Megan Moriarty Kelsey, MD, MS
Associate Professor, Pediatrics-Endocrinology

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Medical School:
  • MD, Royal College of Surgeons In Ireland (2002)
Graduate School :
  • MS, University of Pittsburgh (1997)
Undergraduate School:
  • BS, University of Notre Dame (IN) (1994)
Residency:
  • Thomas Jefferson University/duPont Hospital for Children Program, Pediatrics (2005)
Fellowships:
  • University of Colorado, Pediatric Endocrinology (2008)
Languages: English
Department: Pediatrics-Endocrinology

Publications

  • Cree-Green M, Xie D, Rahat H, Garcia-Reyes Y, Bergman BC, Scherzinger A, Diniz Behn C, Chan CL, Kelsey MM, Pyle L, Nadeau KJ. Oral Glucose Tolerance Test Glucose Peak Time Is Most Predictive of Prediabetes and Hepatic Steatosis in Obese Girls. J Endocr Soc. 2018 Jun 1;2(6):547-562. PubMed PMID: 29942919
  • Shomaker LB, Gulley L, Hilkin AM, Clark E, Annameier S, Rao S, Rockette-Wagner B, Kriska A, Wright KP Jr, Stice E, Nadeau KJ, Kelsey MM. Design of a randomized controlled trial to decrease depression and improve insulin sensitivity in adolescents: Mood and INsulin sensitivity to prevent Diabetes (MIND). Contemp Clin Trials. 2018 Dec;75:19-28. PubMed PMID: 30342256
  • Kelsey MM, Braffett BH, Geffner ME, Levitsky LL, Caprio S, McKay SV, Shah R, Sprague JE, Arslanian SA. Menstrual Dysfunction in Girls From the Treatment Options for Type 2 Diabetes in Adolescents and Youth (TODAY) Study. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2018 Jun 1;103(6):2309-2318. PubMed PMID: 29697830
  • Kaar JL, Simon SL, Schmiege SJ, Nadeau KJ, Kelsey MM. Adolescent's Health Behaviors and Risk for Insulin Resistance: A Review of the Literature. Curr Diab Rep. 2017 Jul;17(7):49. PubMed PMID: 28526994
  • Chan CL, Pyle L, Kelsey MM, Newnes L, Baumgartner A, Zeitler PS, Nadeau KJ. Alternate glycemic markers reflect glycemic variability in continuous glucose monitoring in youth with prediabetes and type 2 diabetes. Pediatr Diabetes. 2016 Nov 22. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27873436
  • Chan CL, Pyle L, Kelsey MM, Newnes L, Baumgartner A, Zeitler PS, Nadeau KJ. Alternate glycemic markers reflect glycemic variability in continuous glucose monitoring in youth with prediabetes and type 2 diabetes. Pediatr Diabetes. 2016 Nov 22. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27873436
  • Ohman-Hanson R, Cree-Green M, Kelsey MM, Bessesen DH, Sharp TA, Pyle L, Pereira RI, Nadeau KJ. Ethnic and sex differences in adiponectin: from childhood to adulthood. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2016 Sep 7;:jc20161137. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27603898
  • Chernausek SD, Arslanian S, Caprio S, Copeland KC, El Ghormli L, Kelsey MM, Koontz MB, Orsi CM, Wilfley D. Relationship Between Parental Diabetes and Presentation of Metabolic and Glycemic Function in Youth With Type 2 Diabetes: Baseline Findings From the TODAY Trial. Diabetes Care. 2015 Nov 17. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26577415
  • Kelsey MM, Geffner ME, Guandalini C, Pyle L, Tamborlane WV, Zeitler PS, White NH. Presentation and effectiveness of early treatment of type 2 diabetes in youth: lessons from the TODAY study. Pediatr Diabetes. 2015 Feb 17. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25690268
  • Chan CL, Pyle L, Kelsey M, Newnes L, Zeitler PS, Nadeau KJ. Screening for type 2 diabetes and prediabetes in obese youth: evaluating alternate markers of glycemia - 1,5-anhydroglucitol, fructosamine, and glycated albumin. Pediatr Diabetes. 2015 Feb 5. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25652226
