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Faculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Dr. Aaron Carrel received his medical degree from the University of Buffalo School of Medicine and completed residency training in pediatrics and fellowship training in pediatric endocrinology at the University of Wisconsin Children’s Hospital. He is board-certified in pediatrics and pediatric endocrinology, with special interests in childhood growth and weight disturbances, and Prader-Willi syndrome. Dr. Carrel is also medical director of the UW Health Pediatric Fitness Clinic in Madison, Wisconsin.

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UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Department of Pediatrics

Professional Certifications and Education

Board Certification Pediatric Endocrinology
Fellowship University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI
Residency University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI
Internship University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI
Medical School University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Buffalo, NY

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PubMed Articles
Yerges AL Snethen JA Carrel AL Female adolescents with overweight and obesity share their perspectives on the clinical setting and weight management. Clin Obes . 2020 Sep 17;:e12415
[PubMed ID: 32945141]
Naik Y Allen DB Eickhoff J Carrel AL Stabilization of BMIz Score is Associated with a Decrease in Visceral Fat in Children with Obesity. Horm Metab Res . 2020 Jul;52(7):527-531
[PubMed ID: 32485744]
Vanderwall C Carrel AL Response to "Intermittent Energy Restriction Is a Feasible, Effective, and Acceptable Intervention to Treat Adolescents with Obesity" by H Jebeile et al. J Nutr . 2020 May 1;150(5):1337-1338
[PubMed ID: 32367134]
Seibert T Allen DB Eickhoff JC Carrel AL US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-Based Physical Activity Recommendations Do Not Improve Fitness in Real-World Settings. J Sch Health . 2019 Mar;89(3):159-164
[PubMed ID: 30632155]
Vanderwall C Eickhoff J Randall Clark R Carrel AL BMI z-score in obese children is a poor predictor of adiposity changes over time. BMC Pediatr . 2018 Jun 8;18(1):187
[PubMed ID: 29880034]
Strait RB Slattery MJ Carrel AL Eickhoff J Allen DB Salivary Cortisol Does Not Correlate with Metabolic Syndrome Markers or Subjective Stress in Overweight Children. J Child Obes . 2018;3(2)
[PubMed ID: 29998225]
Vanderwall C Randall Clark R Eickhoff J Carrel AL BMI is a poor predictor of adiposity in young overweight and obese children. BMC Pediatr . 2017 Jun 2;17(1):135
[PubMed ID: 28577356]
Santiago-Torres M Cui Y Adams AK Allen DB Carrel AL Guo JY LaRowe TL Schoeller DA Structural equation modeling of the associations between the home environment and obesity-related cardiovascular fitness and insulin resistance among Hispanic children. Appetite . 2016 Jun 1;101:23-30
[PubMed ID: 26850309]
Watson AM Eickhoff J Nemeth BA Carrel AL In Nonobese Children, Fitness and BMI are Independent Predictors of Fasting Insulin. Pediatr Exerc Sci . 2015 May;27(2):203-7
[PubMed ID: 25875854]
Flood TL Zhao YQ Tomayko EJ Tandias A Carrel AL Hanrahan LP Electronic health records and community health surveillance of childhood obesity. Am J Prev Med . 2015 Feb;48(2):234-240
[PubMed ID: 25599907]
Seibert TS Allen DB Carrel AL Adolescent Obesity and Its Risks: How to Screen and When to Refer. J Clin Outcomes Manag . 2014 Feb;21(2):87-96
[PubMed ID: 25892905]
Carrel AL Sledge JS Ventura SJ Eickhoff JC Allen DB GPS suggests low physical activity in urban Hispanic school children: a proof of concept study. Int J Pediatr Endocrinol . 2014;2014(1):25
[PubMed ID: 25584047]
Wolfgram PM Carrel AL Allen DB Long-term effects of recombinant human growth hormone therapy in children with Prader-Willi syndrome. Curr Opin Pediatr . 2013 Aug;25(4):509-14
[PubMed ID: 23782572]
Carrel AL Randomised trial of exercise dose in children reduces diabetes risk (as measured by insulin resistance) in both 20-min and 40-min doses. Evid Based Med . 2013 Aug;18(4):147-8
[PubMed ID: 23213116]
Carrel AL Bowser J White D Moberg DP Weaver B Hisgen J Eickhoff J Allen DB Standardized childhood fitness percentiles derived from school-based testing. J Pediatr . 2012 Jul;161(1):120-4
[PubMed ID: 22364851]
Vivian EM Becker TL Carrel AL Weight perceptions of parents with children at risk for diabetes. BMC Res Notes . 2012 Jan 20;5:47
[PubMed ID: 22260226]
Vivian EM Carrel AL Becker T Identifying children at risk for type 2 diabetes in underserved communities. Diabetes Educ . 2011 Jul-Aug;37(4):519-27
[PubMed ID: 21617176]
Carrel AL Logue J Deininger H Clark RR Curtis V Montague P Baldwin S An after-school exercise program improves fitness, and body composition in elementary school children. J Physic Educ Sport Manag . 2011 Jul;2(3):32-36
[PubMed ID: 25309803]
Racine NM Watras AC Carrel AL Allen DB McVean JJ Clark RR O'Brien AR O'Shea M Scott CE Schoeller DA Effect of conjugated linoleic acid on body fat accretion in overweight or obese children. Am J Clin Nutr . 2010 May;91(5):1157-64
[PubMed ID: 20200257]
Carrel AL Myers SE Whitman BY Eickhoff J Allen DB Long-term growth hormone therapy changes the natural history of body composition and motor function in children with prader-willi syndrome. J Clin Endocrinol Metab . 2010 Mar;95(3):1131-6
[PubMed ID: 20061431]
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