Ayse Nur Sahin Efe, MD

Assistant Professor, Medicine

Ayse Sahin Efe
75 E. Newton St


Ayse Sahin Efe, MD is an Instructor of General Internal Medicine at the Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine and practicing internist at Mount Auburn Hospital. Dr. Sahin Efe attended medical school at Hacettepe University in Turkey and then was Chief resident at Steward Carney Hospital. She then completed fellowships at Harvard University School of Medicine and another at Boston University Medical Center. Dr. Sahin Efe is board certified in Endocrinology, and Diabetes and Metabolism.

Other Positions

  • VA Boston Healthcare System


  • Hacettepe University, MD


  • 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 11/16/2017

    Steenkamp DW, Cacicedo JM, Sahin-Efe A, Sullivan C, Sternthal E. PRESERVED PROINSULIN SECRETION IN LONG-STANDING TYPE 1 DIABETES. Endocr Pract. 2017 Dec; 23(12):1387-1393. PMID: 29144809.

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  • Published on 11/3/2017

    Sahin-Efe A, Upadhyay J, Ko BJ, Dincer F, Park KH, Migdal A, Vokonas P, Mantzoros C. Irisin and leptin concentrations in relation to obesity, and developing type 2 diabetes: A cross sectional and a prospective case-control study nested in the Normative Aging Study. Metabolism. 2018 02; 79:24-32. PMID: 29108900.

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  • Published on 3/10/2016

    Vamvini MT, Hamnvik OP, Sahin-Efe A, Gavrieli A, Dincer F, Farr OM, Mantzoros CS. Differential Effects of Oral and Intravenous Lipid Administration on Key Molecules Related to Energy Homeostasis. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2016 May; 101(5):1989-97. PMID: 26964729.

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  • Published on 2/1/2016

    Farr OM, Sofopoulos M, Tsoukas MA, Dincer F, Thakkar B, Sahin-Efe A, Filippaios A, Bowers J, Srnka A, Gavrieli A, Ko BJ, Liakou C, Kanyuch N, Tseleni-Balafouta S, Mantzoros CS. GLP-1 receptors exist in the parietal cortex, hypothalamus and medulla of human brains and the GLP-1 analogue liraglutide alters brain activity related to highly desirable food cues in individuals with diabetes: a crossover, randomised, placebo-controlled trial. Diabetologia. 2016 05; 59(5):954-65. PMID: 26831302.

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  • Published on 5/1/2015

    Sahin-Efe A, Polyzos SA, Dincer F, Zaichenko L, McGovern R, Schneider B, Mantzoros CS. Intracellular leptin signaling following effective weight loss. Metabolism. 2015 Aug; 64(8):888-95. PMID: 25998856.

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  • Published on 3/20/2014

    Joung KE, Park KH, Zaichenko L, Sahin-Efe A, Thakkar B, Brinkoetter M, Usher N, Warner D, Davis CR, Crowell JA, Mantzoros CS. Early life adversity is associated with elevated levels of circulating leptin, irisin, and decreased levels of adiponectin in midlife adults. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2014 Jun; 99(6):E1055-60. PMID: 24650014.

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  • Published on 2/25/2014

    Aronis KN, Sahin-Efe A, Chamberland JP, Spiro A, Vokonas P, Mantzoros CS. Chemerin levels as predictor of acute coronary events: a case-control study nested within the veterans affairs normative aging study. Metabolism. 2014 Jun; 63(6):760-6. PMID: 24684821.

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  • Published on 9/20/2013

    Park KH, Zaichenko L, Brinkoetter M, Thakkar B, Sahin-Efe A, Joung KE, Tsoukas MA, Geladari EV, Huh JY, Dincer F, Davis CR, Crowell JA, Mantzoros CS. Circulating irisin in relation to insulin resistance and the metabolic syndrome. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2013 Dec; 98(12):4899-907. PMID: 24057291.

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  • Published on 6/11/2013

    Aronis KN, Moreno M, Polyzos SA, Moreno-Navarrete JM, Ricart W, Delgado E, de la Hera J, Sahin-Efe A, Chamberland JP, Berman R, Spiro A, Vokonas P, Fernández-Real JM, Mantzoros CS. Circulating irisin levels and coronary heart disease: association with future acute coronary syndrome and major adverse cardiovascular events. Int J Obes (Lond). 2015 Jan; 39(1):156-61. PMID: 24916788.

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