I am strongly committed to improving the health and well being of children and adolescents with a wide variety of endocrine conditions. It is important to provide patients and their families with a comfortable environment to discuss medical diagnoses, management and treatment options, and allow for informed healthcare decisions. I enjoy building lasting relationships with patients and their families and I work hard to provide the highest quality of care for my patients.
Dr. Fruzza values medical education and public service, and strives for excellence in theses areas. Her involvement in the Pediatric Endocrinology Telemedicine clinic provides services to patients living in rural areas of Northern California as well as Oregon.
Dr. Fruzza's subspecialty training includes stem cell research and treatment for diabetes mellitus.
Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes
B.S., Microbiology, UC Los Angeles, Los Angeles CA 2001
M.D., Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx NY 2006
Pediatrics, Children's Hospital and Research Center at Oakland, Oakland CA 2006-2007
Pediatrics, Children's Hospital and Research Center at Oakland, Oakland CA 2007-2009
Stem Cell Program, UC San Diego Pediatric Diabetes Research Center, San Diego CA 2011-2013
Pediatric Endocrinology, UC San Diego, Rady Children's Hospital, San Diego CA 2010-2013
Top Doctors, Pediatric Endocrinology, 2019, 2022
Golden Apple Teaching Award, UC Davis School of Medicine, Pediatric Residency, 2019, 2021
California Institute for Regenerative Medicine Clinical Fellow Training Grant, 2011
UCLA Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics College Honors, 2001
Phi Beta Kappa, UCLA College of Letters and Science, 2001
Fruzza AG, Demeterco-Berggren C, Jones KL. Unawareness of the effects of soy intake on the management of congenital hypothyroidism. Pediatrics. 2012 Sep;130(3):e699-702. doi:10.1542/peds.2011-3350. Epub 2012 Aug 20. PMID:22908106.
Gelb A, Manligas G, Gharaybeh S, Schimmenti L. Identification of two novel polymorphisms (g.903C>T and g.1544C>T) in the PAX2 gene. Hum Mutat. 2001 Feb;17(2):155. doi:10.1002/1098-1004(200102)17:2<155::AID-HUMU16>3.0.CO;2-9. PMID:11180607.