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Dima L. Diab, MD

Professor of Clinical

Internal Medicine | College of Medicine

Education/Credentials
  • Bachelor's Degree: American University of Beirut (AUB)
  • Medical Degree: American University of Beirut (AUB)
  • Internship : American University of Beirut Medical Center
  • Residency : University of Cincinnati
  • Fellowship : Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Board Certifications & Licenses

American Board of Internal Medicine (Endocrinology-Diabetes and Metabolism) (Certification Date: 20081024) - (Recertification Date: 20181115)

Specialties

Endocrinology-Diabetes and Metabolism
Internal Medicine

Contact Information
Research Interests

  • Bone disorders
  • Thyroid disorders
  • Diabetes
  • Metabolic syndrome

Clinical Interests

Calciphylaxis

Calcium Metabolism Disorders

Endocrine Bone Disease

Hypercalcemia

Hyperparathyroidism

Hypocalcemia

Hypoparathyroidism

Hypophosphatemia

Metabolic Bone Disease

Osteitis Fibrosa Cystica

Osteoporosis

Paget's Disease of the Bone

Parathyroid Cancer

Parathyroid Disease

Parathyroid Disorders

Parathyroid Problems

Pathologic Decalcification

Postmenopausal Osteoporosis

Pseudohypoparathyroidism

Pseudopseudohypoparathyroidism

Secondary Hyperparathyroidism

Vitamin D Deficiency

X-Linked Dominant Hypophosphatemic Rickets

Summary

Dr. Diab is the Director of the UC Bone Health Center and Associate Program Director of the Fellowship Program. She is  a member of the American College of Physicians, Endocrine Society, American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, and American Society for Bone and Mineral Research.

Peer Reviewed Publications

Diab, Dima L; Watts, Nelson B 2021. Updates on Osteoporosis in Men. Endocrinology and metabolism clinics of North America, 50 2, 239-249

Camacho, Pauline M; Petak, Steven M; Binkley, Neil; Diab, Dima L; Eldeiry, Leslie S; Farooki, Azeez; Harris, Steven T; Hurley, Daniel L; Kelly, Jennifer; Lewiecki, E Michael; Pessah-Pollack, Rachel; McClung, Michael; Wimalawansa, Sunil J; Watts, Nelson B 2020. AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF CLINICAL ENDOCRINOLOGISTS/AMERICAN COLLEGE OF ENDOCRINOLOGY CLINICAL PRACTICE GUIDELINES FOR THE DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OF POSTMENOPAUSAL OSTEOPOROSIS- 2020 UPDATE EXECUTIVE SUMMARY. Endocrine practice : official journal of the American College of Endocrinology and the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, 26 5, 564-570

Camacho, Pauline M; Petak, Steven M; Binkley, Neil; Diab, Dima L; Eldeiry, Leslie S; Farooki, Azeez; Harris, Steven T; Hurley, Daniel L; Kelly, Jennifer; Lewiecki, E Michael; Pessah-Pollack, Rachel; McClung, Michael; Wimalawansa, Sunil J; Watts, Nelson B 2020. AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF CLINICAL ENDOCRINOLOGISTS/AMERICAN COLLEGE OF ENDOCRINOLOGY CLINICAL PRACTICE GUIDELINES FOR THE DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OF POSTMENOPAUSAL OSTEOPOROSIS-2020 UPDATE. Endocrine practice : official journal of the American College of Endocrinology and the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, 26 Suppl 1, 1-46

Hurley, Daniel L; Binkley, Neil; Camacho, Pauline M; Diab, Dima L; Kennel, Kurt A; Malabanan, Alan; Tangpricha, Vin 2018. THE USE OF VITAMINS AND MINERALS IN SKELETAL HEALTH: AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF CLINICAL ENDOCRINOLOGISTS AND THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF ENDOCRINOLOGY POSITION STATEMENT. Endocrine practice : official journal of the American College of Endocrinology and the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, 24 10, 915-924

Bhattacharya, Amit; Watts, Nelson B; Dwivedi, Alok; Shukla, Rakesh; Mani, Ashutosh; Diab, Dima 2015. Combined Measures of Dynamic Bone Quality and Postural Balance-A Fracture Risk Assessment Approach in Osteoporosis. Journal of clinical densitometry : the official journal of the International Society for Clinical Densitometry, ,

