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Kathryn Diemer, MD

Associate Professor, Medicine
Division of Bone & Mineral Diseases

Specialty Areas

Osteoporosis
Paget's Disease of Bone
Bone and Mineral Diseases

Board Certifications

Internal Medicine

Hospital Affiliations

Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Areas of Clinical Interest

Diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis, measurement of bone density, bone metabolism, bone disease, mineral disease, Paget's disease of bone, disorders of phosphate metabolism, hypercalcemia, hypocalcemia, osteopenia, estrogen status, bone turnover after menopause

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  • Education
  • Publication & Research
  • Financial Disclosures

Maps & Directions

Maps & Directions

Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital
Medical Building Two

10 Barnes West Drive
Creve Coeur, MO 63141

Suite: Suite 200
Office Phone: 314-454-7775
Fax: 314-996-3087

Education

Education

Chief Resident: Internal Medicine, Barnes-Jewish Hosp, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri 1990
Residency: Internal Medicine, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri 1989
Medical Degree: University of Missouri, Kansas City, Missouri 1985
B.A.: Biology, University of Missouri, Kansas City, Missouri 1985

Publication & Research

Publication & Research

An Australian hospital's training program and referral pathway within a multi-disciplinary health-justice partnership addressing family violence.
Forsdike K, Humphreys C, Diemer K, Ross S, Gyorki L, Maher H, Vye P, Llewelyn F, Hegarty K
Aust N Z J Public Health. 2018 Jun; 42(3)284-290. doi: 10.1111/1753-6405.12743.

PMID:
    29165864
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A 2-Year Randomized Controlled Trial of Human Caloric Restriction: Feasibility and Effects on Predictors of Health Span and Longevity.
Ravussin E, Redman LM, Rochon J, Das SK, Fontana L, Kraus WE, Romashkan S, Williamson DA, Meydani SN, Villareal DT, Smith SR, Stein RI, Scott TM, Stewart TM, Saltzman E, Klein S, Bhapkar M, Martin CK, Gilhooly CH, Holloszy JO, Hadley EC, Roberts SB, CALERIE Study Group.
J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2015 Sep; 70(9)1097-104. doi: 10.1093/gerona/glv057.

PMID:
    26187233
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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A randomized clinical trial of a Therapeutic Workplace for chronically unemployed, homeless, alcohol-dependent adults.
Koffarnus MN, Wong CJ, Diemer K, Needham M, Hampton J, Fingerhood M, Svikis DS, Bigelow GE, Silverman K
Alcohol Alcohol. 2011 Sep-Oct; 46(5)561-9. doi: 10.1093/alcalc/agr057.

PMID:
    21622676
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Design and conduct of the CALERIE study: comprehensive assessment of the long-term effects of reducing intake of energy.
Rochon J, Bales CW, Ravussin E, Redman LM, Holloszy JO, Racette SB, Roberts SB, Das SK, Romashkan S, Galan KM, Hadley EC, Kraus WE, CALERIE Study Group.
J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2011 Jan; 66(1)97-108. doi: 10.1093/gerona/glq168.

PMID:
    20923909
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Effect of zoledronic acid on disseminated tumour cells in women with locally advanced breast cancer: an open label, randomised, phase 2 trial.
Aft R, Naughton M, Trinkaus K, Watson M, Ylagan L, Chavez-MacGregor M, Zhai J, Kuo S, Shannon W, Diemer K, Herrmann V, Dietz J, Ali A, Ellis M, Weiss P, Eberlein T, Ma C, Fracasso PM, Zoberi I, Taylor M, Gillanders W, Pluard T, Mortimer J, Weilbaecher K
Lancet Oncol. 2010 May; 11(5)421-8. doi: 10.1016/S1470-2045(10)70054-1.

PMID:
    20362507
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Bone turnover in bone biopsies of patients with low-energy cortical fractures receiving bisphosphonates: a case series.
Armamento-Villareal R, Napoli N, Diemer K, Watkins M, Civitelli R, Teitelbaum S, Novack D
Calcif Tissue Int. 2009 Jul; 85(1)37-44. doi: 10.1007/s00223-009-9263-5.

PMID:
    19548019
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A randomized trial of employment-based reinforcement of cocaine abstinence in injection drug users.
Silverman K, Wong CJ, Needham M, Diemer KN, Knealing T, Crone-Todd D, Fingerhood M, Nuzzo P, Kolodner K
J Appl Behav Anal. 2007 Fall; 40(3)387-410.

