Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

Friedman Fellowship

A group of clinical staff around a conference table.The Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman Fellowship Program provides support and funding for Endocrinology and Diabetes Fellows. This Friedman Fellowship Program was established with a generous gift given by the Dr. Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman New York Foundation for Medical Research, a charitable organization dedicated to empowering scientists and clinicians who are focused on improving health and curing disease.

The Friedman Fellowship Program has supported many fellows in our Division since 2000. “Friedman Fellows” remain in the program for 2-3 years, depending on whether they are focusing on clinical care or research. A fellow has to be accepted to our training Program before they are named as a “Friedman Fellow.” The Friedman Fellows carry on Dr. Gerald J. Friedman’s legacy of dedication and devotion to the health and wellbeing of patients with diabetes and metabolic disease. Dr. Friedman’s focus on using clinical practice and advancing knowledge through research and education mirrors the major tenets of the Medical Center and the values of our Friedman Fellows. As a reminder of this commitment to patient care and the advancement of knowledge, each Fellow is given a special certificate of recognition at the end of their training. Friedman Fellows also join the Friedman Fellows Foundation Symposium, which takes place on Diabetes Day every year. 

Anastassios G. Pittas, MD MS, Professor of Medicine and Chief of the Division, was the first Friedman Fellow. Lisa Ceglia, MD MS, Associate Professor of Medicine, also trained as a Friedman Fellow.

Please browse all Friedman Fellow alumni by clicking on the tab below.

In 2021, the Friedman Foundation Program at Tufts Medical Center had its 20th anniversary.

Gerald J. Friedman, MD and his wifeGerald J. Friedman, MD was an internist known as a superb diagnostician, as well as a specialist in diabetes, cardiac disease, endocrinology and nutrition.

A lifelong New Yorker, Dr. Friedman earned his bachelor's and medical degrees from NYU. After serving as commanding officer of the 222nd Station Hospital in World War II, he joined the staff of Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City, where he stayed until 1993, holding many key positions, including Chief of the Medical Intensive Care Unit (now named after him), Chief of Diabetes and Metabolism, Chief of Metabolism and Endocrinology and President of the Center's medical board.

Dr. Friedman was also a physician at Bellevue and University Hospitals and, from 1965 to 1970, headed a board reviewing the relation of diet to coronary heart disease for the New York City Department of Health.  Dr. Friedman maintained a notable private practice and kept an active schedule working in a number of hospital clinics.

For more than 30 years, beginning in 1957, he served as the international Medical Director for the United Parcel Service.  He embraced this position as he did all challenges in his life with enthusiasm and eagerness to learn as much as he could.  He was active in a variety of related positions, holding top offices in the New York State Society of Industrial Medicine, the New York Occupational Medicine Association, the Industrial Medical Association, and the Occupational Health Institute.

Dr. Friedman had a career-long interest in diabetes. He held almost every post that existed in the New York Diabetes Association and, with his wife, Dorothy, a Boston-born pianist and recording artist, helped that organization create a summer camp for children with diabetes.  He wrote extensively on the management of diabetes, especially in the workplace, at a time when many employers discriminated against people with this disease.  Mrs. Friedman stopped performing professionally after her husband finished his residency, and became an active volunteer for Beth Israel Medical Center and the New York Diabetes Association.

Dr. Friedman died at the age of 91 on November 25, 2004 following a prolonged illness.

Taso Pittas, MDAnastassios Pittas, MD, MS
Chief, Department of Endocrinology, Tufts Medical Center
Co-Director, Diabetes and Lipid Center at Tufts Medical Center
Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine

Fellow: 2000-2002

 

 

 

 

 

Radhika Hariharan, MDRadhika Hariharan, MD
Endocrinologist
Fellow: 2001-2003

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Solages is a past Endocrinology Fellow.Florence Solages, MD
Director, Obesity, Diabetes and Metabolism Center of South Florida
Fellow: 2002-2004

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lisa NeffLisa Neff, MD
Assistant Professor, Northwestern University
Faculty Member, Northwestern Comprehensive Center on Obesity
Medical Co-Director, Healthy For You, Healthy For Two Program
Fellow: 2003-2006

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lisa Ceglia is a bone metabolic disease specialist at Tufts Medical Center in Boston.Lisa Ceglia, MD
Director, Metabolic Bone Diseases Clinic, Tufts Medical Center
Associate Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Fellow: 2004-2006

 

 

 

 

 

 


Dr. Amori was a past fellowRenee E. Amori, MD, FACE
Endocrinologist, Cooper University Hospital
Assistant Professor, Drexel University College of Medicine
Fellow: 2005-2007

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. LubowskyNoah Lubowsky, MD
Endocrinologist, Heritage Valley Endocrinology
Fellow: 2006-2008

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Sayed is a past endocrinology fellow.Nuha El Sayed, MD
Associate Director, Obesity Clinic, Joslin Diabetes Center
Instructor, Harvard Medical School
Staff, Harvard Medical Faculty Physicians
Fellow: 2007-2009

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Dr. Tsai is a past fellowWen-Yee Tsai, MD
Endocrinologist, Associated Internal Medical Group Inc., Oakland, CA
2008-2010

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


PhadeRadhika Phadke, MD
Endocrinologist, Cornerstone Endocrinology, High Point, NC
2009-2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Ester LeeEsther Y. Lee, MD
Endocrinologist, Jordan Hospital, Plymouth, MA
2010-2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. UmmaritchotVorawan Ummaritchot, MD
Fellow: 2012-2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. AkmalAnam Akmal, MD
Fellow: 2013-2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. JaveedIqra Javeed, MD
Fellow: 2014-2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Dr. Sperling Scott Sperling, MD
Fellow: 2015-2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Robin Koshy, MD is an endocrinologist at Tufts MC.Robin Koshy, MD
Fellow: 2016-2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Feyza ErenlerFeyza Erenler, MD
Endocrinologist, Tufts Medical Center
Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Fellow: 2018-2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stephany MattaStephany Matta
Endocrinologist
Fellow: 2019-2021

This page lists all of the peer-reviewed manuscripts, editorials, letters, books, book chapters and evidence-based reports and educational materials that Friedman Fellows have co-authored from 2011-2020. Friedman Fellows are shown in bold.

2011

Ann Y. McDermott, Thomas M. van Himbergen, Eliana Polisecki, Nuha A. ElSayed, Edward Saltzman, Caroline Apovian, Margaret E. Brousseau, Ernst J. Schaefer, The Leptin Receptor K109R, Pro-protein Convertase Subtilisin/Kexin type 1 Q665E, and Uncoupling Protein 3 Y210Y Polymorphisms Predict Morbid Obesity: Results from the Boston Obesity Genetics and Lifestyle (BOGL) Study, Clinical Genetics.

Ceglia L, Chiu G, Harris SS, Aruajo A. Serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentration and physical function in adult men. Clin Endocrinol (Oxf) 2011; Mar;74(3):370-6.

RU Simpson and Ceglia L. Vitamin D and Skeletal Muscle Function. In Vitamin D, 3rd Ed., eds. Felman D, Pike JW, Adams JS. Elsevier Press, 2011.

Neff LM, Culiner J, Cunningham-Rundles S, Seidman C, Meehan D, Maturi J, Wittkowski KM, Levine B, and Breslow JL.  Algal docosahexaenoic acid favorably affects plasma lipoprotein particle size distribution in overweight and obese adults.  J Nutr 2011; 141:207-213.

Pendyala S, Neff LM, Suarez-Farinez M, and Holt PR. Weight loss in obesity reduces colorectal inflammation; implications in colorectal carcinogenesis.  Am J Clin Nutr 2011;93 234-242.

Kushner RK and Neff LM. Surgery for Severe Obesity.  In: Rippe JM, ed.  Lifestyle Medicine, 2nd edition.  CRC Press.  2011.

Chandler-Laney PC, Phadke RP, Granger WM, Fernández JR, Muñoz JA, Man CD, Cobelli C, Ovalle F, Gower BA. Age-related changes in insulin sensitivity and β-cell function among European-American and African-American women. Obesity, 2011; Mar;19(3):528-35.

