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 ...read 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 ...read 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 a clinician scientist with a research program focused on understanding the factors leading to development of diabetes complications, particularly in high-risk populations. A recipient of NIH grant funding, Dr. Kalyani's clinical research investigates: i) accelerated muscle loss and functional disability as a complication of diabetes and aging, ii) the use of newer glucose-lowering therapies to reduce risk of cardiovascular disease and sex differences, and iii) the development of diabetes after pancreatitis and islet autotransplant. Other research interests include physical functioning in general endocrine and metabolic diseases.

Dr. Kalyani is an active clinician and sees patients regularly in the Johns Hopkins Comprehensive Diabetes Center. She directs the Diabetes Management Service for Johns Hopkins’ Total Pancreatectomy Islet Auto Transplant Program. 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 the co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of the Johns Hopkins Diabetes POC-IT Guide for healthcare professionals available both as a book and electronically as a mobile application. She is also the founder and Editor-in-Chief of the Johns Hopkins Patient Website to Diabetes.

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  • 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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Centers & Institutes



  • 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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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
  • Endocrine Society Laureate Award for Outstanding Public Service, 2022
  • Baltimore’s Top Doctors in Diabetes Care for 2021 and 2022, Baltimore Magazine


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

Professional Activities

  • Editorial Board, Diabetes Care, 2016
  • Chair, American Diabetes Association's Professional Practice Committee, 2017
  • Scientific Program Committee, American College of Physicians Internal Medicine Annual Meeting, 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

Diabetes in America, Washington Post Live (5/4/21)

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

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

Oz Alert: Avandia Diabetes Pill, The Dr. Oz Show (10/8/2010)

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