  • Kelsey MM, Bjornstad P, McFann K, Nadeau K. Testosterone concentration and insulin sensitivity in young men with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Pediatr Diabetes. 2015 Jan 21. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25611822
  • Ohman-Hanson R, Cree-Green M, Kelsey MM, Bessesen DH, Sharp TA, Pyle L, Pereira RI, Nadeau KJ. Ethnic and sex differences in adiponectin: from childhood to adulthood. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2016 Sep 7;:jc20161137. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27603898
  • Kelsey MM, Zeitler PS. Insulin Resistance of Puberty. Curr Diab Rep. 2016 Jul;16(7):64. PubMed PMID: 27179965
  • Chernausek SD, Arslanian S, Caprio S, Copeland KC, El Ghormli L, Kelsey MM, Koontz MB, Orsi CM, Wilfley D. Relationship Between Parental Diabetes and Presentation of Metabolic and Glycemic Function in Youth With Type 2 Diabetes: Baseline Findings From the TODAY Trial. Diabetes Care. 2015 Nov 17. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26577415
  • Kelsey MM, Geffner ME, Guandalini C, Pyle L, Tamborlane WV, Zeitler PS, White NH. Presentation and effectiveness of early treatment of type 2 diabetes in youth: lessons from the TODAY study. Pediatr Diabetes. 2015 Feb 17. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25690268
  • Chan CL, Pyle L, Kelsey M, Newnes L, Zeitler PS, Nadeau KJ. Screening for type 2 diabetes and prediabetes in obese youth: evaluating alternate markers of glycemia - 1,5-anhydroglucitol, fructosamine, and glycated albumin. Pediatr Diabetes. 2015 Feb 5. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25652226
  • Kelsey MM, Bjornstad P, McFann K, Nadeau K. Testosterone concentration and insulin sensitivity in young men with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Pediatr Diabetes. 2015 Jan 21. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25611822
  • Chan CL, Pyle L, Newnes L, Nadeau KJ, Zeitler PS, Kelsey MM. Continuous Glucose Monitoring and its Relationship to Hemoglobin A1c and Oral Glucose Tolerance Testing in Obese and Prediabetic Youth. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2014 Dec 22;:jc20143612. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25532041
  • Chernausek SD, Arslanian S, Caprio S, Copeland KC, El Ghormli L, Kelsey MM, Koontz MB, Orsi CM, Wilfley D. Relationship Between Parental Diabetes and Presentation of Metabolic and Glycemic Function in Youth With Type 2 Diabetes: Baseline Findings From the TODAY Trial. Diabetes Care. 2015 Nov 17. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26577415
  • Kelsey MM, Geffner ME, Guandalini C, Pyle L, Tamborlane WV, Zeitler PS, White NH. Presentation and effectiveness of early treatment of type 2 diabetes in youth: lessons from the TODAY study. Pediatr Diabetes. 2015 Feb 17. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25690268
  • Kelsey MM, Bjornstad P, McFann K, Nadeau K. Testosterone concentration and insulin sensitivity in young men with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Pediatr Diabetes. 2015 Jan 21. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25611822
  • Chan CL, Pyle L, Newnes L, Nadeau KJ, Zeitler PS, Kelsey MM. Continuous Glucose Monitoring and its Relationship to Hemoglobin A1c and Oral Glucose Tolerance Testing in Obese and Prediabetic Youth. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2014 Dec 22;:jc20143612. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25532041
  • Kelsey MM, Zaepfel A, Bjornstad P, Nadeau KJ. Age-Related Consequences of Childhood Obesity. Gerontology. 2014 Jan 9. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24434909
