The CEDIE (the Spanish acronym for Centro de Investigaciones Endocrinológicas “Dr. César Bergadá”) is a pioneering Endocrinological Research Center focused in Paediatric Endocrinology in Argentina.

Our mission is to combine clinical care, research and education in endocrine and related metabolic diseases.

CEDIE/CONICET works together with the Division of Endocrinology of the Buenos Aires Children's Hospital “Dr Ricardo Gutiérrez ”(or HNRG, the Spanish acronym for Hospital de Niños “Dr. Ricardo Gutiérrez”), an internationally renowned center for the diagnosis and treatment of paediatric patients with endocrine diseases, and also a reference center for postgraduate training for paediatric endocrinologists.

In 2016 the HNRG inaugurated the Translational Research Facility (TRF) with the objective to articulate high-level biomedical scientific research with hospital care, so that patients can more easily access to the advances in biomedical scientific research.


At present, more than 80 persons work in our Center, including basic and clinical researchers and research fellows (undertaking postdoctoral research); research assistants (supporting technicians and professionals); physicians and biochemists, medical interns and residents training as specialist practitioners; nurses and administrative staff.



Rodolfo Rey, MD, PhD  (contact:


Former CEDIE Directors

Dr. César Bergadá, 1973 - 1997

Dr. Marta Barontini, 1997 - 2005

Dr. Héctor E. Chemes, 2005 - 2011


History in brief


CEDIE was created in May 1973 as the result of an agreement between the National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET), the Secretary of Health of the City of Buenos Aires and the Children's Endocrinology Foundation (or FEI, the Spanish acronym for Fundación de Endocrinología Infantil).

Dr. César Bergadá was the first Director who with his determination gave CEDIE the stamp of his wishes, "the creation of a center of excellence in clinical research, especially in the area of Endocrinology, with a strong support of basic research, in benefit of patients, the professional community and society”.

Thats how, CEDIE, by means the combination of CEDIE/CONICET, the Endocrinology Division/HNRG and FEI, has become one of the most renowned Pediatric Endocrinology Center in Latin America.