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Ana Maria Arbelaez, MD

Current Position
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
Division of Pediatric Endocrinology

Specialty Areas
Pediatric Endocrinology
Pediatric Diabetes

Patients Seen At
Medical Building Three
Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital
1020 N. Mason Road
Creve Coeur, MO  63141
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St Louis Children's Hospital
One Children's Place, Suite D, 2nd Floor
St. Louis, MO  63110
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Additional Languages Spoken

Mailing Address
Washington University School of Medicine
Department of Pediatrics
Campus Box 8116
660 S. Euclid Avenue
Saint Louis, MO  63110

Areas of Clinical Interest
Pediatric endocrine disorders, diabetes, growth hormone deficiency, thyroid imbalance, complications of puberty

Areas of Research Interest
Hypoglycemia in diabetes and the physiology of glucose counterregulation, specifically the mechanisms involved in hypoglycemia associated autonomic failure (HAAF) and diabetes.  Also therole of the central nervous system in HAAF pathophysiology. Dr. Arbeláez is also interested in cystic fibrosis related diabetes.

Board Certification
Pediatrics -- Certified

Medical Education
Medical Degree: Universidad del Valle, Cali, Colombia, 1997
Residency: Pediatrics, St Louis Children's Hospital, St Louis, MO, 2002
Fellowship: Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis MO, 2005
Hospital Affiliations
St. Louis Children's Hospital, St. Louis

Honors and Awards
Listed in Best Doctors in America, 2013 (Best Doctors, Inc.)

Selected or Recent Journal Articles
Sherr J, Xing D, Ruedy KJ, Beck RW, Kollman C, Buckingham B, White NH, Fox L, Tsalikian E, Weinzimer S, Arbelaez AM, Tamborlane WV; Diabetes in Children Network (DirecNet). Lack of association between residual insulin production and glucagon response to hypoglycemia in youth with short duration of type 1 diabetes. Diabetes Care. 2013 Jun;36(6):1470-6.

Eisenstein SA, Antenor-Dorsey JA, Gredysa DM, Koller JM, Bihun EC, Ranck SA, Arbeláez AM, Klein S, Perlmutter JS, Moerlein SM, Black KJ, Hershey T. A comparison of D2 receptor specific binding in obese and normal-weight individuals using PET with (N-[11C] methyl)benperidol. Synapse. 2013 May 6.

Kirchhoff BA, Lugar HM, Smith SE, Meyer EJ, Perantie DC, Kolody BC, Koller JM, Arbelaez AM, Shimony JS, Hershey T. Hypoglycaemia-induced changes in regional brain volume and memory function. Diabet Med. 2013 Apr;30(4):e151-6.

Antenor-Dorsey JA, Meyer E, Rutlin J, Perantie DC, White NH, Arbelaez AM, Shimony JS, Hershey T. White matter microstructural integrity in youth with type 1 diabetes. Diabetes. 2013 Feb;62(2):581-9.

Su Y, Arbelaez AM, Benzinger TL, Snyder AZ, Vlassenko AG, Mintun MA, Raichle ME. Noninvasive estimation of the arterial input function in positron emission tomography imaging of cerebral blood flow. J Cereb Blood Flow Metab. 2013 Jan;33(1):115-21.

Arbeláez AM, Su Y, Thomas JB, Hauch AC, Hershey T, Ances BM. Comparison of regional cerebral blood flow responses to hypoglycemia using pulsed arterial spin labeling and positron emission tomography. PLoS One. 2013;8(3):e60085.

Arbeláez AM, Rutlin JR, Hershey T, Powers WJ, Videen TO, Cryer PE. Thalamic activation during slightly subphysiological glycemia in humans. Diabetes Care. 2012 Dec;35(12):2570-4.

Tsalikian E, Fox L, Weinzimer S, Buckingham B, White NH, Beck R, Kollman C, Xing D, Ruedy K; Diabetes Research in Children Network Study Group. Feasibility of prolonged continuous glucose monitoring in toddlers with type 1 diabetes. Pediatr Diabetes. 2012 Jun;13(4):301-7.

Jackson TC, Krauss MJ, Debaun MR, Strunk RC, Arbeláez AM. Vitamin D deficiency and comorbidities in children with sickle cell anemia. Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2012 Apr;29(3):261-6.

Sherr J, Tamborlane WV, Xing D, Tsalikian E, Mauras N, Buckingham B, White NH, Arbelaez AM, Beck RW, Kollman C, Ruedy K; Diabetes Research in Children Network (DirecNet) Study Group. Achievement of target A1C levels with negligible hypoglycemia and low glucose variability in youth with short-term type 1 diabetes and residual β-cell function. Diabetes Care. 2012 Apr;35(4):817-20.

Mauras N, Beck R, Xing D, Ruedy K, Buckingham B, Tansey M, White NH, Weinzimer SA, Tamborlane W, Kollman C; Diabetes Research in Children Network (DirecNet) Study A randomized clinical trial to assess the efficacy and safety of real-time continuous glucose monitoring in the management of type 1 diabetes in young children aged 4 to <10 years. Diabetes Care. 2012 Feb;35(2):204-10.

Sprague JE, Arbeláez AM. Glucose counterregulatory responses to hypoglycemia.
Pediatr Endocrinol Rev. 2011 Sep;9(1):463-73; quiz 474-5. Review.

Ramanathan RP, Arbeláez AM, Cryer PE. Partial inhibition of insulin secretion results in glucose intolerance but not hyperglucagonemia. Diabetes. 2011 Apr;60(4):1324-8.

Cooperberg BA, Breckenridge SM, Arbelaez AM, Cryer PE. Terbutaline and the prevention of nocturnal hypoglycemia in type 1 diabetes. Diabetes Care. 2008 Dec;31(12):2271-2.

Arbelaez AM, Powers WJ, Videen TO, Price JL, Cryer PE. Attenuation of counterregulatory responses to recurrent hypoglycemia by active thalamic inhibition: a mechanism for hypoglycemia-associated autonomic failure. Diabetes. 2008 Feb;57(2):470-5. Epub 2007 Nov 14.

For more articles and abstracts, take this off-site link to the National Library of Medicine Pub Med page for Dr. Ana Maria Arbelaez.

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