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 mechanisms 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, now with close to 200 topics. She is also the founder and Editor-in-Chief of the Johns Hopkins Patient Website to Diabetes (hopkinsdiabetesinfo.org).