Neda Rasouli, MD
Professor, Medicine-Endocrinology/Metabolism/Diabetes

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Medical School:
  • MD, Tehran University of Medical Siences, Iran (1995)
Residency:
  • Michigan State University Program, Internal Medicine (2000)
Fellowships:
  • University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Program, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism (2002)
Languages: English, Farsi
Department: Medicine-Endocrinology/Metabolism/Diabetes

Professional Titles

  • Director of Diabetes and Endocrinology Clinical Trial Program
  • Endocrinologist

Publications

  • Baker C, Retzik-Stahr C, Singh V, Plomondon R, Anderson V, Rasouli N. Should metformin remain the first-line therapy for treatment of type 2 diabetes?. Ther Adv Endocrinol Metab. 2021;12:2042018820980225. PubMed PMID: 33489086
  • Rasouli N, Younes N, Utzschneider KM, Inzucchi SE, Balasubramanyam A, Cherrington AL, Ismail-Beigi F, Cohen RM, Olson DE, DeFronzo RA, Herman WH, Lachin JM, Kahn SE. Association of Baseline Characteristics With Insulin Sensitivity and ß-Cell Function in the Glycemia Reduction Approaches in Diabetes: A Comparative Effectiveness (GRADE) Study Cohort. Diabetes Care. 2021 Feb;44(2):340-349. PubMed PMID: 33334808
  • Petri M, Singh I, Baker C, Underkofler C, Rasouli N. Diabetic gastroparesis: An overview of pathogenesis, clinical presentation and novel therapies, with a focus on ghrelin receptor agonists. J Diabetes Complications. 2021 Feb;35(2):107733. PubMed PMID: 32948398
  • Hsia DS, Rasouli N, Pittas AG, Lary CW, Peters A, Lewis MR, Kashyap SR, Johnson KC, LeBlanc ES, Phillips LS, Hempe JM, Desouza CV. Implications of the Hemoglobin Glycation Index on the Diagnosis of Prediabetes and Diabetes. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2020 Jan 22. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31965161
  • Young KA, Rasouli N. Serum lipid profile as a tool to predict incident diabetes: Is it a wishful thinking?. J Diabetes Complications. 2020 Dec;34(12):107755. PubMed PMID: 33082076
  • Chadha C, Pittas AG, Lary CW, Knowler WC, Chatterjee R, Phillips LS, Aroda VR, Lewis MR, Pratley R, Staten MA, Nelson J, Rasouli N, Brodsky I. Reproducibility of a prediabetes classification in a contemporary population. Metabol Open. 2020 Jun;6:100031. PubMed PMID: 32812912
  • Rasouli N. An Escape From Diabetes. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2020 Sep 1;105(9). PubMed PMID: 32597475
  • Sivitz WI, Phillips LS, Wexler DJ, Fortmann SP, Camp AW, Tiktin M, Perez M, Craig J, Hollander PA, Cherrington A, Aroda VR, Tan MH, Krakoff J, Rasouli N, Butera NM, Younes N. Optimization of Metformin in the GRADE Cohort: Effect on Glycemia and Body Weight. Diabetes Care. 2020 May;43(5):940-947. PubMed PMID: 32139384
  • Hsia DS, Rasouli N, Pittas AG, Lary CW, Peters A, Lewis MR, Kashyap SR, Johnson KC, LeBlanc ES, Phillips LS, Hempe JM, Desouza CV. Implications of the Hemoglobin Glycation Index on the Diagnosis of Prediabetes and Diabetes. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2020 Mar 1;105(3). PubMed PMID: 31965161
  • Norouzirad R, Ghanbari M, Bahadoran Z, Abdollahifar MA, Rasouli N, Ghasemi A. Hyperoxia improves carbohydrate metabolism by browning of white adipocytes in obese type 2 diabetic rats. Life Sci. 2019 Mar 1;220:58-68. PubMed PMID: 30703383
