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Allen W. Root, MD

A graduate of Harvard Medical School, Dr. Root completed his internship at Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, NY and his pediatric residency at University of Pennsylvania, followed by a fellowship in pediatric endocrinology at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania. After serving on the medical faculty of the University of Pennsylvania and Temple University, Dr. Root joined the University of South Florida College of Medicine in 1973, serving as professor of pediatrics, associate and vice-chair of the Department of Pediatrics, and director of the pediatric residency program. He received the Distinguished Service Award, the Professorial Excellence Award and the Joanne and Charles Fishel Distinguished Scientist Award from USF as well as the Council C. Rudolph Award at Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital.

Dr. Root has served as president of the Lawson Wilkins Pediatric Endocrine Society and chaired the Florida Infant/Newborn Screening Advisory Council. He has been listed in Best Doctors in America for the past 20 years and authored more than 270 articles.

Frank Diamond, MD

Dr. Diamond has been a member of the Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital medical staff since 1978. A graduate of the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, he completed his pediatric residency at the University of Alabama Children's Hospital and a fellowship in pediatric endocrinology at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Diamond held faculty appointments with the University of South Florida College of Medicine from 1998 through June 2012, including six years as Clinical Director for the Division of Pediatric Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes. He received the Dean's Award in 2008 and has been listed in America's Top Doctors for more than a decade.

Dr. Diamond speaks frequently to community physicians about pediatric endocrinology, with an emphasis on childhood obesity. He is the principal investigator for a $300,000 childhood obesity research grant to Johns Hopkins All Children's from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Since 2006, Dr. Diamond has been President of the Florida Camp for Children and Youth with Diabetes. He is fluent in Spanish.

Suzanne M. Jackman, MD

Dr. Jackman received her medical degree from the University of South Florida College of Medicine, where she received the Lewis A. Barness Award from the Department of Pediatrics and the Watson Clinic Foundation Award for Medical Research. She remained at USF for her pediatric residency, earning the Intern of the Year Award, followed by a fellowship in pediatric endocrinology.

Dr. Jackman's research was nominated for the Endocrine Society's Presidential Poster Competition in 2010 and 2011.

Dr. Jackman is board certified in pediatrics and is a member of the Endocrine Society. She is fluent in Spanish.


Ana is a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in Johns Hopkins All Children Hospital’s Diabetes and Endocrinology department. She is certified as a diabetes educator and in advanced diabetes management. In addition, she is certified in nursing professional development. She is also certified as an insulin pump and continuous glucose monitor trainer.
Ana is a member of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners and American Association of American Diabetes Educators.
Ana received her nursing degree from Jackson Memorial School of Nursing 1984, BS in Psychology from University of Florida 1985, Masters of Science in Nursing from University of South Florida.

Ana was born in Cuba and grew up in Miami, Florida. She is Bilingual in Spanish.


Nancy Elliot, RN, CDE

During Nancy's 20-year nursing career she has worked extensively with diabetic patients, developing effective patient care procedures and training families in their care. As a certified diabetes educator and clinic nurse for the University of South Florida College of Medicine pediatric endocrinology program, she educated newly diagnosed pediatric diabetes patients and their families on self care, equipment use and health issues. Nancy also has expertise in inpatient care and education for pediatric diabetes patients at Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital. Nancy is a certified insulin pump trainer.

Pamela Jones, RN, BSN

Pam has more than 15 years of nursing experience in the Tampa Bay area, including outpatient care, inpatient care, and home health care. She has been a school nurse for children at Nina Harris Exceptional Student Center in Pinellas County. Pam has also served as Diabetes/Endocrinology Coordinator for Children's Medical Services, specializing in care management. She especially enjoys teaching patients and families at every step of the care process.