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Kashif M. Munir, MD

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Medical Director Of The University Of Maryland Center For Diabetes And Endrocrinology


University of Maryland Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology 827 Linden Avenue, 2nd floor Baltimore, MD 21201

Phone (Primary):

1: 443-682-6800



Education and Training

  • 1994: B.A.; University of Pennsylvania
  • 1998: M.D.; Temple University School of Medicine
  • 2001: Residency, Deparment of Internal Medicine; University of Maryland Medical Center
  • 2003: Fellowship, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism; University of Maryland Medical Center


Kashif M. Munir, MD, is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, in the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Nutrition. Dr. Munir is the vice-chief of the Division of Endocrinology and Medical Director of the University of Maryland Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology. 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/Clinical Keywords

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

Highlighted Publications

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3.  Lamos EM, Munir KM. Cushing’s Disease:  Highlighting the Importance of Early Diagnosis  for Both De Novo and Recurrent Disease in Light of Evolving Treatment Patterns. Endocr Pract. 2014 Sep 1;20(9):945-55. PMID: 25100372
  4. Loper HB, Kant R, Olson J, Streeten E, Munir K. Invasive Pheochromocytoma Presenting as a Right Atrial Mass.  Lancet Diabetes Endocinol. 2016 Mar;4(3):286. PMID: 26632094
  5. Chiung-Hui Peng C, Huai-En Chang R, Pennant M, Huang H-K, Munir KM. A review of painful Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis: 70 cases in the past 70 years. J Endocr Soc. 2019 Nov 16;4(2):bvz008. PMID: 32047869
  6. Tsai T-Y, Tu Y-K, Munir KM, Lin S-M, Huai-En Chang R, Kao S-L, Loh C-H, Chiung-Hui Peng C, Huang H-K. Association of hypothyroidism and mortality in the elderly population: A systematic review and meta-analysis. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2019 Dec 12[Online ahead of print].  PMID: 31829418

Awards and Affiliations

2012                            Clinical Faculty Teacher of the Year Award, University of Maryland Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Nutrition

2013-2019                   Editorial Board, Reviews in Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders

2014                            President, Maryland Endocrine and Metabolism Society

2014                            Faculty Teacher of the Year Award, University of Maryland Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Nutrition

2015-2018                   Endocrine Society, Hormone Health Network Committee