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Amir Hekmat Hamrahian, M.D.

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  • Associate Professor of Medicine
Female

Languages: English, Arabic, Farsi, Turkish

Expertise

Adrenal Diseases, Adrenal Insufficiency, Adrenal Tumors, Cushing Syndrome, Paraganglioma, Pheochromocytoma, Pituitary Disorders

Locations

Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center

601 N. Caroline St.
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Phone: 410-955-9270

Johns Hopkins Medicine - Green Spring Station

10751 Falls Road
Falls Concourse Suite 412
Lutherville, MD 21093 map
Phone: 410-955-9270

Background

Amir Hamrahian, M.D. is an endocrinologist with specialized experience in the treatment of adrenal and pituitary disorders. Dr. Hamrahian is located in Baltimore, Maryland.

He received his medical degree from Hacettepe University in Ankara, Turkey, did his internal medicine residency at the University of North Dakota and completed his endocrinology fellowship at the Case Western Reserve University. 

Dr. Hamrahian is an Associate Professor of Medicine and has published more than 80 peer-reviewed articles, and has served as a co-author in developing guidelines for adrenal and pituitary disorders. He has presented at national and international conferences and has served as the principal investigator for a number of clinical research studies. 

Accolades received include Teacher of The Year award and Human Subject Research Annual Professional Excellence award in 2003 and 2011, respectively. Dr. Hamrahian has held roles including the chief of endocrinology in Abu Dhabi. Dr. Hamrahian is a co-director of the Adrenal Center.

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Titles

  • Associate Professor of Medicine

Departments / Divisions

Education

Degrees

  • MD, Hacettepe University (1991)

Residencies

  • Shafa Yahyaian Hospital / Orthopaedic Surgery (1994)
  • University of North Dakota School of Medicine / Internal Medicine (1997)

Fellowships

  • University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center / Endocrinology (2000)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine / Endocrinology/Diabetes/Metabolism (2000)
  • American Board of Internal Medicine / Internal Medicine (1997)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

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Dobri G, Niwattisaiwong S, Bena JF, Gupta M, Kirwan J, Kennedy L, Hamrahian AH. Is GH nadir during OGTT a reliable test for diagnosis of acromegaly in patients with abnormal glucose metabolism? Endocrine. 2019 Apr;64(1):139-146

Choudhary C, Hamrahian AH, Bena JF, Recinos P, Kennedy L, Dobri G. The Effect of Raloxifene on Serum Prolactin Level in Patients with Prolactinoma. Endocr Pract. 2019 Jul;25(7):684-688.

Polanco Santos C, Sandouk Z, Yogi-Morren D, Prayson R, Recinos P, Kennedy L, Hamrahian AH, Pantalone KM. TSH- staining pituitary adenomas: rare, silent and plurihormonal. Endocr Pract. 2018 Jun;24(6):580-588.

Sandouk Z, Johnston P, Bunch D, Wang S, Bena J, Hamrahian AH, Kennedy L. Variability of late-night salivary cortisol in Cushing disease: a prospective study. J Clin Endocrinol Metab 2018;103:983-990.

Peechakara S, Bena J, Clarke NJ, McPhaul MJ, Reitz RE, Weil RJ, Recinos P, Kennedy L, Hamrahian AH. Total and free cortisol levels during 1 μg, 25 μg, and 250 μg cosyntropin stimulation tests compared to insulin tolerance test: results of a randomized, prospective, pilot study. Endocrine 2017;57;388-393.

Johnston PC, Kennedy L, Hamrahian AH, Sandouk Z, Bena J, Hatipoglu B, Weil RJ. Surgical outcomes in patients with Cushing’s disease. Pituitary 2017;20:430-440

Activities & Honors

Memberships

  • Member, Endocrine society, 2000-Present
  • Member, American Association of Clinical Endocrinologist, 2000-Present
  • Member, Pituitary society, 2000-Present

Videos & Media

Lectures and Presentations

  • The year in Adrenal Disease
    Speaker, 5th Regional Meetng of AACE International Chapters, Turin, Italy (04/08/2019)
  • Posterior Pituitary Disorders in Children and Adults
    Speaker, 5th Regional Meetng of AACE International Chapters, Turin, Italy (04/07/2019)
  • Posterior Pituitary Disorders in Children and Adults
    Speaker, 18th International Congress of Endocrinology, Cape Town, South Africa (12/02/2018)
  • Pitfalls in Performing and Interpreting Inferior Petrosal Sinus Sampling
    Speaker, UConn Health Endocrinology Grand Rounds, Farmington CT (10/30/2018)
  • Diagnosis of Adrenal Insufficiency in Critically Ill Patients
    Speaker, Endocrine Society Symposium, Glucocorticoid Levels in Stress: Regulation, Assessment and Optimal Level, Chicago, IL (03/19/2018)
  • Adrenal Insufficiency in Critically Ill Patients
    Speaker, Emirates Diabetes and Endocrine Congress, Dubai, UAE (03/01/2018)

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