Helen Lawler, MD
Associate Professor, Medicine-Endocrinology/Metabolism/Diabetes

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Medical School:
  • MD, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine (2007)
Undergraduate School:
  • BA, University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill (NC) (2000)
Internship:
  • University of Colorado (University Hospital) Program (2008)
Residency:
  • University of Colorado (University Hospital) Program, Internal Medicine (2010)
Fellowships:
  • University of Colorado (University Hospital) Program, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism (2012)
Languages: English
Department: Medicine-Endocrinology/Metabolism/Diabetes

Research Interests

Research interests include post-gastric bypass hypoglycemia, metabolic effects of bariatric surgery, investigating the impact of adipose tissue hypoxia on the development of insulin resistance, and further exploring the pathophysiology of insulin resistance in obesity.

Publications

  • Farahmand A, Kerr JM, Lawler HM. Maximizing the Utility of the 72-Hour Fast in Evaluating Hypoglycemia. Endocrine Practice 2021 Jan. PMID: 33475507
  • Lawler H, Salehi M. Diabetes remission after gastric bypass: To be or not to be dependent on weight loss. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2021. PMID: 33524103
  • Craig CM, Lawler HM, Lee CJE, Tan M, Davis DB, Tong J, Glodowski M, Rogowitz E, Karaman R, McLaughlin TL, Porter L. PREVENT: A Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Crossover Trial of Avexitide for Treatment of Post-Bariatric Hypoglycemia. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2021 Feb 22. PMID: 33616643
  • Helen Lawler, Mary Elizabeth Patti, Valentina Conoscenti, Khaled Junaidi, Nicole C. Close, David Sequeira, Anh NguyenA Phase 2, Interventional, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Pilot Study of Glucagon Ready-To-Use in Subjects Who Experience Hyperinsulinemic Hypoglycemia After Bariatric Surgery, e-Poster presentation, AACE Annual Meeting May 2021
  • Lawler HM. Hypoglycemic Disorders. In: M.T. McDermott, ed. Endocrine Secrets. 7th ed. St Louis, MO: Elsevier; 2020.
  • Abtin Kevin Farahmand, Helen Lawler. Post-Bariatric Hypoglycemia: A Clinical Vignette on an Increasingly Recognized Disease. ENDO Society Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA. March 2020 (virtual 2/2 COVID-19)
  • Abtin Farahmand, Helen Lawler, and Janice Kerr. Optimization of Hypoglycemia Patient Selection for 72- hour Fast. 2nd Annual UCH Quality & Safety Symposium, University of Colorado Hospital, Aurora, CO. March 2020
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Professional Memberships

  • Endocrine Society, Member

Practice Locations

UCHealth Anschutz Outpatient Pavilion - Anschutz Medical Campus
1635 Aurora Ct
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-0000

UCHealth Internal Medicine - Lowry
8111 E. Lowry Blvd
Denver, CO 80230
720-848-9500

UCHealth Diabetes and Endocrinology Clinic - Anschutz Medical Campus
1635 Aurora Ct
6th Floor
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-2650

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Internal Medicine, Board Certification
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, Board Certification
Conditions & Treatments
  • Endocrine System (Hormones) - Adult Type 1 Diabetes
  • Endocrine System (Hormones)
  • Endocrine System (Hormones) - Adult Type 2 Diabetes
  • Endocrine System (Hormones) - Thyroid Cancer
  • Endocrine System (Hormones) - Thyroid Disease
  • Endocrine System (Hormones) - Adrenal Diseases
  • Endocrine System (Hormones) - Lipidosis
  • Endocrine System (Hormones) - Endocrine Cancer (Parathyroid, Adrenal, Carcinoid)
  • Endocrine System (Hormones) - Osteoporosis
Clinical Interests
I am interested in post-gastric bypass hypoglycemia, metabolic effects of bariatric surgery, type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes, and general endocrinology.

Care Philosophy
I strive to provide the best care for my patients by providing evidence based advice. I believe in treating the person as a whole, taking every aspect of a patient’s health into consideration during diagnosis and treatment.

Personal Interests
Road biking, swimming, running

Volunteer Activities
Medical mission trips to Honduras and South Africa

Public Speaking
Yes

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine (2007)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BA, University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill (NC) (2000)
Internships:
  • University of Colorado (University Hospital) Program (2008)
Residency Programs:
  • University of Colorado (University Hospital) Program, Internal Medicine (2010)
Fellowships:
  • University of Colorado (University Hospital) Program, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism (2012)
Languages: English
Department: Medicine-Endocrinology/Metabolism/Diabetes
Contact Us
CU Anschutz
Fitzsimons Building

13001 East 17th Place
Campus Box C290
Aurora, CO 80045

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