Ivania Rizo MD

Assistant Professor, Endocrinology, Diabetes, Nutrition & Weight Management

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Ivania Rizo

Endocrinology, Diabetes, Nutrition & Weight Management


Ivania Rizo, MD is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Nutrition at the Boston University School of Medicine. After completing her fellowship at the University of Alabama, she worked there as an Assistant Professor and as a Staff Physician at the Kirkland Medical Clinic before being appointed to her current position. She is licensed in both Alabama and Massachusetts. Dr. Rizo is a member of the following medical societies: the Endocrine Society, the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologist, the American Diabetes Society, and the Obesity Society.


Physiology, MD, Georgetown University, 2007

Physiology, BS, University of Maryland, 2000


Published on 3/10/2021

Fantasia KL, Wirunsawanya K, Lee C, Rizo I. Racial Disparities in Diabetes Technology Use and Outcomes in Type 1 Diabetes in a Safety-Net Hospital. J Diabetes Sci Technol. 2021 Sep; 15(5):1010-1017. PMID: 33719610.

Published on 9/1/2019

Nolen-Doerr E, Stockman MC, Rizo I. Mechanism of Glucagon-Like Peptide 1 Improvements in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and Obesity. Curr Obes Rep. 2019 Sep; 8(3):284-291. PMID: 31124035.

Published on 6/7/2019

Dupepe E, Patel D, Miller J, Rizo I, Vaughan TB, Riley K. Postoperative day 1 versus postoperative day 5 morning cortisol for predicting an intact hypothalamic-pituitary axis: A cohort analysis. Surg Neurol Int. 2019; 10:91. PMID: 31528429.

Published on 1/15/2019

Rizo IM, Apovian CM. Diabetic Ketoacidosis Post Bariatric Surgery. Front Endocrinol (Lausanne). 2018; 9:812. PMID: 30697192.

Published on 6/29/2018

Rodriguez-Diaz E, Rizo I, Sullivan C, Steenkamp DW. Perioperative Use of a Hybrid Closed Loop System in an Obese Patient With Type 1 Diabetes Undergoing Metabolic Surgery: Insights Into Changes in Insulin Delivery and Sensitivity. J Diabetes Sci Technol. 2018 11; 12(6):1239-1240. PMID: 29957042.

Published on 8/1/2002

Hotez PJ, Ashcom J, Bin Z, Bethony J, Williamson A, Hawdon JM, Jianjun F, Dobardzic A, Rizo I, Bolden J, Jin Q, Yan W, Dobardzic R, Chung-Debose S, Crowell M, Datu B, Delaney A, Dragonovski D, Jiang Y, Yueyuan L, Ghosh K, Loukas A, Brandt W, Russell PK, Zook BC. Effect of vaccinations with recombinant fusion proteins on Ancylostoma caninum habitat selection in the canine intestine. J Parasitol. 2002 Aug; 88(4):684-90. PMID: 12197114.

Published on 12/8/2000

Mantey SA, Coy DH, Pradhan TK, Igarashi H, Rizo IM, Shen L, Hou W, Hocart SJ, Jensen RT. Rational design of a peptide agonist that interacts selectively with the orphan receptor, bombesin receptor subtype 3. J Biol Chem. 2001 Mar 23; 276(12):9219-29. PMID: 11112777.

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