Diab DL, Watts NB. 2014. Acute Medical Aspects Related to Osteoporosis and its Therapy Endocrine and Metabolic Medical Emergencies,, 1 ,

Diab, Dima L; Watts, Nelson B 2014. Denosumab in osteoporosis Expert opinion on drug safety, 13 2, 247-53

Diab, Dima L; Watts, Nelson B 2014. Use of drug holidays in women taking bisphosphonates Menopause (New York, N.Y.), 21 2, 195-7

Diab DL, Watts NB. 2013. Secondary Osteoporosis: Differential Diagnosis and Workup. Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology, 4 56, :686-93

Diab DL, Watts NB. 2013. Postmenopausal Osteoporosis. Current Opinion in Endocrinology and Diabetes, 6 20, 501-9

Diab, Dima L; Watts, Nelson B 2013. Secondary osteoporosis: differential diagnosis and workup. Clinical obstetrics and gynecology, 56 4, 686-93

Diab, Dima L; Watts, Nelson B 2013. Postmenopausal osteoporosis. Current opinion in endocrinology, diabetes, and obesity, 20 6, 501-9

Diab, Dima L; Watts, Nelson B 2013. Diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis in older adults Endocrinology and metabolism clinics of North America, 42 2, 305-17

Diab, Dima L; Watts, Nelson B 2013. Bisphosphonate drug holiday: who, when and how long Therapeutic advances in musculoskeletal disease, 5 3, 107-11

Diab, DL, Watts, NB, and Miller, PD. 2013. Bisphosphonates: Pharmacology and Use in the Treatment of Osteoporosis Osteoporosis, 4 , 1859-1872

Diab, Dima L; Watts, Nelson B 2012. Bisphosphonates in the treatment of osteoporosis. Endocrinology and metabolism clinics of North America, 41 3, 487-506

Watts, Nelson B; Diab, Dima L 2011. A backbone for FRAX? Journal of bone and mineral research : the official journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research, 26 3, 458-9

Diab, Dima L; D'Alessio, D. 2010. The contribution of enteroinsular hormones to the pathogenesis of type 2 diabetes mellitus. Current diabetes reports, 10 3, 192-8

Watts, Nelson B; Diab, Dima L 2010. Long-term use of bisphosphonates in osteoporosis. The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism, 95 4, 1555-65

Kashyap, Sangeeta R; Diab, Dima L; Baker, Allison R; Yerian, Lisa; Bajaj, Harpreet; Gray-McGuire, Courtney; Schauer, Philip R; Gupta, Manjula; Feldstein, Ariel E; Hazen, Stanley L; Stein, Catherine M 2009. Triglyceride levels and not adipokine concentrations are closely related to severity of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in an obesity surgery cohort. Obesity (Silver Spring, Md.), 17 9, 1696-701

Diab, Dima L; Faiman, Charles; Siperstein, Allan E; Grossman, William F; Rabinowitz, Laura O; Hamrahian, Amir H 2008. Virilizing ovarian Leydig cell tumor in a woman with subclinical Cushing syndrome. Endocrine practice : official journal of the American College of Endocrinology and the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, 14 3, 358-61

Diab, Dima L; Faiman, Charles; Siperstein, Allan E; Zhou, Ming; Zimmerman, Robert S 2008. Virilizing adrenal ganglioneuroma in a woman with subclinical Cushing syndrome. Endocrine practice : official journal of the American College of Endocrinology and the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, 14 5, 584-7

Diab, Dima L; Yerian, Lisa; Schauer, Philip; Kashyap, Sangeeta R; Lopez, Rocio; Hazen, Stanley L; Feldstein, Ariel E 2008. Cytokeratin 18 fragment levels as a noninvasive biomarker for nonalcoholic steatohepatitis in bariatric surgery patients. Clinical gastroenterology and hepatology : the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association, 6 11, 1249-54

Hoogwerf, Byron J; Doshi, Krupa B; Diab, Dima 2008. Pramlintide, the synthetic analogue of amylin: physiology, pathophysiology, and effects on glycemic control, body weight, and selected biomarkers of vascular risk. Vascular health and risk management, 4 2, 355-62