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Mia Pingul, MD

English, Filipino (Tagalaog)
Pediatric Endocrinology
Board Certifications:
American Board of Pediatrics in Pediatrics & Pediatric Endocrine
Areas of Clinical Interest:
Short stature, delayed/advanced puberty, thyroid disorders of sexual differentiation

Undergraduate - University of the Philippines ) Diliman College of Medicine (1998)
Medical School - University of the City of Manila (2002)
Residency - University of NV School of Medicine, Las Vegas, NV (2008)
Fellowship - Alpert Medical School at Brown University (2011)

Clinic Locations: Ashburn, Fairfax

Keystone Publications:

1. Pingul, M, Shah, L, Denton, S. Orbital Pseudotumor: A Case Report. Pediatrics in Review 2007; 28 (7): 269-271.

2. Pingul, M, Hughes, N, Wu, T, Stanley, C, Gruppuso, P. A novel hepatocyte nuclear factorα (HNF4A) gene mutation associated with familial neonatal hyperinsulinism and maturity-onset diabetes of the young. J Pediatr. 2011 May;158(5):852-4.

3. Gonzales-Ellis BA, Pingul MM, Reddy S, Boney CM, Wajnrajch MP, Quintos JB. Growth hormone deficiency and central precocious puberty in Klinefelter syndrome: report of case and review of KIGS database. J Pediatr Endocrinol Metab. 2013 Jan 17:1-4

4. Quintos JB, Pingul MM, Boney CM. Arteriovascular calcification leading to diagnosis of maturity-onset diabetes of the young type 3. J Pediatr. 2013 Aug;163

5. Pingul MM, Quintos JB. Van der Woude Syndrome (Lip Pit-Cleft Lip Syndrome). J Pediatr. 2014 Jan 23.

Where did you grow up?
Manila, Philippines
Why did you become a doctor and why did you choose your specialty?
Growing up, we've always had high regard for what doctors do. I chose pediatric endocrine because the mechanism of the conditions make sense to me – most of the time, we are able to explain why a certain hormone is abnormal.
How long have you practiced in the Washington, DC area and what do you like most about it?
Moving from North Carolina and looking forward to practicing in the DC area.
What do you most enjoy doing outside of your clinical practice, when you’re not working?
Spending time with my family/my son; walking, swimming; and traveling.
Do you volunteer? If so, where?
Lector ministry at local church.
Describe your proudest accomplishment as a provider and/or in your personal life:
As I left my practice in NC, so many families expressed deep gratitude for the care I gave them. This made me feel more thankful that I am in the profession that I am.
If you weren’t a doctor, what profession would you most likely be doing and why?
I might be a stay-at-home mom involved in a non-profit organization for children. I have a soft spot for children, especially those who were born in an unstable, unsafe environment.
Personal Sketch:

1- Child