Susanne M Cabrera, MD

Pediatric Endocrinology
Children’s Wisconsin since 2012

Associate Professor




Dr. Cabrera is board certified in both internal medicine and pediatrics, and is fellowship trained in pediatric endocrinology. She has a special research interest in the prediction and prevention of type 1 diabetes mellitus and is an active member of the McGee Center for Diabetes Research. Her background in both adult and pediatric medicine affords her additional knowledge in the successful transition of adolescents with type 1 diabetes into the world of adult care.

Dr. Cabrera’s other clinical interests include the care of children with disorders of sexual development as well as the medical care of transgender youth. She enjoys everything about the fascinating world of pediatric endocrinology, however. She enjoys teaching and mentoring fellows, residents, and medical students to learn how to best care for children with diabetes and endocrine disorders. Dr. Cabrera very much values active partnership between providers and families and hopes to empower both her patients and their families to achieve optimal health outcomes.


  • Pediatric Endocrinology

Areas of Interest

  • Pediatrics
  • Endocrinology
  • Cushings Syndrome
  • Delayed puberty
  • Gender health
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Type 1 diabetes
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Education and Awards


  • 2005, University of Tennessee College of Medicine, MD


  • 2009, Indiana University School of Medicine - Med-Peds


  • 2012, Indiana University School of Medicine - Ped Endocrinology


  • Continuous Quality Improvement Award, Indiana University School of Medicine, 2009

Research and publications


Dr. Cabrera’s research rests in the successful prediction of type 1 diabetes mellitus through the lens of beta cell dysfunction. By developing prediction tools, Dr. Cabrera hopes to better elucidate the pathogenesis of type 1 diabetes and also move towards targeted prevention of the disease. Her translational research approach utilizes both the murine model of type 1 diabetes as well as human subjects followed within the TrialNet Natural History Study and McGee Center Family Study. She is very interested in the earliest stages of inflammation and beta cell dysfunction in affected families. Dr. Cabrera hopes to move her research into clinical trials for the prevention of type 1 diabetes mellitus.


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