Mike McDermott, MD
Professor, Medicine-Endocrinology/Metabolism/Diabetes

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Medical School:
  • MD, Tulane University School of Medicine (1977)
Undergraduate School:
  • BS, Georgia Institute of Technology (1974)
Internship:
  • Fitzsimons Army Medical Center, Aurora, CO (1978)
Residency:
  • Fitzsimons Army Medical Center, Aurora, CO, Internal Medicine (1980)
Fellowships:
  • Fitzsimons Army Medical Center, Aurora, CO, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism (1982)
Languages: English
Department: Medicine-Endocrinology/Metabolism/Diabetes

Recognition & Awards

  • Distinguished Physician of the Year, The Endocrine Society (2013)
  • Top Doctors in Denver, 5280 Magazine, 2004-2012 (2012)
    Voted a 5280 best doctor by my peers in response to the question, "Which physician would you trust to treat you and your family?"
  • Physican of the Year, University of Colorado Hospital (2012)
  • Outstanding Clinical Teacher, University of Colorado Medical School, Kaiser Permanente (2009)
  • Physician of the Year, University of Colorado Hospital (2004)

Research Interests

My research focuses include Diabetes Mellitus, Metabolism, Osteoporosis and Thyroid Disease.

Teaching

  • Professor (1997)
    School of Medicine, Medicine
    Diabetes Mellitus, Osteoporosis, Thyroid Disease

Publications

  • McDermott MT. In the Clinic: Hyperthyroidism. Ann Intern Med 2020 April 7; 172(7):ITC49-ITC64. PMID:32252086
  • McDermott MT. In the Clinic: Hypothyroidism. Ann Intern Med 2020 July 7; 173(1):ITC1-ITC16. PMID: 32628881
  • Kwak JJ, Altoos R, Jensen A, Altoos B, McDermott MT. Increased risk of radioiodine treatment failure associated with Graves’ disease refractory to methimazole. Endocrine Practice 2020; 26:1312-1319.
  • McDermott MT. Overview of the Clinical Manifestations of Hypothyroidism. In: Braverman LE, Cooper DS, Kopp P, eds. Werner & Ingbar's The Thyroid: A Fundamental and Clinical Text. 11th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer, 2020. Pp. 575-583.

Professional Memberships

  • Endocrine Society, Member
  • American College of Physicians (ACP), Fellow
  • American Diabetes Association, Member
  • American Society for Bone and Mineral Research, Member
  • American Thyroid Association (ATA) , Member
  • American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, Member

Practice Locations

UCH - Anschutz Outpatient Pavilion
1635 Aurora Ct
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 (1983)
  • Internal Medicine, Board Certification (1980)
Conditions & Treatments
  • 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
  • Endocrine System (Hormones)
Clinical Interests
I am interested in Type 1 Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes, Osteoporosis, Thyroid Disease and General Endocrinology.

Care Philosophy
I work with patients to provide them the opportunity to achieve their optimal health through a partnership that incorporates their personal health goals and philosophies and my best evidence based advice.

Personal Interests
Biking, Flyfishing, Golf, Skiing

Volunteer Activities
President, Colorado Leadership Council, American Diabetes Association; Member, Medical Advisory Board, 9 Health Fair, Colorado

Public Speaking
Yes

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, Tulane University School of Medicine (1977)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BS, Georgia Institute of Technology (1974)
Internships:
  • Fitzsimons Army Medical Center, Aurora, CO (1978)
Residency Programs:
  • Fitzsimons Army Medical Center, Aurora, CO, Internal Medicine (1980)
Fellowships:
  • Fitzsimons Army Medical Center, Aurora, CO, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism (1982)
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Languages: English
Department: Medicine-Endocrinology/Metabolism/Diabetes
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