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Jeanie Tryggestad, MD

Pediatric Endocrinologist
  • Accepting New Patients
  • Member of OU Health Physicians

About Jeanie Tryggestad

Dr. Jeanie B. Tryggestad is an associate professor of pediatrics in the section of diabetes/endocrinology at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and holds the Paul and Ruth Jonas Chair in Diabetes/Endocrinology. She received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Oklahoma Christian University. She completed her medical school education at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center graduating with distinction. Dr. Tryggestad completed her residency in pediatrics and fellowship in pediatric endocrinology at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center as well. She is board certified in pediatrics as well as pediatric endocrinology.

Dr. Tryggestad’s research interest focus on the impact of maternal diabetes on the future cardiometabolic health of the offspring and the impact of obesity and diabetes on vascular function. She has been awarded a 4-year grant through the NIH to understand the impact of maternal diabetes on miRNA expression and protein regulation in infants. She is a Co-Principle Investigator for the NIH funded TODAY trial and serves on the Comorbidity Assessment Committee.

Dr. Tryggestad’s clinical interests are in the areas of Turner Syndrome and type 1 and type 2 diabetes with special focus on Native American populations. She serves as the director of the Turner Syndrome Clinic OU Children’s and serves as the co-director of the type 2 diabetes comprehensive clinic in youth.
Dr. Tryggestad has been elected to the Society of Pediatric Research (SPR) and serves on the Board of Directors for PESTOLA. In addition to her professional responsibilities, Dr. Tryggestad enjoys traveling and reading. She also has been involved with medical mission efforts both locally and internationally.

Affiliations Oklahoma Children's Hospital, OU Health Physicians - Children's Diabetes & Endocrinology
Awards
  • Pediatric Resident of the Month, Selected by Chief Residents for outstanding service, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Cen 2007
  • Dr. Geoffrey Altshuler Founder's Award, Children's Hospital Foundation 2018
  • OU Medicien Award for Outstanding Patient Service, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center 2017
  • Best Doctors in America, Best Doctors, Inc. 2015
  • Selected for OUHSC Faculty Leadership Program Faculty Fellow & Class of 2015, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center 2015
  • Silver Award, Poster, Harold Hamm Diabetes Center Research Symposium 2012
  • Distinguished Alumnus in Biological Sciences, College of Natural & Health Sciences, Oklahoma Christian University 2016
  • Second Place in poster division, Harold Hamm Diabetes Center 2012
  • OU Medicine Award for Outstanding Patient Service, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center 2016
  • OU Medicine Award for Outstanding Patient Service, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center 2015
  • Paul and Ruth Jonas Endowed Chair in Pediatric Diabetes/Endocrinology, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center 2016
  • Membership, Society of Pediatric Research 2019
  • Oral Presentation Award, Pediatric Research Day, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center 2011
  • First Place in biochemistry division, Oklahoma Academy of Science 88th Annual Technical Meeting 1999
Health Education
  • College
  • Bachelor of Science Oklahoma Christian University
    Oklahoma Cit, OK
    2000
  • Medical School
  • Medical Degree University of Oklahoma College of Medicine
    Oklahoma City, OK
    2006
  • Residency
  • Pediatric Residency University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
    Oklahoma City, OK
    2008
  • Fellowship
  • Pediatric Endocrinology University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
    Oklahoma City, OK
    2011
  • Board Certification
  • American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatric Endocrinology 2008
  • American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatric Endocrinology 2011
Medical Interests Areas of Interest:
  • Obesity
  • Type 1 & 2 Diabetes
  • Vascular Function in Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes
  • Turner Syndrome
Dr. Tryggestad is the Principal Investigator for the study and serves on numerous writing groups and committees. She also conducts physical examinations and reviews medical history for study participants. Her research interests include obesity, type 2 diabetes (especially in American Indian populations), and vascular function in obesity and type 2 diabetes.
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