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Elaine Kaptein, MD
Professor of Medicine
Medicine
IRD 808 Off Campus Los Angeles
+1 323 226 2119

Overview

A native of Saskatchewan, Canada, Dr. Kaptein began teaching at the Keck School of Medicine in the Endocrinology Division in 1977. She became a tenured Professor of Medicine in 1990, a position she currently holds. Dr. Kaptein is a distinguished member of the Western Society for Clinical Investigation, American Society of Nephrology, the Endocrine Society and the American Thyroid Association. An accomplished researcher and lecturer, Dr. Kaptein has been invited to speak on the topics of Endocrinology and Nephrology in such cities as Montreal, Milan, Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Vienna and Rotterdam, to name a few.

Awards

Royal College of Physicians of Canada : Fellow, 1978

NIH: Grant R01 DK31431, 1984-1990

Renal Organ System, Course Director: Teaching Award, Outstanding Year II Course, 2000

American College of Physicians: Fellow, 1981

University of Saskatchewan : Student Research Scholarship, 1969-1971

NIH: General Clinical Research Center Physician Grant, 1980-1982

Publications

Kaptein EM, LoPresti JS, Kaptein MJ. Is an Isolated TSH Elevation in Chronic Nonthyroidal Illness "Subclinical Hypothyroidism"? J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2014 Nov; 99(11):4015-26. View in: PubMed

Kaptein EM, Yi SS, Endres DB, Kaptein JS, Chan LS. Serum 25-hydroxyvitamin d deficiency; a risk factor for chronic kidney disease in ambulatory indigent patients. Endocr Pract. 2014 Mar 1; 20(3):236-43. View in: PubMed

Kaptein EM, Yi SS, Endres DB, Kaptein JS, Chan LS. Vitamin D deficiency in urban indigent patients in Southern California. Endocr Pract. 2013 May-Jun; 19(3):404-13. View in: PubMed

Kaptein EM, Chan LS, Kaptein JS. Assessment of maximum weight change and duration of therapeutic effect for non-surgical treatment of obesity using an exponential model. Eat Weight Disord. 2012 Dec; 17(4):e234-43. View in: PubMed

Momenin N, Colletti PM, Kaptein EM. Low pleural fluid-to-serum glucose gradient indicates pleuroperitoneal communication in peritoneal dialysis patients: presentation of two cases and a review of the literature. Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2012 Mar; 27(3):1212-9. View in: PubMed

Kaptein EM, Sanchez A, Beale E, Chan LS. Clinical review: Thyroid hormone therapy for postoperative nonthyroidal illnesses: a systematic review and synthesis. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2010 Oct; 95(10):4526-34. View in: PubMed

Kaptein EM, Beale E, Chan LS. Thyroid hormone therapy for obesity and nonthyroidal illnesses: a systematic review. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2009 Oct; 94(10):3663-75. View in: PubMed

Ferguson DC, Hoenig M, Kaptein EM, Peterson ME. Comments regarding "Subclinical hyperthyroidism in cats: a spontaneous model of subclinical toxic nodular goiter in humans? ". Thyroid. 2008 Dec; 18(12):1339-40; author reply 1341. View in: PubMed

Kaptein EM, Wilcox RB, Nelson JC. Assessing thyroid hormone status in a patient with thyroid disease and renal failure: from theory to practice. Thyroid. 2004 May; 14(5):397-400. View in: PubMed

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