David Maahs

David Maahs, MD, PhD, Professor, Department of Pediatrics; Chief, Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes, Stanford University School of Medicine; Associate Director, Stanford Diabetes Research Center


Research Description: In 2016 Dr. Maahs moved from the University of Colorado/Children’s Hospital Colorado/Barbara Davis Center to become Professor of Pediatrics and Division Chief of Pediatric Endocrinology at Stanford University and the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital. His research focuses on improving care and preventing complications in people with type 1 diabetes (T1D). Dr. Maahs has played a unique role in advancing science in this field by using large epidemiologic studies to identify clinical problems and generate hypotheses for randomized clinical trials (RCT) to test interventions to improve care for people with T1D.  His role in spanning these areas of clinical research has led to a key role in numerous research collaborations nationally and internationally and a leadership role in T1D research and clinical care. Dr. Maahs is also co-leader of the SDRC Bioengineering & Behavioral Sciences Research Affinity Group.

Selected relevant publications: (Stanford DRC members in BOLD):

  1. DM Maahs, P Calhoun, BA Buckingham, P Chase, I Hramiak, J Lum, F Cameron, BW Bequette, T Aye, HT Paul, R Slover, P Wadwa, DM Wilson, C Kollman, and RW Beck: The In Home Closed Loop Study Group.  A randomized trial of a home system to reduce nocturnal hypoglycemia in type 1 diabetes. Diabetes Care. 2014;37:1885-91.
  2. HP Chase, FJ Doyle III, H Zisser, E Renard, R Nimri, C Cobelli, BA Buckingham, DM Maahs, S Anderson, J Lum, P Calhoun, C Kollman, RW Beck, for the Control to Range Study Group. Multi-Center Closed-Loop Meal Bolus Insulin Delivery with Type 1 Diabetes. Diabetes Technology and Therapeutics. 2014;16:623-32
  3. Maahs DM, Buckingham BA, Castle JR, ...Zisser H, Lum JW. Outcome Measures for Artificial Pancreas Clinical Trials: A Consensus Report. Diabetes Care. 2016 Jul;39(7):1175-9.
  4. DM Maahs, L Bushman, B Kerr, SL Ellis, L Pyle, K McFann, A Bouffard, FK Bishop, N Nguyen, PL Anderson.  A Practical Method to Measure GFR in people with type 1 diabetes. Journal of Diabetes and its Complications. 2014;28:667-73.