Detroit Medical Center, Detroit, Michigan 2002-2005 Attending Physician, Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism,
Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System, Palo Alto, CA
1999-2000 Staff Physician, Internal Medicine, Henry Ford Health System,
Major Professional Societies:
1996-1999 Member, American College of Physicians-American Society of Internal Medicine (ACP-ASIM) 2000-present Member, The Endocrine Society 2002-present Member, American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE)
Ad Hoc Committees: 2006-present Member, Data Safety and Monitoring Board (DSMB) for Dr.
Safwan Badr’s study on sex hormones and breathing during sleep. Participate in quarterly DSMB meetings. Licensure:
1999-2000 Medical License, State of Michigan 2000-2005 Medical License, State of California 2005-present Medical License, State of Michigan
American Board of Internal Medicine: Internal Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine: Endocrinology, Diabetes and
The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE),
Completion of the AACE Accreditation Course for Thyroid Ultrasound and Ultrasound Guided FNA Biopsy
The International Society for Clinical Densitometry (ISCD), Certified
Honors and Awards:
Wayne State University Merit Scholarship recipient - 4 years
Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Wayne State University
Nominee, Grumet Award for Best Resident Teacher, Northwestern
Recognized for outstanding performance in Patient Satisfaction Survey
Recipient of a Pharmacia Postgraduate Course Travel Grant to
Recipient of a Genentech Clinical Fellows Travel Grant to the Endocrine
Recipient of the Pfizer Clinical Scholars in Endocrinology Award
Service (Patient Care - Outpatient): 2005-present Diabetes Clinic at the Comprehensive Diabetes Center, Wayne State
University week, 8-12 patients per clinic) Provide mentored teaching to 1-2 Endocrinology fellows, rotating residents and medical students at each clinic session General Endocrinology and Diabetes Fellows Continuity Clinic, University Physician Group (UPG) – Wayne State University (1 session per week, 15-20 patients per clinic). Teach and supervise three current clinical fellows in Endocrinology: Suchitra Zambare, Suzette Robinson, M.D. Veena Watwe, M.D. General Endocrinology and Diabetes Clinic in Wyandotte, Michigan (UPG-affiliated), 1 session on Mondays, 8-12 patients per clinic
Service (Patient Care - Inpatient):
2005-present Teaching Attending on the Endocrinology Consultation Service (covers Harper
University Hospital, Detroit Receiving Hospital, the Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan and Hutzel Hospital) = 3 months per year Supervise and teach 1-2 Endocrinology fellows, 3-6 Internal Medicine residents and rotating medical students during each month on the inpatient consultation service Teaching (Fellows) - Years at Wayne State University = 1.4 years: 2006 Berhane Seyoum, M.D., Year 3 Endocrinology fellow Reviewed and helped Dr. Seyoum revise an NIH Individual Ruth Kirschstein National Research Service (NRSA) fellowship grant application Reviewed and helped to revise Dr. Seyoum’s abstract submission entitled “Successful Treatment of Type B Insulin Resistance with Rituximab” Reviewed and helped to revise Dr. Seyoum’s manuscript entitled “Survey of the High-risk Foot in Diabetic Patients” Reviewed and helped to revise Dr. Seyoum’s manuscript entitled “Profile of Diabetic Ketoacidosis in a Predominantly African American Urban Population” Veena Watwe, M.D., Year 1 Endocrinology fellow Helped Dr. Watwe prepare an abstract reporting a rare case of ascites and elevated LFTs associated with severe hypothyroidism. The manuscript has been accepted for a poster presentation at the upcoming American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) Conference in April, 2007 in Seattle, WA. Suzette Robinson, M.D. Dr. Robinson and I are preparing a case report for submission to an endocrine journal involving a novel case of ketosis-prone diabetes mellitus in a 21-year-old Arab-American male. Teaching (Residents) - Years at Wayne State University = 1.4 years: 2007 Gustavo Cumbo-nacheli, M.D., Year 1 Internal Medicine Resident Dr. Cumbo-nacheli and I are jointly working on submitting a case report to an endocrine journal of a patient with known multiple rheumatologic diseases who presented with pseudo-hypoglycemia. Teaching (Course/Curriculum Development) - Years at Wayne State University = 1.4 years:
