Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism Fellowship


UMKC Endocrine Fellowship Faculty
and Fellow Publications


2016 – Current

The fellowship opened in 2016.  The first fellow started in 2018.
Faculty are indicated in BOLD. Fellows are indicated by underlining.


Bruce JM, Cozart JS, Shook RP, Ruppen S, Siengsukon C, Simon S, Befort C, Lynch S, Mahmoud R, Drees B, Norouzinia AN, Bradish T, Posson P, Hibbing PR, Bruce AS. Modifying Diet and Exercise in MS (MoDEMS): Study design and protocol for a telehealth weight loss intervention for adults with obesity & Multiple Sclerosis. Contemp Clin Trials. 2021 Aug;107:106495. doi: 10.1016/j.cct.2021.106495. Epub 2021 Jul 1. PMID: 34216814.

Clem J, Barthel B. A Look at Plant-Based Diets. Mo Med. 2021 May-Jun;118(3):233-238. PMID: 34149083; PMCID: PMC8210981.

Cristiano EA, Miles JM, Worsham S, Wiegmann PS, Sharma M, Rakhra V, Goel A, Wiegmann T, Touza MG. Decreased mortality after long term treatment with DPP-4 inhibitors: A retrospective study of US veterans with type 2 diabetes. Endocr Pract. 2021 Aug 6:S1530-891X(21)01155-1. doi: 10.1016/j.eprac.2021.07.017. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34371197.

Grunberger G, Sherr J, Allende M, Blevins T, Bode B, Handelsman Y, Hellman R, Lajara R, Roberts VL, Rodbard D, Stec C, Unger J. American Association of Clinical Endocrinology Clinical Practice Guideline: The Use of Advanced Technology in the Management of Persons with Diabetes Mellitus. Endocr Pract. 2021 Jun;27(6):505-537. doi: 10.1016/j.eprac.2021.04.008. PMID: 34116789.

Mccalmon S, Galappaththy SL, Bulchandani S, Cabandugama PK. Fasting off “The COVID-19”. Mo Med. 2021 Mar-Apr;118(2):164-167. PMID: 33840861; PMCID: PMC8029627.



Hellman R. Gluten Free Diets – A Challenge for the Practicing Physician. Mo Med. 2020 Mar-Apr;117(2):119-123. PMID: 32308234; PMCID: PMC7144711.

Hillman E, Paul J, Neustadt M, Reddy M, Wooldridge D, Dall L, Drees B. Establishing a Multi-Institutional Quality and Patient Safety Consortium: Collaboration Across Affiliates in a Community-Based Medical School. Acad Med. 2020 Dec;95(12):1864-1873. doi: 10.1097/ACM.0000000000003552. PMID: 32590471; PMCID: PMC7678654.

Lado-Abeal J, Diaz C, Berdine G, Iwuji K, Araujo-Vilar D, Lampon-Fernandez N, Wang M, Lojo S, Rodriguez-Perez A, Rivas AM. High prevalence of non-thyroidal illness syndrome in patients at long-term care facilities. Endocrine. 2020 Nov;70(2):348-355. doi: 10.1007/s12020-020-02321-5. Epub 2020 Apr 28. PMID: 32346815.

Mustafa RA, Gillenwater K, Miller SK, Aly A, Pamulapati H, Sifers TM, Naji D, Drees B, Wooldridge D. QIPS CURE: Implementing a Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Curriculum and Resident Experience. J Grad Med Educ. 2020 Aug;12(4):469-477. doi: 10.4300/JGME-D-19-00612.1. PMID: 32879688; PMCID: PMC7450742.

Rakhra V, Galappaththy SL, Bulchandani S, Cabandugama PK. Obesity and the Western Diet: How We Got Here. Mo Med. 2020 Nov-Dec;117(6):536-538. PMID: 33311784; PMCID: PMC7721435.

Lado-Abeal J. Non-thyroidal illness syndrome, the hidden player in the septic shock induced myocardial contractile depression. Med Hypotheses. 2020 Sep;142:109775. doi: 10.1016/j.mehy.2020.109775. Epub 2020 Apr 22. PMID: 32344285.

