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Rita Rastogi Kalyani, M.D., M.H.S.

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  • Editor-in-Chief, Johns Hopkins Diabetes Guide
  • Associate Professor of Medicine

Languages: English, French, Hindi


Diabetes and Cardiovascular Diseases, Diabetes Mellitus, Endocrinology, Geriatric Endocrinology, Metabolism, Pancreatic Auto Islet Transplant more

Research Interests

Muscle loss and disability among older adults with diabetes; Metabolic diseases in older adults; Diabetes education; Gender differences in diabetes and heart disease; Glycemic outcomes of islet autotransplantation; Diabetes epidemiology more

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Dr. Rita Kalyani is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Core Faculty at the Johns Hopkins Center on Aging and Health, and Associate Faculty at the Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology, and Clinical Research.  She graduated with an undergraduate degree from Harvard College and completed her medical degree, residency, and fellowship at Johns Hopkins.  She also obtained a Masters in Health Science degree in Clinical Investigation from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Dr. Kalyani is an active clinician and sees patients regularly in the Johns Hopkins Comprehensive Diabetes Center as well as attends on the general endocrine consultation service. She directs the Diabetes Management Service for Johns Hopkins’ Total Pancreatectomy Islet Auto Transplant Program. A recipient of NIH 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 is past Chair of the American Diabetes Association's Professional Practice Committee, which is responsible for the ADA's annual position statement: "Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes".  

Dr. Kalyani is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, and served on a national steering committee called “ACP Quality Connect: Diabetes” to improve the quality of diabetes care. She is the co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of the Johns Hopkins Diabetes Guide for healthcare professionals available both as a book and electronically as a mobile application, now with close to 200 topics. more


  • Editor-in-Chief, Johns Hopkins Diabetes Guide
  • Director, Diabetes Management Service, Total Pancreatectomy Islet Auto Transplant Program
  • Associate Professor of Medicine

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  • MD; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2003)


  • Internal Medicine; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2006)


  • Endocrinology; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2007)
  • Endocrinology; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2010)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Endocrinology/Diabetes/Metabolism) (2009)

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Email me Phone: 410-502-6888

Academic Affiliations & Courses

Graduate Program Affiliation

Masters in Health Science, 2009
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Courses and Syllabi

  • Graduate Training Program in Clinical Investigation

Activities & Honors


  • Outstanding Recent Graduate Award, Johns Hopkins University Alumni Association, 2014
  • Public health academic honor society, Delta Omega
  • Fellow, American College of Physicians
  • Maryland's Top 100 Women, The Daily Record, 2017
  • Exceptional Women in Medicine for 2019 and 2020, Castle Connolly


  • American College of Physicians
  • American Diabetes Association
  • The Endocrine Society

Professional Activities

  • Editorial Board, Diabetes Care, 2016 - 2016
  • Chair, American Diabetes Association's Professional Practice Committee, 2017 - 2017
  • Scientific Program Committee, American College of Physicians Internal Medicine Annual Meeting, 2018 - 2018
  • President, American Diabetes Association's Maryland Community Leadership Board, 2020
  • Endocrine Society's Clinical Guidelines Committee, 2020
  • Editorial Board, BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care, 2020
  • Endocrinologic and Metabolic Drugs Advisory Committee, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, 2020

Videos & Media

Recent News Articles and Media Coverage

"Bringing Diabetes to the Forefront" The Today Show (11/13/2013)

"Diabetes Greatly Raises Younger Women''s Heart Risk: Study" U.S. News & World Report (11/05/2013)

"The Looming Worldwide Diabetes Epidemic" The Diane Rehm Show (11/15/11)

"Can diet & exercise alone ward off diabetes?" The Dr. Oz Show (10/08/2010)

"What is Rosiglitazone and is it safe to treat diabetes?" The Dr. Oz Show (10/08/2010)


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