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Umesh Masharani, M.B., M.D.

Umesh Masharani, M.B., M.D.

  • Clinical Professor of Medicine
  • Division of Endocrinology
  • Department of Medicine

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400 Parnassus Ave.
ACC 585, Box 1222
San Francisco, CA 94143
[email protected]

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Middlesex Medical School, London 1982

  • Birmingham Teaching Hospital, United Kingdom, Internal Medicine 1985
  • UCSF Medical Center, Endocrinology/Metabolism 1993
  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Primary Certificate
  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism - Subspecialty
  • Diabetes Center
  • UCSF Kidney Transplant Program
  • Adrenal Insufficiency
  • Cushings Disease
  • Pheochromocytoma
  • Type 1 Diabetes
  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2
  • Hypoglycemic Agents
  • Polymorphism, Genetic
  • Polymorphism, Restriction Fragment Length

Dr. Masharani is a Clinical Professor of Endocrinology and Metabolism in the Department of Medicine, UCSF. He has an active clinical practice treating patients with diabetes and other endocrine disorders. . As a member of the UCSF Islet Transplant Group, Dr Masharani assists in managing diabetes of patients admitted to UCSF for islet transplantation evaluation.

Dr. Masharani is Co-Chair of the University of California, San Francisco Diabetes Teaching Center Annual Patient Symposium. Dr. Masharani is the author of Diabetes Demystified, a complete guide to understanding and managing diabetes.

Dr. Masharani is a Co-Investigator on a number of NIH funded diabetes studies at UCSF. His research includes studies evaluating the effect of chromium and alpha lipoic acid on insulin resistance, and anti-CD3 antibodies on new onset type 1 diabetes and multi-ethnic studies addressing the interactive relationships among disease management, glucose control and depression in patients with type 2 diabetes.

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  • Chromium and Insulin Resistance
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    Jul 2010
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    Dec 1981
    Mar 2007
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  1. Tian T, Aaron RE, Yeung AM, Huang J, Drincic A, Seley JJ, Wallia A, Gilbert G, Spanakis EK, Masharani U, Faulds E, Hirsch IB, Dawood GE, Espinoza JC, Mendez CE, Kerr D, Klonoff DC. Use of Continuous Glucose Monitors in the Hospital: The Diabetes Technology Society Hospital Meeting Report 2023. J Diabetes Sci Technol. 2023 09; 17(5):1392-1418. View in PubMed
  2. Niu I, Hsiao EC, Wustrack R, Wysolmerski JJ, Dann P, Masharani U. A Case of Hypercalcemia from PTHrP-Producing Fibromyxoid Sarcoma Responsive to Glucocorticoid Therapy. Calcif Tissue Int. 2023 08; 113(2):246-253. View in PubMed
  3. Wisel SA, Posselt AM, Szot GL, Nunez M, Santos-Parker K, Gardner JM, Worner G, Roll GR, Syed S, Kelly Y, Ward C, Tavakol M, Johnson K, Masharani U, Stock PG. A Multi-Modal Approach to Islet and Pancreas Transplantation With Calcineurin-Sparing Immunosuppression Maintains Long-Term Insulin Independence in Patients With Type I Diabetes. Transpl Int. 2023; 36:11367. View in PubMed
  4. Rodriguez-Valadez JM, Tahsin M, Fleischmann KE, Masharani U, Yeboah J, Park M, Li L, Weber E, Li Y, Berkalieva A, Max W, Hunink MGM, Ferket BS. Cardiovascular and Renal Benefits of Novel Diabetes Drugs by Baseline Cardiovascular Risk: A Systematic Review, Meta-analysis, and Meta-regression. Diabetes Care. 2023 06 01; 46(6):1300-1310. View in PubMed
  5. Quandt Z, Kim S, Villanueva-Meyer J, Coupe C, Young A, Kang JH, Yazdany J, Schmajuk G, Rush S, Ziv E, Perdigoto AL, Herold K, Lechner MG, Su MA, Tyrrell JB, Bluestone J, Anderson M, Masharani U. Spectrum of Clinical Presentations, Imaging Findings, and HLA Types in Immune Checkpoint Inhibitor-Induced Hypophysitis. J Endocr Soc. 2023 Feb 09; 7(4):bvad012. View in PubMed
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