Yanira Pagán-Carlo, MD

May 26, 2021

Dr. Yanira Pagán-Carlo is a pediatric endocrinologist.  She completed her Medical School training at the University of Puerto Rico, School of Medicine. She trained in Pediatric Endocrinology at Children’s Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School and completed her Research Fellowship at the Reproductive Endocrine Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital. She studied novel GnRH analog proteins in sheep and in humans and their role in LH and FSH release. Her research focused on the neuroendocrine aspects of LH and FSH in lean and obese PCOS patients and the difference in clearance of LH across different BMI. She worked in obesity and pediatric endocrinology in Boston, before relocating to her native Puerto Rico, where she worked as a clinician-educator and in private practice.

Dr. Pagán-Carlo's clinical practice has been recognized with consecutive Doctor’s Choice Awards in Pediatric Endocrinology.  She has served in several clinical research & non-profit boards of directors as well as committees for the reduction of health disparities in the Hispanic population. As an active member of the Endocrine Society, Dr. Pagán-Carlo has served in the Trainee and Career Development Core Committee, on the Diversity and Inclusion Committee, on the Health Disparities Presidential Task force, on the Next-Gen Presidential Task Force and on the SCIED - Scientific and Educational Programs Core Committee.  Dr. Pagán-Carlo is the recipient of the prestigious Med Achievement Award: The Legacy. This award recognizes a distinguished group of physicians notable for their leadership, character, competence and professional commitment, and highlights their role in effecting a significant change in the quality of healthcare in the Puerto Rican population. She currently is the director of Research and Development at Integrated Pathology, PSC

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