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Isabel Casimiro, MD, PhD

Dr. Isabel Casimiro is originally from Compton, California and received her bachelor’s degree from California State University Chico.  She obtained her Master’s degree from San Francisco State University, a PhD from Albert Einstein College of Medicine and her medical degree from the University of Washington in Seattle.  She then completed Internal Medicine Residency at the University of Chicago.  She is currently completing her Endocrinology Fellowship within the Physician Scientist Development Program.

Her current research interests focus on the relationship between adipocyte cell signaling to and from inflammatory macrophages in the setting of insulin resistance and obesity.  She is analyzing subcutaneous fat tissue from patients before and after bariatric surgery in order to understand changes in the inflammatory profile of macrophages and their relationship to adipocytes before and after significant weight loss.  Her clinical interests lie in the treatment of diabetes, lipid disorders, transgender hormone therapy, and in increasing transgender health care education in Endocrinology training.