Rivas AM, Thavaraputta S, Orellana-Barrios MA, Payne JD, Sotello D, Vinan-Vega M, Lado-Abeal J. Thyrotoxic Periodic Paralysis and Complicated Thyrotoxicosis, Two Presentations of Hyperthyroidism with Notable Differences in their Clinical Manifestations: An Experience from a Tertiary Care Hospital in the United States. Endocr Pract. 2020 Jul;26(7):699-706. doi: 10.4158/EP-2019-0454. Epub 2020 Nov 24. PMID: 33471637.

Rivas AM, Larumbe-Zabala E, Diaz-Trastoy O, Schurr RN, Jones C, Abdulrahman R, Dar N, Lado-Abeal J. Effect of chemoradiation on the size of the thyroid gland. Proc (Bayl Univ Med Cent). 2020 Jul 21;33(4):541-545. doi: 10.1080/08998280.2020.1786227. PMID: 33100524; PMCID: PMC7549936.

Rivas Mejia AM, Cameselle-Teijeiro JM, Thavaraputta S, Lado-Abeal J. Adrenal Medullary Hyperplasia, An Under the Radar Cause of Endocrine Hypertension. Am J Med Sci. 2020 Jul 3:S0002-9629(20)30291-3. doi: 10.1016/j.amjms.2020.06.031. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 32732076.

Vinan-Vega M, Mantilla B, Jahan N, Cabandugama PC, Nugent K, Lado-Abeal J, Rivas A. Usefulness of plasmapheresis in patients with severe complicated thyrotoxicosis. Proc (Bayl Univ Med Cent). 2020 Dec 14;34(2):279-282. doi: 10.1080/08998280.2020.1852007. PMID: 33678963; PMCID: PMC7901437.



Bao YK, Weide LG, Ganesan VC, Jakhar I, McGill JB, Sahil S, Cheng AL, Gaddis M, Drees BM. High prevalence of comorbid autoimmune diseases in adults with type 1 diabetes from the HealthFacts database. J Diabetes. 2019 Apr;11(4):273-279. doi: 10.1111/1753-0407.12856. Epub 2018 Nov 4. PMID: 30226016.

Bowers BL, Rowe JM, Fox LM, VanDeWege C, Billings S. A novel synchronized visit model as financial justification for clinic-embedded pharmacists. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2019 Dec 2;76(24):2080-2086. doi: 10.1093/ajhp/zxz244. PMID: 31789350.

Bzowyckyj AS, Aquilante CL, Cheng AL, Drees B. Leveraging the Electronic Medical Record to Identify Predictors of Nonattendance to a Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support Program. Diabetes Educ. 2019 Oct;45(5):544-552. doi: 10.1177/0145721719873066. Epub 2019 Sep 5. PMID: 31486339.

Hasnie U, Lindquist M, Sweeney B, Hampl S, Drees BM. Childhood Obesity in the State of Missouri: A Review for Providers to Counsel and Treat Patients. Mo Med. 2019 Sep-Oct;116(5):409-413. PMID: 31645795; PMCID: PMC6797047.

Kaur A, Grover P, Albawaliz A, Chauhan M, Barthel B. Growing Old Too Fast: A Rare Case of Werner Syndrome. Cureus. 2019 May 24;11(5):e4743. doi: 10.7759/cureus.4743. PMID: 31363425; PMCID: PMC6663278.

Rivas AM, Larumbe E, Thavaraputta S, Juarez E, Adiga A, Lado-Abeal J. Unfavorable Socioeconomic Factors Underlie High Rates of Hospitalization for Complicated Thyrotoxicosis in Some Regions of the United States. Thyroid. 2019 Jan;29(1):27-35. doi: 10.1089/thy.2018.0353. PMID: 30526425.

Segebrecht R, Moncure M, Bennett A, Geehan D, Van Way CW 3rd, Weide L. Ketoacidosis in Euglycemic Patients with Type 2 Diabetes After Abdominal Surgery. JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr. 2019 Sep;43(7):937-940. doi: 10.1002/jpen.1594. Epub 2019 Apr 17. PMID: 30997672.

