Welcome to

Centro de Investigaciones Endocrinológicas “Dr. César Bergadá” (CEDIE)

CONICET – FEI – División de Endocrinología, Hospital de Niños Ricardo Gutiérrez


About us

CEDIE is a pioneering research institute on Paediatric Endocrinology in Argentina, whose mission is to combine clinical care, research and education in endocrine and related metabolic diseases.

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).

CEDIE 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.


Director, CEDIE

Rodolfo REY, MD, PhD  (contact: rodolforey@cedie.org.ar)

Chief, Division of Endocrinology

Ignacio BERGADA, MD, PhD (contact: ibergada@cedie.org.ar)



The mission of CEDIE is the pursuit of excellence in endocrinology and related disciplines. We are committed to the best quality of research and training, and to the promotion of translational medicine by enhancing communication between clinic and research.



  • To conduct clinical and basic research projects in medical sciences to enhance the understanding of endocrine diseases and to accelerate the search for new diagnoses and treatments.
  • To provide the HNRG Division of Endocrinology and the scientific community in general with state of the art diagnostic tools as well as scientific and technical assistance.
  • To encourage rigorous training for researchers including doctoral students and post-doctoral fellows, as well as technicians and professionals in health and the biomedical area.
  • To spread the discoveries and other training activities through special seminars and courses, and establishing collaborative relationships with similar research organizations in the country and abroad.



CEDIE has made outstanding and broad contributions to Biomedical Research. More specifically, CEDIE has concentrated most of its efforts in the understanding of the endocrinology system and its associated diseases.


Laboratories & Research Programs

  1. Relationship between the growth hormone (GH)–insulin-like growth factor (IGF)-I axis and growth retardation
  2. Growth Factors and Tumor Biology
  3. Arachidonic Acid Products in Renal and Endocrine Physiology and Pathophysiology
  4. Gonadal Cell Biology
  5. Ovary Biology
  6. Physiology and Pathology of the Pituitary–Ovarian axis
  7. Pathophysiological and Clinical aspects of Gonadal Development
  8. Thyroid Pathology in Children and Adolescents
  9. Hypertyrotropinemia and Subclinical Hypothyroidism
  10. Neonatal Metabolic and Endocrine Disorders
  11. Physiology and Pathophysiology of the Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal axis



Address: Hospital de Niños R. Gutiérrez – Gallo 1330 – C1425EFD Buenos Aires – Argentina – Telephone: +54-11-49635931