ABOUT THE EXPERT
Rita Rastogi Kalyani,
MD, MHS, FACP
Editor in Chief, Johns Hopkins Diabetes Guides
Director, Diabetes Management Service
Johns Hopkins Total Pancreatectomy Islet Auto Transplant Program
Associate Professor of Medicine
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Rita Rastogi Kalyani, MD, MHS, FACP, is an associate professor of medicine in the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She graduated with an undergraduate degree from Harvard College and completed her medical degree, residency, and fellowship at Johns Hopkins.
Dr Kalyani is an active clinician and sees patients regularly in the Johns Hopkins Comprehensive Diabetes Center. She directs the Diabetes Management Service for the Johns Hopkins Total Pancreatectomy Islet Auto Transplant Program. A recipient of National Institutes of Health grant funding, Dr Kalyani’s research focuses on diabetes and aging, and investigates accelerated muscle loss, disability, and frailty in older adults with diabetes. Other research interests include sex differences in diabetes and heart disease and physical functioning in other endocrine and metabolic diseases.
She has served on the editorial boards of several diabetes research journals and has authored more than 125 peer-reviewed publications. Dr Kalyani is a past chair of the American Diabetes Association’s Professional Practice Committee, which is responsible for the annual clinical guidelines statement, “American Diabetes Association Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes.”