  • Young KA, Maturu A, Lorenzo C, Langefeld CD, Wagenknecht LE, Chen YI, Taylor KD, Rotter JI, Norris JM, Rasouli N. The triglyceride to high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (TG/HDL-C) ratio as a predictor of insulin resistance, ß-cell function, and diabetes in Hispanics and African Americans. J Diabetes Complications. 2019 Feb;33(2):118-122. PubMed PMID: 30522790
  • LeBlanc ES, Pratley RE, Dawson-Hughes B, Staten MA, Sheehan PR, Lewis MR, Peters A, Kim SH, Chatterjee R, Aroda VR, Chadha C, Neff LM, Brodsky IG, Rosen C, Desouza CV, Foreyt JP, Hsia DS, Johnson KC, Raskin P, Kashyap SR, O'Neil P, Phillips LS, Rasouli N, Liao EP, Robbins DC, Pittas AG. Erratum. Baseline Characteristics of the Vitamin D and Type 2 Diabetes (D2d) Study: A Contemporary Prediabetes Cohort That Will Inform Diabetes Prevention Efforts. Diabetes Care 2018;41:1590-1599. Diabetes Care. 2019 Dec;42(12):2347. PubMed PMID: 31548246
  • Pittas AG, Dawson-Hughes B, Sheehan P, Ware JH, Knowler WC, Aroda VR, Brodsky I, Ceglia L, Chadha C, Chatterjee R, Desouza C, Dolor R, Foreyt J, Fuss P, Ghazi A, Hsia DS, Johnson KC, Kashyap SR, Kim S, LeBlanc ES, Lewis MR, Liao E, Neff LM, Nelson J, O'Neil P, Park J, Peters A, Phillips LS, Pratley R, Raskin P, Rasouli N, Robbins D, Rosen C, Vickery EM, Staten M. Vitamin D Supplementation and Prevention of Type 2 Diabetes. N Engl J Med. 2019 Aug 8;381(6):520-530. PubMed PMID: 31173679
  • Norouzirad R, Ghanbari M, Bahadoran Z, Abdollahifar MA, Rasouli N, Ghasemi A. Hyperoxia improves carbohydrate metabolism by browning of white adipocytes in obese type 2 diabetic rats. Life Sci. 2019 Mar 1;220:58-68. PubMed PMID: 30703383
  • Young KA, Maturu A, Lorenzo C, Langefeld CD, Wagenknecht LE, Chen YI, Taylor KD, Rotter JI, Norris JM, Rasouli N. The triglyceride to high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (TG/HDL-C) ratio as a predictor of insulin resistance, ß-cell function, and diabetes in Hispanics and African Americans. J Diabetes Complications. 2019 Feb;33(2):118-122. PubMed PMID: 30522790
  • 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
  • Vellanki P, Rasouli N, Baldwin D, Alexanian S, Anzola I, Urrutia M, Cardona S, Peng L, Pasquel FJ, Umpierrez GE. Glycaemic Efficacy and Safety of Linagliptin compared to Basal-Bolus Insulin Regimen in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Undergoing Non-Cardiac Surgery: A Multicenter Randomized Clinical Trial. Diabetes Obes Metab. 2018 Nov 20. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30456796
  • Hernandez AF, Green JB, Janmohamed S, D'Agostino RB Sr, Granger CB, Jones NP, Leiter LA, Rosenberg AE, Sigmon KN, Somerville MC, Thorpe KM, McMurray JJV, Del Prato S. Albiglutide and cardiovascular outcomes in patients with type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease (Harmony Outcomes): a double-blind, randomised placebo-controlled trial. Lancet. 2018 Oct 27;392(10157):1519-1529. PubMed PMID: 30291013
  • LeBlanc ES, Pratley RE, Dawson-Hughes B, Staten MA, Sheehan PR, Lewis MR, Peters A, Kim SH, Chatterjee R, Aroda VR, Chadha C, Neff LM, Brodsky IG, Rosen C, Desouza CV, Foreyt JP, Hsia DS, Johnson KC, Raskin P, Kashyap SR, O'Neil P, Phillips LS, Rasouli N, Liao EP, Robbins DC, Pittas AG. Baseline Characteristics of the Vitamin D and Type 2 Diabetes (D2d) Study: A Contemporary Prediabetes Cohort That Will Inform Diabetes Prevention Efforts. Diabetes Care. 2018 Aug;41(8):1590-1599. PubMed PMID: 29941495
