Faculty Profile

Isabel Casimiro
Section of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
Instructor of Medicine
Referring Physician Access Line: 1-877-DOM-2730

Academic Interests

Dr. Casimiro’s research is focused on understanding the intersection between macrophage activity and metabolic disease. In collaboration with Dr. Raghavendra Mirmira’s lab, she is investigating the 12/15-lipoxygenase enzyme in macrophages and how this pathway contributes to obesity and insulin resistance. Dr. Casimiro trained at the University of Chicago through the Physician Scientist Development Pathway for residency and fellowship. As a resident she founded the Housestaff Diversity Committee to foster a sense of community among residents and fellows who share common goals of providing culturally sensitive medical education and increasing diversity in medicine.

Clinical Interests

Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular endocrinology, lipid disorders, transgender medicine


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  • PhD, 2010, Albert Einstein College of Medicine,
  • MD, 2014, University of Washington, Medicine
  • Residency, 2016, University of Chicago Medical Center, Internal Medicine
  • Fellowship, 2020, University of Chicago Medical Center, Endocrinology & Postdoctoral training