Torres Acosta ND, Loku Galappaththy S, Barthel B. Iodide-induced Hyperthyroidism Within Four Hours of Iodide Load: A Case Report and Review. Cureus. 2019 Oct 22;11(10):e5960. doi: 10.7759/cureus.5960. PMID: 31803549; PMCID: PMC6874283.



Bowers BL, Rowe JM, Stafford RA. Using an Algorithm to Assess Vaccination Among Patients Who Attended a Pharmacy Student-Driven Statewide Free Health Screening. J Pharm Pract. 2020 Aug;33(4):425-432. doi: 10.1177/0897190018815367. Epub 2018 Dec 13. PMID: 32618229.

Hammond DA, Rowe JM, Wiley TL, Painter JT. Evaluation of an elective course for preparing students to pursue postgraduate residency training. Curr Pharm Teach Learn. 2018 Sep;10(9):1264-1271. doi: 10.1016/j.cptl.2018.06.007. Epub 2018 Jun 28. PMID: 30497630.



Artinian NT, Drees BM, Glazer G, Harris K, Kaufman LS, Lopez N, Danek JC, Michaels J. Holistic Admissions in the Health Professions: Strategies for Leaders. Coll Univ. 2017 Spring;92(2):65-68. Epub 2017 Jun 12. PMID: 29200468; PMCID: PMC5708588.

Bonanni S, Sorensen AA, Dubin J, Drees B. The Role of the Fracture Liaison Service in Osteoporosis Care. Mo Med. 2017 Jul-Aug;114(4):295-298. PMID: 30228614; PMCID: PMC6140089.

Cabandugama PK, Gardner MJ, Sowers JR. The Renin Angiotensin Aldosterone System in Obesity and Hypertension: Roles in the Cardiorenal Metabolic Syndrome. Med Clin North Am. 2017 Jan;101(1):129-137. doi: 10.1016/j.mcna.2016.08.009. PMID: 27884224; PMCID: PMC5125542.

Elmer LK, O’Connor CM, Philipp DP, Van Der Kraak G, Gilmour KM, Willmore WG, Barthel BL, Cooke SJ. Oxidative ecology of paternal care in wild smallmouth bass, Micropterus dolomieu. J Exp Biol. 2017 May 15;220(Pt 10):1905-1914. doi: 10.1242/jeb.153775. Epub 2017 Mar 16. PMID: 28302868.

Hammond DA, Rowe JM, Wong A, Wiley TL, Lee KC, Kane-Gill SL. Patient Outcomes Associated with Phenobarbital Use with or Without Benzodiazepines for Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome: A Systematic Review. Hosp Pharm. 2017 Oct;52(9):607-616. doi: 10.1177/0018578717720310. Epub 2017 Jul 17. PMID: 29276297; PMCID: PMC5735736.

Schwasinger-Schmidt TE, Schrage JP, Moore JB, Drees BM. The State of Diabetes in Kansas: A Community Centered Approach to the Treatment of Diverse Populations. Kans J Med. 2017 Nov 30;10(4):1-20. PMID: 29472981; PMCID: PMC5733403.

Wiley TL, Rowe JM, Hammond DA. Making the most of advanced pharmacy practice experiences. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2017 May 15;74(10):648-651. doi: 10.2146/ajhp160202. PMID: 28483944.



Buzzola R, Kurukulasuriya LR, Touza M, Litofsky NS, Brietzke S, Sowers JR. A Possible New Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Mutation in a Patient with a Prototypic Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Presentation. Cardiorenal Med. 2016 Feb;6(2):129-34. doi: 10.1159/000440985. Epub 2016 Jan 15. PMID: 26989398; PMCID: PMC4789941.

Drees BM, Yun S. Reducing the Burden of Diabetes Mellitus in the State of Missouri: A Call to Action. Mo Med. 2016 Sep-Oct;113(5):352-357. PMID: 30228498; PMCID: PMC6139831.

 Hellman R. Houston, we have a problem:  Commentary on prevention and management of insulin-associated hypoglycemia in hospitalized patients. Endocr Pract. 2016 Dec;22(12):1453-1455. doi: 10.4158/EP161413.CO. Epub 2016 Sep 28. PMID: 27682349.