Kathryn J. Stephens, MD :: Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, Ohio

Kathryn Stephens Obrynba, MD

Kathryn Stephens Obrynba, MD

Contact Information

700 Children's Dr
Columbus, OH 43205 [ map ]
PH: (614) 722-4425
FX: (614) 722-4440


Kathryn S. Obrynba, MD, is a member of the Section of Endocrinology at Nationwide Children's Hospital and is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Obrynba received her undergraduate and medical degrees from West Virginia University. She completed her internship and Pediatric residency at Nationwide Children's Hospital in 2010, went on to serve as chief resident, and completed her Pediatric Endocrinology fellowship at Nationwide Children's Hospital in 2014. Dr. Obrynba is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and is board eligible for the American Board of Pediatric Endocrinology. Her clinical and research interests include type 1 diabetes, Prader Willi syndrome and 22q11 deletion syndrome. Her administrative roles include Quality Improvement and serving on the Pediatric Residency Interview Committee. Dr. Obrynba is a professional member of The Endocrine Society and Pediatric Endocrine Society.


  • Female

Languages Spoken:

  • English

Clinical Interests

  • Type 1 Diabetes
  • Prader-Willi Syndrome
  • 22q11 Deletion Syndrome

Research Interests

Areas of Interest:

  • Prader-Willi Syndrome

Education and Training

Medical School

  • West Virginia University School of Medicine
    Date Completed: 05/13/2007


  • Nationwide Children's Hospital
    Date Completed: 06/30/2010


  • Nationwide Children's Hospital
    Date Completed: 06/30/2014


  • Pediatrics


  • Endocrinology


  • Pediatric Endocrinology
  • Pediatrics

Date of Appointment at Nationwide Children’s Hospital:

  • 07/01/2010


  • Meyer SL, Obrynba K, Almazan S. 2015. Update on Common Childhood Endocrine Disorders.  Current Problems in Pediatric and Adolescent Health Care. Vol. 45, no. 9. (September): 250-280.
  • Kamboj, MK, Stephens, KJ, Brilli, RJ, Yardley, HL, Lewis, J, et al. 2014. Assessment of Learning Guides Improvement in Diabetes Education Program: A QI Initiative for Type I Diabetes Mellitus in Children and Adolescents.  Int J Diabetes Clin Res. Vol. 1, no. 2. (November): 1-5.
  • Stephens, KJ, Rusin, J, Bowden, SA. 2013. Progressive Pituitary Hyperplasia over the Course of 2 years Demonstrated on MRI in a Patient with Long Standing, Profound Hypothyroidism.  Endocrinology Studies. Vol. 3, no. 1. (January): 5-7.
  • Stephens, KJ, Henwood-Finley, M. Thyroid Disorders in Children. In Succinct Pediatrics.
  • Meyer S, Obrynba KS. Puberty. In Current Problems in Pediatric and Adolescent Health Care.

Awards, Honors and Organizations

  • Member, The Endocrine Society
  • Member, Pediatric Endocrine Society
Nationwide Children's Hospital
700 Children's Drive Columbus, Ohio 43205 614.722.2000