PMID:
    17970256
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NOX5 variants are functionally active in endothelial cells.
BelAiba RS, Djordjevic T, Petry A, Diemer K, Bonello S, Banfi B, Hess J, Pogrebniak A, Bickel C, Görlach A
Free Radic Biol Med. 2007 Feb 15; 42(4)446-59.

PMID:
    17275676
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A randomized controlled trial of the therapeutic workplace for community methadone patients: a partial failure to engage.
Knealing TW, Wong CJ, Diemer KN, Hampton J, Silverman K
Exp Clin Psychopharmacol. 2006 Aug; 14(3)350-60.

PMID:
    16893278
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On the quality of tree-based protein classification.
Lazareva-Ulitsky B, Diemer K, Thomas PD
Bioinformatics. 2005 May 1; 21(9)1876-90.

PMID:
    15647305
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PANTHER: a library of protein families and subfamilies indexed by function.
Thomas PD, Campbell MJ, Kejariwal A, Mi H, Karlak B, Daverman R, Diemer K, Muruganujan A, Narechania A
Genome Res. 2003 Sep; 13(9)2129-41.

PMID:
    12952881
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PANTHER: a browsable database of gene products organized by biological function, using curated protein family and subfamily classification.
Thomas PD, Kejariwal A, Campbell MJ, Mi H, Diemer K, Guo N, Ladunga I, Ulitsky-Lazareva B, Muruganujan A, Rabkin S, Vandergriff JA, Doremieux O
Nucleic Acids Res. 2003 Jan 1; 31(1)334-41.

PMID:
    12520017
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How competitive is my surgical specialty?
Andriole DA, Schechtman KB, Ryan K, Whelan A, Diemer K
Am J Surg. 2002 Jul; 184(1)1-5.

PMID:
    12135709
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Protective effects of vitamins C and E on the number of micronuclei in lymphocytes in smokers and their role in ascorbate free radical formation in plasma.
Schneider M, Diemer K, Engelhart K, Zankl H, Trommer WE, Biesalski HK
Free Radic Res. 2001 Mar; 34(3)209-19.

PMID:
    11264897
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The sequence of the human genome.
Venter JC, Adams MD, Myers EW, Li PW, Mural RJ, Sutton GG, Smith HO, Yandell M, Evans CA, Holt RA, Gocayne JD, Amanatides P, Ballew RM, Huson DH, Wortman JR, Zhang Q, Kodira CD, Zheng XH, Chen L, Skupski M, Subramanian G, Thomas PD, Zhang J, Gabor Miklos GL, Nelson C, Broder S, Clark AG, Nadeau J, McKusick VA, Zinder N, Levine AJ, Roberts RJ, Simon M, Slayman C, Hunkapiller M, Bolanos R, Delcher A, Dew I, Fasulo D, Flanigan M, Florea L, Halpern A, Hannenhalli S, Kravitz S, Levy S, Mobarry C, Reinert K, Remington K, Abu-Threideh J, Beasley E, Biddick K, Bonazzi V, Brandon R, Cargill M, Chandramouliswaran I, Charlab R, Chaturvedi K, Deng Z, Di Francesco V, Dunn P, Eilbeck K, Evangelista C, Gabrielian AE, Gan W, Ge W, Gong F, Gu Z, Guan P, Heiman TJ, Higgins ME, Ji RR, Ke Z, Ketchum KA, Lai Z, Lei Y, Li Z, Li J, Liang Y, Lin X, Lu F, Merkulov GV, Milshina N, Moore HM, Naik AK, Narayan VA, Neelam B, Nusskern D, Rusch DB, Salzberg S, Shao W, Shue B, Sun J, Wang Z, Wang A, Wang X, Wang J, Wei M, Wides R, Xiao C, Yan C, Yao A, Ye J, Zhan M, Zhang W, Zhang H, Zhao Q, Zheng L, Zhong F, Zhong W, Zhu S, Zhao S, Gilbert D, Baumhueter S, Spier G, Carter C, Cravchik A, Woodage T, Ali F, An H, Awe A, Baldwin D, Baden H, Barnstead M, Barrow I, Beeson K, Busam D, Carver A, Center A, Cheng ML, Curry L, Danaher S, Davenport L, Desilets R, Dietz S, Dodson K, Doup L, Ferriera S, Garg N, Gluecksmann A, Hart B, Haynes J, Haynes C, Heiner C, Hladun S, Hostin D, Houck J, Howland T, Ibegwam C, Johnson J, Kalush F, Kline L, Koduru S, Love A, Mann F, May D, McCawley S, McIntosh T, McMullen I, Moy M, Moy L, Murphy B, Nelson K, Pfannkoch C, Pratts E, Puri V, Qureshi H, Reardon M, Rodriguez R, Rogers YH, Romblad D, Ruhfel B, Scott R, Sitter C, Smallwood M, Stewart E, Strong R, Suh E, Thomas R, Tint NN, Tse S, Vech C, Wang G, Wetter J, Williams S, Williams M, Windsor S, Winn-Deen E, Wolfe K, Zaveri J, Zaveri K, Abril JF, Guigó R, Campbell MJ, Sjolander KV, Karlak B, Kejariwal A, Mi H, Lazareva B, Hatton T, Narechania A, Diemer K, Muruganujan A, Guo N, Sato S, Bafna V, Istrail S, Lippert R, Schwartz R, Walenz B, Yooseph S, Allen D, Basu A, Baxendale J, Blick L, Caminha M, Carnes-Stine J, Caulk P, Chiang YH, Coyne M, Dahlke C, Mays A, Dombroski M, Donnelly M, Ely D, Esparham S, Fosler C, Gire H, Glanowski S, Glasser K, Glodek A, Gorokhov M, Graham K, Gropman B, Harris M, Heil J, Henderson S, Hoover J, Jennings D, Jordan C, Jordan J, Kasha J, Kagan L, Kraft C, Levitsky A, Lewis M, Liu X, Lopez J, Ma D, Majoros W, McDaniel J, Murphy S, Newman M, Nguyen T, Nguyen N, Nodell M, Pan S, Peck J, Peterson M, Rowe W, Sanders R, Scott J, Simpson M, Smith T, Sprague A, Stockwell T, Turner R, Venter E, Wang M, Wen M, Wu D, Wu M, Xia A, Zandieh A, Zhu X
Science. 2001 Feb 16; 291(5507)1304-51.

