Stacy Rustico


Lieutenant Commander, Navy

Department of Primary Appointment:
School of Medicine
Pediatric Endocrinologist
Location: Naval Medical Center, San Diego, CA
Research Interests:
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Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
1999 – 2003, BSE, Biomedical Engineering

Medical School:
Saint Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
2004 – 2008, MD


Lieutenant Commander Stacy Rustico was born in Orange, California in 1981. She attended Arizona State University, graduating with a degree in Biomedical Engineering in 2003. She earned her medical degree from Saint Louis University in 2008. She commissioned into the Navy in 2004 under the Health Profession Scholarship Program.
Following medical school, LCDR Rustico trained in Pediatrics at Naval Medical Center San Diego, completing training in 2011. Following residency, LCDR Rustico served as a Staff Pediatrician at Naval Hospital Guantanamo Bay. After a year of attending to the children residing in GTMO, she started fellowship at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
In 2015 she completed training and returned to NMCSD where she works as a Pediatric Endocrinologist and is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics for the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences. LCDR Rustico is currently serving as the DMS Representative to the Medical Executive Committee as well as Chair of the Professional Education Committee. She is involved in Career Development Boards and the Transition to Practice Symposium within the Career and Professional Development Committee.

Career Highlights: Positions, Projects, Deployements, Awards and Additional Publications

Career and Professional Development Committee, Naval Medical Center San Diego

Medical Executive Committee, DMS Representatitive, Naval Medical Center San Diego

Representative Bibliography

Rustico SE, Calabria AC, Garber SJ. Metabolic Bone Disease of Prematurity. Journal of Clinical and Translational Endocrinology. 2014; 1(3):85-91.

Rustico SE, et al. Calcitriol treatment in metabolic bone disease of prematurity with elevated parathyroid hormone: A preliminary study. Journal of Clinical and Translational Endocrinology. 2014; 2(1):14-20

Harrison VS, Rustico SE, Palladino AA, Ferrara C, Hawkes CP. Glargine co-administration with intravenous insulin in pediatric diabetic ketoacidosis is safe and facilitates transition to a subcutaneous regimen. Pediatric Diabetes, 2016. doi:10.1111/pedi.12462

Roy S, Rustico SE, Kublaoui B. Prevention and Treatment of Childhood Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome. Ahima RS (Ed.) Metabolic Syndrome. A Comprehensive Textbook, pp. 829-849,