Dr. Kidambi is intensely passionate about chronic disease states that are associated with metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular disease. Her main focus is providing care to patients with diabetes and obesity. In addition, after having conducted research on high blood pressure for several years, her expertise is in high blood pressure management, particularly high blood pressure in young patients, drug-resistant hypertension, and hypertension secondary to hormonal disorders. Furthermore, she also takes care of patients with polycystic ovarian disease.
- Diabetic mellitus
- Metabolic Syndrome
- Drug-resistant hypertension
- High blood pressure due to hormonal disorders
- Primary hyperaldosteronism
- Adrenal disorders
- Polycystic ovarian disease
Dr. Kidambi says, "My goal is to make patients comfortable enough to share their story with me. I believe that disease is just one aspect of a patient's life and there are other things in their lives that can impact their disease and its treatment. I have a passion to treat chronic diseases and spend a lot of time trying to understand the things that motivate patients who struggle with diseases which do not have an easy solution. My reward is change in their outlook and improvement in their health."
The role of body fat distribution in obesity related diseases
Obesity prevalence is increasing and is associated with significant harmful consequences on one's health. Our research is aimed at understanding why some obese adults remain healthy while others develop diseases such as diabetes or heart disease. Previous studies suggest that it may be the way the fat is distributed in our body. For example, some have fat mainly in the stomach area (apple-shaped) while other have fat distributed equally throughout the body but more so in the buttock and thigh areas (pear-shaped). Studies have suggested that those who have fat distributed in a pear-shaped fashion may be protected from negative effects of excess body weight. Fat distributed in the periphery may be a source of cellular factors that protect some subjects from negative effects of obesity.
In collaboration with a number of investigators, Dr. Kidambi and her team is currently studying the role of different fat depots on heart health and diabetes.
(Dream S, Park S, Yen TW, Rilling W, Rein L, Doffek K, Findling JW, Magill SB, Kidambi S, Evans DB, Wang TS.) Endocr Pract. 2021 Sep 25 PMID: 34582994 09/29/2021
(Kidambi S, Pan X, Yang C, Liu P, Roberts ML, Li Y, Wang T, Laud PW, Liu Y, Rubens M, Thomas R, Widlansky ME, Beyer AM, Liu Y, Cowley AW Jr, Kotchen TA, Munyura Y, Moosreiner A, Mattson DL, Liang M.) Hypertension. 2021 Aug;78(2):434-446 PMID: 34120454 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85109563974 06/15/2021
(Kidambi S, Batsis JA, Donahoo WT, Jastreboff AM, Kahan S, Saunders KH, Heymsfield SB.) Obesity (Silver Spring). 2021 07;29(7):1095-1098 PMID: 34159756 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85108557881 06/24/2021
(Batsis JA, Apolzan JW, Bagley PJ, Blunt HB, Divan V, Gill S, Golden A, Gundumraj S, Heymsfield SB, Kahan S, Kopatsis K, Port A, Parks EP, Reilly CA, Rubino D, Saunders KH, Shean R, Tabaza L, Stanley A, Tchang BG, Gundumraj S, Kidambi S.) Obesity (Silver Spring). 2021 07;29(7):1102-1113 PMID: 34159755 PMCID: PMC8231729 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85108382801 06/24/2021
(Santillan MK, Becker RC, Calhoun DA, Cowley AW, Flynn JT, Grobe JL, Kotchen TA, Lackland DT, Leslie KK, Liang M, Mattson DL, Meyers KE, Mitsnefes MM, Muntner PM, Pierce GL, Pollock JS, Sigmund CD, Thomas SJ, Urbina EM, Kidambi S.) Hypertension. 2021 Jun;77(6):1857-1866 PMID: 33934625 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85105820455 05/04/2021
(Batsis JA, Apolzan JW, Bagley PJ, Blunt HB, Divan V, Gill S, Golden A, Gundumraj S, Heymsfield SB, Kahan S, Kopatsis K, Port A, Parks EP, Reilly CA, Rubino D, Saunders KH, Shean R, Tabaza L, Stanley A, Tchang BG, Gundumraj S, Kidambi S.) Obesity. July 2021;29(7):1102-1113 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85108382801 07/01/2021
(Kidambi S, Wang T, Chelius T, Nunuk I, Agarwal P, Laud P, Mattson D, Cowley AW Jr, Liang M, Kotchen T.) Sci Rep. 2020 07 15;10(1):11685 PMID: 32669581 PMCID: PMC7363933 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85087974638 07/17/2020
(Dasinger JH, Alsheikh AJ, Abais-Battad JM, Pan X, Fehrenbach DJ, Lund H, Roberts ML, Cowley AW Jr, Kidambi S, Kotchen TA, Liu P, Liang M, Mattson DL.) Hypertension. 2020 02;75(2):372-382 PMID: 31838911 PMCID: PMC7058976 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85077761000 12/17/2019
(Idso J, Telega G, Dąbrowski M, Magill S, Kidambi S.) Clinical Diabetology. 2020;9(6):469-474 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85103195538 01/01/2020
(Kushner RF, Batsis JA, Butsch WS, Davis N, Golden A, Halperin F, Kidambi S, Machineni S, Novick M, Port A, Rubino DM, Saunders KH, Shapiro Manning L, Soleymani T, Kahan S.) Obesity (Silver Spring). 2020 01;28(1):9-17 PMID: 31858735 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85076757962 12/21/2019
(Abais-Battad JM, Alsheikh AJ, Pan X, Fehrenbach DJ, Dasinger JH, Lund H, Roberts ML, Kriegel AJ, Cowley AW Jr, Kidambi S, Kotchen TA, Liu P, Liang M, Mattson DL.) Hypertension. 2019 10;74(4):854-863 PMID: 31476910 PMCID: PMC6739138 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85072134357 09/04/2019
(Reneau J, Obi B, Moosreiner A, Kidambi S.) Nutr Diabetes. 2019 07 29;9(1):21 PMID: 31358726 PMCID: PMC6662665 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85069904979 07/31/2019