2005-2006 Ad Hoc committee member involved in the development of Resident Curriculum in Endocrinology 2006-present Coordinator, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Endocrinology Journal Club. Meet with 2 Endocrinology fellows each month for 2-3 hours per fellow to identify journal articles for discussion, analyze content of article and to provide guidance and assistance in preparing discussion. 2006-present Director, Division of Endocrinology Course Elective for Wayne State University medical students 2006-present Coordinator, Division of Endocrinology Rotation for Internal Medicine residents Teaching (Year 2 Medical Students) - Years at Wayne State University = 1.4 years: Year 2 Pathophysiology Course Lectures:
“Obesity” 2. “Male Hypogonadism” Year 2 Pathophysiology Course Problem-Solving Sessions:
1. Diabetes, Lipids, Obesity and Male Hypogonadism (3 hour session) 2. Calcium and Metabolic Bone Disorders, Pituitary Disorders (3 hour session)
Year 2 Physical Diagnosis Course:
Mentored and provided bedside teaching and supervision of Physical Diagnosis (PD) to Year 2 medical students. Total students mentored per session = 2. Total # of PD sessions in which I mentored students = 10 sessions (including a mid-term PD evaluation of 2 students). Teaching (Fellows) at Stanford University: 2003
Marina Basina, M.D., Year 2 Endocrinology fellow
Reviewed and helped Dr. Basina revise an NIH Individual Ruth Kirschstein
National Research Service (NRSA) fellowship grant application
Teaching (Course/Curriculum Development) at Stanford University: 2001-2002
Organized the Stanford Endocrinology teaching conference, lecture
series and Journal Club (for fellows, residents and medical students on a
2001-2005 Taught and supervised endocrine fellows, medical house staff and students every week in the Palo Alto VA Endocrinology and Diabetes 2003-2005 Provided training and supervision to 5 physicians and a Stanford University student who joined as research volunteers on the Clinical Mothkuri, (Stanford University student) Dayananda, Clinical and Research Interests:
My research interests are in the areas of: (1) diabetes mellitus, insulin resistance
and the metabolic syndrome; (2) obesity; (3) neuroendocrinology; and (4)
body weight regulation and the hypothalamic-pituitary axis
Principal Investigator (PI) on a double-blind, placebo-controlled study conducted at the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System from March 2003 to June 2005.
Title: Effects of GH and Pioglitazone in Viscerally Obese
Research Mentor: Andrew Hoffman, MD, Endocrinology, Gerontology
• Designed and conducted protocol in collaboration with Dr. Hoffman
• Sought and received funding needed to conduct trial (total = $280,000)
• Recruited subjects (200 men and women were screened; 62 subjects
were enrolled and completed the 40-week treatment period)
• Performed clinical examinations and 3-hour insulin sensitivity testing
• Analyzed glucose, insulin sensitivity and body composition data
• Performed statistical analyses with Dr. Anne Friedlander
• Completed and submitted manuscript that has been accepted for
publication in a peer-reviewed medical journal
Assistant investigator or research contributor to the following protocols:
• An Open-Label, Randomized, Parallel-Group Study of the Safety and
Efficacy of Nutropin Depot in Adults with GH Deficiency; PI: Andrew Hoffman, MD, Endocrinology, Gerontology and Metabolism (Stanford University); 2001-2004.
• A Multicenter, Open-label Extension Study to Assess the Long-term Safety
and Efficacy of Experimental Calcimimetic drug on Serum Ca, PTH, BMD and Other Endpoints in Patients with Primary Hyperparathyroidism (PHPT); PI: Andrew Hoffman, MD, Endocrinology, Gerontology and Metabolism (Stanford University); 2001-2004.
• An 18-Month Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Phase III, Trial with a 12-
Month Interim Analysis of the Effect of Recombinant Human Parathyroid Hormone (ALX-11) on Fracture Incidence in Women with Postmenopausal Osteoporosis; PI: Andrew Hoffman, MD, Endocrinology, Gerontology and Metabolism (Stanford University); 2001-2004.
• The Bone Health in Female Runners Intervention Trial (B-FIT); PI: Kristin
Cobb, PhD, Center for Health Research and Policy (Stanford University); 2003-2004.
