Philosophy of Care
Dr. Loomba believes strongly in evidence based medicine, but also in tailoring the treatment plan to the individual patient and family. She values open communication and strives to make sure that families understand both the big picture and the details of the medical condition being evaluated/treated. A new medical diagnosis in a child is often a time of stress for families; she recognizes that stress and will do her best to help ease fears. When a child has a particularly rare condition, she values seeking input from outside experts.
Dr. Loomba offers care for children with a wide range of endocrine conditions, including type 1 diabetes, thyroid disease and disorders of growth and puberty. She has a longstanding interest in genetics and human development, and has a particular interest in endocrine conditions in children with genetic conditions (including children with differences in sexual development).
Dr. Loomba is active in research looking into how family functioning affects blood sugar control in children with type 1 diabetes. She staffs a multidisciplinary clinic with pediatric urology (for children with genital differences) and coordinates transgender care with adolescent medicine. She has a monthly outreach clinic in Chico, CA to bring easier access to specialty care to more rural communities.
M.D., UC Davis School of Medicine, Sacramento CA 2003
B.S., UC Davis, Davis CA 1999
Internship: Pediatrics, UC Davis, Sacramento CA 2003-2004
Pediatrics, UC Davis, Sacramento CA 2004-2006
Pediatrics (Chief Resident), UC Davis, Sacramento CA 2006-2007
Pediatric Endocrinology, UC Davis, Sacramento CA 2007-2010
American Board of Pediatrics,
American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatric Endocrinology,
American Academy of Pediatrics
The Endocrine Society
Honors and Awards
Sacramento's Top Doctors, Sacramento Magazine, 2017, 2018, 2019
Children�s Miracle Network Award, 2004, 2018
Eli Gold award for Outstanding Contributions to the Department of Pediatrics and School of Medicine, 2013
Genentech fellowship support grant, 2007
Pediatric Emergency Medicine Outstanding Resident Award, 2006
Select Recent Publications
Moshref M, Tangey B, Gilor C, Loomba-Albrecht LA, et.all. Concise Review: Canine Diabetes Mellitus as a Translational Model for Innovative Regenerative Medicine Approaches. Stem Cells Transl Med. 2019;8(5):450-455.
Loomba-Albrecht LA. Pubertal Development, Skinner M, (ed). Encyclopedia of Reproduction, Second Edition. 2018 July 30;1:100-104.
Loomba-Albrecht LA, Styne DM. Hormonal Control of Puberty, Huhtaniemi I, (ed). Encyclopedia of Endocrine Diseases, Second Edition. 2018 Oct 1;5:137-143.
Loomba-Albrecht LA, Styne DM: Abnormal Pubertal Development, Kline MW, Blaney SM, Giardino AP, Orange JS, Penny DJ, Schutze GE, Shekerdemian LS, Rudolph A, Rudolph C, (ed). Rudolph's Pediatrics, 23rd edition. McGraw Hill Education. 2018 July 31;23, Ch. 534(1):2582-2590.
Loomba-Albrecht LA, Styne DM. Normal Pubertal Development, Kline MW, Blaney SM, Giardino AP, Orange JS, Penny DJ, Schutze GE, Shekerdemian LS, (ed). Rudolph's Pediatrics, 23rd edition. McGraw Hill Education. 2018 July 31;23 Ch. 533(1):2578-2582.
Loomba-Albrecht LA, Styne DM. Disorders of Sex Development, McInerny TK Adam HM, Campbell DE, Kamat DM, Kelleher KJ, Hoekelman RA, (ed). AAP Textbook of Pediatric Care. American Academy of Pediatrics, Elk Grove Village, IL. 2016;2(243):1968-1976.
Chantry CC, Loomba-Albrecht LA. The Conundrum of Growth and Childhood HIV Infection. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology & Nutrition, invited editorial. 2014:424-5.
Loomba-Albrecht LA, Bregman T, Chantry CC. Endocrinopathies in Children Infected with HIV. Endocrinology and Metabolism Clinics of North America. 2014;43(3):807-828.
Brown DB, Loomba-Albrecht LA, Bremer AA. Sexual precocity and its treatment. World J Pediatr. 2013;9(2):103-111.
Loomba-Albrecht LA, Bremer AA, Wong A, Philipps AF. Neonatal cholestasis caused by hyperthyroidism. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2012 Mar;54(3):433-4.