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Serena Cardillo, MD

Serena Cardillo, MD

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Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
Department: Medicine

Contact information
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine, West Pavilion, 4th Floor
3400 Civic Center Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-662-2468
B.A. (Behavioral Biology)
Johns Hopkins University, 1997.
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, 2001.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

Dr. Cardillo joined the faculty in the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism as an Assistant Professor of Medicine in 2006. She completed her undergraduate studies at Johns Hopkins University where she received a B.A. in Behavioral Biology. She received her M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania and completed both a residency in Internal Medicine and a fellowship in Endocrinology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Her clinical interests include diabetes management, transplant associated diabetes, pre-diabetes and metabolic syndrome and diabetes in bariatric surgery patients. Her clinical practice is based at the Penn Rodebaugh Diabetes Center.

Description of Other Expertise

Dr. Cardillo is also actively involved in medical education at the residency and fellowship levels. She is currently the Director of Ambulatory Training for the Internal Medicine Residency Program and the Director of Graduate Diabetes Education.

Selected Publications

Fuerst N, Langelier N, Massaro-Giordano M, Stasi K, Burns C, Cardillo S, Bunya V: Tear osmolarity and dry eye symptoms in diabetics. Clinical Ophthalmology 2014.

Han JH, Crane HM, Bellamy SL, Frank I, Cardillo S, Bisson GP; Centers for AIDS Research Network of Integrated Clinical Systems (CNICS). : HIV infection and glycemic response to newly initiated diabetic medical therapy. AIDS 26(16): 2087-95, October 2013.

Jeffrey R Jaeger MD, Carol Chou MD, David J Aizenberg MD, Serena Cardillo MD : Standardized Patients and Communication Coaching in the Evaluation and Remediation of Interns’ Interpersonal Communication Skills Poster Presentation, Department of Medicine Research Day May 2013.

Vincent Lo Re, Kevin Haynes, Eileen E Ming, Jennifer Wood Ives, Laura N Horne, Kimberly Fortier, Dena M Carbonari, Sean Hennessy, Serena Cardillo, Peter P Reese, K Rajender Reddy, David Margolis, Andrea Apter, Stephen E Kimmel, Jason Roy, Cristin P Freeman, Hanieh Razzaghi, Crystal N Holick, Daina B Esposito, Tjeerd-Pieter Van Staa, Harshvinder Bhullar, Brian L Strom : Safety of saxagliptin: rationale for and design of a series of postmarketing observational studies. Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety November 2012.

Han JH, Crane HM, Bellamy SL, Frank I, Cardillo S, Bisson GP.: HIV infection and glycemic response to newly initiated diabetic medical therapy. 19th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections, Seattle, WA March 2012 Notes: Poster Presentation.

Langelier N, Massaro-Giordano Ying GS, Huang J, Burns C, Cardillo S, Bunya V.: Tear Osmolarity and Dry Eye Symptoms in Diabetics and Non-Diabetics. Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Meeting, Fort Lauderdale, FL May 2011 Notes: Poster Presentation.

Iqbal N, Cardillo S, Volger S, Bloeden L, Boston R, Anderson R, Szapary PO: Chromium picolinate does not improve key features of the metabolic syndrome in obese non-diabetic adults. Metabolic Syndrome and Related Disorders 7: 143-50, 2009.

Iqbal N, Vetter ML, Moore RH, Chittams JL, Dalton-Bakes CV, Dowd M, Williams-Smith C, Cardillo S, Wadden TA.: Effects of a Low-Intensity Intervention that Prescribed a Low-Carbohydrate vs. a Low-Fat Diet in Obese, Diabetic Participants. Obesity 2009.

Vetter ML, Cardillo S, Rickels MR, Iqbal N.: Narrative Review: Effect of Bariatric Surgery on Type 2 Diabetes. Annals of Internal Medicine 150: 94-103, 2009.

Cardillo S: Glycemic measurement and control: impact on quality and costs. Federal Practitioner 25(Supplement 4): 3-9, 2008.

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Last updated: 08/28/2015
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