Maria Ramos-Roman, M.D., M.Sc., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center and a member of the Division of Endocrinology.

Originally from San Juan, Puerto Rico, Dr. Ramos-Roman holds a bachelor's degree in biology and earned her medical degree at the University of Puerto Rico. She completed internal medicine residency training at University District Hospital in San Juan and completed advanced training through a fellowship in endocrinology, diabetes, and metabolism at UT Southwestern Medical Center. She later earned a master's degree in clinical science from UT Southwestern.

Dr. Ramos-Roman is a member of the American Diabetes Association, the Endocrine Society, and the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research.


Medical School
University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine (1997), Internal Medicine
University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine (1998), Internal Medicine
University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine (2000), Internal Medicine
UT Southwestern Medical Center (2004), Endocrinology & Metabolism

Research Interest

  • Diabetic ketoacidosis in type 2 diabetes
  • Lactation in gestational diabetes
  • Lipid metabolism and adiposity during lactation
  • Lipid metabolism in the metabolic syndrome


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

The GoodNEWS (Genes, Nutrition, Exercise, Wellness and Spiritual Growth) Trial: A community-based participatory research (CBPR) trial with the African-American church congregations for reducing cardiovascular disease risk factors
DeHaven MJ, Ramos-Roman MA, Lee JJ, Gimpel N, Carson J, Delemos J, Pickens S, Simmons C, Powell T, Banks K, Shuval K, Duval J, Tong L, Hsieh N Contemp Clin Trials September 2011 32(5) 630-640
Postprandial changes in plasma acylcarnitine concentrations as markers of fatty acid flux in overweight and obesity
Ramos-Roman MA, Sweetman L, Valdez MJ, Parks EJ Metabolism August 2011 in press
Prolactin and lactation as modifiers of diabetes risk in gestational diabetes
Ramos-Roman MA Horm Metab Res August 2011 43(9) 593-600
Comparison of type 1, type 2 and atypical ketosis-prone diabetes at four years of diabetes duration
Ramos-Roman MA, Pinero-Pilona A, Adams-Huet B, Raskin P J Diabetes Complications 2006 20(3) 137-144

Honors & Awards

  • K12/KL2
    Multidisciplinary Clinical Scholars Program at UT Southwestern (2006)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • Network of Minority Research Investigators