  • 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
  • Boyle KE, Friedman JE, Janssen RC, Underkofler C, Houmard JA, Rasouli N. Metabolic Inflexibility with Obesity and the Effects of Fenofibrate on Skeletal Muscle Fatty Acid Oxidation. Horm Metab Res. 2017 Jan;49(1):50-57. PubMed PMID: 28103623
  • Lewis MR, Macauley RC, Sheehan PR, Staten MA, Phillips LS, Rasouli N, Pittas AG. Management of Hemoglobin Variants Detected Incidentally in HbA1c Testing: A Common Problem Currently Lacking a Standard Approach. Diabetes Care. 2017 Feb;40(2):e8-e9. PubMed PMID: 27899488
  • Kelmenson DA, Burr K, Azhar Y, Reynolds P, Baker CA, Rasouli N. Euglycemic Diabetic Ketoacidosis With Prolonged Glucosuria Associated With the Sodium-Glucose Cotransporter-2 Canagliflozin. J Investig Med High Impact Case Rep. 2017 Apr-Jun;5(2):2324709617712736. PubMed PMID: 28634592
  • Boyle KE, Friedman JE, Janssen RC, Underkofler C, Houmard JA, Rasouli N. Metabolic Inflexibility with Obesity and the Effects of Fenofibrate on Skeletal Muscle Fatty Acid Oxidation. Horm Metab Res. 2017 Jan;49(1):50-57. PubMed PMID: 28103623
  • Lewis MR, Macauley RC, Sheehan PR, Staten MA, Phillips LS, Rasouli N, Pittas AG. Management of Hemoglobin Variants Detected Incidentally in HbA1c Testing: A Common Problem Currently Lacking a Standard Approach. Diabetes Care. 2017 Feb;40(2):e8-e9. PubMed PMID: 27899488
  • Dandona P, Mathieu C, Phillip M, Hansen L, Griffen SC, Tschöpe D, Thorén F, Xu J, Langkilde AM. Efficacy and safety of dapagliflozin in patients with inadequately controlled type 1 diabetes (DEPICT-1): 24 week results from a multicentre, double-blind, phase 3, randomised controlled trial. Lancet Diabetes Endocrinol. 2017 Nov;5(11):864-876. PubMed PMID: 28919061
  • Holman RR, Bethel MA, Mentz RJ, Thompson VP, Lokhnygina Y, Buse JB, Chan JC, Choi J, Gustavson SM, Iqbal N, Maggioni AP, Marso SP, Öhman P, Pagidipati NJ, Poulter N, Ramachandran A, Zinman B, Hernandez AF. Effects of Once-Weekly Exenatide on Cardiovascular Outcomes in Type 2 Diabetes. N Engl J Med. 2017 Sep 28;377(13):1228-1239. PubMed PMID: 28910237
  • Mann JFE, Ørsted DD, Brown-Frandsen K, Marso SP, Poulter NR, Rasmussen S, Tornøe K, Zinman B, Buse JB. Liraglutide and Renal Outcomes in Type 2 Diabetes. N Engl J Med. 2017 Aug 31;377(9):839-848. PubMed PMID: 28854085
  • Kelmenson DA, Burr K, Azhar Y, Reynolds P, Baker CA, Rasouli N. Euglycemic Diabetic Ketoacidosis With Prolonged Glucosuria Associated With the Sodium-Glucose Cotransporter-2 Canagliflozin. J Investig Med High Impact Case Rep. 2017 Apr-Jun;5(2):2324709617712736. PubMed PMID: 28634592
  • Marso SP, McGuire DK, Zinman B, Poulter NR, Emerson SS, Pieber TR, Pratley RE, Haahr PM, Lange M, Brown-Frandsen K, Moses A, Skibsted S, Kvist K, Buse JB. Efficacy and Safety of Degludec versus Glargine in Type 2 Diabetes. N Engl J Med. 2017 Aug 24;377(8):723-732. PubMed PMID: 28605603
  • Lawler HM, Underkofler CM, Kern PA, Erickson C, Bredbeck B, Rasouli N. Adipose Tissue Hypoxia, Inflammation and Fibrosis in Obese Insulin Sensitive and Obese Insulin Resistant Subjects. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2016 Feb 12;:jc20154125. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26871994
  • Chen J, Diesburg-Stanwood A, Bodor G, Rasouli N. Led Astray by Hemoglobin A1c: A Case of Misdiagnosis of Diabetes by Falsely Elevated Hemoglobin A1c. J Investig Med High Impact Case Rep. 2016 Jan-Mar;4(1):2324709616628549. PubMed PMID: 26848480