Chandler-Laney P, Phadke R, Granger W, Muñoz AJ, Dalla Man C, Cobelli C, Ovalle F, Fernández J, Gower BA. Adiposity and β-cell function: relationships differ with ethnicity and age.  Obesity 2011; Mar; 19(3):528-35

Mitri J, Muraru MD and Pittas AG. Vitamin D and type 2 diabetes. A systematic review. EJCN 2011; 65(9): 1005-1015

Mitri J, Dawson-Hughes B and Pittas AG. The effects of vitamin D and calcium supplementation on pancreatic beta cell function, insulin sensitivity and glycemia in adults at high risk for diabetes.  The CaDDM randomized controlled trial Am J Clin Nutr 2011; 94(2): 486-494.

Pittas AG and Dawson-Hughes B. Vitamin D and type 2 diabetes and hypertension in Feldman D, Pike W and Adams J (editors) Vitamin D (3rd edition), pp 1907 – 1930, 2011.

Pittas AG, Nelson J, Mitri J, Hillman W, Garganta C, Nathan DM and Dawson-Hughes. Plasma 25-hydroxyvitamin D and progression to diabetes in patients at risk for diabetes: an ancillary analysis in the Diabetes Prevention Program. Diabetes Care 2012; 35(3): 565-73

CALERIE Study Group. Design and Conduct of the CALERIE Study: Comprehensive Assessment of the Long-term Effects of Reducing Intake of Energy J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 2011:66(1):97-108

2012

Liu, E, McKeown, NM, Pittas, AG, Meigs, JB, Economos, CD, Booth, SL, Jacques, PF. Predicted 25-hydroxyvitamin D score and change in fasting plasma glucose in the Framingham offspring study. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition 2012; 66 (1):139-41

Pittas AG
, Nelson J, Mitri J, Hillmann W, Garganta C, Nathan DM, Hu FB and Dawson-Hughes B. Vitamin D status and progression to diabetes in patients at risk for diabetes: an ancillary analysis in the Diabetes Prevention Program randomized controlled trial. Diabetes Care 2012; 35(3):565-573 

Pittas AG
and Dawson-Hughes B. Vitamin D and type 2 diabetes and hypertension in Feldman D, Pike W and Adams J (editors) Vitamin D (3rd edition), 2012; pp 1907 - 1930.

Harris SS, Pittas AG and Palermo NJ.A randomized, placebo-controlled trial of vitamin D supplementation to improve glycaemia in overweight and obese African Americans. Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism 2012:14(9):789-94

Neff LM and Landsberg L. Obesity in Pregnancy.  In Cohen W and August P, ed. Obstetric Medicine. 2012.

Kushner RK and Neff LM. Surgery for Severe Obesity.  In: Rippe JM, ed.  Lifestyle Medicine, 2nd edition.  CRC Press.  2012

Cardozo ER, Dune TJ, Neff LM, Brocks ME, Ekpo GE, Barnes RB, and Marsh EE. Knowledge of obesity and its impact on reproductive health outcomes among urban women.  J Comm Health 2012; 38(2): 261-7

Cardozo ER, Neff LM, Brocks ME, Ekpo GE, Dune TJ, Barnes RB, and Marsh EE. Infertility patients’ knowledge of the effects of obesity on reproductive health outcomes.  Am J Obstet Gynecol 2012; 207(6): 509

2013

Ceglia L, Rivas DA, Pojednic RM, Price LL, Harris SS, Smith D, Fielding RA, Dawson-Hughes B. Effects of alkali supplementation and vitamin D insufficiency on rat skeletal muscle. Endocrine. 2013 Oct;44(2):454-464

Lee E, Klementowicz P, Hegele R, Asztalos B, Schaefer E.HDL Deficiency due to a New Insertion Mutation (ApoA-1 Nashua) and Review of the Literature. Journal of Clinical Lipidology 2013; 7(2): 169-73

Ceglia L and SS Harris. Vitamin D and its role in skeletal muscle. Calcified Tissue International 2013; 92(2): 151-62

Ceglia L, Niramitmahapanya S, Price LL, Harris SS, Fielding RA, Dawson-Hughes B, An evaluation of the reliability of muscle fiber cross-sectional area and fiber number measurements in rat skeletal muscle. Biol Proced Online. 2013 Mar 8;15(1):6. doi: 10.1186/1480-9222-15-6.

Dawson-Hughes B, Harris SS, Palermo NJ, Ceglia L, Rasmussen H, Meal conditions affect the absorption of supplemental vitamin D3 but not the plasma 25-hydroxyvitamin D response to supplementation. J Bone Miner Res. 2013 Aug;28(8):1778-83.

Patel F, Khagi S, Daly K, Lechan R, Ummaritchot V, Saif M. Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumor with Ectopic Adrenocorticotropin Production: A Case Report and Review of Literature, Anticancer Res. 2013 Volume 33 (9): 4001-5.

Song Y, Wang L, Pittas AG, Del Gobbo LC, Zhang C, Manson JE, and Hu FB. Blood 25-hydroxy vitamin D levels and incident type 2 diabetes: a meta-analysis of prospective studies.Diabetes Care 2013:36(5):1422-8 [PMC3631862]

Batra, P. Das, SK, Salinardi, T, Robinson, L, Saltzman, E, Scott, T, Pittas, AG, Roberts, SB. Eating behaviors as predictors of weight loss in a 6 month weight loss intervention. Obesity 2013:20[ PMC Pending][PMID: 23512619]

Salinardi TC, Batra P, Roberts SB, Urban LE, Robinson LM, Pittas AG, Lichtenstein AH, Deckersbach T, Saltzman E, Das SK. Lifestyle intervention reduces body weight and improves cardiometabolic risk factors in worksites. Am J Clin Nutr 2013:97 (4): 667-76 [PMC Pending][PMID: 23426035]

Batra PJ, Das SK, Salinardi T, Robinson L, Saltzman E, Scott T, Pittas A and Roberts S. Relationship of cravings with weight loss and hunger: results from a 6 month worksite weight loss intervention. Appetite 2013:69:1-7 [PMID 23684901]

Ceglia L, Niramitmahapanya S, Morais MD, Rivas DA, Harris SS, Bischoff-Ferrari H, Fielding RA, Dawson-Hughes B. A randomized study on the effect of vitamin D3 supplementation on skeletal muscle morphology and vitamin D receptor concentration in older women J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2013 Dec;98(12):E1927-35.

Neff LM and Landsberg L. Obesity in Pregnancy.In Cohen W and August P, ed. Obstetric Medicine: Management of Medical Disorders in Pregnancy. In press.

Wittmann G, Hrabovszky E, Lechan RM, Distinct Glutamatergic and GABAergic Subsets of Hypothalamic Pro-opiomelanocortin Neurons Revealed by In Situ Hybridization in Male Rats and Mice, J Comp Neurol. 2013 Oct 1;521(14):3287-302. PMCID: PMC4003895.

Kushner RK and Neff LM. Surgery for Severe Obesity.In: Rippe JM, ed. Lifestyle Medicine, 2nd edition.CRC Press, 2013.

Cardozo ER, Dune TJ, Neff LM, Brocks ME, Ekpo GE, Barnes RB, and Marsh EE. Knowledge of obesity and its impact on reproductive health outcomes among urban women.J Comm Health 2013;38(2):261-7.

2014

Wittmann G, Harney JW, Singru PS, Nouriel SS, Larsen PR, Lechan RM, Inflammation-inducible type 2 deiodinase expression in the leptomeninges, choroid plexus, and at brain blood vessels in male rodents, Endocrinology 155:2009-2019, 2014. PMCID: PMC3990842.

Akmal A, Kung J, Propylthiouracil, and methimazole and carbimazole- related hepatotoxicity, October 2014, Vol. 12, No 10, Pages 139a7-1406 (doi:10.1517/14740338.2014.953796)

Karl JP, Cheatham RA, Das SK, Hyatt RR, Gilhooly CH, Pittas AG, Lieberman HR, Lerner D, Roberts SB and Saltzman E. Effect of glycemic load on eating behavior self-efficacy during weight loss. Appetite 2104 Sept;80:204-11.

