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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

Contact Information

Endocrinology/Metabolism
400 Parnassus Ave.
ACC 585, Box 1222
San Francisco, CA 94143
umeshm@medicine.ucsf.edu

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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.

Most recent publications from a total of 55
  1. Hessler DM, Fisher L, Polonsky WH, Masharani U, Strycker LA, Peters AL, Blumer I, Bowyer V. Diabetes distress is linked with worsening diabetes management over time in adults with Type 1 diabetes. Diabet Med. 2017 Sep; 34(9):1228-1234. View in PubMed
  2. Arentson-Lantz EJ, Saeed IH, Frassetto LA, Masharani U, Harnish RJ, Seo Y, VanBrocklin HF, Hawkins RA, Mari-Aparici C, Pampaloni MH, Slater J, Paddon-Jones D, Lang TF. (11)C-L-methyl methionine dynamic PET/CT of skeletal muscle: response to protein supplementation compared to L-[ring (13)C6] phenylalanine infusion with serial muscle biopsy. Ann Nucl Med. 2017 Mar 04. View in PubMed
  3. Mulvey CK, Van Loon K, Bergsland EK, Masharani U, Nakakura EK. Complicated Case Presentation: Management of Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors in Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 1. Pancreas. 2017 Mar; 46(3):416-426. View in PubMed
  4. Fisher L, Hessler D, Polonsky W, Strycker L, Masharani U, Peters A. Diabetes distress in adults with type 1 diabetes: Prevalence, incidence and change over time. J Diabetes Complications. 2016 Aug; 30(6):1123-8. View in PubMed
  5. Bailey K, Yazdi T, Masharani U, Tyrrell B, Butch A, Schaufele F. Advantages and Limitations of Androgen Receptor-Based Methods for Detecting Anabolic Androgenic Steroid Abuse as Performance Enhancing Drugs. PLoS One. 2016; 11(3):e0151860. View in PubMed
  6. Moassesfar S, Masharani U, Frassetto LA, Szot GL, Tavakol M, Stock PG, Posselt AM. A Comparative Analysis of the Safety, Efficacy, and Cost of Islet Versus Pancreas Transplantation in Nonuremic Patients With Type 1 Diabetes. Am J Transplant. 2016 Feb; 16(2):518-26. View in PubMed
  7. Fisher L, Hessler DM, Polonsky WH, Masharani U, Peters AL, Blumer I, Strycker LA. Prevalence of depression in Type 1 diabetes and the problem of over-diagnosis. Diabet Med. 2015 Oct 3. View in PubMed
  8. Hindi SM, Wang Y, Jones KD, Nussbaum JC, Chang Y, Masharani U, Bikle D, Shoback DM, Hsiao EC. A Case of Hypercalcemia and Overexpression of CYP27B1 in Skeletal Muscle Lesions in a Patient with HIV Infection After Cosmetic Injections with Polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) for Wasting. Calcif Tissue Int. 2015 Dec; 97(6):634-9. View in PubMed
  9. Masharani U, Sherchan P, Schloetter M, Stratford S, Xiao A, Sebastian A, Nolte Kennedy M, Frassetto L. Metabolic and physiologic effects from consuming a hunter-gatherer (Paleolithic)-type diet in type 2 diabetes. Eur J Clin Nutr. 2015 Aug; 69(8):944-8. View in PubMed
  10. Fisher L, Polonsky WH, Hessler DM, Masharani U, Blumer I, Peters AL, Strycker LA, Bowyer V. Understanding the sources of diabetes distress in adults with type 1 diabetes. J Diabetes Complications. 2015 May-Jun; 29(4):572-7. View in PubMed
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