  • Kirby TJ, Walton RG, Finlin B, Zhu B, Unal R, Rasouli N, Peterson CA, Kern PA. Integrative mRNA-microRNA analyses reveal novel interactions related to insulin sensitivity in human adipose tissue. Physiol Genomics. 2016 Feb;48(2):145-53. PubMed PMID: 26672043
  • Wang YJ, Seggelke S, Hawkins RM, Gibbs J, Lindsay M, Hazlett I, Low Wang CC, Rasouli N, Young KA, Draznin B. IMPACT OF GLUCOSE MANAGEMENT TEAM ON OUTCOMES OF HOSPITALIZARON IN PATIENTS WITH TYPE 2 DIABETES ADMITTED TO THE MEDICAL SERVICE. Endocr Pract. 2016 Dec;22(12):1401-1405. PubMed PMID: 27540884
  • Liu W, Saxon DR, McNair B, Sanagorski R, Rasouli N. Endocrinology Telehealth Consultation Improved Glycemic Control Similar to Face-to-Face Visits in Veterans. J Diabetes Sci Technol. 2016 Sep;10(5):1079-86. PubMed PMID: 27170633
  • Rasouli N. Adipose tissue hypoxia and insulin resistance. J Investig Med. 2016 Apr;64(4):830-2. PubMed PMID: 26969750
  • Lawler HM, Underkofler CM, Kern PA, Erickson C, Bredbeck B, Rasouli N. Adipose Tissue Hypoxia, Inflammation, and Fibrosis in Obese Insulin-Sensitive and Obese Insulin-Resistant Subjects. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2016 Apr;101(4):1422-8. PubMed PMID: 26871994
  • Chen J, Diesburg-Stanwood A, Bodor G, Rasouli N. Led Astray by Hemoglobin A1c: A Case of Misdiagnosis of Diabetes by Falsely Elevated Hemoglobin A1c. J Investig Med High Impact Case Rep. 2016 Jan 28;4(1):2324709616628549. PubMed PMID: 26848480
  • Kirby TJ, Walton RG, Finlin B, Zhu B, Unal R, Rasouli N, Peterson CA, Kern PA. Integrative mRNA-microRNA analyses reveal novel interactions related to insulin sensitivity in human adipose tissue. Physiol Genomics. 2016 Feb;48(2):145-53. PubMed PMID: 26672043
  • Maturu A, DeWitt P, Kern PA, Rasouli N. The triglyceride to high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (TG/HDL-C) ratio as a predictor of ß-cell function in African American women. Metabolism. 2015 May;64(5):561-5. PubMed PMID: 25687124
  • Maturu A, DeWitt P, Kern PA, Rasouli N. The triglyceride to high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (TG/HDL-C) ratio as a predictor of ß-cell function in African American women. Metabolism. 2015 May;64(5):561-5. PubMed PMID: 25687124
  • Seggelke SA, Hawkins RM, Gibbs J, Rasouli N, Wang C, Draznin B. Transitional care clinic for uninsured and medicaid-covered patients with diabetes mellitus discharged from the hospital: a pilot quality improvement study. Hosp Pract (1995). 2014 Feb;42(1):46-51. PubMed PMID: 24566596
  • Seggelke SA, Hawkins RM, Gibbs J, Rasouli N, Wang CC, Draznin B. Effect of glargine insulin delivery method (pen device versus vial/syringe) on glycemic control and patient preferences in patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Endocr Pract. 2014 Jun;20(6):536-9. PubMed PMID: 24326004
  • Seggelke SA, Hawkins RM, Gibbs J, Rasouli N, Wang C, Draznin B. Transitional care clinic for uninsured and medicaid-covered patients with diabetes mellitus discharged from the hospital: a pilot quality improvement study. Hosp Pract (1995). 2014 Feb;42(1):46-51. PubMed PMID: 24566596
  • Spencer M, Yang L, Adu A, Finlin BS, Zhu B, Shipp LR, Rasouli N, Peterson CA, Kern PA. Pioglitazone treatment reduces adipose tissue inflammation through reduction of mast cell and macrophage number and by improving vascularity. PLoS One. 2014;9(7):e102190. PubMed PMID: 25010722
