About Elena A Christofides MD, FACE
Dr. Elena Christofides is dual board certified in endocrinology and internal medicine. Dr. Christofides' private practice is Endocrinology Associates, Inc. in Columbus, OH. Furthermore, she holds several academic positions:
- Clinical Instructor, Chair, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Endocrinology at Mount Carmel Health Systems
- Clinical Instructor, Department of Internal Medicine and Family Practice at OhioHealth
- Clinical Associate Professor, Core Group IV, Endocrinology at Ohio University, College of Medicine
- Adjunct Assistant Professor, Ohio State University, College of Medicine
Dr. Christofides received her medical degree from The Ohio State University, College of Medicine, and completed residency at Mount Carmel Medical Center, both in Columbus. She advanced her training and experience in a two-year fellowship in the Section of Endocrinology and Metabolism at Louisiana State University Medical Center in New Orleans.
She is a Medical Review/Editor for several journal publications, including: Clinical Medicine Insights: Reproductive Health, Clinical Medicine Insights: Endocrinology and Diabetes, Clinical Medicine Reviews in Women's Health, Clinical Medicine Reviews in Nutrition and Metabolic Insights, and Clinical Medicine Reviews in Reproductive Biology Insights.
Dr. Christofides is a Fellow and active member of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE), American Diabetes Association (ADA) and the Endocrine Society. She has held leadership positions in AACE's Ohio River Regional Chapter, ADA's Central Ohio Chapter, and the Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Association (PCOSA).
Publications and Research
Christofides EA. How to choose your diabetes drugs wisely. Practical Diabetology. 2016, Volume 35, Number 3, Pages 10-15.
Christofides EA, Pesa N, Nguyen D. Cushing’s syndrome misdiagnosed as bipolar depression. Poster 447. The Endocrine Society Annual Meeting and Expo. April 1-4, 2016. Boston, MA.
The Adipocyte; Adiposopathy. Two chapters in Bariatric Endocrinology: Evaluation and Management of Adiposopathy, Adiposity and Related Diseases. Springer 2016 (forthcoming).
Christofides EA, et al. Clinical importance of achieving biochemical control with medical therapy in adult patients with acromegaly. Patient Preference and Adherence (forthcoming).
Christofides EA (PI), et al. Lixisenatide in patients with type 2 diabetes and acute coronary syndrome. N Engl J Med. 2015 Dec 3;373(23):2247-57.
Christofides EA (PI), et al. Rationale, design, and baseline characteristics in Evaluation of LIXisenatide in Acute Coronary Syndrome, a long-term cardiovascular end point trial of lixisenatide versus placebo. Am Heart J. 2015;169(5):631-638.e7.
Christofides EA (PI), et al. Effect of aleglitazar on cardiovascular outcomes after acute coronary syndrome in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus: the AleCardio randomized clinical trial. JAMA. 2014 Apr 16;311(15):1515-25.
Raghavan P, Christofides E. The effects of supraphysiologic doses of vitamin D3 in conjunction with teriparatide on bone mineral density in two postmenopausal females with severe osteoporosis. Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism. June 2012;2(3):139-144.
Raghavan P, Christofides E. Role of teriparatide in accelerating metatarsal stress fracture healing: a case series and review of literature. Clinical Medicine Insights: Endocrinology and Diabetes. 2012;5: 39-45.
Houser DP, Christofides EA. Real world experience with exenatide, a long term study on weight and A1C control. Diabetes. Abstract Supplement, July 2011.
Houser DP, Christofides EA. Screening for hypogonadism in type 2 diabetic males: a comparison of primary care and endocrinology practices. American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) 20th Annual Meeting and Clinical Congress. April 13-17, 2011. San Diego, CA.
Houser DP, Christofides EA. Hypertriglyceridemia-induced pancreatitis: establishing treatment guidelines. The Endocrine Society Annual Meeting and Expo. June 19-22, 2010. San Diego, CA.
Houser DP, Gasiorova M, Christofides EA. Clinical Controversy: The use of pramlintide acetate in gastroparesis. The Endocrine Society Annual Meeting and Expo. June 19-22, 2010. San Diego, CA.
Houser DP, Christofides EA. Diagnostic dilemma: revisiting the diagnosis of pituitary neoplasms. American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) 19th Annual Meeting and Clinical Congress. April 21-25, 2010. Boston, MA.
Christofides EA (SI), et al. Comparison of vildagliptin and thiazolidinedione as add-on therapy in patients inadequately controlled with metformin: results of the GALIANT trial-a primary care, type 2 diabetes study. Diabetes Obes Metab. 2009;11(10):978-986.
Christofides EA. Real world clinical experience with exenatide, a long term study on weight and A1C control. Poster. American Diabetes Association 69th Scientific Session. June 5-9, 2009. New Orleans, LA.
Christofides EA. The truth about bio-identical hormones. American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, The First Messenger . Volume17, Number. 4; July/August 2008.
Christofides EA. Position statement on hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and cardiovascular risk. American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists,The First Messenger. January/February 2008.
Christofides EA. The effects of DHEA and phentermine alone and in combination on open-field spontaneous activity and food intake of Zucker rats. American Federation for Medical Research. Research Day, February 7, 2000.
Christofides EA. The effects of supplemental corticosteroids and neurostimulants on spontaneous open-field activity of Zucker rats. American Federation for Medical Research.Research Day, February 4, 1999.
Christofides EA. (1) A rare case of an epinephrine secreting pheochromocytoma, (2) Scleroderma presenting as renal insufficiency and hypertensive urgency, (3) Dysphagia from heterotopic gastric mucosa, (4) Toxic shock syndrome due to group A streptococcus. Poster Presentations. American College of Physicians. August, 1997.
Christofides EA. Alkaline phosphatase and the rate of skeletal calcium accretion. Funded by Roessler Research Foundation. June/July 1992. Advisor: Velimir Matkovic, MD, PhD; Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH. (Published as part of Dr. Matkovic’s greater research project).
Christofides EA. (1) Vitamins as radioprotectors for epithelial cells in vitro, (2) Vitamins C and E as radioprotectors for epithelial cells in vitro (Master of Science Thesis, 1991). Advisors: Dr. Ralph Stephens, Department of Pathology; Dr. Richard Pieters, Department of Radiation/Oncology; The Ohio State University, College of Medicine, Columbus, OH.
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