Sasan Mirfakhraee, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Department: Internal Medicine

Biography

Dr. Mirfakhraee grew up in Louisiana, where he initiated his medical training at the LSU Health Sciences Center in Shreveport. He then left the flatlands to pursue an internal medicine residency in Colorado, only to return to the south for a fellowship in endocrinology and metabolism at UTSW (Dallas). Dr. Mirfakhraee enjoys helping patients manage a broad variety of endocrine disorders, including type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus, as well as thyroid, pituitary, and bone remodeling disorders. He is an avid reader and likes to travel in his spare time (highlights include Central and South America).   

Education

Medical School Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center (2006)
Residency University of Colorado School of Medicine (2009), Internal Medicine
Fellowship UT Southwestern Medical Center (2012), Endocrinology & Metabolism

Specialty Areas

Clinical Interests

  • Abnormal Results of Thyroid Function
  • Addison's Disease
  • Adrenal
  • Adrenal Adenoma
  • Adrenal Insufficiency
  • Aldosteronism
  • Benign Neoplasm of Pituitary Gland
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Thyroiditis
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetes Mellitus Type 1
  • Diabetes Mellitus Type 2
  • Diabetic Complications
  • Elevated/Low Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH)
  • Graves' Disease
  • Hashimoto Thyroiditis
  • Hyperaldosteronism
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hyperthyroidism & Hypothyroidism
  • Hypogonadism
  • Male Hypogonadism
  • Panhypopituitarism

Research Interests

  • Disorders of the pituitary gland
  • Disorders of the thyroid gland, benign and malignant
  • Management of decreased bone mineral density/osteoporosis
  • Management strategies for type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus, both in the inpatient and outpatient setting

Honors/Awards

  • Presidential Poster Competition Winner
    Endocrine Society, Houston, Texas (2012)
  • Nominee, Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award
    University of Colorado Health Science Center, Denver, Colorado (2009)
  • Nominee, Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award
    University of Colorado Health Science Center, Denver, Colorado (2007)
  • Dr. and Mrs. Adrian Reed Memorial Award
    Louisiana State University Health Science Center, Shreveport, Louisiana (2006)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • Member (2012)
  • Member (2011)