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Kashif M. Munir, MD

Academic Title:

Associate Professor

Primary Appointment:


Administrative Title:

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

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


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/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. 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
  4.  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
  5. Munir KM, Davis SN. The treatment of type 1 diabetes mellitus with agents approved for type 2 diabetes mellitus. Expert Opin Pharmacother. 2015 Oct;16(15):2331-41.  PMID: 26340427
  6. 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
  7. Lamos EM, Levitt DL, Munir KM. A review of dopamine agonist therapy in type 2 diabetes and effects on cardio-metabolic parameters. Prim Care Diabetes. 2016 Feb;10(1):60-5. PMID: 26670921
  8. Munir KM, Davis SN.  Differential pharmacology and clinical utility of empagliflozin in type 2 diabetes. Clinical Pharmacology: Advances and Applications. 2016;(8)19—34

Awards and Affiliations

6/20/2012                            Clinical Faculty Teacher of the Year Award, University of Maryland Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Nutrition

2014                                     President, Maryland Endocrine and Metabolism Society

6/25/2014                            Faculty Teacher of the Year Award, University of Maryland Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Nutrition