PMID:
    11181995
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[Is the type of vessel wall change a risk factor in implantation of prostheses in the aortofemoral segment? Dilatative versus obliterating arteriopathy].
Wolters U, Schmitz-Rixen T, Diemer K, Wasmut D, Büchler K
Langenbecks Arch Chir Suppl Kongressbd. 1998; 1151299-301.

PMID:
    9931864
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Low dose effects of fibrous and non-fibrous mineral dusts on the proliferation of mammalian cells in vitro.
Fischer AB, Kaw JL, Diemer K, Eikmann T
Toxicol Lett. 1998 Aug; 96-9797-103.

PMID:
    9820653
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BRCA1/BRCA2 mutations and breast cancer in Ashkenazi Jewish women.
Gilbert F, Dabney MK, Diemer K, Ludwig S, Rosenthal G, Osborne MP
Ann N Y Acad Sci. 1997 Dec 29; 833198-203.

PMID:
    9616755
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Human ethics review and social sciences: several emerging ethical issues.
Bouma GD, Diemer K
Monash Bioeth Rev. 1996 Jan; 15(1)S10-6.

PMID:
    15810188
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The Strang National High Risk Registry. A program for delivery of cancer risk information and a resource for research.
Rosenthal G, Kash K, Diemer K
Ann N Y Acad Sci. 1995 Sep 30; 768317-22.

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    8526377
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Financial Disclosures

Financial Disclosures

Disclosure of Financial Interests with Industry

Washington University and its physicians and health professionals are committed to ensuring integrity and objectivity in medical decision-making. Some of our physicians and health professionals work collaboratively with pharmaceutical, medical device or other medical care related companies to develop innovative ideas and products that can improve health care delivery and clinical outcomes for patients. In some instances, our physicians and health professionals have an ownership or potential ownership interest in a commercial company; and/or are paid by a commercial company to provide advice on product design or to speak about the use of medications, devices, equipment or procedures. These payments may include: a) compensation for consulting and speaking engagements, b) equity, and/or c) royalties for products invented by our faculty. Any payments to Washington University physicians or health professionals must be based on tangible services and may not exceed fair market value for their work. In addition to disclosure on this website, physicians and health professionals earning more than $10,000 per year must disclose their corporate financial relationship in writing to patients when prescribing or using that company's products.

This physician reported the following financial interests during calendar year 2017:

Company Name: Amgen

Royalties:

Equity: No

Consulting/Advisory Board:

Speaker Fees: $20,000 - $39,999

Reporting Date: May 01, 2018