Dr. Apovian’s focus is on clinical research in obesity and diabetes. Her group investigates weight loss and its effects on endothelial cell function, adipose cell metabolism and inflammation, research in the bariatric surgery population and novel pharmacotherapeutic antiobesity agents. She has become an expert in the technique for subcutaneous adipose tissue aspirations, and has been performing these aspirations on research subjects at Boston University for over 5 years. Other research projects include dietary and physical activity interventions in underserved post-partum women and the investigation into the effects of increased dietary protein on lean body mass, maximal voluntary muscle strength and power in older men with mobility limitations.
- Professor, Diabetes & Endocrinology, Pediatrics, Boston University School of Medicine
- Graduate Faculty (Primary Mentor of Grad Students), Boston University School of Medicine, Division of Graduate Medical Sciences
- Active Staff Privileges, Endocrinology, Diabetes & Nutrition, Medicine, Boston Medical Center
- University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, MD
- Barnard College, BA
- Published on 10/1/2017
Apovian CM, Riffenburg KM. Perspectives on the global obesity epidemic. Curr Opin Endocrinol Diabetes Obes. 2017 Oct; 24(5):307-309. PMID: 28841635.
- Published on 5/15/2017
Lake JE, Stanley TL, Apovian CM, Bhasin S, Brown TT, Capeau J, Currier JS, Dube MP, Falutz J, Grinspoon SK, Guaraldi G, Martinez E, McComsey GA, Sattler FR, Erlandson KM. Practical Review of Recognition and Management of Obesity and Lipohypertrophy in Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection. Clin Infect Dis. 2017 May 15; 64(10):1422-1429. PMID: 28329372.
- Published on 5/12/2017
Wee CC, Jones DB, Apovian C, Hess DT, Chiodi SN, Bourland AC, Davis RB, Schneider B, Blackburn GL, Marcantonio ER, Hamel MB. Weight Loss After Bariatric Surgery: Do Clinical and Behavioral Factors Explain Racial Differences? Obes Surg. 2017 May 12. PMID: 28500418.
- Published on 5/5/2017
Bhasin S, Apovian CM, Travison TG, Pencina K, Huang G, Moore LL, Campbell WW, Howland A, Chen R, Singer MR, Shah M, Eder R, Schram H, Bearup R, Beleva YM, McCarthy AC, Li Z, Woodbury E, McKinnon J, Storer TW, Basaria S. Design of a randomized trial to determine the optimum protein intake to preserve lean body mass and to optimize response to a promyogenic anabolic agent in older men with physical functional limitation. Contemp Clin Trials. 2017 Jul; 58:86-93. PMID: 28483498.
- Published on 4/18/2017
Thomas D, Apovian C. Macrophage functions in lean and obese adipose tissue. Metabolism. 2017 Jul; 72:120-143. PMID: 28641779.
- Published on 4/1/2017
Semla TP, Ruser C, Good CB, Yanovski SZ, Ames D, Copeland LA, Billington C, Ferguson UI, Aronne LJ, Wadden TA, Garvey WT, Apovian CM, Atkins D. Pharmacotherapy for Weight Management in the VHA. J Gen Intern Med. 2017 Apr; 32(Suppl 1):70-73. PMID: 28271432.
- Published on 2/24/2017
Velazquez A, Apovian CM, Istfan NW. The Complexities of Iron Deficiency in Patients After Bariatric Surgery. Am J Med. 2017 Jul; 130(7):e293-e294. PMID: 28238687.
- Published on 2/8/2017
Nicholas D, Proctor EA, Raval FM, Ip BC, Habib C, Ritou E, Grammatopoulos TN, Steenkamp D, Dooms H, Apovian CM, Lauffenburger DA, Nikolajczyk BS. Advances in the quantification of mitochondrial function in primary human immune cells through extracellular flux analysis. PLoS One. 2017; 12(2):e0170975. PMID: 28178278.
- Published on 1/1/2017
Apovian CM, Shah SN, Wolfe BM, Ikramuddin S, Miller CJ, Tweden KS, Billington CJ, Shikora SA. Two-Year Outcomes of Vagal Nerve Blocking (vBloc) for the Treatment of Obesity in the ReCharge Trial. Obes Surg. 2017 Jan; 27(1):169-176. PMID: 27506803.
- Published on 12/6/2016
Thompson CC, Abu Dayyeh BK, Kushner R, Sullivan S, Schorr AB, Amaro A, Apovian CM, Fullum T, Zarrinpar A, Jensen MD, Stein AC, Edmundowicz S, Kahaleh M, Ryou M, Bohning JM, Ginsberg G, Huang C, Tran DD, Glaser JP, Martin JA, Jaffe DL, Farraye FA, Ho SB, Kumar N, Harakal D, Young M, Thomas CE, Shukla AP, Ryan MB, Haas M, Goldsmith H, McCrea J, Aronne LJ. Percutaneous Gastrostomy Device for the Treatment of Class II and Class III Obesity: Results of a Randomized Controlled Trial. Am J Gastroenterol. 2017 Mar; 112(3):447-457. PMID: 27922026.
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