David Maahs, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
BioSketch / Statement of Interest
Dr. Maahs’ research focus is on epidemiologic and clinical research of diabetes complications with a focus on screening for and prevention of cardiovascular and renal disease. Dr. Maahs has been a part of the Coronary Artery Calcification in Type 1 Diabetes (CACTI) Study with Dr. Marian Rewers, the Principal Investigator, as his research mentor on this project. He is involved in investigation of diabetic kidney disease, insulin resistance, hypertension, dyslipidemia, and adipocytokines as risk factors for coronary artery disease in persons with type 1 diabetes. In addition, Dr. Maahs has been investigating lipids in youth with type 1 diabetes at the Barbara Davis Center and has received funding for a clinical trial of lipid-lowering medications in adolescents with type 1 diabetes and elevated LDL-cholesterol to begin in 2007. Dr. Maahs has also been involved with the multi-center SEARCH for Diabetes in Youth study investigating early kidney disease. He is the PI for a CTRC sponsored study investigating adiponectin levels and cardiovascular disease risk factors in adolescents with type 1 diabetes as compared to non-diabetic controls. He is currently funded on Dr. Klingensmith’s NIH K12 grant and his K23 career development award from the NIH is pending February funding review.