Siham Accacha, MD
Director of Diabetes Program, Director of Healthy Kids Program
Dr. Siham Accacha obtained her medical degree in 1992 at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of BordeauxII in Bordeaux, France. She had her residency training in Pediatrics at New York Medical College, Staten Island, NY and Fellowship in Pediatric Endocrinology at Winthrop University Hospital Mineola, NY. She stayed in Winthrop University Hospital as a full-time attending in Pediatric Endocrinology and as Chief of the Diabetes Program since June 2008. Currently Dr Accacha is the Director of the Diabetes Program in the Division of Pediatric Endocrinology building one of the most well known diabetes centers in the US and in the area. Dr Accacha works tirelessly long hours to care for children and their families with diabetes. She has brought research to a new level in our division by spearheading projects that will improve the health and well being of children living with diabetes. Her dedication and commitment make everyone on the team strive to be better. She holds an academic degree of the Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at the School of Medicine of the State University of New York at Stony Brook.
Description of Research Interests/Activities
Dr Accacha's research interest include type 1 and type 2 diabetes, obesity, pubertal disorder and poly cystic ovarian syndrome. Currently she is the principal investigator in 2 clinical trial, one of them is a multi center randomized trial evaluation a treatment which suppose to prevent the progression of type 1 diabetes in patient with new onset type 1 diabetes and the second one is a research of natural history of type 1 diabetes. She is also subinvestigator in a multicenter study, the innovative ROAD (Reduce Obesity and Diabetes) project involving the effect of fitness/education intervention in an ethnically diverse student population in New York. She is also the principal investigator in a study evaluating the quality of life of patients with type 1 diabetes who are on different continuous glucose monitoring.
Areas of Experience
Research Team Members
We are staffed with 2 research study coordinators, 5 Subinvestigators( 1 full time attending and 4 fellows) and 1 research assistant
Jean corrigan,RN,MA,CDE, research study coordinator, has participated in numerous research studies and clinical trials as a coordinator and subinvestigator. Tara Mahoney, PNP, research study coordinator for one clinical trial, Robert Levine MD, full time attending, Lysette Iglesias, MD; Leslie Michelle, MD; Amrita Waingankar, MD and David Rodriguez MD are our 4 fellows and have been involved in clinical trial and research studies.
Clinical Practice and Interests
The hallmark of Winthrop-University Hospital's Pediatric Endocrinology is its access to uncommon as well as common endocrine disorders. The extraordinarily challenging case mix includes relatively large numbers of type 1 and type 2 diabetes, overweight patients, adolescent with metabolic syndrome, growth hormone deficient patients, and those with pubertal problems.
1. Angulo M., Castro-Magana M., Lamerson M., Arguello R., Accacha S., Khan A., Final height in children with Prader-Willi syndrome with and without growth hormone therapy, 2007. American Journal of Medical Genetics, Part A 143A: 1456-1461, 2007.)
2. Afshan A. Chaudhry, Mariano Castro-Magana, Maria Alonso, James Yeh and Siham Accacha. Relationship Between Androgens and Total and High Molecular Weight Adiponectin in Adolescent Girls with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome.
3.Yelena S Nicholson, Mariano Castro Magana, Siham Accacha; A Case of 26 Month –Old Girl with Hamartoma of The Tuber Cinereum Causing Precocious Puberty and Increased Levels of Multiple Hormones. The Endocrine Society’s 89th Annual Meeting. 2007
4. Siham D Accacha, Jean Corrigan, Michele Lamerson, Colleen Cornell Farley; Healthy Kids Program: The Impact of Lifestyle Intervention and Family Involvement on Childhood Obesity. 2007 Pediatric Academic Societies’ Meeting. Publication number: 6304, 2007
5. S. Accacha1, Q.T. Niu2, M. Castro-Magana3, J.F. Aloia2, J.K.Yeh2,:The mechanism of action of M-CSF suppressing 1,25(OH)2D3 induced osteoclast formation. The Europian Society of Calcified Tissue’s 16th Annual Meeting A. June 2004
6. Siham D Accacha, Mariano Castro-Magana and James Yeh.; Combination Intervention of Prostaglandin E2 and Growth Hormone Has No Additive Effect on Bone Growth in Hypophysectomized Rat. The Endocrine Society’s 88th Annual Meeting. Abstract P2-145.2006