome: Does BMI predict which girls are at-risk? Poster presentation at: Rangos Research Symposium, UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh; June 2018; Pittsburgh, PA.

Saleh M, Kim JY, March C, Arslanian S. Risk factors of youth type 2 diabetes and prevalence of dysglycemia. Oral presentation at: American Diabetes Association 78th Scientific Session; June 2018; Orlando, FL. 

March C, Witchel SF, Jean A, Escobar O. A novel mutation leading to a classic case of pseudohypoparathyroidism type 1A. Poster presentation at: Pediatric Academic Society annual meeting; April 2019; Baltimore, MD. 

March C, Siminerio L, Miller E, Libman I. Cyber School: A marker of high-risk youth with diabetes? Poster presentation at: American Diabetes Association 79th Scientific Session; June 2019; San Francisco, CA. 

March C, Leikam L, Siminerio L, Miller E, Libman I. Virtual education: prevalence in youth with diabetes and their characteristics. Moderated poster presentation at: ISPAD 45th Annual Conference; October 2019; Boston, MA. 

March C, Leikam L, Siminerio L, Miller E, Libman I. Cyber School: A Help or Hindrance for Youth with Diabetes? Accepted for poster presentation at: ADA 80th Scientific Session; June 2020; Chicago, IL. (withdrawn as publication was accepted prior to the meeting) 

March C, Nanni M, Kazmerski T, Siminerio L, Miller E, Libman I. Changing landscape in pediatric type 1 diabetes management: Are we ready for technology in schools? Accepted for oral presentation at: ADA 80th Scientific Session; June 2020; Chicago, IL. 

Full Publication List via NIH PubMed »

Research Grants

Back to School: Preparing School Nurses for Modern Diabetes Care, 2020-2022, UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Scholar Award

Time in Range Meets Time in School: Understanding Glycemic Control in Children with Type 1 Diabetes During School Hours, 2019-2021, UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Cochrane Weber Award