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Elias S. Siraj, MD, FACE


Elias S. Siraj, MD, FACP, FACE


Professor, Medicine

Program Director, Endocrinology Fellowship

Director, Clinical Endocrinology

Telephone:  215-707-4746

FAX: 215-707-5599

Email:  elias.siraj@tuhs.temple.edu


Department of Medicine, Section of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism


Educational Background:

MD, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia, 1988


Dr. Med, University of Leipzig, Germany, 1995


Residency, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, 1997-1999; University of Leipzig, Germany, 1990-1995


Internship, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, 1996-1997


Fellowship, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, 1999-2001

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clinical Interests:

  • Diabetes mellitus (Type 1 and Type 2)
  • Diabetes after transplantation
  • Thyroid disorders
  • General endocrinology

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research Interests:

  • Diabetes mellitus (Type 1 and Type 2)
  • Diabetes after transplantation
  • Complications of diabetes

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board certification(s):

  • Internal Medicine, 1999
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, 2001

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professional affiliations:

  • American Diabetes Association (ADA)
  • Endocrine Society
  • American Association for Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE)
  • American College of Physicians (ACP)
  • American Medical Association

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Recent Medically Related Publications, Obtained from PubMed (Click on PubMed ID to view abstract)

26132945. Siraj ES, Williams KJ, Another Agent for Obesity--Will This Time Be Different? N Engl J Med 373:1(82-3)2015 Jul 2

23412077. Fonseca V, McDuffie R, Calles J, Cohen RM, Feeney P, Feinglos M, Gerstein HC, Ismail-Beigi F, Morgan TM, Pop-Busui R, Riddle MC, Determinants of weight gain in the action to control cardiovascular risk in diabetes trial. Diabetes Care 36:8(2162-8)2013 Aug

22893260. Siraj ES, Rogers DG, Gupta MK, Reddy SS, A simple screening method for individuals at risk of developing type 1 diabetes: measurement of islet cell autoantibodies (GADA, IA-2A, and IAA) on dried capillary blood spots collected on filter paper. Horm Metab Res 44:11(855-60)2012 Oct

21871247. Parkman HP, Yates K, Hasler WL, Nguyen L, Pasricha PJ, Snape WJ, Farrugia G, Koch KL, Calles J, Abell TL, McCallum RW, Lee L, Unalp-Arida A, Tonascia J, Hamilton F, Similarities and differences between diabetic and idiopathic gastroparesis. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 9:12(1056-64; quiz e133-4)2011 Dec

21684286. Parkman HP, Yates KP, Hasler WL, Nguyan L, Pasricha PJ, Snape WJ, Farrugia G, Calles J, Koch KL, Abell TL, McCallum RW, Petito D, Parrish CR, Duffy F, Lee L, Unalp-Arida A, Tonascia J, Hamilton F, Dietary intake and nutritional deficiencies in patients with diabetic or idiopathic gastroparesis. Gastroenterology 141:2(486-98, 498.e1-7)2011 Aug

21366473. Gerstein HC, Miller ME, Genuth S, Ismail-Beigi F, Buse JB, Goff DC Jr, Probstfield JL, Cushman WC, Ginsberg HN, Bigger JT, Grimm RH Jr, Byington RP, Rosenberg YD, Friedewald WT, Long-term effects of intensive glucose lowering on cardiovascular outcomes. N Engl J Med 364:9(818-28)2011 Mar 3

21150313. Sapienza C, Lee J, Powell J, Erinle O, Yafai F, Reichert J, Siraj ES, Madaio M, DNA methylation profiling identifies epigenetic differences between diabetes patients with ESRD and diabetes patients without nephropathy. Epigenetics 6:1(20-8)2011 Jan

20620501. Siraj ES, Abacan C, Chinnappa P, Wojtowicz J, Braun W, Risk factors and outcomes associated with posttransplant diabetes mellitus in kidney transplant recipients. Transplant Proc 42:5(1685-9)2010 Jun

20594588. Ismail-Beigi F, Craven T, Banerji MA, Basile J, Calles J, Cohen RM, Cuddihy R, Cushman WC, Genuth S, Grimm RH Jr, Hamilton BP, Hoogwerf B, Karl D, Katz L, Krikorian A, O'Connor P, Pop-Busui R, Schubart U, Simmons D, Taylor H, Thomas A, Weiss D, Hramiak I, Effect of intensive treatment of hyperglycaemia on microvascular outcomes in type 2 diabetes: an analysis of the ACCORD randomised trial. Lancet 376:9739(419-30)2010 Aug 7

20587587. Chew EY, Ambrosius WT, Davis MD, Danis RP, Gangaputra S, Greven CM, Hubbard L, Esser BA, Lovato JF, Perdue LH, Goff DC Jr, Cushman WC, Ginsberg HN, Elam MB, Genuth S, Gerstein HC, Schubart U, Fine LJ, Effects of medical therapies on retinopathy progression in type 2 diabetes. N Engl J Med 363:3(233-44)2010 Jul 15

20228404. Ginsberg HN, Elam MB, Lovato LC, Crouse JR 3rd, Leiter LA, Linz P, Friedewald WT, Buse JB, Gerstein HC, Probstfield J, Grimm RH, Ismail-Beigi F, Bigger JT, Goff DC Jr, Cushman WC, Simons-Morton DG, Byington RP, Effects of combination lipid therapy in type 2 diabetes mellitus. N Engl J Med 362:17(1563-74)2010 Apr 29

