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Department of Internal Medicine

Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

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Dima Diab

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
  • Red Cross Certificate 1999
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Certificate Faculty of Medicine at AUB, 09-2000
  • Lebanese Collquium - passed 06-2002
  • ECFMG certification 01-27-2003
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) University Hospital at Cincinnati, 2003
  • Ohio State Medical License and DEA Certification 2006, Active
  • Certification examintation in Internal Medicine - passed American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM), 2006
  • Certificate of designation as a Certified Clinical Densitometrist (CCD) Internal Society of Clinical Densitometry (ISCD)2008 and 2013
  • Certificate of completion of the On-Line Laboratory Director Program Endocrine University and Lab University Laboratory Director Series (COLA), 2008
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism ABIM certification examination - passed 2008
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) Certificate VA Medical Center at Cincinnati2009, 2011 and 2013
  • Women’s Faculty Event on Career Burnout Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, 05-20-2015
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Certificate Faculty of Medicine at AUB, 09-2001
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Certificate University Hospital at Cincinnati, 2004
  • Certificate of achievement for completion of the Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Course in Thyroid and Parathyroid Ultrasound University of Cincinnati, 11-2008
  • 05-20-2015, Attended the Women’s Faculty Event on Career Burnout at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center as part of faculty development.
  • 09-21-2016, Attended the Time Management and Delegation Career Development Seminar at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center as part of faculty development.
Contact Information
  • Medical Sciences Building
  • 231 Albert Sabin Way, ML 0547
  • MSB 7065
  • Cincinnati, Ohio 45267-0547
  • Office 513-558-4444
  • Fax 513-558-8581

Peer Reviewed Publications

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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