Division Chief, Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine
Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine
Maria Demma Cabral, MD, received her medical degree from the University of the Philippines Manila in 2007. She completed her residency training in pediatrics at St. Joseph's Children's Hospital, in Paterson, New Jersey, in 2012. She pursued further training in adolescent medicine training at Niklaus Children's Hospital, in Miami, Florida (formerly known as Miami Children's Hospital). She was an assistant professor at the University of Mississippi Medical Center from 2015 to 2018. Her interests include pubertal development, high risk teens, eating disorders, and adolescent contraception and gynecology. She has worked on research with focus on eating disorders and improvement of HPV vaccination rates. She has interest in quality improvement projects related to adolescent health. She likes to be involved in medical student and resident education.
- American Board of Pediatrics (General Pediatrics)
- American Board of Pediatrics (Adolescent Medicine)
Education and Training
- Fellowship 2015, Adolescent Medicine, Miami Children's Hospital
- Residency 2012, Pediatrics, St. Joseph's Children's Hospital
- MD 2007, University of the Philippines Manila
- BS 2002, Biology, University of the Philippines Manila
- Adolescent Health Services
- Adolescent Health
- Adolescent Gynecology
- Adolescent Development
Greydanus D.E., Ergun-Longmire B., Cabral M.D., Patel D.R., Dickson C.A. Psychosocial aspects of sports medicine in pediatric athletes: Current concepts in the 21<sup>st</sup> century Disease-a-Month. 2023;69
Cabral M.D., Patel D.R., Greydanus D.E., Deleon J., Hudson E., Darweesh S. Medical perspectives on pediatric sports medicine–Selective topics Disease-a-Month. 2022;68
Clemente E., Cabral M.D., Senti M., Patel D.R. Challenges in the management of obesity in adolescents: an American perspective: a narrative review Pediatric Medicine. 2022;5
Deleon J., Cabral M.D., Kumaran S., Bolliet M., Coleman N. Sexually transmitted diseases/infections Behavioral Pediatrics II: Neuropsychiatry, Sexuality and Eating Disorders. Fifth Edition. 2022:145-197.
Greydanus D.E., Cabral M.D. Cannabis: Current concepts and conundrums Behavioral Pediatrics: Mental Health and Management. Fifth Edition. 2022:175-212.
Greydanus D.E., Cabral M.D., Patel D.R. Pelvic inflammatory disease in the adolescent and young adult: An update Disease-a-Month. 2022;68
Apple R.W., Dickson C.A., Cabral M.D.I. Integrated Behavioral Health in Pediatric Practice Pediatric Clinics of North America. 2021;68:xvii-xviii.
Cabral M.D., Anido R.K., Swayze E., Campbell C., Harpale R. Contraception: Updates Pediatric and Adolescent Sexuality and Gynecology: Principles for the Primary Care Clinician, Second Edition. 2021:323-382.
Clemente E., Liu G., Cabral M.D. Integrated Behavioral Health in Pediatric Subspecialty Clinics Pediatric Clinics of North America. 2021;68(3):633-649.
Clemente E., Parikh S., Cabral M.D., Patel D.R. Public health ethics in a year of the pandemic: A primer International Journal on Disability and Human Development. 2021;20:421-427.
Deleon J., Cabral M.D., Kumaran S., Bolliet M. Sexually transmitted diseases/infections Pediatric and Adolescent Sexuality and Gynecology: Principles for the Primary Care Clinician, Second Edition. 2021:419-478.
Greydanus D.E., Azmeh R., Cabral M.D., Dickson C.A., Patel D.R. Acne in the first three decades of life: An update of a disorder with profound implications for all decades of life Disease-a-Month. 2021;67
Baran K., Ryali B., Cabral M.D., Patel D.R. Neurobiology of suicide Building Children and Youth for the Future: Some International Aspects. 2020:89-96.
Cabral M.D., Holder N., Dharmapuri S. Sexual and reproductive health in the adolescent cardiac patient Chronic Disease and Disability: The Pediatric Heart, Second Edition. 2020:251-267.