Badenhoop K, Tamer G, Orio F, Mezza T, Vieth R, Colao AA, Pittas Vitamin D as a potential contributor in endocrine health and disease. Muscogiuri G, Mitri J, Mathieu C, A. Eur J Endocrinol. 2014 May 28. pii: EJE-14-0158

Seida JC, Mitri J, Colmers I, Majumdar SR, Davidson MB, Edwards AL, Hanley DA, Pittas AG, Tjosvold L, Johnson JA.Effect of Vitamin D Supplementation on Improving Glucose Homeostasis and Preventing Diabetes: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. J Clin Endocrinol Metab 99: 3551-3560, 2014.

Pittas AG, Dawson-Hughes B, Sheehan PR, Rosen CJ, Ware JH, Knowler WC, Staten MA and the D2d Research Group (Neff L). Rationaled and Design of the Vitamin D and Type 2 Diabetes Study: A Diabetes Prevention Trial. Diabetes Care 37: 3227-3234, 2014

Mitri J, Nelson J, Ruthazer R, Garganta C, Nathan DM, Hu FB, Dawson-Hughes B and Pittas AG. Plasma 25-hydroxyvitamin D and risk of metabolic syndrome: an ancillary analysis in the Diabetes Prevention Program. EJCN 2014 Mar;68(3):376-83

Mitri J and Pittas AG. Vitamin D and diabetes. Endocrinol Metab Clin N Am 2014: Mar;43(1):205-32.

Dawson-Hughes B, Harris SS, Ceglia L, Palermo NJ. Serum sclerostin levels vary with season. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2014 Jan;99(1):E149-52.

Pojednic RM,Ceglia L.The Emerging Biomolecular Role of Vitamin D in Skeletal Muscle. Exerc Sport Sci Rev. 2014 Apr;42(2):76-81.

Dawson-Hughes B, Harris SS,Ceglia L, Palmero NJ. Effect of supplemental vitamin D and calcium on serum sclerostin levels. Eur J Endocrinol. 2014 Mar 13;170(4):645-50.

2015

Turi GF, Wittmann G, Lechan RM, Losonczy A.Ambient GABA modulates septo-hippocampal inhibitory terminals via presynaptic GABAb receptors. Neuropharmacology. 2015 Jan;88:55-62.

Alzaman A, Pittas AG, O’Leary MO and Ceglia L. Post-thyroidectomy hypocalcemia exacerbated by chyle leak. Endocrinol Diabetes Metab Case Rep. 2015;2015:140110. doi: 10.1530/EDM-14-0110.. [PMID 25861451]

Werneck De Castro JP, Fonseca TL, Ueta C, McAnich EA, Abdalla S, Wittmann G, Lechan RM, Gereben B, Bianco AC, Tissue differences in D2 ubiquitination reveal pivotal new property of the TRH/TSH feedback mechanism,Clin Invest 125: 769-781, 2015.

Wittmann G, Szabon J, Mohácsik P, Nouriel SS, Gereben B, Fekete C, Lechan RM. Parallel regulation of thyroid hormone transporters OATP1c1 and MCT8 during and after endotoxemia at the blood-brain barrier of male rodents. Endocrinology. 2015 Apr;156(4):1552-64.

Dawson-Hughes B, Harris SS, Palermo NJ, Gilhooly CH, Shea MK, Fielding RA, Ceglia L. Potassium Bicarbonate Supplementation Lowers Bone Turnover and Calcium Excretion in Older Men and Women: A Randomized Dose-Finding Trial. J Bone Miner Res, 2015 Nov, 30(11):2103-11.

Ceglia L, Nelson J, Ware J, Alysandratos K, Bray G, Garganta C, Nathan D, Hu F, Dawson-Hughes B, Pittas AG. Association between body weight and composition and plasma 25-hydroxyvitamin D level in the Diabetes Prevention Program Eur J Nutr. 2015.

Alzaman A, Pittas AG, O’Leary MO and Ceglia L. Post-thyroidectomy hypocalcemia exacerbated by chyle leak. Endocrinol Diabetes Metab Case Rep. 2015;2015:140110. doi: 10.1530/EDM-14-0110.. [PMID 25861451]

Balk EM, Early A, Raman G, Avendano EA, Pittas AG and Remington PL. Combined Diet and Physical Activity Promotion Programs to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes Among Persons at Increased Risk: A Systematic Review for the Community Preventive Services Task Force. Ann Intern Med online 14 July 2015

Pittas AG, Westcott G and Balk EM. Technosphere Inhaled Insulin for Patients with Diabetes: AG, Westcott G and Balk EM. Efficacy, Safety and Patient Acceptability of Technosphere Inhaled Insulin for Patients with Diabetes: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology 2015:3:886-894

Werneck de Castro JP, Fonseca TL, Ueta CB, McAninch EA, Abdalla S, Wittmann G, Lechan RM, Gereben B, Bianco AC. Differences in hypothalamic type 2 deiodinase ubiquitination explain localized sensitivity to thyroxine. J Clin Invest. 2015 Feb;125(2):769-81

Wittmann G, Mohácsik P, Balkhi MY, Gereben B, Lechan RM. Endotoxin-induced inflammation down-regulates L-type amino acid transporter 1 (LAT1) expression at the blood-brain barrier of male rats and mice. Fluids Barriers CNS. 2015 Sep 4;12(1):21. doi: 10.1186/s12987-015-0016-8.

Pojednic RM, Ceglia L, Olsson K, Gustafsson T, Lichtenstein AH, Dawson-Hughes B, Fielding RA. Effects of 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 and vitamin D3 on the expression of the vitamin d receptor in human skeletal muscle cells. Calcified Tissue International. 2015; 96(3):256-63.

Pojednic RM, Ceglia L, Lichtenstein AH, Dawson-Hughes B, Fielding RA. Vitamin D receptor protein is associated with interleukin-6 in human skeletal muscle. Endocrine. 2015; 49(2):512-20.

2016

Fontana L, Villareal DT, Das SK, Smith SR, Meydani SN, Pittas AG, Klein S, Bhapkar M, Rochon J, Ravussin E, Holloszy JO and the CALERIE Study Group. Effects of 2-year calorie restriction on circulating levels of IGF-1, IGF-binding proteins and cortisol in non-obese men and women: a randomized clinical trial. Aging Cell 2016:15(1):22-7.

Martin CK, Bhapkar M, Pittas AG, Pieper CF, Das SK, Williamson DA, Scott T, Redman LM, Stein R, Gilhooly CH, Steward T, Robinson L and Roberts SB for the Comprehensive Assessment of Long-term Effects of Reducing Intake of Energy (CALERIE) Phase 2 Study Group. Association of calorie restriction with mood, quality of life, sleep and sexual function in healthy non-obese adults. JAMA Internal Medicine 2016:176(6):743-752 PMCID: PMC4717266

Alzaman NS, Dawson-Hughes B, Nelson J, D’Alessio D and Pittas AG. Vitamin D status of black and white Americans and changes in vitamin D metabolites after varied doses of vitamin D supplementation. AJCN 2016:104(1):205-14

Shahraz S, Pittas AG, Lundquist CM, Danaei G and Kent D. Do Patient Characteristics Impact Decisions by Clinicians on Hemoglobin A1c Targets? Diabetes Care 2016:39 (September 2016). PMID27335318

Shahraz S, Pittas AG and Kent D. Less is More: Prediabetes risk in adult Americans According to a risk test. JAMA IM 2016.

Clifton RG, Evans M, Cahill AG, Franks PW, Gallagher D, Phelan S, Pomeroy J, Redman LM, Van Horn L; LIFE-Moms Research Group. Design of lifestyle intervention trials to prevent excessive gestational weight gain in women with overweight or obesity. Obesity. 2016;24(2):305-13.

Neff LM*, Hoffmann ME*, Zeiss DM, Lowry K, Edwards M, Rodriguez SM, Wachsberg KN, Kushner RF, Landsberg L. Core temperature is lower in postmenopausal women than premenopausal women: implications for energy metabolism and mid-life weight gain.Cardiovasc Endocrinol 5(4)151, 2016.