  • Draznin B, Wang Y, Seggelke S, Hawkins RM, Gibbs J, Bridenstine M, Rasouli N, Wang CL. Glycemic control and outcomes of hospitalization in noncritically ill patients with type 2 diabetes admitted with cardiac problems or infections. Endocr Pract. 2014 Dec;20(12):1303-8. PubMed PMID: 25100383
  • Kern PA, Finlin BS, Zhu B, Rasouli N, McGehee RE Jr, Westgate PM, Dupont-Versteegden EE. The effects of temperature and seasons on subcutaneous white adipose tissue in humans: evidence for thermogenic gene induction. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2014 Dec;99(12):E2772-9. PubMed PMID: 25299843
  • Seggelke SA, Hawkins RM, Gibbs J, Rasouli N, Low CC, Draznin B. Effect of Glargine Insulin Delivery Method (Pen-Device vs. Vial-Syringe) on Glycemic Control and Patient Preferences in Patients with Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes. Endocr Pract. 2013 Dec 10;:1-12. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24326004
  • Draznin B, Gilden J, Golden SH, Inzucchi SE, PRIDE investigators, Baldwin D, Bode BW, Boord JB, Braithwaite SS, Cagliero E, Dungan KM, Falciglia M, Figaro MK, Hirsch IB, Klonoff D, Korytkowski MT, Kosiborod M, Lien LF, Magee MF, Masharani U, Maynard G, McDonnell ME, Moghissi ES, Rasouli N, Rubin DJ, Rushakoff RJ, Sadhu AR, Schwartz S, Seley JJ, Umpierrez GE, Vigersky RA, Low CC, Wexler DJ. Pathways to quality inpatient management of hyperglycemia and diabetes: a call to action. Diabetes Care. 2013 Jul;36(7):1807-14. PubMed PMID: 23801791
  • Ma L, Murea M, Snipes JA, Marinelarena A, Krüger J, Hicks PJ, Langberg KA, Bostrom MA, Cooke JN, Suzuki D, Babazono T, Uzu T, Tang SC, Mondal AK, Sharma NK, Kobes S, Antinozzi PA, Davis M, Das SK, Rasouli N, Kern PA, Shores NJ, Rudel LL, Blüher M, Stumvoll M, Bowden DW, Maeda S, Parks JS, Kovacs P, Hanson RL, Baier LJ, Elbein SC, Freedman BI. An ACACB variant implicated in diabetic nephropathy associates with body mass index and gene expression in obese subjects. PLoS One. 2013;8(2):e56193. PubMed PMID: 23460794
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Professional Memberships

  • American Federation for Medical Research, Past president
  • American Diabetes Association, 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
  • Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, Board Certification (2009)
  • Internal Medicine, Board Certification
Conditions & Treatments
  • Endocrine System (Hormones)
  • Endocrine System (Hormones) - Adult Type 2 Diabetes
  • Endocrine System (Hormones) - Lipidosis
  • Endocrine System (Hormones) - Adult Type 1 Diabetes
Clinical Interests
My clinical interest include the management and treatment of patients with diabetes and metabolic disorders associated with obesity.

Care Philosophy
Every patient is a unique human being and must be provided the best individualized care.

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, Tehran University of Medical Siences, Iran (1995)
Residency Programs:
  • Michigan State University Program, Internal Medicine (2000)
Fellowships:
  • University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Program, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism (2002)
Languages: English, Farsi
Department: Medicine-Endocrinology/Metabolism/Diabetes
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