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Elizabeth Beale, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
BMT B11 Health Sciences Campus Los Angeles
+1 212 442 2806


Elizabeth Beale (Demetriades), MD, is Clinical Director of the Roybal Diabetes Management Program and Assistant Professor in the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California. Her primary clinical and research interests are on developing effective novel, widely applicable therapies for diabetes and obesity.

Dr. Beale has a Master's degree in Clinical Investigation and conducts clinical translational research in the mechanism of benefit of bariatric surgery and in glucose control in critical illness. She has written several articles in peer-reviewed publications, including the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism and Diabetes. Dr. Beale is a member of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons (UK) and a member of the American Diabetes Association, Endocrine Society, and Obesity Society.


Roybal Diabetes Management Clinic: Leadership Award, 2010

American Federation for Medical Research: Endocrinology Scholar Award, 2005

USC: Coulter Award, 2014

USC: Coulter Award, 2013

USC: Coulter Award, 2015


Karamanos E, Dulchavsky S, Beale E, Inaba K, Demetriades D. Diabetes Mellitus in Patients Presenting with Adhesive Small Bowel Obstruction: Delaying Surgical Intervention Results in Worse Outcomes. World J Surg. 2016 Apr; 40(4):863-9. View in: PubMed

Haltmeier T, Benjamin E, Beale E, Inaba K, Demetriades D. Insulin-Treated Patients with Diabetes Mellitus Undergoing Emergency Abdominal Surgery Have Worse Outcomes than Patients Treated with Oral Agents. World J Surg. 2016 Feb 25. View in: PubMed

Sivrikoz E, Karamanos E, Beale E, Teixeira P, Inaba K, Demetriades D. The effect of diabetes on outcomes following emergency appendectomy in patients without comorbidities: a propensity score-matched analysis of National Surgical Quality Improvement Program database. Am J Surg. 2015 Jan; 209(1):206-11. View in: PubMed

Ren J, Xiang AH, Trigo E, Takayanagi M, Beale E, Lawrence JM, Hartiala J, Richey JM, Allayee H, Buchanan TA, Watanabe RM. Genetic variation in MTNR1B is associated with gestational diabetes mellitus and contributes only to the absolute level of beta cell compensation in Mexican Americans. Diabetologia. 2014 Jul; 57(7):1391-9. View in: PubMed

Cologne KG, Skiada D, Beale E, Inaba K, Senagore AJ, Demetriades D. Effects of diabetes mellitus in patients presenting with diverticulitis: Clinical correlations and disease characteristics in more than 1,000 patients. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2014 Mar; 76(3):704-9. View in: PubMed

Karamanos E, Sivrikoz E, Beale E, Chan L, Inaba K, Demetriades D. Effect of diabetes on outcomes in patients undergoing emergent cholecystectomy for acute cholecystitis. World J Surg. 2013 Oct; 37(10):2257-64. View in: PubMed

Lê KA, Mahurkar S, Alderete TL, Hasson RE, Adam TC, Kim JS, Beale E, Xie C, Greenberg AS, Allayee H, Goran MI. Subcutaneous adipose tissue macrophage infiltration is associated with hepatic and visceral fat deposition, hyperinsulinemia, and stimulation of NF-? B stress pathway. Diabetes. 2011 Nov; 60(11):2802-9. 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

Watts R, Botti M, Beale E, Crowe H, Costello AJ. Patient outcomes in the acute recovery phase following robotic-assisted prostate surgery: a prospective study. Int J Nurs Stud. 2009 Apr; 46(4):442-9. View in: PubMed

Hadjizacharia P, Beale EO, Inaba K, Chan LS, Demetriades D. Acute diabetes insipidus in severe head injury: a prospective study. J Am Coll Surg. 2008 Oct; 207(4):477-84. View in: PubMed

Inaba K, Teixeira PG, David JS, Chan LS, Salim A, Brown C, Browder T, Beale E, Rhee P, Demetriades D. Beta-blockers in isolated blunt head injury. J Am Coll Surg. 2008 Mar; 206(3):432-8. View in: PubMed

Beale E, Zhu J, Chan L, Shulman I, Harwood R, Demetriades D. Blood transfusion in critically injured patients: a prospective study. Injury. 2006 May; 37(5):455-65. View in: PubMed

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