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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
  • 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
  • Medical School
  • Medical Degree University of Oklahoma College of Medicine
    Oklahoma City, OK
  • Residency
  • Pediatric Residency University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
    Oklahoma City, OK
  • Fellowship
  • Pediatric Endocrinology University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
    Oklahoma City, OK
  • 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.
Star Ratings
4.9 out of 5
( 357 Ratings
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  • Oct 8, 2020
    The entire staff was very friendly and made us feel very comfortable.
  • Sep 24, 2020
    The doctor was amazing as always. We love Dr. Tryggestad! -only issues were getting into radiology and doing labs. We had to break up into 2 days. We spent over 2 hours waiting for radiology in 2 days. Maybe was just a busy time but hard to make 2 trips to the hospital to get into radiology. Labs, on the other hand, got us in right away... which is usually our longest wait.
  • Sep 9, 2020
    My children and I felt heard and respected. Also this Dr. and her Fellow put all our fears to rest with clear and defined answers and i formation.
  • Aug 20, 2020
    Shes absolutely great. The only problem with the appointment was it was at 830 and we live an hour away. It was just inconvenient to have to get up that early.
  • Aug 20, 2020
    We are very pleased with the care given us at OU Pediatric Endo. Thanks.
  • Aug 13, 2020
    I am very happy with how my son is being treated. I feel we are listened to. And that we are getting the best service.
  • Jul 23, 2020
    She's the best of the best! I always feel like I can ask her anything.
  • Jul 23, 2020
    Super sweet I love my doctor
  • Jul 16, 2020
    We love our visits with Dr. Trygg, she always sits down and listens to what we have to say. Dr. Trygg is invested in my child and her condition and is concerned with her overall health.
  • Jul 16, 2020
    Dr. Tryggestad is excellent!!
  • Jul 16, 2020
    She is very caring and understanding about your health...Relates well with her patients and is very knowledgeable about the health history of the patient
  • Jul 16, 2020
    Dr Tryggestad is fantastic
  • Jul 16, 2020
    We love Jeanie and are so thankful to still be with her after almost 9 years. She is a bright light that shines every time we see her and has helped us tremendously with our daughter's care.
  • Jul 9, 2020
    He's knowledge and know my child history
  • Jun 18, 2020
    Dr. Tryggestad is an excellent doctor. She is very professional and has a wealth of knowledge. She sincerely cares about my son and his life. You are very fortunate to have her as one of your physicians.
  • May 21, 2020
    She listens well and actually seems interested in not just the health of my daughter but she takes the time to chat with her about what she has been up to.
  • Jan 30, 2020
    She is the best of the best!! Extremely patient and knowledgeable!
  • Jan 16, 2020
    Our endocrinologist is great! We really like her.
  • Jan 9, 2020
    She really listened to our concerns, and gave us a quick solution.
  • Dec 16, 2019
    She has been absolutely amazing with us and our little boy as we start this new journey with him!!
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