Paresh Dandona MD, PhD

Paresh Dandona

Paresh Dandona

SUNY Distinguished Professor and Chief, Endocrinology

Department of Medicine

Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences

Specialty/Research Focus

Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

Contact Information
1020 Youngs Road
Williamsville, NY 14221
Phone: (716) 961-9900
Fax: (716) 961-9911

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Professional Summary:

Vascular cell reactivity encompassing platelet function, endothelial function, monocyte/macrophage function and the interactions between them (adhesion molecules viz lCAM, VCAM, P-selectin, L-selectin, E-selectin, etc.). Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS) in diabetes, atherosclerosis, hypertension, aging, infection, etc. and a consequential damage to
lipids, proteins and DNA. Regulation of aromatase, the effect of estrogen on estrogen receptor, androgen receptor and glucocortico receptor (elucidationi of pre- and post-receptor mechanisms in menopause, etc.). Venous reactivity with measurements of venous diameter and flow velocity and the effect of various drugs in NIDDM, IDDM, and IGT. Genetic regulation of aromatase and estrogen receptor. The role of nitric oxide in vascular reactivity, vis-a-vis various complications of diabetes and other factors involved with vascular reactivity. Effects of endotoxin on adhesion molecules, PAF, platelets, ROS and procalcitonin.

Education and Training:

  • Fellowship, American College of Endocrinology (2004)
  • Fellowship, American College of Cardiology (1996)
  • Fellowship, American College of Physicians (1995)
  • Fellowship, Royal College of Physicians (U.K.) (1988)
  • PhD, Oxford University (1975)
  • MBBS, Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (1965)
  • BS, Chemistry, Allahabad University (1960)


  • SUNY Distinguished Professor, Medicine, University at BUffalo (2011-present)
  • Professor, University at Buffalo (1996-present)
  • Founder & Medical Director, Diabetes-Endocrinology Center of Western New York (1995-present)
  • Chief, Kaleida Health (1991-present)
  • Professor, Medicine, University at Buffalo (1991-present)

Awards and Honors:

  • Pharmacia Award (2002)
  • Valor Award (2001)
  • Distinguished Service Award (2001)
  • Madhav Award (1997)
  • Alert Award (1996)
  • Distinguished Service Award (1993)
  • Rhodes Scholarship (1966)

Grants and Sponsored Research:

  • December 2012–November 2014
    Anti-Diabetic Effects of Liraglutide in Adolescents and Young Subjects with Type 1 Diabetes
    American Diabetes Association
    Role: Principal Investigator

Journal Articles:

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  • Al-Ghazi MN, Ciancio SG, AlJada A, Bessinger M, Mather M, Mohanty P, Dandona P. Evaluation of Efficacy of Administration of Sub-antimicrobial-dose Doxycycline in the Treatment of Generalized Adult Periodontitis in Diabetics. J Dent Res. 2003.
  • Tripathy, D., Dhindsa S, Aljada, A., Hofmeyer, D., Syed, T., Dandona P. Acute elevation of plasma free fatty acids (FFA) increases the macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF) in healthy subjects. Diabetes. 2003; (1).
  • Aljada, A., Ghanim, H., Mohanty, P., Dhindsa S, Bandyopadhyay, A., Dandona P. Plasma homocysteine concentrations are elevated in the obese and in males: Absence of an effect by thiazolidinediones. Endocrine Society. 2003.
  • Ciancio SG, Aljada A, Mohanty P, Ross C, Dandona P. Comparative evaluation of adjunctive oral irrigation in diabetics.. J Clin Periodontol. 2002; 29(4).
  • Tripathy, S., Dhindsa S, Garg, R., Dandona P. Hypgondotropic hypogonadism in erectile dysfunction associated with Type 2 diabetes mellitus: A common defect?. Endocrine Practice. 2002; 8.
  • Mohanty, P., Aljada, A., Ghanim, H., Hofmeyer, D., Tripathy, D., Syed, T., Dhindsa S, Dandona P. Evidence for a potent anti-inflammatory effect of rosiglitazone in obese diabetic patients. Diabetes. 2002; P2(376).
  • Mohanty, P., Aljada, A., Ghanim, H., Hofmeyer, D., Tripathy, D., Syed, T., Dhindsa S, Dandona P. Evidence for a potent anti-inflammatory of rosiglitazone in obese diabetic patients. Endocrine Society. 2002; P2(376).
  • Ciancio SG, Aljada A, Awa H, Hamouda W, Ghanim H, Zambon JJ, Dandona P, Boardman T, Ross C. Comparative evaluation of an adjunctive oral irrigation in diabetics. J Dent Res. 2001; 80(846).
  • Ciancio SG, Dandona P, Hamouda W, Ho A. Effect of irrigation on periodontal and metabolic parameters in diabetics. J Dent Res. 2000; 79(3725).
  • Ciancio SG, Al-Suwyed A, Hamouda W, Dandona P. Free radical generation in patients with periodontal disease. J Dent Res. 1998; 77(3192).