• Thermoregulation in Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury; PI: Anne
Friedlander, PhD, Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center (Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System); 2003-2004.
• Year 3: Acute Mountain Sickness and Work Performance at 4,300 M Altitude:
Effects of Energy Deficit, Antioxidants, and Carbohydrate Supplementation; PI: Anne Friedlander, PhD, Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center
(Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System); 2001-2002.
Grant Support/Funded Research Grants: Research Grant, Genentech Center for Clinical Research and Education awarded: Attallah, Period of Award: 2004-2005 F-32 Individual National Research Service Award (NRSA), National Institutes of Health - National Institute on Aging (NIH-NIA) awarded: $120,000 Attallah, Period of award: 2003-2005
Fellowship Grant, Genentech Center for Clinical Research and Education
Research Grant, Pharmacia International Fund for Research and Education
Publications: Original observations in peer-reviewed journals: 1. Attallah, H., Friedlander, A.L., Nino-Murcia, M., Hoffman, A.R. Effects of Growth
Hormone and Pioglitazone in Viscerally Obese Adults with Impaired Glucose Tolerance: A
Factorial Randomized Trial. PLoS Clinical Trials. 2007 (accepted and in press).
2. Hsu, A.R., Hagobian, T.A., Jacobs, K.A., Attallah, H., Friedlander, A.L. Effects of Heat
Removal through the Hand on Metabolism and Performance During Cycling Exercise in
the Heat. Can. J. Appl. Physiol. 30:87-104, 2005.
3. Ma, T.P., Lynch, J.C., Donahoe, D.K., Attallah, H., Rafols, J.A. Organization of the Medial
Pulvinar Nucleus in the Macaque. Anat. Rec. 250:220-237, 1998.
Review article: 1. Attallah, H. Friedlander A.L., Hoffman, A.R. Visceral Obesity, Impaired Glucose
Tolerance, Metabolic Syndrome, and Growth Hormone Therapy. Growth Horm. IGF Res. 16
Published abstracts (last 5 years only):
1. Attallah, H, Friedlander, A.L., Nino-Murcia, M., Hoffman, A.R., Effects of GH and
Pioglitazone in Viscerally Obese Adults with Impaired Glucose Tolerance. Oral
Presentation at The Endocrine Society Annual Meeting, 2005.
1. Attallah H. Blood pressure machines draw mixed reviews. The Detroit News 1989 Presentations:
● Endocrinology Grand Rounds or Endocrine Fellows’ Conference at Stanford University 2000
“Disturbances of Sodium and Water Balance”
“Caloric Restriction and Anti-aging”
“Review of Disorders of the Pituitary”
“Hypothalamic-pituitary Function and Obesity”
“Clinical and Laboratory Evaluation of Gastrointestinal Neuroendocrine Tumors” 2004 “Evaluation and Treatment of Pituitary Tumors” “A Diabetogenic Drug for Pre-diabetic Adults” ● Endocrinology Grand Rounds at Wayne State University / The Detroit Medical Center 2005 “The Scope of Diabetes in African Americans: Looking Beyond Traditional Measures of Obesity” “Adult Growth Hormone Deficiency (AGHD) Syndrome” “Classifying Diabetes in Adults: Looking Beyond Type 1 and Type 2”
Presented “The GHRH-GH-IGF 1 Axis” at the Pharmacia International Postgraduate Course on Growth Hormone in Gothenburg, Sweden.
Oral Presentation on Growth Hormone topics; 87th Annual Meeting of The Endocrine Society meeting in San Diego, CA. Presented “Assessing Diabetes in African American Adults” at the monthly Diabetes Forum at The Detroit Medical Center, Detroit, Michigan 2007 Presented “Inpatient Management of Diabetes” at a CME Conference
in the Kresge Auditorium attended by nurses at the Detroit Medical Center (approximately 150 attendees) Invited speaker and panelist at a forum entitled “Heart Health Risk Factors” at the National Women’s Heart Health Day Conference at the Detroit Renaissance Center on February 16, 2007 ● Media Interviews 2007 Gave an interview to Health and Leisure magazine on the epidemiology of diabetes mellitus in Michigan Foreign Languages:
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