Sara M. Alexanian, MD

Clinical Associate Professor, Medicine

Sara Alexanian
617.638.8545
720 Harrison Avenue (DOB-Doctors Office Building)

Biography

After graduating from Kalamazoo College with a double major in Biology and French Language and Literature, Dr. Sara Alexanian completed her medical degree at Dartmouth School of Medicine. Following an Internal Medicine Residency at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge, MA, she completed her Endocrinology Fellowship training at Boston Medical Center. She then joined the faculty and is the Director of the Inpatient Diabetes Program at Boston Medical Center as well as the quality improvement director for her section. She specializes in the inpatient management of diabetes and has an interest in fellow and resident training, and is an active presenter for both trainees and faculty. Her academic interests include quality improvement, in particular as it relates to inpatient diabetes care.

Education

  • Dartmouth Medical School, MD
  • Kalamazoo College, BA

Publications

  • Published on 5/29/2020

    Pinardo H, Rubin SJ, Hashemi S, DePietro J, Pearce EN, Ananthakrishnan S, Alexanian SM, Steenkamp DW, Noordzij JP. The use of vitamin D in preventing post-thyroidectomy hypocalcemia: An endocrinologist survey study. Clin Endocrinol (Oxf). 2020 May 29. PMID: 32469425.

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  • Published on 3/30/2020

    Talutis SD, Lee SY, Cheng D, Rosenkranz P, Alexanian SM, McAneny D. The impact of preoperative carbohydrate loading on patients with type II diabetes in an enhanced recovery after surgery protocol. Am J Surg. 2020 Mar 30. PMID: 32252984.

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  • Published on 8/16/2019

    Goundan PN, Willard DL, Sahin-Efe A, Fan SL, Alexanian SM. Comparison of bicarbonate values from venous blood gas and chemistry panels measured at the time of diagnosis and resolution of diabetes ketoacidosis. J Clin Transl Endocrinol. 2019 Dec; 18:100205. PMID: 31508318.

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  • Published on 12/17/2018

    Vellanki P, Rasouli N, Baldwin D, Alexanian S, Anzola I, Urrutia M, Cardona S, Peng L, Pasquel FJ, Umpierrez GE. Glycaemic efficacy and safety of linagliptin compared to a basal-bolus insulin regimen in patients with type 2 diabetes undergoing non-cardiac surgery: A multicentre randomized clinical trial. Diabetes Obes Metab. 2019 04; 21(4):837-843. PMID: 30456796.

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  • Published on 10/5/2018

    Blair RA, Palermo NE, Modzelewski KL, Alexanian SM, Baker WE, Simonson DC, McDonnell ME. REDUCED IMPACT OF DIABETES CLINIC REFERRAL ON HIGH-FREQUENCY EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT USERS. Endocr Pract. 2018 Dec; 24(12):1043-1050. PMID: 30289310.

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  • Published on 6/1/2017

    Modzelewski KL, Rybin DV, Weinberg JM, Alexanian SM, McDonnell ME, Steenkamp DW. Active cocaine use does not increase the likelihood of hyperglycemic crisis. J Clin Transl Endocrinol. 2017 Sep; 9:1-7. PMID: 29067261.

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  • Published on 11/7/2016

    Arnold LM, Mahesri M, McDonnell ME, Alexanian SM. GLYCEMIC OUTCOMES 3 YEARS AFTER IMPLEMENTATION OF A PERI-OPERATIVE GLYCEMIC CONTROL ALGORITHM IN AN ACADEMIC INSTITUTION. Endocr Pract. 2017 Feb; 23(2):123-131. PMID: 27819771.

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  • Published on 10/1/2016

    Palermo NE, Modzelewski KL, Farwell AP, Fosbroke J, Shankar KN, Alexanian SM, Baker WE, Simonson DC, McDonnell ME. OPEN ACCESS TO DIABETES CENTER FROM THE EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT REDUCES HOSPITALIZATIONS IN THE SUSEQUENT YEAR. Endocr Pract. 2016 Oct; 22(10):1161-1169. PMID: 27732094.

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  • Published on 10/1/2016

    Jaberi A, Seth B, Steenkamp D, Alexanian S, Borkan SC. Sodium-Glucose Cotransporter 2 Inhibitors and Euglycemic Diabetic Ketoacidosis: Metabolic Acidosis With a Twist. Clin Diabetes. 2016 Oct; 34(4):214-216. PMID: 27766015.

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  • Published on 8/19/2016

    Lee SY, Askin G, McDonnell ME, Arnold LM, Alexanian SM. HYPOGLYCEMIA RATES AFTER RESTRICTION OF HIGH-DOSE GLARGINE IN HOSPITALIZED PATIENTS. Endocr Pract. 2016 12; 22(12):1393-1400. PMID: 27540877.

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