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Moira Pfeifer, MD

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Dr. Pfeifer is a pediatric endocrinologist at Dayton Children's and a retired member of the United States Air Force. She attended University of Virginia for her undergraduate degree before attending medical school at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland. She completed her internship and residency at Wilford Hall United States Air Force Medical Center, and her endocrinology fellowship at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences.

Dr. Pfeifer is a long-standing member of the endocrinology team, having joined in 1993. Dr. Pfeifer enjoys caring for and teaching patients with chronic conditions, so that she can give them the tools to succeed.


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education and training

  • medical school: Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Maryland
  • residency: Wilford Hall Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas
  • fellowship: Pediatric endocrinology, Uniformed Services of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland and the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC.
  • board certification: Pediatrics and pediatric endocrinology

publications and presentations

  1. Curley, M, Nickels, DA, Poth, M, Betz, J:  The Effects of Sex Steroids on Lipid Peroxidation in the Diabetic Rat Model.  Uniformed Services Pediatric Seminar, 1991, page 194.
  2. Nickels, DA, Curley, M, Betz, J, Poth, M:  Effect of Growth Hormone on Diabetic Nephropathy:   Preliminary Studies and Establishment of a Rat Model.  Uniformed Services Pediatric Seminar, 1992, page 201
  3. Curley, M, Francis, G, Maline, J:  Soluble Interleukin 2 receptor Levels in Patients with Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus.  Uniformed Services Pediatric Seminar, 1993
  4. Curley, M, Betz, J, Nickels, D, Poth, M:  Free Radical Production in a Diabetic Rat Model as Measured by Urinary 8 Isoprostane:  Correlation with Hyperglycemia.  American Diabetes Association, 1993
  5. Curley, M, Payne, J, Betz, J, Poth, M:  Lipid Peroxidation in the Diabetic Rat Model-A Comparison of Two Methods.  Lawson Wilkens Pediatric Endocrinology Meeting, 1993
  6. Burns, Cassandra, Pfeifer, M: Phytoestrogens as an exogenous etiology of premature thelarche.  ESPE/LWPES 7th Joint Meeting Paediatric Endocrinology, September 2005


Gartner, L, Pfeifer, M, Albini, C, Francis, G:  Soluble Interleukin 2 Receptor Levels in Children in Type I Insulin-Dependent Diabetes Mellitus, Annals of Clinical and Laboratory Science, Vol 25:44-51, 1995

awards, honors and organizations

  • 2001 Teaching Award, Wright-Patterson AFB, Medical Center
  • 2003 Teaching Award, Wright-Patterson AFB, Medical Center
  • Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics

get to know me

I chose my specialty because...

I enjoy working with patients and families with chronic diseases. I like to teach and give the families and the patients the tools to succeed.

I like working with kids because...

They are our future. They are smart and hungry for knowledge and can be taught to how to live healthy and productive lives. And I so appreciate their honesty! It has brought a smile to my face on many occasions!

I chose to work at Dayton Children's because...

I have been on staff at Dayton Children's since 1993, when I first moved to Dayton as a member of the United States Air Force. I retired from the military in 2007, and I wanted to continue to work at a children’s hospital. Dayton Children's was the obvious choice.

Dayton Children's is special because...

It is big enough for multiple subspecialties and state-of-the-art technology, but small enough to provide personal attention and one on one care.

ratings and reviews

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She's very caring about her patients. Very knowledgeable and she shows concern and compassion, and also Karen in lab was tremendous. I mean she got her blood when anybody else couldn't. So I greatly appreciate that.

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Dr. Pfeifer is a great doctor.

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I am very grateful and very thankful for the staff at the diabetes Clinic. They take very good care of my granddaughter and I would recommend this office to anyone. They are a caring staff. They're very valuable. They're available staff, their educational. They treat you with 100%, 100 % with respect. I cannot say enough about this staff. And again, I want to say thank you for everything you've done for my granddaughter.

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Dr. Pfeifer cares about my feelings and tries to work with me, especially since it's my first year in college and I always feel like she's not judging but always trying to help and that's keep be healthier.

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