20228401. Cushman WC, Evans GW, Byington RP, Goff DC Jr, Grimm RH Jr, Cutler JA, Simons-Morton DG, Basile JN, Corson MA, Probstfield JL, Katz L, Peterson KA, Friedewald WT, Buse JB, Bigger JT, Gerstein HC, Ismail-Beigi F, Effects of intensive blood-pressure control in type 2 diabetes mellitus. N Engl J Med 362:17(1575-85)2010 Apr 29

19737845. Mount DL, Feeney P, Fabricatore AN, Coday M, Bahnson J, Byington R, Phelan S, Wilmoth S, Knowler WC, Hramiak I, Osei K, Sweeney ME, Espeland MA, Constructing common cohorts from trials with overlapping eligibility criteria: implications for comparing effect sizes between trials. Clin Trials 6:5(416-29)2009 Oct

19095597. Davidson MB, Wong A, Hamrahian AH, Stevens M, Siraj ES, Effect of spironolactone therapy on albuminuria in patients with type 2 diabetes treated with angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors. Endocr Pract 14:8(985-92)2008 Nov

18539917. Gerstein HC, Miller ME, Byington RP, Goff DC Jr, Bigger JT, Buse JB, Cushman WC, Genuth S, Ismail-Beigi F, Grimm RH Jr, Probstfield JL, Simons-Morton DG, Friedewald WT, Effects of intensive glucose lowering in type 2 diabetes. N Engl J Med 358:24(2545-59)2008 Jun 12

18509935. Seyoum B, Siraj ES, Saenz C, Abdulkadir J, Low levels of magnesium place diabetics at increased risk. Ethn Dis 18:2(238)2008 Spring

18507265. Seyoum B, Siraj ES, Saenz C, Abdulkadir J, Hypomagnesemia in Ethiopians with diabetes mellitus. Ethn Dis 18:2(147-51)2008 Spring

18268075. Dagenais GR, Gerstein HC, Holman R, Budaj A, Escalante A, Hedner T, Keltai M, Lonn E, McFarlane S, McQueen M, Teo K, Sheridan P, Bosch J, Pogue J, Yusuf S, Effects of ramipril and rosiglitazone on cardiovascular and renal outcomes in people with impaired glucose tolerance or impaired fasting glucose: results of the Diabetes REduction Assessment with ramipril and rosiglitazone Medication (DREAM) trial. Diabetes Care 31:5(1007-14)2008 May

18089623. Heerspink HL, Greene T, Lewis JB, Raz I, Rohde RD, Hunsicker LG, Schwartz SL, Aronoff S, Katz MA, Eisner GM, Mersey JH, Wiegmann TB, Effects of sulodexide in patients with type 2 diabetes and persistent albuminuria. Nephrol Dial Transplant 23:6(1946-54)2008 Jun

17229659. Fleseriu M, Skugor M, Chinnappa P, Siraj ES, Successful treatment of sulfonylurea-induced prolonged hypoglycemia with use of octreotide. Endocr Pract 12:6(635-40)2006 Nov-Dec

16901797. Siraj ES, Samuel G, Saber S, Samuel S, Hamrahian AH, Reddy SS, Metastatic malignant insulinoma in a patient with type 2 diabetes mellitus: case presentation and literature review. Endocr Pract 12:4(411-6)2006 Jul-Aug

16889497. Siraj E, Basu S, Graves' disease discovered by angiography. Thyroid 16:7(703)2006 Jul

16784157. Davidson MB, Mehta AE, Siraj ES, Inhaled human insulin: an inspiration for patients with diabetes mellitus? Cleve Clin J Med 73:6(569-78)2006 Jun

16713427. Siraj ES, Seyoum B, Saenz C, Abdulkadir J, Lipid and lipoprotein profiles in Ethiopian patients with diabetes mellitus. Metabolism 55:6(706-10)2006 Jun

16598425. Fleseriu M, Lee M, Pineyro MM, Skugor M, Reddy SK, Siraj ES, Hamrahian AH, Giant invasive pituitary prolactinoma with falsely low serum prolactin: the significance of 'hook effect'. J Neurooncol 79:1(41-3)2006 Aug

15854861. Lim LL, Dinner D, Tham KW, Siraj E, Shields R Jr, Restless legs syndrome associated with primary hyperparathyroidism. Sleep Med 6:3(283-5)2005 May

14621233. Skugor M, Siraj ES, A diabetic woman with worsening heart failure, hunger, and tremor. Cleve Clin J Med 70:10(882-8)2003 Oct

14561575. Siraj ES, Myles J, Nurko S, Mehta AE, Reddy SS, Development of diabetes mellitus several years after manifestation of diabetic nephropathy: case report and review of literature. Endocr Pract 9:4(301-6)2003 Jul-Aug

12959396. Siraj ES, Is there a role for metformin or acarbose as a weight-loss agent in the absence of diabetes? Cleve Clin J Med 70:8(702-4)2003 Aug

12796075. Siraj ES, Gupta MK, Reddy SS, Raloxifene causing malabsorption of levothyroxine. Arch Intern Med 163:11(1367-70)2003 Jun 9

11874929. Siraj ES, Reddy SS, Scherbaum WA, Abdulkadir J, Hammel JP, Faiman C, Basal and postglucagon C-peptide levels in Ethiopians with diabetes. Diabetes Care 25:3(453-7)2002 Mar

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