Amori RE, Simon B. A primer on diabetes mellitus: foundations for the incoming first-year resident.MedEdPORTALPublications.2016;12:10469.http://dx.doi.org/10.15766/mep_2374-8265.10469

Amori, R. Consulting Editor, Endocrinology and Diabetes Mellitus, Taber’s Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary, 23 E..

Ceglia L & Toni R. Vitamina D e muscolo striato. L’Endocrinologo, 2016 Jun;17(3):136-142.

Javeed I, Chandhok N, Lechan RM, Tischler AS, Siegel R, Kung J, The Art of Neuroendocrinology: A Case-Based Approach to Medical Decision Making, Challenges in the Management of Ectopic Cushing’s Syndrome, L. Blevins, Ed, Nova Science Pub, Inc., 2016.

2017

Ceglia L, Nelson J, Ware J, Alysandratos KD, Bray GA, Garganta C, Nathan DM, Hu FB, Dawson-Hughes B and Pittas AG. Association between body weight and composition and plasma 25-hydroxyvitamin D level in the Diabetes Prevention Program. Eur J Nutr. 2017 Feb; 56(1):161-170 PMID: 26525562

Lewis MR, Macauley RC, Sheehan PR, Staten MA, Phillips LS, Rasouli N and Pittas AG, D2d Research Group.  Management of hemoglobin variants detected incidentally in HbA1c testing: a common problem currently lacking a standard approach.  Diabetes Care 2017 Feb 40 (2):e8-e9. PMID:27899488

Alzahrani S, Nelson J, Moss S, Paulus JK, Knowler W and Pittas AG. H. pylori seroprevalence and risk of diabetes: an ancillary case-control study nested in the diabetes prevention program. J Diabetes Complications 2017 Jun 3

Angellotti E and Pittas AG. The role of vitamin D in the prevention of type 2 diabetes. To D or not to D? Endocrinology 2017 May 8 PMID 28486616

Nunez-Lopez YO, Pittas AG, Pratley R and Seyhan A. Circulating levels of miR-7, miR-152, and miR-192 respond to vitamin D supplementation in adults with prediabetes and correlate with improvements in glycemic control. The Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry 2017 Nov; 49: 117-122.

Shahra Shahraz S, Pittas AG, Thomas C, Saadati M and Kent D. Change in testing, awareness of HbA1c levels, and glycemic control in US adults, 2007-2014. JAMA 2017 Nov 14; 318(18): 1825-1827. [PMC5820708].

Margolis LM, Rivas DA, Pasiakos SM, McClung JP, Ceglia L, Fielding RA. Energy restriction upregulates circulating myomiR expression in vivo and in vitro. The FASEB J. Apr 2017: 31 (1) Supp: 311.6.

Amori, R. Consulting Editor, Endocrinology and Diabetes Mellitus, Taber’s Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary, 23 E. (In Press).

Ceglia L, Nelson J, Ware J, Alysandratos K, Bray G, Garganta C, Nathan D, Hu F, Dawson-Hughes B, Pittas AG. Association between body weight and composition and plasma 25-hydroxyvitamin D level in the Diabetes Prevention Program. Eur J Nutr. 2017 Feb;56(1):161-170.

Margolis LM, Rivas DA, Pasiakos SM, McClung JP, Ceglia L, Fielding RA. Upregulation of circulating myomiR following short-term energy restriction in inversely associated with whole body protein synthesis. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 2017 Sep 1;313(3):R298-R304.

Margolis LM, Dawson-Hughes B, Rivas DA, Ezzyat Y, Fielding RA, Ceglia L. Effects of Potassium Bicarbonate Supplements on Circulating microRNA Expression. J Endocrine Soc 2017 Aug: 1(8).

Ceglia L and Dawson-Hughes B. Increasing alkali supplementation decreases urinary nitrogen excretion when adjusted for same day nitrogen intake. Osteoporos Int. 2017 Aug 25. doi: 10.1007/s00198-017-4196-8. [Epub ahead of print].

Toni R and Ceglia L. A likely cranial osteodystrophy (Paget’s disease of bone) in a Precolumbian, Mesoamerican stone sculture. J Endocrinol Invest. 2017 Jul;40(7):787-788.

Ceglia L and Toni R. Vitamin D and Muscle Performance in Athletes. In Vitamin D, Volume 2: Health, Disease and Therapeutics, 4th Ed. Eds. Feldman D, Pike JW, Bouillon R, Giovannucci E, Goltzman D, Hewison M. Elsevier Press, 2017.

Wittmann G, Farkas E, Szilvásy-Szabó A, Gereben B, Fekete C, Lechan RM. Variable proopiomelanocortin expression in tanycytes of the adult rat hypothalamus and pituitary stalk. J Comp Neurol. 2017 Feb 15;525(3):411-441]

Deng J, Neff LM, Rubert NC, Zhang B, Shore RM, Samet JD, Nelson PC, Landsberg L. MRI characterization of brown adipose tissue under thermal challenges in normal weight, overweight and obese young male subjects. JMRI 2017, doi: 10.1002/jmri.25836.

Devchand R, Sheehan P, Gallivan JM, Tuncer DM, Nicols C, D2d Research Group. Assessment of a National Diabetes Education Program diabetes prevention toolkit: The D2d experience. J Am Assoc Nurse Pract. 2017;29(9):514-520. doi: 10.1002/2327-6924.

Lewis, M. R., MacAuley, R. C., Sheehan, P. R., Staten, M. A., Phillips, L. S., Rasouli, N, the D2d Research Group (2017). Management of hemoglobin variants detected incidentally in HbA1c testing: A common problem currently lacking a standard approach. Diabetes Care, 40(2), e8-e9. DOI: 10.2337/dc16-1667.

Bernardi LA, Carnethon MR, de Chavez PJ, Ikhena DE, Neff LM, Baird DD, Marsh EE. An inverse association between obesity and anti-Müllerian hormone in reproductive-aged African-American women. Obesity 2017: 25(1), 229-235.

Hamdy O, Mottalb A, Morsi A, El-Sayed N, Foebel-Fabbri A, Arathuzik G, Shahar J, Kirpitch A, Zreblec J, Long-term effect of intensive lifestyle intervention on cardiovascular risk factors in patients with diabetes in real-world clinical practice: a 5 year longitudinal study, BMJ Open Diabetes Res Care 2017: 5(1).

Mitri,J  BarakatunTruong, ElSayed,NHamdy, The Effect of Dairy Consumption on Lipid Profile: A Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials. Journal of Clinical Lipidology- 3: 825-826. 11 2017.

2018

Margolis LM, Ceglia L, Rivas DA, Dawson-Hughes B, Fielding RA. Pilot study examining the influence of potassium bicarbonate supplementation on nitrogen balance and whole-body ammonia and urea turnover following short-term energy restriction in older men. Nutrients. 2018 May 16;10(5): pii E624.

Angellotti E, D’Alessio D, Dawson-Hughes B, Nelson N, Cohen RM, Gastaldelli A and Pittas AG. Vitamin D supplementation in patients with type 2 diabetes: the vitamin D for established type 2 diabetes (DDM2) study. J Endocr Soc.2018Apr 1;2(4): 310–321. [PMC5848819].

Ebeling PR, Adler RA, Jones G, Liberman UA, Mazziotti G, Minisola S, Munns CF, Napoli N, Pittas AG, Giustina A, Bilezikian JP and Rizzoli R. Therapeutics of vitamin D. European Journal of Endocrinology 2018: 170:5: R239-259.

