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Kashif M. Munir, Md

Associate Professor
University of Maryland Medical Center
United States of America


Kashif Munir, MD, is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, in the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Nutrition. He has extensive clinical experience in treating patients with diabetes, thyroid disorders, and pituitary diseases. He helped establish a multidisciplinary pituitary practice at the Center and currently sees patients for diabetes, thyroid disease, pituitary and adrenal disorders. Dr. Munir also has active research protocols for pituitary, thyroid diseases, and metabolic diseases.

Research Interest

Thyroid disease; Pituitary disease; Adrenal hypertension; Insulin resistance and endothelial dysfunction


  • Diker-Cohen T, Abraham SB, Rauschecker M, Papadakis GZ, Munir KM, Brown E, Lyssakitos C, Belyavskaya E, Merino M, Stratakis CA. Reninoma Presenting in Pregnancy. J Clin Endocrinol Metab 2014 Aug;99(8):2625-6. PMID: 24848711

  • Munir KM, Chandrasekaran S, Gao F, Quon MJ. Mechanisms for Food Polyphenols to Ameliorate Insulin Resistance and Endothelial Dysfunction: implications for diabetes and its vascular complications. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab 2013; 350:E679-686. PMID: 23900418

  • Munir KM, Quon MJ. Distinct Mechanisms for Globular Adiponectin That Integrate Vascular and Metabolic Actions of Insulin to Help Maintain Coordinated Cardiovascular and Glucose Homeostasis. Circulation Research 2013; 112:1205-7. PMID: 18308652

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