Sara M. Alexanian, MD
Clinical Associate Professor
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
Endocrinology, Diabetes, Nutrition & Weight Management

MD, Dartmouth Medical School
BA, Kalamazoo College

After graduating from Kalamazoo College with a double major in Biology and French Language and Literature, Dr. Sara Alexanian completed her medical degree at Dartmouth School of Medicine. Following an Internal Medicine Residency at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge, MA, she completed her Endocrinology Fellowship training at Boston Medical Center. She then joined the faculty and is the Director of the Inpatient Diabetes Program at Boston Medical Center as well as the quality improvement director for her section. She specializes in the inpatient management of diabetes and has an interest in fellow and resident training, and is an active presenter for both trainees and faculty. Her academic interests include quality improvement, in particular as it relates to inpatient diabetes care.

In-FI Fiasp: Comparison of postprandial glycemic control in non-critically ill hospitalized patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus using Novolog vs. Fiasp insulin: a Randomized Controlled Open Label Trial (In-FI)
11/01/2020 - 10/31/2024 (PI)
Novo Nordisk

Linagliptin Trial: A randomized controlled trial on the safety and efficacy of linagliptin(Tradjenta
10/01/2013 - 09/30/2017 (PI)
Emory University Boehringer Ingelheim


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  1. Brennan AT, Lauren E, Bor J, George JA, Chetty K, Mlisana K, Dai A, Khoza S, Rosen S, Stokes AC, Raal F, Hibberd P, Alexanian SM, Fox MP, Crowther NJ. Gaps in the type 2 diabetes care cascade: a national perspective using South Africa's National Health Laboratory Service (NHLS) database. BMC Health Serv Res. 2023 Dec 21; 23(1):1452.View Related Profiles. PMID: 38129852; PMCID: PMC10740239; DOI: 10.1186/s12913-023-10318-9;
  2. Modzelewski KL, Cannavo A, Fantasia KL, Korpaisarn S, Alexanian SM. A quality improvement initiative to successfully reduce the frequency of hypoglycemia during treatment of hyperglycemic crises at an academic safety-net hospital: Insights and results. J Clin Transl Endocrinol. 2021 Dec; 26:100269.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34804807; PMCID: PMC8581574; DOI: 10.1016/j.jcte.2021.100269;
  3. Charoenngam N, Alexanian SM, Apovian CM, Holick MF. Association between Hyperglycemia at Hospital Presentation and Hospital Outcomes in COVID-19 Patients with and without Type 2 Diabetes: A Retrospective Cohort Study of Hospitalized Inner-City COVID-19 Patients. Nutrients. 2021 Jun 26; 13(7).View Related Profiles. PMID: 34206813; PMCID: PMC8308462; DOI: 10.3390/nu13072199;
  4. Bosch NA, Fantasia KL, Modzelewski KL, Alexanian SM, Walkey AJ. Guideline-Concordant Insulin Infusion Initiation Among Critically Ill Patients With Sepsis. Endocr Pract. 2021 Jun; 27(6):552-560.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33549815
  5. Bosch NA, Fantasia KL, Modzelewski KL, Alexanian SM, Walkey AJ. Racial Disparities in Guideline-Concordant Insulin Infusions during Critical Illness. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2021 02; 18(2):368-371.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33001705
  6. Wirunsawanya K, Chittimoju S, Fantasia KL, Modzelewski KL, Steenkamp D, Alexanian SM. Insulin Requirements in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes Undergoing Bariatric Surgery in the Inpatient Setting and Upon Discharge: A Single-Center Retrospective Analysis of Insulin Management Strategies. Endocr Pract. 2021 Jun; 27(6):538-544.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34016530; DOI: 10.1016/j.eprac.2020.12.014;
  7. Pinardo H, Rubin SJ, Hashemi S, DePietro J, Pearce EN, Ananthakrishnan S, Alexanian SM, Steenkamp DW, Noordzij JP. The use of vitamin D in preventing post-thyroidectomy hypocalcemia: An endocrinologist survey study. Clin Endocrinol (Oxf). 2020 11; 93(5):598-604.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32469425
  8. Talutis SD, Lee SY, Cheng D, Rosenkranz P, Alexanian SM, McAneny D. The impact of preoperative carbohydrate loading on patients with type II diabetes in an enhanced recovery after surgery protocol. Am J Surg. 2020 10; 220(4):999-1003.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32252984
  9. Goundan PN, Willard DL, Sahin-Efe A, Fan SL, Alexanian SM. Comparison of bicarbonate values from venous blood gas and chemistry panels measured at the time of diagnosis and resolution of diabetes ketoacidosis. J Clin Transl Endocrinol. 2019 Dec; 18:100205.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31508318; PMCID: PMC6727012; DOI: 10.1016/j.jcte.2019.100205;
  10. Vellanki P, Rasouli N, Baldwin D, Alexanian S, Anzola I, Urrutia M, Cardona S, Peng L, Pasquel FJ, Umpierrez GE. Glycaemic efficacy and safety of linagliptin compared to a basal-bolus insulin regimen in patients with type 2 diabetes undergoing non-cardiac surgery: A multicentre randomized clinical trial. Diabetes Obes Metab. 2019 04; 21(4):837-843. PMID: 30456796; PMCID: PMC7231260; DOI: 10.1111/dom.13587;
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inpatient diabetes, diabetes, hyperglycemia, glucose, hypoglycemia

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