Lovegreen O, Riggs D, Staten MA, Sheehan and Pittas AG. Financial management of large, multi-center trials in a challenging funding milieu. Trials 2018; 19: 267 Published online 2018 May 3.doi: 10.1186/s13063-018-2638-z [PMC5934907]

LeBlanc ES, Pratley RE, Dawson-Hughes B, Staten MA, Sheehan PR, Lewis MR, Peters A, Kim SH, Chatterjee R, Aroda VR, Chada C, Neff, LM, Brodsky IG, Rosen C, Desouza CV, Foreyt JP, Hsia DS, Johnson KC, Raskin P, Kashyap SR, O’Neil PO, Phillips LS, Rasouli N, Liao EP, Robbins DC and Pittas AG for the D2d Research Group. Baseline characteristics of the vitamin D and type 2 diabetes (D2d) study: A contemporary prediabetes cohort that will inform diabetes prevention efforts. Diabetes Care August 2018: 41: 1590-1599

Wittmann G, Lechan RM, Prss56 expression in the rodent hypothalamus: Inverse correlation with pro-opiomelanocortin suggests oscillary gene expression in adults rat tanycytes, J Comp Neurol, 526: 2444-2461, 2018.PMID 30242838, PMCID PMC61696109

J, Neff LM, Rubert NC, Zhang B, Shore RM, Samet JD, Nelson PC, Landsberg L. MRI characterization of brown adipose tissue under thermal challenges in normal weight, overweight and obese young male subjects. JMRI. 2018;47(4):936-947. doi: 10.1002/jmri.25836.

Van Horn L, Peaceman A, Kwasny A, Vincent E, Fought A, Josefson J, Spring B, Neff LM, Gernhofer N. Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension Diet and activity to limit gestational weight: Maternal Offspring Metabolics Family Intervention Trial, a technology enhanced randomized trial. Am J Prev Med 2018;55(5):603-614.

Peaceman AM, Clifton RG, Phelan S, Gallagher D, Evans M, Redman LM, Knowler WC, Joshipura K, Haire-Joshu D, Yanovski SZ, Couch KA, Drews KL, Franks PW, Klein S, Martin CK, Pi-Sunyer X, Thom EA, Van Horn L, Wing RR, Cahill AG; LIFEMoms Research Group (Neff). Lifestyle interventions limit gestational weight gain in women with overweight or obesity: LIFE-Moms prospective meta-analysis.Obesity. 2018 Sep;26:1396-1404. doi: 10.1002/oby.22250.

Peaceman AM, Clifton RG, Phelan S, Gallagher D, Evans M, Redman LM, Knowler WC, Joshipura K, Haire-Joshu D, Yanovski SZ, Couch KA, Drews KL, Franks PW, Klein S, Martin CK, Pi-Sunyer X, Thom EA, Van Horn L, Wing RR, Cahill AG; LIFEMoms Research Group. Lifestyle interventions limit gestational weight gain in women with overweight or obesity: LIFE-Moms prospective meta-analysis.Obesity. 2018 Sep;26:1396-1404. doi: 10.1002/oby.22250

Van Horn L, Peaceman A, Kwasny A, Vincent E, Fought A, Josefson J, Spring B, Neff LM, Gernhofer N. Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension Diet and activity to limit gestational weight: Maternal Offspring Metabolics Family Intervention Trial, a technology enhanced randomized trial. Am J Prev Med 2018;55(5):603-614.

Deng J, Neff LM, Rubert NC, Zhang B, Shore RM, Samet JD, Nelson PC, Landsberg L. MRI characterization of brown adipose tissue under thermal challenges in normal weight, overweight and obese young male subjects. JMRI. 2018;47(4):936-947. doi: 10.1002/jmri.25836.

Nuha El Sayed, Megan J. Ritter and Alissa R. Segal, Management of Concentrated Insulins in Acute Care Settings, Endocrine and Metabolic Medical Emergencies 2nd Edition, Endocrine society/ Wiley

Hamdy O, Ganda OP, Maryniuk M, ElSayed N.,Gabbay RA. CHAPTER 2. Clinical nutrition guideline for overweight and obese adults with type 2 diabetes (T2D) or prediabetes, or those at high risk for developing T2D. Am J Manag Care. 2018 06; 24(7 Spec No.): SP226-SP231

Hamdy O, Mottalib A, El Sayed N, Long-term effect of intensive lifestyle intervention on cardiovascular risk factors in patients with diabetes in real-world clinical practice: a 5-year longitudinal study, BMJ open diabetes and research care vol 5, issue 1 2017

2019

Jones GL. Wittmann G, Yokosawa EB, Mercer AJ, Lechan RM, Low MJ, Selective restoration of Pomc expression in glutamatergic POMC neurons: Evidence for a dynamic hypothalamic neurotransmitter network, eNeuro, April 1; 6(2) pii: ENEURO 0400-18, 2019.PMID 30957016

Negishi K, Payant MA, Schumacker KS, Wittmann G, Butler RM, Lechan RM, Steinbusch HWM, Khan AM, Chee MJ, Distributions of hypothalamic neuron populations co-expressing tyrosine hydroxylase and GABA in the mouse, submitted.

Pittas AG, Dawson-Hughes B, Sheehan P, Ware JH, Knowler WC, Aroda VR, Brodsky I, Ceglia L, Chadha C, Chatterjee R, Desouza C, Dolor R, Foreyt J, Fuss P, Ghazi A, Hsia DS, Johnson KC, Kashyap SR,Kim S, LeBlanc ES, Lewis MR, Liao E, Neff LM, Nelson J, O'Neil P, Park J, Peters A, Phillips LS, Pratley RE, ; Raskin P, Rasouli N, Robbins D, Rosen C, Vickery EM, Staten M; D2d Research Group. Vitamin D supplementation and prevention of type 2 diabetes. New Engl J Med. 2019. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1900906.

Pittas A, Dawson-Hughes B and Staten M. Vitamin D supplementation and prevention of type 2 diabetes. Reply. N Engl J Med 2019 Oct 31;381(18);1785-1786. PMID:31665590

Longo R, Sperling S. Personal Versus Professional Continuous Glucose Monitoring: When to Use Which on Whom, 

Neumann HPH, Tsoy U, Amodru V, Walz MK, Bancos I, Tirosh A, Jeet RK, McKenzie T, Qi X, Bandgar T, Jaiswal SK, Petrov R, Roslyakova A, Yukina MY, van der Horst-Schrivers ANA, Berends AMA, Hoff AO, Castroneves LA, Ferrara AM, Rizzati S, Mian C, Dvorakova S, Hasse-Lazar K, Kvachenyuk S, Peczkowska M, Loli P, Erenler F, Zschiedrich S, Krauss T, Almeida MQ, Fragoso MCBV, Pereira MAA, Liu L, Li M, Zhu F, Recasens M, Costa JB, Wohllk N, Corssmit E, Shafigullina Z, Calissendorff J, Juhlin CC, Grozinsky-Glasberg S, Gross D, Kunavisarut T, Violante AHD, Kcojan T, Ngeow J, Yoel U, Fraenkel M, Simsir IY, Ugurlu U, Ziagaki A, Schalin-Jantti, C, Diaz LR, Kudlai IS, Grimm O, Scherbaum CR, Abete-Campino G, Barbon G, Taschin E, Malinoc A, Khudiakova NV, Ivanov NV, Castinetti F, Vlcek P, Pfeifer M, Beltsevich D, Ergorov VI, Zovato S, Ploeckinger U, Macay O, Grineva E, Schiavi F, Jarzab B, Januszewicz A, Shah N, Seufert J, Opocher G, Links TP, Larsson C, Lechan RM, Bausch B, Young WF, Eng C, Prevention medicine in bilateral pheochromocytoma, JAMA Network Open, 2(8):e198898. Doi:10.1001, 2019.

Aroda VR, Sheehan PR, Vickery EM, Staten MA, LeBlanc ES, Phillips LS, Brodsky IG, Chadha C, Chatterjee R, Ouellette MG, Desouza C, Pittas AG; D2d Research Group. Establishing an electronic health record-supported approach for outreach to and recruitment of persons at high risk of type 2 diabetes in clinical trials: The vitamin D and type 2 diabetes (D2d) study experience. Clin Trials. 2019:1740774519839062. doi: 10.1177/1740774519839062.

Phelan S, Clifton RG, Haire-Joshu D, Redman LM, Van Horn L, Evans M, Joshipura K, Couch KA, Arteaga SS, Cahill AG, Drews KL, Franks PW, Gallagher D, Josefson JL, Klein S, Knowler WC, Martin CK, Peaceman AM, Thom EA, Wing RR, Yanovski SZ, Pi-Sunyer X; LIFE-Moms Research Group (Neff). One-year postpartum anthropometric outcomes in mothers and children in the LIFE-Moms lifestyle intervention clinical trials. Int J Obes. 2019. doi: 10.1038/s41366-019-0410-4.

