Anastassia Amaro, M.D.

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Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Department: Medicine

Contact information
Penn Rodebaugh Diabetes Center
Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
Suite 4-900W
3400 Civic Center Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-662-2468
MD (Summa Cum Laude)
Sechenov Moscow Medical Academy, Moscow, Russia, 1999.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

Evaluation and medical treatment of patients with obesity and its complications. Novel therapies for treating obesity. Pre-and post bariatric surgery care. Medical treatment of Diabetes Mellitus. Continuos glucose monitors. Continuous insulin infusion devices (insulin pumps). Hypoglycemia after baratric surgery. Insulinoma.

Description of Research Expertise

Diabetes and obesity clinical trials.

Selected Publications

Thompson C., Abu Dayyeh B., Kushner R., Sullivan S., Schorr A, Amaro A, Apovian C, Fullum T, Zarrinpar A, Jensen M, Stein A, Edmundowicz S, Kahaleh M, Ryou M, Bohning J.M., Ginsberg G., Huang C, Tran D., Martin J., Jaffe D., Farraye F., Ho S., Kumar N., Harakal D., Young M., Thomas C., Shukla A., Ryan M., Haas M., Goldsmith H., McCrea J., Aronne L.: Percutaneous Gastrostomy Device for the Treatment of Class II and Class III Obesity: Results of a Randomized Controlled Trial. American Journal of Gastroenterology 112(3): 447-457, March 2017.

Chantal Lewis MB,BS; Julia Kharlip MD; Anastassia Amaro MD : Use of Liraglutide in Childhood Onset Non-Craniopharyngioma Related Hypothalamic Obesity. Poster presentation at the Obesity Society annual meeting, Los Angeles, CA in November 2015. 2015.

Vetter ML, Amaro A, Volger S.: Nutritional management of type 2 diabetes mellitus and obesity and pharmacologic therapies to facilitate weight loss. Postgrad Med. 2014 Jan;126(1):139-52. 2014.

Amaro A., Fabbrini E., Kars M., Yue P, Schonfeld G., Klein S.: Dissociation between intrahepatic triglyceride content and insulin resistance in familial hypobetalipoproteinemia. Gastroenterology 139(1): 149-153, July 2010.

Amaro A., Kars M., Fabbrini E., Mohammed B., Yue P, Schonfeld G., Klein S.: Increased intrahepatic triglyceride content does not cause insulin resistance in subjects with familial hypobetalipoproteinemia. The Obesity Society Annual Scientific Meeting, Washington, DC 2009.

Baker M., Amaro A., Fabbrini E., Mohammed S., Klein S.: Measures of insulin resistance in extremely obese subjects before and after gastric bypass surgery. Presented at the 3rd Annual Research Training Symposium and Poster Session, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO October 29 2008.

Amaro A.: Severe hypocalcemia after intravenous bisphosphonate infusion in treated vitamin D deficiency. Presented at the American College of Physicians Illinois Associates and Chapter Meeting November 2003.

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