Published on August 08, 2018

Essentia Health Welcomes Dr. Kannan Kasturi

Kannan Kasturi, MD Pediatric Diabetes & Endocrinology

Dr. Kannan Kasturi, a pediatric endocrinologist, has joined the Pediatric Diabetes and Endocrinology Department at the Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic in Duluth, Minnesota.

“I was drawn to this opportunity by beautiful Lake Superior and the warmth of the people I’ve met here,” says Dr. Kasturi. “The interactions I had during my interviews were incredible and definitely influenced my decision.”

Dr. Kasturi earned a medical degree from the University of Seychelles American Institute of Medicine in Victoria, Seychelles. He completed a residency in pediatrics at State University of New York Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York, and a fellowship in pediatric endocrinology at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.

Dr. Kasturi specializes in pediatric endocrinology, which focuses on hormones and their effect in children. “Hormones play a vital role in everyone, through all stages in life, but are especially significant in growing kids,” he explains.  “Minor imbalances in hormone levels can cause a lot of problems, so early detection and correction of these imbalances can be life changing.”

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Kasturi, call (218) 786-3029. To see his full profile, visit

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