Chatterjee R, Erban JK, Fuss P, Dolor R, LeBlanc E, Staten M, Sheehan P,PittasA; D2d Research Group. Vitamin D supplementation for prevention of cancer. The D2d cancer outcomes (D2dCA) study. Contemp Clin Trials 2019 Jun;81:62-70PMID: 31048088

Angellotti E, Wong JB, Pierce A, Hescott B and Pittas AG. Combining Wireless Technology and Behavioral Economics to Engage Patients (WiBEEP) with cardiometabolic disease: a pilot study. Pilot Feasibility Stud. 2019 Jan 15;15:5; PMC6332845

AngellottiE, D'Alessio D, Dawson-Hughes B, Chu Y, Nelson J, Hu P, Cohen RM andPittasAG. Effect of vitamin D supplementation on cardiovascular risk in type 2 diabetes. Clin Nutr. 2019 Oct;38(5):2449-2453.

Delichatsios HK and Pittas AG Integrating Nutrition Education into Clinical Practice. Nestle Nutr Inst Workshop Ser. 2019;92:171-182. doi: 10.1159/000499560. Epub 2019 Nov 28

Angellotti E, Muppavarapu S, Siegel R and Pittas AG. The calculation of the glucose management indicator (GMI) is influenced by the continuous glucose monitoring system and patient race. Diabetes Technology and Therapeutics 2019 Dec 31. PMID:3182101

2020

Negishi K, Payant MA, Schumacker KS, Wittmann G, Butler RM, Lechan RM, Steinbusch HWM, Khan AM, Chee MJ, Distributions of hypothalamic neuron populations coexpressing tyrosine hydroxylase and the vesicular GABA transporter in the mouse. J Comp Neurol. 2020 Jul 15;528(11):1833-1855. doi: 10.1002/cne.24857. Epub 2020 Jan 24. PMID: 31950494

Hsia DS, Rasouli N,PittasAG, Lary CW, Peters A, Lewis MR, Kashyap SR, Johnson KC, LeBlanc ES, Phillips LS, Hempe JM, Desouza CV; D2d Research Group. Implications of the hemoglobin glycation index on the diagnosis of prediabetes and diabetes. JCEM 2020 Mar 1;105(3)PMID:31965161 PMCID:PMC7015453

Chadha C, Pittas AG, Lary CW, Knowler WC, Chatterjee R, Phillips LS, Aroda VR, Lewis MR, Pratley R, Staten MA, Nelson J, Rasouli N, Brodsky I and D2d Research Group.Reproducibility of a prediabetes classification in a contemporary population.Metabolism Open. Volume 6, March 2020, 100031, ISSN 2589-9368. doi.org/10.1016/j.metop.2020.100031.

Pittas AG and Balk EM. Untangling the Gordian Knot of vitamin D supplementation and type 2 diabetes prevention Diabetes Care 2020 (in press)

Meng H, Matthan NR, Angellotti E, Pittas AG and Lichtenstein AH. Exploring the effect of vitamin D3 supplementation on surrogate biomarkers of cholesterol absorption and endogenous synthesis in patients with type 2 diabetes – randomized controlled trial. AJCN 2020 June 19 (ahead of print).

Pittas AG, Jorde R, Kawahar T and Dawson-Hughes B. Vitamin D supplementation for prevention of type 2 diabetes mellitus. To D or not to D? Mini-Review. JCEM 2020 (in press)

Dawson-Hughes B, Staten MA, Knowler WC, Nelson J, Vickery EM, LeBlanc ES, Neff LM, Park J and Pittas AG. Intra-trial exposure to vitamin D and new-onset diabetes among adults with prediabetes: a secondary analysis from the vitamin D and type 2 diabetes (D2d) study. Diabetes Care 2020 (in press)

Ibrahim, Baker, Cahn, Eckel, El Sayed, Fischl, Gaede, Leslie, Pieralice, Tuccinardi,Pozzilli, Richelsen, Roitman, Standl, Toledano,  Tuomilehto, Weber, Umpierrez. Hypoglycemia and its management in primary care setting. Diabetes/Metabolism Research and Reviews, 2020

Ibrahim, Davies, Ahmad, Annabi, Firas, Eckel, Ba-Essa, El Sayed, Hess, Houeiss, Iraqi, Khochtali, Khunti, Masood, Mimouni-Zerguini, Shera,Tuomilehto,Umpierrez . Recommendations for management of diabetes during Ramadan: update 2020, applying the principles of the ADA/EASD consensus. BMJ Open Diabetes Res Care 2020 May;8(1): e001248

Soundarrajan M, Deng J, Kwasny M, Rubert NC, Nelson PC, El-Seoud DA, Landsberg L, Neff LM. Activated brown adipose tissue and its relationship to adiposity and metabolic markers: an exploratory study. Adipocyte. 2020.9:1, 87-95, DOI: 10.1080/21623945.2020.1724740.

Hsia DS, Rasouli N, Pittas AG, Lary CW, Peters A, Lewis MR, Kashyap SR, Johnson KC, LeBlanc ES, Phillips LS, Hempe JM, Desouza CV, D2d Research Group. Implications of the Hemoglobin Glycation Index on the Diagnosis of Prediabetes and Diabetes. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2020;105(3):e130e138. doi:10.1210/clinem/dgaa029

Kushner RF and Neff LM. Surgery for Severe Obesity.In: Rippe JM, ed.Lifestyle Medicine, 3rd edition. CRC Press, 2019.

Neff LM. Hidden hunger: food insecurity in the age of coronavirus. Am J Clin Nutr. 2020; nqaa279, https://doi.org/10.1093/ajcn/nqaa279.

This page lists all of the peer-reviewed manuscripts, editorials, letters, books, book chapters and evidence-based reports and educational materials that Friedman Fellows have co-authored from 2000-2010

Prior to 2000

Nitsch RM, Pittas A, Blusztajn JK, Slack BE, Growdon JH and Wurtman RJ.  Alterations of phospholipid metabolites in postmortem brain from patients with Alzheimer’s disease.  Ann NY Acad Sci 1991; 640:110-3

Nitsch RM, Blusztajn JK, Pittas AG, Slack BE, Growdon JH, and Wurtman RJ.  Evidence for a membrane defect in Alzheimer’s disease brain.  Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 1992: 89 (5): 1671-5

Goldberg Y, Hanif R, Pittas A, Tsai L, Dynlacht BD, Rigas B and Shiff SI.  The anti-proliferative effect of sulindac and sulindac sulfide on HT-29 colon cancer cells: alterations in tumor suppressor and cell cycle-regulatory proteins.  Oncogene 1996; 12 (4): 893-901

Hanif R. Pittas A, Feng Y, Koutsos MI, Qiao L, Staino-Coico L, Shiff SI and Rigas B.  Effects of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs on proliferation and on induction of apoptosis in colon cancer cells by a prostaglandin-independent pathway.  Biochem Pharmacol 1996; 52 (2): 237-45

2000

Pittas AG, Adler M, Fazzari M, Tickoo S, Rosai SM, Larson SM and Robbins RJ.  Bone Metastases from thyroid carcinoma: clinical characteristics and prognostic variables in one hundred forty-six patients.  Thyroid 2000:10 (3): 261-268

Tickoo SK, Pittas AG Adler M, Fazzari M, Larson SM and Robbins RJ Bone metastases from thyroid carcinoma : a histopathologic study with clinical correlates. Arch Pathol Lab Med 2000: 124 (10): 1440-7

2002

Neff LM.  Rich sources of iron: information on the Web (resources for clinicians).  Nutr Clin Care 2002;5:258-60.

