Virginia Sarapura, MD
Professor, Medicine-Endocrinology/Metabolism/Diabetes

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Medical School:
  • MD, University of Buenos Aires (1981)
Residency:
  • Tulane University Program, Internal Medicine (1986)
Fellowships:
  • University of Colorado (University Hospital) Program, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism (1990)
Languages: English, Spanish
Department: Medicine-Endocrinology/Metabolism/Diabetes

Research Interests

My research interests are in the area of pituitary gene expression and regulation, specifically of the glycoprotein hormone alpha-subunit, that is part of the hormones thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH), luteinizing hormone (LH) and follicle stimulating hormone (FSH).

Publications

  • Smith MJ, Ford BR, Rihanek M, Coleman BM, Getahun A, Sarapura VD, Gottlieb PA, Cambier JC. Elevated PTEN expression maintains anergy in human B cells and reveals unexpectedly high repertoire autoreactivity. JCI Insight. 2019 Feb 7;4(3). [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30728334
  • Smith MJ, Rihanek M, Coleman BM, Gottlieb PA, Sarapura VD, Cambier JC. Activation of thyroid antigen-reactive B cells in recent onset autoimmune thyroid disease patients. J Autoimmun. 2017 Dec 9. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29233566
  • Smith MJ, Rihanek M, Coleman BM, Gottlieb PA, Sarapura VD, Cambier JC. Activation of thyroid antigen-reactive B cells in recent onset autoimmune thyroid disease patients. J Autoimmun. 2017 Dec 9. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29233566

Practice Locations

University of Colorado Hospital (UCH)
12605 E. 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-0000

Endocrinology/Diabetes/Metabolism - Anschutz
1635 Aurora Ct
6th Floor
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-2650

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, Board Certification (1992)
  • Internal Medicine, Board Certification
Conditions & Treatments
  • Endocrine System (Hormones)
Clinical Interests
My clinical interests are pituitary and thyroid disease, particularly the disorders of prolactin secretion, pituitary tumors, and abnormal thyroid function.

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, University of Buenos Aires (1981)
Residency Programs:
  • Tulane University Program, Internal Medicine (1986)
Fellowships:
  • University of Colorado (University Hospital) Program, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism (1990)
Languages: English, Spanish
Department: Medicine-Endocrinology/Metabolism/Diabetes
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