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Clinical Division Faculty

David Maahs, MD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics
BioSketch / Statement of Interest

My current research interest is to improve care and prevent complications in people with type 1 diabetes. My NIDDK sponsored K23: “DK075360, “Cardiovascular Disease in Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus: Young Adults to Adolescents” focused on cardiovascular and kidney complications in young adults with type 1 diabetes.  I continue this work as part of the Coronary Artery Calcification in Type 1 Diabetes (CACTI) Study with Drs Marian Rewers and Janet Snell-Bergeon and in the pediatric population and with Dr Paul Wadwa on "Determinants of Macrovascular Disease in Youth with Type 1 Diabetes." I am also an investigator with the Search for Diabetes in Youth study and am co-Chair for Protocols and Publications with the Type 1 Diabetes Exchange.  I am local PI on a JDRF sponsored study of the genetics of diabetic kidney disease with Dr Andrew Patterson at the University of Toronto and am PI of a JDRF Innovative grant to improve methods for early detection of renal function decline.  I am the local PI on two UC4 grants (multicenter RCTs in type 1 diabetes).  PERL, an RCT to prevent early kidney function decline with Michael Mauer (UMinnesota) and Alessandro Doria (Joslin) as PIs and FL3X, an innovative behavioral intervention for adolescents with type 1 diabetes with Elizabeth Mayer-Davis (UNC) and Michael Seid (Cincinnati).  As a logical extension of this research to prevent the complications of type 1 diabetes, my research includes work on the development of the artificial pancreas as improved glucose control is the best proven method to prevent the complications of type 1 diabetes.  I work with Dr Peter Chase locally on the artificial pancreas and with clinical and engineering collaborators at Stanford, RPI, Jaeb, Sansum/UCSB, and Yale.  I am co-I with Dr Klingensmith on the Barbara Davis Center T32 grant in Pediatric Endocrinology. 



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