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Andrew Paul Demidowich, M.D.
Languages: English, Spanish, Ukrainian
Expertise: Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases, Endocrinology
Howard County General Hospital
5755 Cedar Lane
Columbia, MD 21044 map
Johns Hopkins Community Physicians - Suburban Hospital
8600 Old Georgetown Road
Bethesda, MD 20814 map
Andrew Demidowich, M.D. leads Howard County General Hospital's Endocrine and Inpatient Diabetes Management Service, a specialized clinical consultation program designed to promote better glycemic control in hospitalized patients. Dr. Demidowich does not have an outpatient clinic.
Dr. Demidowich's research interests include obesity and endocrine hypertension. He is board certified in both internal medicine and endocrinology.
- MD, Rutgers - Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (2008)
- Mount Sinai Medical Center / Internal Medicine (2011)
- National Institutes of Health-Credentialing Services Section / Endocrinology (2015)
- American Board of Internal Medicine / Endocrinology/Diabetes/Metabolism (2015)
- American Board of Internal Medicine / Internal Medicine (2011)
Research & Publications
While at the National Institutes of Health, Dr. Demidowich was very active in research, particularly in the areas of obesity and endocrine hypertension. He was the Principal Investigator of two protocols and Lead-associate Investigator of two others.
With Dr. Jack Yanovski, he created a randomized, placebo controlled pilot study investigating the use of colchicine to ameliorate obesity-induced inflammation and improve metabolic markers of health. The study completed in July 2018, and the results are in process of being published.
Additionally, under Dr. Constantine Stratakis, Dr. Demidowich studied various clinical aspects of Primary Aldosteronism, including the genetic underpinnings of aldosterone-producing adenomas.
Selected PublicationsView all on Pubmed
Hannah-Shmouni F, Demidowich A, Alves BR,Paluch GD, Lysikatos C, Belyavskaya E, Chang R, Stratakis CA. Management of primary aldosteronism in patients with adrenal hemorrhage following adrenal vein sampling: A brief review with illustrative cases. J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich). 2017 Dec;19(12):1372-1376.
Demidowich A, Jun JY, Yanovski JA. Polymorphisms and mutations in the melanocortin-3 receptor and their relation to human obesity. Biochim Biophys Acta. 2017 Oct;1863(10 Pt A):2468-2476.
Hannah-Shmouni F, Demidowich A, Stratakis C. Cortisol in the Evaluation of Adrenal Insufficiency. JAMA. 2016;316(5):535.
Demidowich AP, Davis AI, Dedhia N, Yanovski JA. Colchicine to decrease NLRP3-activated inflammation and improve obesity-related metabolic dysregulation. Medical Hypotheses. 2016 Jul;92:67-73.
Holland SM, DeLeo FR, Elloumi HZ, Hsu AP, Uzel G, Brodsky N, Freeman AF, Demidowich A, Davis J, Turner ML, Anderson VL, Darnell DN, Welch PA, Kuhns DB, Frucht DM, Malech HL, Gallin JI, Kobayashi SD, Whitney AR, Voyich JM, Musser JM, Woellner C, Schäffer AA, Puck JM, Grimbacher B. STAT3 mutations in the hyper-IgE syndrome. N Engl J Med. 2007 Oct 18; 357(16):1608-19.
Activities & Honors
- ENDO2018 Presidential Poster Award, Endocrine Society
- 2017 Rolls-Simons Award, The Obesity Society
- 2017 Phillip Gorden Faculty Educator of the Year Award, NIH Inter-institute Endocrine Training Program
- 2008 NIH Director's Award, National Institutes of Health
- Endocrine Society
- American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE)
- American Diabetes Association (ADA)