Pittas AG and Greenberg AS.  Thiazolidinediones in the treatment of type 2 diabetes.  Expert Opin Pharmacother 2002:3(5): 529-40

2003

Hariharan R and Pittas AG. Non-pharmacological treatment of Diabetes Mellitus in Pittas AG and Greenberg, AS (Editors) Contemporary Diagnosis and Management of Diabetes Mellitus. Handbooks in Health Care Co. 2003

Neff LM.  Current directions in hemochromatosis research:  towards an understanding of the role of iron overload and the HFE gene mutations in the development of clinical disease (brief critical review).  Nutr Rev 2003;61:38-42.

Neff LM. Evidence-based dietary recommendations for patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus.  Nutr Clin Care 2003;6:51-61.

Ordovas J, Pittas AG and Greenberg AS. Might the diabetic environment in utero lead to type 2 diabetes? Lancet 2003:361(9372): 1839-40

Pittas AG and Lee S.  Evaluation of Thyroid Function in Hall J. and Nieman L (editors) Handbook of Diagnostic Endocrinology. Humana Press, 2003.

Pittas AG and Greenberg, AS.  Contemporary Diagnosis and Management of Diabetes. Handbooks in Health Care Co. 2003

Pittas AG. Prevention of type 2 diabetes.  Laboratory Medicine 2003:34(11):790-5

Pittas AG. Nutritional interventions for prevention of type 2 diabetes and the metabolic syndrome.  Nutr Clin Care 2003:6(2): 79-88

Roberts SB and Pittas AG. The role of glycemic index in type 2 diabetes. Nutr Clin Care 2003:6(2): 73-78.

Schurgin S, Weinstein B and Pittas AG. Tuberculous Abscess of the Thyroid Gland. Endocr Pract July/August 2003: 9 (4): 330

2004

Pittas AG, Joseph N and Greenberg AS.  HOT TOPIC: Adipocytokines and insulin resistance.  J Clin Endocrinol Metab  2004:89(2): 447-452

Pittas AG, Siegel RD and Lau J. Insulin therapy for critically ill hospitalized patients.  A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Arch Intern Med 2004:164: 2005-11

Balk E, Tatsioni A, Chung M, Pittas AG, Lichtenstein A and Lau J. FDA / AHRQ Evidence-Based Report. Health claims of Chromium Picolinate on Insulin Resistance and Cardiovascular Disease. September 21, 2004.

2005

Gerrior JL and Neff LM.  Nutrition assessment in HIV infection.  Nutr Clin Care 2005;8:6-15.

Neff LM.  In the literature: new and noteworthy nutrition research.  Nutr Clin Care 2005;8:2-5.

Neff LM and Saltzman E.  The role of the primary care physician before and after weight loss surgery.  Obesity Management.  2005;1:147-54.

Digman C, Klein A and Pittas AG. Leukopenia and thrombocytopenia caused by thiazolidinediones.  Ann Intern Med 2005:143(6): 465

Pittas AG, Hariharan R, Stark PC, Hajduk CL, Greenberg AS, Roberts SB. Interstitial Glucose Level is a Significant Predictor of Energy Intake in Free-Living Women with Healthy Body Weight. J Nutr 2005 May; 135(5):1070-4

Whitcomb, BW, Pradhan EK, Pittas AG, Roghmann MC and Perencevich EN. The impact of admission hyperglycemia on hospital mortality in various intensive care unit populations Crit Care Med 2005:33: 2772-2777

Pittas AG, Das SK, Hajduk CL, Golden J, Saltzman E, Stark PC, Greenberg AS and Roberts SB. A low glycemic load diet facilitates greater weight loss in overweight adults with high insulin secretion but not in overweight adults with low insulin secretion in the CALERIE trial. Diabetes Care 2005:28(12): 2939-41.

2006

Ceglia L, Lau J and Pittas AG. Efficacy and safety of inhaled insulin therapy in adults with diabetes mellitus. A systematic review. Ann Intern Med 2006:145:665-675.

Ceglia L. Case of Vitamin D Deficiency Treated with Sun Lamp Therapy. EndoTrends. 2006; 13(3):5.

Neff LM and Mason JB. Nutrition in the Elderly. In: Buchman A, ed. Clinical Nutrition in Gastrointestinal Disease.  Slack, Inc., 2006.

Patel A and Pittas AG. Hyperglycemia and Insulin Therapy in Critical Illness. CAMJ 2006:174(7): 917-8

Pittas AG and Roberts SB. Dietary composition and weight loss: can we individualize dietary prescriptions according to insulin sensitivity or secretion status? Nutr Rev October 2006:64(10): 435-448.

Pittas AG, Roberts SB, Das SK, Gilhooly CH, Golden J, Saltzman E, Stark PC and Greenberg AS. The effects of the dietary glycemic load on type 2 diabetes risk factors during weight loss. Obesity 2006: 14(12): 2200-2209.

Pittas AG, Dawson-Hughes B, Li T, Willett WC, Van Dam RV, Manson JE and Hu FB. Vitamin D and Calcium Intake in Relation to type 2 Diabetes. Diabetes Care 2006:29(3): 650-6.

Pittas AG, Siegel RD and Lau J. Insulin therapy and in-hospital mortality in critically ill patients: Systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. J Parenter Enteral Nutr 2006:30(2): 164-172

2007

Amori RE, J Lau, AG Pittas.  “Efficacy and Safety of Incretin Therapy in type 2 Diabetes. Systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized control trials.”  JAMA July 2007; 298(2): 194-206.

Ceglia L, Lau J and Pittas AG. Effect of inhaled insulin on fasting and postprandial plasma glucose. Ann Intern Med 2007:146(11):821-822

Lubowsky ND, Siegel R and Pittas AG. Management of Glycemia in Patients with Diabetes Mellitus and CKD Am J Kidney Dis 2007: 50 (5):865-879

Neff LM and Aronne LJ.  Pharmacotherapy for Obesity.  Curr Atheroscler Rep 2007; 9:454-462.

Neff LM, Weil M, Cole A, Hedges TR, Shucart W, Lawrence D, Zhu J, and Lechan RM.  Temozolomide in the treatment of an invasive prolactinoma resistant to dopamine agonists.  Pituitary 2007;10:81-86

Balk ME, Tatsioni A, Lichtenstein AH, Lau J and Pittas AG. Effect of Chromium Supplementation on Glucose Metabolism and Lipids: A Systematic Review of Randomized Controlled Trials Diabetes Care 2007:30(8):2154-2163

Balk EM, Lichtenstein AH, Anastassios G. Pittas AG. Effect of Chromium Supplementation on Glucose Metabolism and Lipids: A Systematic Review of Randomized Controlled Trials. Response to Kleefstra, Houweling, and Bilo. Diabetes Care 2007:30:e103 DOI: 10.2337/dc07-1121

Das SK, Gilhooly CH, Golden JK, Pittas AG, Fuss JP, Cheatham RA, Tyler S, Tsay M, McCroy MA, Lichtenstein AH, Dallal GE, Dutta C, Bhapkar MV, DeLany JP, Saltzman E and Roberts SB. Long-term effects of 2 energy-resticted diets differing in glycemic load on dietary adherences, body composition, and metabolism in CALERIE, a 1-year randomized controlled trial.   Am J Clin Nutr 2007:85:1023

Pittas AG, Harris S, Stark P and Dawson-Hughes B. The Effects of Calcium and Vitamin D Supplementation on Blood Glucose and Markers of Inflammation in Non-diabetic Adults. Diabetes Care 2007:30(4):980-986

Pittas AG, Lau J, Hu F and Dawson-Hughes B. “The Role of Vitamin D and Calcium in type 2 diabetes. A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis”, J Clin Endocrinol Metab 2007:92:2017-2029.

Pittas AG and Dawson-Hughes B. The Effects of Calcium and Vitamin D Supplementation on Blood Glucose and Markers of Inflammation in Non-diabetic Adults. Diabetes Care 2007:30(7):e81; Author reply e82.

Pittas AG, Amori R and Lau J. Adverse Effects of Incretin Therapy for Type 2 Diabetes. Author Reply JAMA 2007:298(15):1760

Pittas AG. Inhaled Insulin. In: UpToDate, Rose, BD (Ed), UpToDate, Wellesley, MA 2007

2008

Amori RE, AG Pittas, RD. Siegel, S Kumar, J Chen, S Karnam, SH Golden, D Salem. “Inpatient Medical Errors Involving Glucose Lowering Medications and Their Impact on Patients.  A review of 2598 incidents from a voluntary Electronic Error Reporting Database.” Endocr Pract. 2008; 14: 535-542.

