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Madona Azar, MD, MPH
Associate Professor and Interim Chief
Director of Fellowship Program
Paul H. and Doris Eaton Travis Chair in Endocrinology

Mailing Address:
1000 N. Lincoln Blvd., HHDC 2900
Oklahoma City, OK 73104-3252

(405) 271-5896
(405) 271-7522


Research Interests

  1. Vitamin D deficiency and diabetes
  2. Diabetes in pregnancy



Fellowship - Endocrinology, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, OK
Fellowship - Endocrinology, Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Pennsylvania State University
Residency - Internal Medicine, Cooper University Hospital, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, UMDNJ, Camden Campus
Residency - Anesthesiology, American University of Beirut Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon
1995-2002 MD - Medical School at Saint Joseph's University, Beirut, Lebanon


Recent Publications

Marso, S. P., Bain, S. C., Consoli, A., Eliaschewitz, F. G., Jódar, E., Leiter, L. A., Lingvay, I., Rosenstock, J., Seufert, J., Warren, M. L., Woo, V., Hansen, O., Holst, A. G., Pettersson, J., Vilsbøll, T. (2016). Semaglutide and Cardiovascular Outcomes in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes. The New England journal of medicine, 375(19), 1834-1844. PMID: 27633186. DOI: 10.1056/NEJMoa1607141

Marso, S. P., Daniels, G. H., Brown-Frandsen, K., Kristensen, P., Mann, J. F., Nauck, M. A., Nissen, S. E., Pocock, S., Poulter, N. R., Ravn, L. S., Steinberg, W. M., Stockner, M., Zinman, B., Bergenstal, R. M., Buse, J. B. (2016). Liraglutide and Cardiovascular Outcomes in Type 2 Diabetes. The New England journal of medicine, 375(4), 311-22. PMID: 27295427. DOI: 10.1056/NEJMoa1603827

Azar, M. G., Stoner, J. A., Dao, H. D., Stephens, L., Goodman, J. R., Maynard, J., Lyons, T. J. (2015). Epidemiology of Dysglycemia in Pregnant Oklahoma American Indian Women., (8th ed., vol. 100, pp. 2996-3003). The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism. PMID: 26091203. PMCID: PMC4525008. DOI: 10.1210/jc.2015-1779.

Jenkins, A. J.*, Fu, D.*, Azar, M. G.*, Stoner, J. A., Kaufman, D. G., Zhang, S., Klein, R. L., Lopes-Virella, M. F., Ma, J.-X., Lyons, T. J. (2014). Clinical correlates of serum pigment epithelium-derived factor in type 2 diabetes patients., (3rd ed., vol. 28, pp. 353-9). Journal of diabetes and its complications. PMID: 24560422. PMCID: PMC4009500. DOI: 10.1016/j.jdiacomp.2014.01.008 * Equal Contribution

Azar M, Lyons TJ. Management of Pregnancy in Women with Type 1 Diabetes. Minerva Endocrinol. 2013 Dec;38(4):339-49.

Hummer K, Azar M. Large Remnant Ablation in the Treatment of Metastatic Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma: Case Report and Literature Review.  Thyroid Disorders Ther 2013, 2.2

Azar M, Lyons TJ, Alaupovic P, Stoner J, Quiroga C, Kaufman D,  Lopes-Virella M, Klein R, Jenkins AJ, VADT Study Group. Apolipoprotein-Defined and NMR Lipoprotein Subclasses in the Veterans Affairs Diabetes Trial. J Diabetes Complications. 2013 Aug 1. doi:pii: S1056-8727(13)00113-X. 10.1016/j.jdiacomp.2013.05.005. [Epub ahead of print]

Azar M, Basu A, Jenkins AJ, Nankervis AJ, Hanssen KF, Scholz H, Henriksen T, Garg SK, Hammad SM, Scardo JA, Aston CE, Lyons TJ. Fat Soluble Vitamins and Pre-Eclampsia in Type 1 Diabetes: A Longitudinal Study. Diabetes Care. 2011 Jun;34(6):1258-64. Epub 2011 Apr 15.

Azar M. (2010). Diabetes, Insulin Treatment and Cancer Risk: What is the Evidence? F1000 Medicine Reports, 2010. In press.       

Azar M. (2010). Vitamin D Deficiency and Pre-Eclampsia in Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus. Southern Society Clinical Investigators Meeting. New Orleans, LA.

Azar M. (2010). Hypoparathyroidism and Teriparatide: Is it Time to Treat? Southern Society Clinical Investigators Meeting. New Orleans, LA.

Azar M. (2010). Pituitary Abcess Secondary to Lymphocytic Hypophysitis. A Case Report. Southern Society Clinical Investigators Meeting. New Orleans, LA.    

Azar M. (2009). Web-based Management of Diabetes: Has the time come for Telemedicine? Review article. Diabetes Res Clin Pract. Jan;83(1):9-17. Epub 2008 Dec 3.

Azar M, Frates A, and Rajput V. (2008). Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP) and Hyperthyroidism: an unusual but critical relationship for clinicians.J of Hosp Med, 3:431-433.

Azar M. (2008). ITP and Hyperthyroidism: An Unusual but Critical Relationship for Clinicians. J Hosp Med. Sep;3(5):431-3. Presented at the Cooper Research Week 2007.

Azar M. (2006). Glycemic control during inhospital corticosteroid treatment for exacerbations of obstructive airway disease. Chest 130: 184S-185S.

Azar M. (2006). Impact of medical and nursing staff diabetic education on quality of glycemic control in a tertiary university-based medical center Coronary Care Unit. American College of Physicians National Meeting. Philadelphia, PA.

Azar M. (2006). Interest of the noninvasive techniques for the measurement of the blood pressure in critical care. J Medical Liban. Jan-Mar; 54(1):17-21.

Azar M. (2006). Case: Primary Amyloidosis Diagnosed by Pleuroscopy. Cooper Research Week 2005 and ACP 2006 New Jersey Chapter.

Azar M. (2006). Impact of residency on residents’ physiological and psychological status in the eighty-hour era. ACP New Jersey Chapter.


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