Bassil Kublaoui, MD PhD

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Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Department: Pediatrics

Contact information
Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
34th and Civic Center Blvd, 11NW30
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-590-3174
Fax: 215-590-3053
BA (Psychology)
Rutgers University, 1990.
BA (Biochemistry)
Rutgers University, 1990.
PhD (Biochemistry)
Boston University School of Medicine, 1997.
MD (Medicine)
Boston University School of Medicine, 1997.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

I specialize in the diagnosis and management of genetic forms of obesity, as well as insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes, and general endocrinologic problems in children and adolescents. I also have an interest in seeing patients with endocrinopathies due to iron overload from chronic transfusions.

Description of Research Expertise

My former lab research focused on the hypothalamic regulation of feeding and energy expenditure. I am currently collaborating with Dr. Struan Grant on his project looking at genetics of obesity.

Selected Publications

Xi D, Long C, Lai M, Casella A, O'Lear L, Kublaoui B, Roizen JD: Ablation of Oxytocin Neurons Causes a Deficit in Cold Stress Response. J. Endocrine Society 1(8): 1041, July 2017.

Roy, S., Rustico, S., Kublaoui B.: Prevention and Treatment of Childhood Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome. Metabolic Syndrome: A Comprehensive Textbook Rexford Ahima (eds.). Springer Meteor, 2016.

Lai M, Roizen J, Kublaoui B: Exenetide (Byetta) Prevents Obesity in Mouse Model of Hypothalamic Obesity. Pediatric Academic Society and Pediatric Endocrine Society Annual Meeting, Vancouver, BC May 2014.

Iaumi K, Housam R, Kapadia C, Stallings VA, Medne L, Shaikh TH, Kublaoui BM, Zackai EH, Grimberg A: Endocrine phenotype of 6q16.1-q21 deletion involving SIM1 and Prader-Willi syndrome-like features. Am J Med Genet A 161A(12): 3137-43, Dec 2013.

Xi D, Roizen J, Lai M, Gandhi N, Kublaoui B: Paraventricular nucleus Sim1 neuron ablation mediated obesity is resistant to high fat diet. PLoS One 8(11): e81087, Nov 19 2013.

Kublaoui BM, Levine MA: Receptor Transduction of Hormone Action. Sperling Pediatric Endocrinology. 4th edition. Mark Sperling (eds.). Elsevier, 2013.

Xi, D, Gandhi, N. Lai, M., Kublaoui BM. : Ablation of Sim1 Neurons Causes Hyperphagia, Reduced Energy Expenditure and Obesity. Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting Boston 2012.

Xi, D, Gandhi, N. Lai, M., Kublaoui BM. : Ablation of Sim1 Neurons Causes Hyperphagia, Reduced Energy Expenditure and Obesity. Pediatric Endocrine Society Annual Meeting Philadelphia 2012.

Xi Dong, Gandhi Nilay, Lai Meizan, Kublaoui Bassil M: Ablation of Sim1 neurons causes obesity through hyperphagia and reduced energy expenditure. PloS one 7(4): e36453, 2012.

Xi, D, Gandhi, N. Lai, M., Kublaoui BM. : Hyperphagic obesity, reduced energy expenditure, disrupted MC4R signaling, and abnormal response to high fat diet after ablation of PVH Sim1 neurons. Society for Neuroscience annual meeting 2012.

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Last updated: 05/09/2018
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