Nawfal W. Istfan, MD, PhD
Associate Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Medicine
Endocrinology, Diabetes & Nutrition

MD, American University of Beirut
PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology



Research expertise includes obesity and insulin resistance in humans; and flow cytometry for cell cycle analysis and measurement of cell proliferation.

Graduate Faculty (Primary Mentor of Grad Students)
Boston University School of Medicine, Division of Graduate Medical Sciences




Carbohydrate overfeeding as a cause of oxidative stress
01/01/2013 - 06/30/2015 (PI)
American Diabetes Association


Modulation of ORI-Beta Replication Origin by Fish Oil
08/01/2003 - 07/31/2005 (PI)
NIH/National Cancer Institute
5 R03 CA103065 02


Istfan - AMPK & Adipose Tissue Biology in Bariatric Surgery Patients
07/16/2012 - 06/30/2014 (PI)
NIH-NIDDK

Nutrition And Protien Metaboli
07/17/1998 - 08/31/2004 (PI)
NIH-NCI

R360 Ca45768-09A1 6/30/9
10/01/1999 - 09/30/2000 (PI)
NIH



Yr Title Project-Sub Proj Pubs
2004 MODULATION OF ORI-BETA REPLICATION ORIGIN BY FISH OIL 5R03CA103065-02 1
2003 MODULATION OF ORI-BETA REPLICATION ORIGIN BY FISH OIL 1R03CA103065-01 1
2000 NUTRITION AND PROTEIN METABOLISM IN TUMOR AND HOST 5R01CA045768-13 15
1999 NUTRITION AND PROTEIN METABOLISM IN TUMOR AND HOST 5R01CA045768-12 15
1998 NUTRITION AND PROTEIN METABOLISM IN TUMOR AND HOST 5R01CA045768-11 15
1997 NUTRITION AND PROTEIN METABOLISM IN TUMOR AND HOST 7R01CA045768-10 15
1996 NUTRITION AND PROTEIN METABOLISM IN TUMOR AND HOST 2R01CA045768-09A1 15
1995 NUTRITION AND PROTEIN METABOLISM IN TUMOR AND HOST 5R01CA045768-08 15
1994 NUTRITION AND PROTEIN METABOLISM IN TUMOR AND HOST 5R01CA045768-06 15
1994 NUTRITION AND PROTEIN METABOLISM IN TUMOR AND HOST 7R01CA045768-07 15
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Publications listed below are automatically derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and other sources, which might result in incorrect or missing publications. Faculty can login to make corrections and additions.

  1. Velazquez A, Apovian CM, Istfan NW. The Complexities of Iron Deficiency in Patients After Bariatric Surgery. Am J Med. 2017 Jul; 130(7):e293-e294.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28238687; DOI: 10.1016/j.amjmed.2017.01.040;.
  2. Apovian CM, Istfan NW. ETHNIC AND RACIAL DISPARITIES IN THE BEHAVIORAL, PHARMACOLOGIC, AND SURGICAL TREATMENT OF OBESITY. Endocr Pract. 2016 11; 22(11):1347-1349.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27631851.
  3. Apovian CM, Istfan NW. Obesity: Guidelines, Best Practices, New Research. Endocrinol Metab Clin North Am. 2016 Sep; 45(3):xvii-xviii.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27519142; DOI: 10.1016/j.ecl.2016.06.014;.
  4. Istfan N, Anderson WA, Apovian C, Ruth M, Carmine B, Hess D. Racial differences in weight loss, hemoglobin A1C, and blood lipid profiles after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2016 Aug; 12(7):1329-1336.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27150343; DOI: 10.1016/j.soard.2015.12.028;.
  5. Hasson BR, Apovian C, Istfan N. Racial/Ethnic Differences in Insulin Resistance and Beta Cell Function: Relationship to Racial Disparities in Type 2 Diabetes among African Americans versus Caucasians. Curr Obes Rep. 2015 Jun; 4(2):241-9.View Related Profiles. PMID: 26627219; DOI: 10.1007/s13679-015-0150-2;.
  6. Ruth MR, Port AM, Shah M, Bourland AC, Istfan NW, Nelson KP, Gokce N, Apovian CM. Consuming a hypocaloric high fat low carbohydrate diet for 12 weeks lowers C-reactive protein, and raises serum adiponectin and high density lipoprotein-cholesterol in obese subjects. Metabolism. 2013 Dec; 62(12):1779-87.View Related Profiles. PMID: 24075505; PMCID: PMC3845365; DOI: 10.1016/j.metabol.2013.07.006;.
  7. Port AM, Ruth MR, Istfan NW. Fructose consumption and cancer: is there a connection? Curr Opin Endocrinol Diabetes Obes. 2012 Oct; 19(5):367-74.View Related Profiles. PMID: 22922366; DOI: 10.1097/MED.0b013e328357f0cb;.
  8. Istfan NW, Anderson WA, Apovian CM, Hess DT, Forse RA. Preoperative weight gain might increase risk of gastric bypass surgery. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2011 Mar-Apr; 7(2):157-64.View Related Profiles. PMID: 21111687; DOI: 10.1016/j.soard.2010.09.009;.
  9. Chiang KC, Persons KS, Istfan NW, Holick MF, Chen TC. Fish oil enhances the antiproliferative effect of 1alpha,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 on liver cancer cells. Anticancer Res. 2009 Sep; 29(9):3591-6.View Related Profiles. PMID: 19667153.
  10. Apovian C, Bigornia S, Cullum-Dugan D, Schoonmaker C, Radziejowska J, Phipps J, Gokce N, Istfan N, Meyers A, Lenders C. Milk-Based Nutritional Supplements in Conjunction With Lifestyle Intervention in Overweight Adolescents. Infant Child Adolesc Nutr. 2009 Feb; 1(1):37-44.View Related Profiles. PMID: 22347517; DOI: 10.1177/1941406408326991;.
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This graph shows the total number of publications by year, by first, middle/unknown, or last author.

Bar chart showing 66 publications over 26 distinct years, with a maximum of 7 publications in 1992

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In addition to these self-described keywords below, a list of MeSH based concepts is available here.

cell cycle kinetics
nutrition and cancer
obesity
omega 3 fatty acids
prostate cancer
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