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Sonali Thosani

Present Title & Affiliation

Primary Appointment

Assistant Professor, Department of Endocrine Neoplasia and Hormonal Disorders, Division of Internal Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Bio Statement

Dr. Sonali Thosani is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Endocrine Neoplasia and Hormonal Disorders at the University of Texas MD Anderson. She grew up in Oklahoma City and graduated summa cum laude from Oklahoma City University with a Bachelor of Arts and Science in Spanish and Biology. After graduating from the University of Oklahoma medical school, she completed a residency training program in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at UT-Houston, and an endocrinology fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine. She is board certified in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics. Her clinical and research interests include treatment of diabetes and steroid induced hyperglycemia in cancer patients, and designing ways to improve the quality and delivery of health care in the inpatient and outpatient setting. Dr. Thosani is multilingual and fluent in Spanish, Hindi and Gujarati.

Research Interests

Management of steroid induced hyperglycemia

Quality improvement in health care delivery

Endocrine effects of cancer chemotherapy

Clinical Interests

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Contact Information

Education & Training

Degree-Granting Education

2006 University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, Oklahoma City, OK, MD, Doctor of Medicine
2002 Oklahome City University, Oklahoma City, OK, BS, Biology

Postgraduate Training

7/2010-6/2012 Endocrinology Fellowship, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, Ashok Balasubramanyam
7/2007-6/2010 Medicine/Pediatrics Residency, UT Health, Houston, Houston, TX, Mark Farnie
7/2006-6/2007 Medicine/Pediatric Internship, University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, Oklahoma, OK, Stacie Rougas

Board Certifications

12/2011 American Board of Pediatrics
8/2010 American Board of Internal Medicine


Other Appointments/Responsibilities

Fellow Representative for Harris County Quality Improvement Conference, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, 2011
Chief Resident of Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, UT Health, Houston, Houston, TX, 2009-2010
Member of Residency Council, UT Health, Houston, Houston, TX, 2008-2009
Committee Member for Medical School Admissions Boards, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, OK, 2007

Professional Memberships

American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists
member, 2011-2012
American Thyroid Association Member
member, 2011-2012
Endocrine Society 2010-2012
member, 2010-2012
Women in Endocrinology
member, 2012-present

Selected Publications

Peer-Reviewed Original Research Articles

1. Thosani N, Thosani SN, Kumar S, Nugent Z, Jimenez C, Singh H, Guha S. Reduced Risk of Colorectal Cancer With Use of Oral Bisphosphonates: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. J Clin Oncol 31(5):623-30, 2/10/2013. e-Pub 12/26/2012. PMID: 23269990.
2. Yeung SC, Habra MA, Thosani SN. Lung cancer-induced paraneoplastic syndromes. Curr Opin Pulm Med 17(4):260-8, 7/2011. PMID: 21577115.
3. Thosani N, Thosani S, Qiao W, Fleming JB, Bhutani MS, Guha S. Role of EUS-FNA-based cytology in the diagnosis of mucinous pancreatic cystic lesions: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Dig Dis Sci 55(10):2756-66, 10/2010. e-Pub 8/2010. PMID: 20694512.
4. Pollard LM, Sharma R, Gmez M, Shah S, Delatycki MB, Pianese L, Monticelli A, Keats BJ, Bidichandani SI. Replication-mediated instability of the GAA triplet repeat mutation in Friedreich ataxia. Nucleic Acids Res 32(19):5962-71, 2004. e-Pub 11/2004. PMCID: PMC528813.

Invited Articles

1. Thosani SN, Jimenez C. Opioid induced biochemical alterations in the neuroendocrine axis. Expert Reviews in Endocrinology and Metabolism 6(5), 2011. e-Pub 2011.


1. Thosani SN, Busaidy N, Cabanillas M, Cote G, Grubbs E, Habra MA, Hu M, Perrier N, Ayala-Ramirez M, Rich T, Waguespack SG, Ying AK, Jimenez CJ. Characterization of Pheochromcoytomas in MEN 2 with RET codon 918 and 634 mutations. Endocrine Society, 2012.
2. Dadu R, Thosani SN, Nalini R. The Hyperinsulinism Hyperammonemia Syndrome Complicated by Gestational Diabetes Mellitus. Endocrine Society, 2012.
3. Thosani SN, Waguespack SG, Lavis VA, Jimenez C. Interleukin-2 Therapy and the Extremes of Autoimmune Thyroid Disease. American Thyroid Association, 2011.
4. Thosani SN, Edeiken-Monroe B, Jimenez C. Leukemic infiltration of the Thyroid Gland. American Thyroid Association, 2011.

Book Chapters

1. Thosani SN, Hu M, Ahn P, Lamont J. Thyroid and Parathyroid Cancers. In: Cancer Management: A Multidisciplinary Approach, 2011.

Last updated: 6/12/2013