Dr. Almandoz is originally from Trinidad and attended medical school in Dublin at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. After graduating first in his medical school class, he completed a residency in Internal Medicine at the Mater Misericordiae Hospital in Dublin. This was followed by additional training in Internal Medicine and a fellowship in Endocrinology, Diabetes, Metabolism and Nutrition at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He was attracted to UTSW by the opportunity for further training and research in Nutrition and Metabolism in the Center for Human Nutrition. Dr. Almandoz brings to UTSW a complementary background of integrated patient-centered care and clinical research. His clinical practice focuses on obesity, weight loss, diabetes, cholesterol and fat metabolism. Dr. Almandoz is board certified in Internal Medicine, Endocrinology and Obesity Medicine. Current research projects look into the impact of metabolic health in normal weight and obesity on the risk for cardiovascular disease, and the genetics of early onset diabetes. Dr. Almandoz’s interests outside of medicine include family, food, exercise and travel.


Medical School
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (2004)
Beaumont Hospital (2005), Internal Medicine
Mater Misericordiae University Hospital (2007), Internal Medicine
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science (2009), Internal Medicine
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science (2012), Endocrinology, Diabetes, Metabolism & Nutrition
UT Southwestern Medical Center (2013), Nutrition & Metabolic Diseases

Research Interest

  • Effects of weight loss on metabolism
  • Metabolic complications of obesity
  • Post-bariatric care
  • Weight Management


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Impact of bariatric surgery on cerebral vascular reactivity and cognitive function: a non-randomized pilot study.
Tucker WJ, Thomas BP, Puzziferri N, Samuel TJ, Zaha VG, Lingvay I, Almandoz J, Wang J, Gonzales EA, Brothers RM, Nelson MD, Pilot Feasibility Stud 2020 6 21
Spillover of Fatty acids during dietary fat storage in type 2 diabetes: relationship to body fat depots and effects of weight loss.
Almandoz JP, Singh E, Howell LA, Grothe K, Vlazny DT, Smailovic A, Irving BA, Nelson RH, Miles JM Diabetes 2013 Jun 62 6 1897-903
Kinetics of saturated, monounsaturated, and polyunsaturated fatty acids in humans.
Nelson RH, Mundi MS, Vlazny DT, Smailovic A, Muthusamy K, Almandoz JP, Singh E, Jensen MD, Miles JM Diabetes 2013 Mar 62 3 783-8
Hypothyroidism: etiology, diagnosis, and management.
Almandoz JP, Gharib H Med. Clin. North Am. 2012 Mar 96 2 203-21
Body composition and quality of life in adults treated with GH therapy: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Hazem A, Elamin MB, Bancos I, Malaga G, Prutsky G, Domecq JP, Elraiyah TA, Abu Elnour NO, Prevost Y, Almandoz JP, Zeballos-Palacios C, Velasquez ER, Erwin PJ, Natt N, Montori VM, Murad MH Eur. J. Endocrinol. 2012 Jan 166 1 13-20
Clinical review: The effect of vitamin D on falls: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Murad MH, Elamin KB, Abu Elnour NO, Elamin MB, Alkatib AA, Fatourechi MM, Almandoz JP, Mullan RJ, Lane MA, Liu H, Erwin PJ, Hensrud DD, Montori VM J. Clin. Endocrinol. Metab. 2011 Oct 96 10 2997-3006
Vitamin D and cardiovascular outcomes: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Elamin MB, Abu Elnour NO, Elamin KB, Fatourechi MM, Alkatib AA, Almandoz JP, Liu H, Lane MA, Mullan RJ, Hazem A, Erwin PJ, Hensrud DD, Murad MH, Montori VM J. Clin. Endocrinol. Metab. 2011 Jul 96 7 1931-42

Honors & Awards

  • Captain Massey-Miles Prize in Obstetrics & Gynecology
    Medical School Graduation (2004)
  • Mahon Medal in Medicine
    Medical School Graduation (2004)
  • Rueben Harvey Prize from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, Dublin, Ireland
    Graduating first in medical school class (2004)
  • Wheeler Medal in Surgery
    Medical School Graduation (2004)