Evaluative Studies and Case Reports:

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Professional Memberships:

  • American Diabetes Association; President-elect
  • Endocrine Society; Member
  • American Heart Association; Member
  • The North American Menopause Society; Member
  • International Diabetes Federation; Member
  • International Society for Hypertension in Blacks; Member
  • American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists; Member
  • American College of Cardiology; Member
  • European Association for the Study of Diabetes; Member


  • "Keynote lecture to the Korean Society for Free Radical Biology" (2009)
  • "As a Global Eminent Scholar" , Kyung Hee University (2009)
  • "Lecture on hypogonadotrophic hypogonadism in type 2 diabetes and the relevance to cardiovascular disease at the Vascular biology Working Group Meeting" American Heart Association, American Heart Association (2009)
  • "Lecture on the anti-inflammatory and cardio-protective effects of insulin at the NATURE-MEDICINE Symposium on Metabolic Disease" (2009)
  • "Metabolic and Cardiovascular Disease Review Hearing" (2009)
  • "Presentation on the anti-inflammatory and cardio-protective effects of insulin" (2009)
  • "Presentations at the International Diabetes Federation Conference" (2009)
  • "Talk at US National Diabetes Advisory Board Meeting with Sanofi Aventis" (2009)
  • "inflammation, insulin and glucose" , Children’s Hospital (2009)
  • "lecture on insulin, glucose an inflammation" , Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard University in Boston (2009)
  • "Lecture on Thiazolidenediones" (2009)
  • "Lectures at Pan Arab Congress of Endocrinology" (2009)
  • "the anti-inflammatory effects of insulin" eystone conference, eystone conference (2009)
  • "AACE Satellite Symposium and lecture on obesity and inflammation" , AACE (2009)
  • "Keynote lecture to the Pan-Arab Endocrine Societies" (2009)
  • "NIH Workshop on Inflammation and Metabolic Disease" , NIH (2009)
  • "Diabetes National Alliance Meeting and Lecture" (2009)
  • "Diabetes Symposium" Kyung Hee University Hospital, Kyung Hee University Hospital (2009)
  • "Euro Web Conference and Lecture on insulin and diabetic control" (2009)
  • "symposium onWelchol" (2009)
  • "VA Grand Rounds" (2009)
  • "Vascular Biology Working Group lecture on glycemia and cardiovascular syndromes" (2009)
  • "Grand Rounds at ECMC" , ECMC (2009)
  • "insulin and diabetes" (2009)
  • "Lecture on Diabetes" , Tulane University (2009)
  • "Seminar on Insulin as an anti-inflammatory and atherogenesis modulator" (2009)
  • "Vascular biology working group talk on glycemia, insulin and cardiovascular syndrome" American College of Cardiology, American College of Cardiology, American College of Cardiology (2009)
  • "Aggressive treatment of Diabetes" Aggressive treatment of Diabetes (2009)
  • "Coreg Panel Discussion Speaker Teleconference" Coreg Panel Discussion Speaker Teleconference, Coreg Panel Discussion Speaker Teleconference, Coreg Panel Discussion Speaker Teleconference (2009)
  • "Coreg Speaker Meeting" Coreg Speaker Meeting, Coreg Speaker Meeting (2009)
  • "National Diabetes Alliance Meeting" National Diabetes Alliance Meeting, National Diabetes Alliance Meeting (2009)
  • "Novo Nordisk Liraglutide Development Meeting" Novo Nordisk, Novo Nordisk (2009)
  • "Lecture National Diabetes Alliance Meeting" Lecture National Diabetes Alliance Meeting, Lecture National Diabetes Alliance Meeting, Lecture National Diabetes Alliance Meeting (2009)
  • "Vascular Biology Working Group lecture" (2009)
  • "Macronutrients and Inflammation" (2008)
  • "Type 2 diabetes" European Symposium, European Symposium (2008)
  • "Diabetes and Vascular disease" (2008)
  • "Lecture on insulin and the heart" (2008)
  • "the anti-inflammatory and cardio-protective effects of insulin" (2008)
  • "insulin and its anti-inflammatory effects" , American College of Cardiology, American College of Cardiology (2008)
  • "hypogonadotrophic hypogonadism in diabetes" (2007)
  • "lecture on oxidative stress, inflammation following macronutrient intake" (2007)
  • "Lectures on diabetes, inflammation and vascular disease Macronutrients and inflammation" (2007)
  • "A-Lecture to Vascular Biology Working Group" , merican College of Cardiology, Vascular Biology Working Group (2007)
  • "Metabolic Syndrome" Annual Conference,