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Elizabeth A. Cristiano, MD

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Assistant Professor, Endocrinology, Metabolism & Genetics

Professional Background

Dr. Elizabeth Cristiano is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Clinical Pharmacology. She is a General Endocrinologist seeing adult patients with endocrine disorders in the ambulatory setting and at the University of Kansas Hospital.

Education and Training
  • BA, Human Biology , University of Kansas , Lawrence, Kansas
  • MD, Medicine, University of Kansas Medical School , Kansas City, Kansas
  • Residency, Internal Medicine , University of Kansas Medical Center , Kansas City , Kansas
  • Clinical Fellowship, Endocrinology , University of Kansas Medical Center , Kansas City , Kansas
Professional Affiliations
  • Endocrine Society , Fellow, 2019 - Present



Dr. Cristiano's recent research has included the use of trabecular bone score in cystic fibrosis, evaluation of DPP4-inhibitors and mortality as well as the impact of COVID-19 on hypertension.

Her current focus is on how we can improve screening for NAFLD in patients with diabetes.

  • Alexander, Ethan , Cristiano, Elizabeth ., A , Miles , John., M . 2021. Diabetic Dyslipidemia: a Major and Treatable Contributor to Cardiovascular Disease in Type 2 Diabetes
  • Cristiano, Elizabeth ., A , Harris, Ashley , Grdinovac, Kristin . 2021. Transient central diabetes insipidus occurring after vasopressin infusion
  • Cristiano, Elizabeth ., A , Miles, John ., M, Worsham , Samuel , Wiegmann, PS, Sharma , M, Rakrha, V, Goel , A, Wiegmann, T, Garcia-Touza, Mariana . 2021. . Decreased Mortality After Long-Term Treatment With Dipeptidyl Peptidase-4 Inhibitors: A Retrospective Study of U.S. Veterans With Type 2 Diabetes
  • Anabtawi , Abeer, Holyoak, mi, He, Cristiano, Elizabeth ., A, Polineni , D, Graves , Leland . 2022. Trabecular Bone Score in People with Cystic Fibrosis