Cabral M.D., Patel D.R. Risk factors and prevention strategies for anxiety disorders in childhood and adolescence Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology. 2020;1191:543-559.
Cabral M.D.I., Liu S., Soares N. Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder: diagnostic criteria, epidemiology, risk factors and evaluation in youth Translational Pediatrics. 2020;9:S104-S113.
Greydanus D.E., Merrick J., Cabral M.D. Pelvic inflammatory disease: Management requires a patient, prudent, prejudice-free provider International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health. 2020;32
Greydanus D.E., Randall K., Cabral M.D. Cannabis: Current concepts related to pediatrics Journal of Pain Management. 2020;13:195-228.
Neelakantan M., Ryali B., Cabral M.D., Harris A., McCarroll J., Patel D.R. Academic performance following sport-related concussions in children and adolescents: A scoping review International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2020;17:1-12.
Nguyen M., Cabral M.D., Patel D.R. Suicide in adolescents: Exploring the role of religion Building Children and Youth for the Future: Some International Aspects. 2020:71-78.
Patel D.R., Cabral M.D., Ho A., Merrick J. A clinical primer on intellectual disability Translational Pediatrics. 2020;9:S23-S35.
Agana M.G., Greydanus D.E., Indyk J.A., Calles J.L., Kushner J., Leibowitz S., Chelvakumar G., Cabral M.D. Caring for the transgender adolescent and young adult: Current concepts of an evolving process in the 21st century Disease-a-Month. 2019;65(9):303-356.
Balun J., Dominick K., Cabral M.D., Taubel D. Endometriosis in adolescents Pediatric Medicine. 2019;2
Cabral M.D., Patel D.R. Adolescent gynecology Pediatric Medicine. 2019;2
Comkornruecha M., Sigourney R., Cabral M.D. Emergency contraception Pediatric Medicine. 2019;2
Holder N., Ahmed N., Cabral M.D. Human papillomavirus infection in adolescents Pediatric Medicine. 2019;2
Miller K., Konal J., Brown K., Cabral M.D. Abnormal uterine bleeding Pediatric Medicine. 2019;2
Newbery G., Neelakantan M., Cabral M.D., Omar H. Amenorrhea in adolescents Pediatric Medicine. 2019;2
Werbinski J.L., Rojek M.K., Cabral M.D.I. The Need to Integrate Sex and Gender Differences into Pediatric Pedagogy Advances in Pediatrics. 2019;66:15-35.
Cabral M., Siqueira L.M. Hydrosalpinx in Postmenarchal Nonsexually Active Girls: A Review of 6 Cases in a Children's Hospital Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology. 2015;28(6):e203-e207.
Patni N., Diaz E.G.L., Cabral M., Siqueira L.M., Diaz A. Worsening hypertriglyceridemia with oral contraceptive pills in an adolescent with HIV-associated lipodystrophy: A case report and review of the literature Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism. 2014;27(11-12):1247-1251.
- Plummer-Vinson Syndrome as a Unique Trigger for Disordered Eating. Fawad JA, Cabral MDI, Jones P, 40th Annual Kalamazoo Community Medical and Health Sciences Research Day, Kalamazoo, Michigan, 04/2022
- Hyperglycemia During Refeeding Syndrome in Severe Anorexia Nervosa: A Case Report. Cabral MD, Clemente E, Lager C, Murthi N, Roberts C, 38th Annual Kalamazoo Community Medical and Health Sciences Virtual Research Day, Kalamazoo, Michigan, 04/2021
- A Literature Review On the Association Between Vitamin D Deficiency and Multiple Sclerosis. Sheidu M, Cabral MD, 38th Annual Kalamazoo Community Medical and Health Sciences Virtual Research Day, Kalamazoo, Michigan, 04/2021
- Toward Standardization of Hospitalization for Adults With Decompensated Disordered Eating: A Case Series and Lessons Learned. Cabral MD, Helmstetter N, Ring A, 38th Annual Kalamazoo Community Medical and Health Sciences Virtual Research Day, Kalamazoo, Michigan, 04/2021