Michele Rebecca Hutchison, MD | Albuquerque, New Mexico Translate
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Dr. Hutchison received a BA in Biochemistry and a BA in Political Science from Wellesley College in 1988. She joined the MSTP Program at UT Southwestern in Dallas in 1991 and received her MD/PhD in 1999. She completed 3 years of General Pediatrics training as well as her fellowship in Pediatric Endocrinology at Children's in Dallas.

Personal Statement

As a child I read in a Scientific American magazine about the cloning and expression of the insulin gene to treat diabetes, and I was transfixed. My mother worked in a laboratory that did endocrine testing, so I knew what a T4 was at a young age. In high school I read about how molecular biologist Bert O'Malley* worked out the chemistry of the steroid hormone synthesis pathway. Apparently I was meant to be an Endocrinologist. During my fellowship I became interested in learning how bones grow in children, and I did basic research on the specialized chondrocytes in growing bone. I also developed a clinical interest in bone disease in children, such as Osteogenesis Imperfecta, as well as disuse osteoporosis caused by lack of ambulation. I also have an interest in the care of children and adolescents who are exploring their gender identity; while in Arkansas I was the medical director of the Gender Spectrum clinic for transgender youth. I also enjoy general endocrinology and caring for patients with diabetes, both type 1 and type 2. Over 45 years ago I read in a magazine about the cloning of the insulin gene. Now I get to use the miracle of insulin to help my patients. * Several years ago I met Dr. O'Malley at an Endocrine Society meeting in Chicago; he laughed and said I was the first person to say that he had been their high school hero.


Medical School
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Pediatric Endocrinology
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

American Board of Pediatrics

American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatric Endrocinology