Ceglia L, Harris SS, Rasmussen HM, Dawson-Hughes. Activation of the calcium sensing receptor stimulates serum gastrin and gastric acid secretion in healthy participants. Osteoporos Int 2009 Jan;20(1):71-8

Ceglia L. Vitamin D and Skeletal Muscle Tissue and Function. Mol Aspect Med 2008 Dec;29(6):407-14

Dawson-Hughes B, Harris SS, Ceglia L. Alkaline diets favor lean tissue mass in older adults. Am J Clin Nut 2008 87: 662-665.

Hamdy O, AGoebel-Fabbr Ai, Carver C, Arathuzik G, Shahar J, Capelson R, Beaton J, O’Donnell S, Elsayed N, Mitri J, Mentzelopoulos V, Abrahamson MJ, Why WAIT Program: A Novel Model for Diabetes Weight Management in Routine Clinical Practice, Obesity Management 2008; 4(4): 176-183,.

Alexandraki KI, Makras P, Protogerou AD, Dimitriou K, Stathopoulou A, Papadogias DS, Voidonikol P, Piaditis G, Pittas A, Papamichael CM, Grossman AB and Kaltsas G. Cardiovascular risk factors in adult patients with multisystem Langerhans-cell histiocytosis: evidence of glucose metabolism abnormalities. Q J Med 2008; Jan 101(1):31-40

Peechakara SV and Pittas AG. Vitamin D as a potential modifier of diabetes risk. Nature CPEM 2008; 4(4):182-183

Das SK, Gilhooly CH, Golden JK, Pittas AG, Fuss PJ, Dallal GE, McCrory MA, Saltzman E and Roberts SB. Long-term effects of energy-restricted diets differing in glycemic load on metabolic adaptation and body composition. The Open Nutr J 2008; (2) 76-85.

Mitri J, Castillo J, and Pittas AG. Diabetes mellitus and risk of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma: A meta-analysis of observational studies. Diabetes Care 2008;31(12) 2391-7

Voidonikola PT, Stamatelopoulos KS, Alevizaki M, Kollias G, Zakopoulos N, Lekakis J, Anastasiou E, MDa, Theodorakis M, Pittas AG and Papamichael CM. The association between glycemia and endothelial function in non-diabetic individuals: the importance of body weight. Obesity 2008; Dec 16(12):2658-62

2009

Amori RE and RD Siegel, Endocrinology Review Questions. Physician’s Assistant Review Guide. Jones and Bartlett Publishers. April 2009.

Ceglia L, Harris SS, Abrams SA, Rasmussen M, Dallal GE, Dawson-Hughes B. Potassium bicarbonate attenuates the urinary nitrogen excretion that accompanies an increase in dietary protein and may promote calcium absorption. J Clin Endocrinol Metab 2009; Feb;94(2):645-53.

Ceglia L. Vitamin D and its role in skeletal muscle. Current Opinion in Nutrition and Metabolic Care 2009; (12):626-633

Ceglia L, Harris SS, Rasmussen HM and Dawson-Hughes B. Activation of the calcium receptor stimulates gastrin and gastric acid secretion in healthy participants Osteoporosis Int 2009; (20): 71-78

Shikany JM, Phadke RP, Redden DT, Gower BA, Effects of low- and high-glycemic index/glycemic load diets on coronary heart disease risk factors in overweight/obese men, Metabolism 2009; 58(12): 1793-801.

Hyatt TC, Phadke RP, Hunter GR, Bush NC, Munoz AJ, Gower BA, Insulin sensitivity in African-American and white women: Association with inflammation, Obesity 2009; 17: 276-282 

Casazza K, Phadke RP, Fernandez JR, Watanabe RM, Goran MI, Gower BA, Obesity attenuates the contribution of African admixture to the insulin secretory profile in peripubertal children: A longitudinal analysis, Obesity 2009; 17(7): 1318-25

Liu E, Meigs JB, Pittas AG, McKeown NM, Economos CD, Booth SL, Jacques PF. Plasma 25-hydroxyvitamin D is associated with markers of the insulin resistance phenotype in non-diabetic adults. J. Nutr 2009; 139(2):329-34

Mitri J and Pittas AG. Inhaled insulin. What went wrong. Nature Reviews Endocrinology 2009; 5(1):24-5

Pittas AG, Harris SS, Eliades M, Stark P and Dawson-Hughes B. Association between serum osteocalcin and markers of metabolic phenotype. J Clin Endocrinol Metab 2009; 94(3):827-832

Das SK, Saltzman E, Gilhooly CH, Delany JP, Golden JK, Pittas AG, Dallal GE, Bhapkar MV, Fuss PJ, Dutta C, McCrory MA, Roberts SB. Low or moderate dietary energy restriction for long-term weight loss: What works best? Obesity 2009; 17(11): 2019-24

Elder SJ, Lichtenstein AH, Pittas AG, Roberts SB, Fuss PJ, Greenberg AS, McCrory MA, Bouchard TJ, Edward Saltzman E, and Neale MC. Genetic and environmental influences on factors associated with cardiovascular disease and the metabolic syndrome J Lipid Res 2009; 50(9):1917-26

Eliades M and Pittas AG. Vitamin D and type 2 diabetes. Clinic Rev Bone Miner Metab 2009; 7(2):185-198

Chandler-Laney P, Phadke R, Granger W, Muñoz AJ, Dalla Man C, Cobelli C, Ovalle F, Fernández J, Gower BA. Adiposity and β-cell function: relationships differ with ethnicity and age.  Obesity 2010; 18(11): 2086-92

2010

Pittas AG, Laskowski U, Kos L and Saltzman E. Role of vitamin D in adults requiring nutrition support. J Parenter Enteral Nutr 2010; Jan-Feb;34(1):70-8

Pittas AG, Chung M, Trikalinos TA, Mitri J, Brendel M, Patel K, Lichtenstein AH, Lau J and Balk E. Vitamin D and Cardiometabolic Outcomes: A Systematic Review. Ann Intern Med 2010:152:307-314

Pittas AG and Dawson-Hughes B. Vitamin D and Diabetes. J Steroid Biochem Mol Biol 2010; 121(1-2): 425-9

Liu E, Meigs JB, Pittas AG, Economos CD, McKeown NM, Booth SL and Jacques PF. Predicted 25-hydroxyvitamin D score and incident type 2 diabetes in the Framingham Offspring Study. AJCN 2010; 91(6): 1627-33

Pittas AG, Qi S, Manson JE, Dawson-Hughes B and Hu FB. Plasma 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentration and risk of incident type 2 diabetes in women. Diabetes Care 2010; 35(3): 565-73

Mitri J and Pittas AG.  Shining a light: the role of vitamin D in diabetes mellitus. Nature Reviews Endocrinology 2010:6:478-480

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Pendyala S, Neff LM, Suarez-Farinez M, and Holt PR. Weight loss in obesity reduces colorectal inflammation; implications in colorectal carcinogenesis.  Am J Clin Nutr 2011;93 234-242.

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Ceglia L, Abrams SA, Harris SS, Rasmussen HM, Dallal GE, Dawson-Hughes B. A simple serum method to measure of fractional calcium absorption using dual stable isotopes. Exp Clin Endocrinol Diabetes 2010; Oct;118(9):653-6.

Ceglia L, Morais MDS, Park L, Morris E, Bischoff-Ferrari H, Fielding RA, Dawson-Hughes B. Multi-step immunofluorescent analysis of vitamin D receptor loci and myosin heavy chain isoforms in human skeletal muscle. J Molecular Histology. 2010; Apr;41(2-3):137-42.

Dawson-Hughes B, Castaneda-Sceppa C, Harris SS, Palermo NJ, Cloutier G, Ceglia L, and Dallal GE. Impact of supplementation with bicarbonate on lower-extremity muscle performance in older men and women. Osteoporos Int 2010; Jul;21(7):1171-9.

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