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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 800 Linden Avenue, 8th 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 a 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 thyroid 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. Rahman W, Ahmed A, Poola-Kella S, Munir KM. South Asians with Type 2 Diabetes in an Urban US Diabetes Center: A Cross Sectional Study of Clinical Characteristics. Obesity Med
  5. Memon R, Salgado Nunez del Prado SR, Mohtasebi Y, Lamos E, Yip TC-F, Magder L, Munir KM. Biochemical Follow-Up of Non-Functioning Thyroid Nodules. Clin Endocrinol (Oxf). 2021 Feb;94(2):322-329.. doi: 10.1111/cen.14303. PMID: 3273570
  6. Peng C C-H, Wu B B-C, Tu Y-K, Chang R H-E, Munir KM. Association of Thyroid Hormone Therapy with Mortality in Subclinical Hypothyroidism: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2021 Jan 1;106(1):292-303. PMID: 33107557
  7. Kant R, Verma V, Patel S, Chandra R, Chaudhary R, Shuldiner AR, Munir KM. Effect of Serum Zinc and Copper Levels on Insulin Secretion, Insulin Resistance and Pancreatic β cell Dysfunction in US Adults: Findings from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 2011-2012. 2020 Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice. 2020 Dec 15;172:108627. PMID: 33333205
  8. Peng CCH, Tu YK, Lee GY, Chang RHE, Huang Y, Bukhari K, Tsai YC, Fu Y, Huang HK, Munir KM. Effects of Proton Pump Inhibitors on Glycemic Control and Incident Diabetes: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2021 Jun 30:dgab353. PMID: 34170301
  9. Davis GM, Spanakis EK, Migdal AL, Singh LG, Albury B., Urrutia MA, Zamudio-Coronado KW, Scott WH, Doerfler R, Lizama S, Satyarengga M, Munir K, Galindo RJ, Vellanki P, Cardona S, Pasquel FJ, Peng L, Umpierrez GE. Accuracy of Dexcom G6 Continuous Glucose Monitoring in Non–Critically Ill Hospitalized Patients With Diabetes. Diabetes Care 2021 Jun 7;44(7):1641-1646. doi: 10.2337/dc20-2856. PMID: 34099515
  10. Rao VP, Satyarengga M, Lamos EM, Munir KM. The use of transcutaneous magnetic stimulation to treat painful diabetic neuropathy. J Diabetes Sci Technol. 2021 Jul 3:19322968211026943. PMID: 34218718
  11. Spanakis EK, Urrutia A, Galindo RJ, Vellanki P, Migdal AL, Davis G, Fayfman M, Idrees T, Pasquel FJ, Coronado WZ, Albury B, Moreno E, Singh LG, Marcano I, Lizama S, Gothong C, Munir K, Chesney C, Maguire R, Scott WH, Perez-Guzman MC, Cardona S, Peng L, Umpierrez GE. Continuous Glucose Monitoring-Guided Insulin Administration in Hospitalized Patients With Diabetes: A Randomized Clinical Trial. Diabetes Care. 2022 Oct 1;45(10):2369-2375. doi: 10.2337/dc22-0716. PMID: 35984478; PMCID: PMC9643134.

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