David Saxon, MD
Assistant Professor, Medicine-Endocrinology/Metabolism/Diabetes

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Medical School:
  • MD, Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine (2009)
Graduate School :
  • MSc, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center (2017)
Undergraduate School:
  • BA, Washington University in Saint Louis (MO) (2002)
Internship:
  • University of Michigan Program (2010)
Residency:
  • University of Michigan Program, Internal Medicine (2012)
Fellowships:
  • University of Colorado, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism (2015)
  • Denver Veterans Affairs Medical Center, VA Advanced Health Services Research Fellowship (2017)
Department: Medicine-Endocrinology/Metabolism/Diabetes

Publications

  • Salahuddin T, Richardson V, McNeal DM, Henderson K, Hess PL, Raghavan S, Saxon DR, Valle JA, Waldo SW, Ho PM, Schwartz GG. Potential unrealized mortality benefit of glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists and sodium-glucose co-transport-2 inhibitors: A report from the Veterans Health Administration Clinical Assessment, Reporting and Tracking program. Diabetes Obes Metab. 2021 Jan;23(1):97-105. PubMed PMID: 32902128
  • Cunningham C, Saxon D. Weight Management in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. Diabetes Secrets.
  • Saxon D, Bessesen DH. Obesity as a Disease. Primary Care: Evaluation and Management of Obesity.
  • Saxon DR, Kaboli PJ, Haraldsson B, Wilson C, Ohl M, Augustine MR. Growth of electronic consultations in the Veterans Health Administration. Am J Manag Care. 2021 Jan;27(1):12-19. PubMed PMID: 33471457
  • Reiter-Brennan C, Cainzos-Achirica M, Soroosh G, Saxon DR, Blaha MJ, Eckel RH. Cardiometabolic medicine - the US perspective on a new subspecialty. Cardiovasc Endocrinol Metab. 2020 Sep;9(3):70-80. PubMed PMID: 32803138
  • Saxon DR, Reiter-Brennan C, Blaha MJ, Eckel RH. Cardiometabolic Medicine: Development of a New Subspecialty. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2020 Jul 1;105(7). PubMed PMID: 32407515
  • Saxon DR, Iwamoto SJ, Mettenbrink CJ, McCormick E, Arterburn D, Daley MF, Oshiro CE, Koebnick C, Horberg M, Young DR, Bessesen DH. Antiobesity Medication Use in 2.2 Million Adults Across Eight Large Health Care Organizations: 2009-2015. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2019 Dec;27(12):1975-1981. PubMed PMID: 31603630
  • Saxon DR, Chaussee EL, Juarez-Colunga E, Tsai AG, Iwamoto SJ, Speer RB, Heyn H, Kealey EH, Bessesen DH. A Toolbox Approach to Obesity Treatment in Urban Safety-Net Primary Care Clinics: a Pragmatic Clinical Trial. J Gen Intern Med. 2019 Nov;34(11):2405-2413. PubMed PMID: 31485965
  • Raghavan S, Liu WG, Saxon DR, Grunwald GK, Maddox TM, Reusch JEB, Berkowitz SA, Caplan L. Oral diabetes medication monotherapy and short-term mortality in individuals with type 2 diabetes and coronary artery disease. BMJ Open Diabetes Res Care. 2018;6(1):e000516. PubMed PMID: 29942524
  • Raghavan S, Liu WG, Michael Ho P, Plomondon ME, Barón AE, Caplan L, Joynt Maddox KE, Magid D, Saxon DR, Voils CI, Bradley SM, Maddox TM. Coronary artery disease severity modifies associations between glycemic control and both mortality and myocardial infarction. J Diabetes Complications. 2018 May;32(5):480-487. PubMed PMID: 29483016
  • Saxon DR, Rasouli N, Eckel RH. Pharmacological Prevention of Cardiovascular Outcomes in Diabetes Mellitus: Established and Emerging Agents. Drugs. 2018 Feb;78(2):203-214. PubMed PMID: 29305768
  • Iwamoto S, Saxon D, Tsai A, Leister E, Speer R, Heyn H, Kealey E, Juarez-Colunga E, Gudzune K, Bleich S, Clark J, Bessesen D. Effects of Education and Experience on Primary Care Providers' Perspectives of Obesity Treatments during a Pragmatic Trial. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2018 Oct;26(10):1532-1538. PubMed PMID: 30257072
  • Varela D, Yu A, Saxon D. Insulinoma Masquerading as Transient Neurocognitive Impairment. Am J Med. 2018 Sep;131(9):e377-e379. PubMed PMID: 29753794
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Professional Memberships

  • Endocrine Society, Member
  • Obesity Society, Member
  • American Diabetes Association, Member

Practice Locations

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 (2015)
  • Internal Medicine, Board Certification (2012)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Endocrine System (Hormones)
  • Endocrine System (Hormones) - Adult Type 1 Diabetes
  • Endocrine System (Hormones) - Adult Type 2 Diabetes
  • Endocrine System (Hormones) - Endocrine Cancer (Parathyroid, Adrenal, Carcinoid)
  • Endocrine System (Hormones) - Thyroid Cancer
  • Endocrine System (Hormones) - Thyroid Disease
  • Endocrine System (Hormones) - Adrenal Diseases
  • Endocrine System (Hormones) - Lipidosis
  • Endocrine System (Hormones) - Osteoporosis
  • Transgender Health
Public Speaking
Yes

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine (2009)
Graduate Schools:
  • MSc, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center (2017)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BA, Washington University in Saint Louis (MO) (2002)
Internships:
  • University of Michigan Program (2010)
Residency Programs:
  • University of Michigan Program, Internal Medicine (2012)
Fellowships:
  • University of Colorado, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism (2015)
  • Denver Veterans Affairs Medical Center, VA Advanced Health Services Research Fellowship (2017)
Department: Medicine-Endocrinology/Metabolism/Diabetes
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