  • Rudroff T, Holmes MR, Melanson EL, Kelsey MM. Sex differences in time to task failure during early pubertal development. Muscle Nerve. 2013 Sep 13. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24037802
  • Kelsey MM, Forster JE, Van Pelt RE, Reusch JE, Nadeau KJ. Adipose tissue insulin resistance in adolescents with and without type 2 diabetes. Pediatr Obes. 2013 Jul 17. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 23861170
  • Walders-Abramson N, Nadeau KJ, Kelsey MM, Schmiege SJ, Ellert S, Cejka A, Bhatnagar K, Zeitler P. Psychological functioning in adolescents with obesity co-morbidities. Child Obes. 2013 Aug;9(4):319-25. PubMed PMID: 23763659
  • Delahanty L, Kriska A, Edelstein S, Amodei N, Chadwick J, Copeland K, Galvin B, El Ghormli L, Haymond M, Kelsey MM, Lassiter C, Milaszewski K, Syme A, Mayer-Davis E. Self-reported dietary intake of youth with recent onset of type 2 diabetes: results from the TODAY study. J Acad Nutr Diet. 2013 Mar;113(3):431-9. PubMed PMID: 23438494
  • Rudroff T, Kelsey MM, Melanson EL, McQueen MB, Enoka RM. Associations between neuromuscular function and levels of physical activity differ for boys and girls during puberty. J Pediatr. 2013 Aug;163(2):349-54. PubMed PMID: 23415611
  • Kriska A, Delahanty L, Edelstein S, Amodei N, Chadwick J, Copeland K, Galvin B, El ghormli L, Haymond M, Kelsey M, Lassiter C, Mayer-Davis E, Milaszewski K, Syme A. Sedentary behavior and physical activity in youth with recent onset of type 2 diabetes. Pediatrics. 2013 Mar;131(3):e850-6. PubMed PMID: 23400602
  • TODAY Study Group, Zeitler P, Hirst K, Pyle L, Linder B, Copeland K, Arslanian S, Cuttler L, Nathan DM, Tollefsen S, Wilfley D, Kaufman F. A clinical trial to maintain glycemic control in youth with type 2 diabetes. N Engl J Med. 2012 Jun 14;366(24):2247-56. PubMed PMID: 22540912
  • Laffel L, Chang N, Grey M, Hale D, Higgins L, Hirst K, Izquierdo R, Larkin M, Macha C, Pham T, Wauters A, Weinstock RS, TODAY Study Group. Metformin monotherapy in youth with recent onset type 2 diabetes: experience from the prerandomization run-in phase of the TODAY study. Pediatr Diabetes. 2012 Aug;13(5):369-75. PubMed PMID: 22369102
  • Bacha F, Pyle L, Nadeau K, Cuttler L, Goland R, Haymond M, Levitsky L, Lynch J, Weinstock RS, White NH, Caprio S, Arslanian S, TODAY Study Group. Determinants of glycemic control in youth with type 2 diabetes at randomization in the TODAY study. Pediatr Diabetes. 2012 Aug;13(5):376-83. PubMed PMID: 22332798
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Practice Locations

Children's Hospital Colorado
13123 East 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045
720-777-1234

Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes - Specialty Clinic
1775 Aurora Ct
Aurora, CO 80045
303-724-2323

Children's Hospital Colorado Outpatient Specialty Care
4125 Briargate Pkwy
Colorado Springs, CO 80920
719-305-9000

Hospital Affiliation
  • Children's Hospital Colorado

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Pediatric Endocrinology, Board Certification (2009)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Endocrine System (Hormones)
  • Child and Teen Health - Juvenile Diabetes
  • Child and Teen Health

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, Royal College of Surgeons In Ireland (2002)
Graduate Schools:
  • MS, University of Pittsburgh (1997)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BS, University of Notre Dame (IN) (1994)
Residency Programs:
  • Thomas Jefferson University/duPont Hospital for Children Program, Pediatrics (2005)
Fellowships:
  • University of Colorado, Pediatric Endocrinology (2008)
Languages: English
Department: Pediatrics-Endocrinology
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