Tracey McLaughlin

Endocrinologist

Associate Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology) at the Stanford University Medical Center

Endocrinology Clinic

  • 300 Pasteur Drive
  • Stanford, CA 94305
  • Phone: 650-725-8439
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Professional Education

Residency: Santa Clara Valley Medical Center (1997) CA

Internship: Santa Clara Valley Medical Center (1995) CA

Fellowship: Stanford University School of Medicine (2000) CA

Internship: UCSF Medical Center (1994) CA

M.S., Stanford University, Epidemiology (2004)

M.D., U.C. San Francisco, Medicine (1994)

M.S., U.C. Berkeley, Public Health (1992)

B.A., Stanford University, Human Biology (1988)

Honors & Awards

Junior Physician Investigator Award, American Federation for Medical Research (2004)

Administrative Appointments

Diabetes Task Force, Chair, Stanford Hospital (2004 - Present)

GCRC Advisory Committee, member, Stanford University (2003 - Present)

Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are research studies that evaluate a new medical approach, device, drug, or other treatment. As a Stanford Health Care patient, you have access to the latest, advanced clinical trials.

Open trials refer to studies currently accepting participants. Closed trials are not currently enrolling, but may open in the future.

Plasma Glucose and Insulin Regulation Is Abnormal Following Gastric Bypass Surgery with or Without Neuroglycopenia
Kim, S. H., Liu, T. C., Abbasi, F., Lamendola, C., Morton, J. M., & McLaughlin, T. L. (2009). Plasma Glucose and Insulin Regulation Is Abnormal Following Gastric Bypass Surgery with or Without Neuroglycopenia. OBESITY SURGERY, 19(11), 1550-1556.

Persistence of improvement in insulin sensitivity following a dietary weight loss programme
McLaughlin, T., Schweitzer, P., Carter, S., Yen, C.-G., Lamendola, C., & Reaven, G. (2008). Persistence of improvement in insulin sensitivity following a dietary weight loss programme. DIABETES OBESITY & METABOLISM, 10(12), 1186-1194.

Insulin resistance is associated with a modest increase in inflammation in subcutaneous adipose tissue of moderately obese women
McLaughlin, T., Deng, A., Gonzales, O., AILLAUD, M., Yee, G., & Tsao, P. S. (2008). Insulin resistance is associated with a modest increase in inflammation in subcutaneous adipose tissue of moderately obese women. DIABETOLOGIA, 51(12), 2303-2308.

Pioglitazone administration decreases cardiovascular disease risk factors in insulin-resistant smokers
Abbasi, F., Farin, H. Mf., Lemendola, C., McGraw, L., McLaughlin, T., & Reaven, G. M. (2008). Pioglitazone administration decreases cardiovascular disease risk factors in insulin-resistant smokers. METABOLISM-CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL, 57(8), 1108-1114.

Clinical experience with a relatively low carbohydrate, calorie-restricted diet improves insulin sensitivity and associated metabolic abnormalities in overweight, insulin resistant South Asian Indian women
Backes, A. C., Abbasi, F., Lamendola, C., McLaughlin, T. L., Reaven, G., & Palaniappan, L. P. (2008). Clinical experience with a relatively low carbohydrate, calorie-restricted diet improves insulin sensitivity and associated metabolic abnormalities in overweight, insulin resistant South Asian Indian women. ASIA PACIFIC JOURNAL OF CLINICAL NUTRITION, 17(4), 669-671.

Enhanced proportion of small adipose cells in insulin-resistant vs insulin-sensitive obese individuals implicates impaired adipogenesis
McLaugblin, T., Sherman, A., Tsao, P., Gonzalez, O., Yee, G., & Cusbman, S. W. (2007). Enhanced proportion of small adipose cells in insulin-resistant vs insulin-sensitive obese individuals implicates impaired adipogenesis. DIABETOLOGIA, 50(8), 1707-1715.

Clinical efficacy of two hypocaloric diets that vary in overweight patients with type 2 diabetes - Comparison of moderate fat versus carbohydrate reductions
McLaughlin, T., Carter, S., Lamendola, C., Abbasi, F., Schaaf, P., & Reaven, G. (2007). Clinical efficacy of two hypocaloric diets that vary in overweight patients with type 2 diabetes - Comparison of moderate fat versus carbohydrate reductions. DIABETES CARE, 30(7), 1877-1879.

Lipoprotein abnormalities are associated with insulin resistance in South Asian Indian women
Palaniappan, L. P., Kwan, A. C., Abbasi, F., Lamendola, C., McLaughlin, T. L., & Reaven, G. M. (2007). Lipoprotein abnormalities are associated with insulin resistance in South Asian Indian women. METABOLISM-CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL, 56(7), 899-904.

Serum alanine aminotransferase levels decrease further with carbohydrate than fat restriction in insulin-resistant adults
Ryan, M. C., Carter, S., Abbasi, F., McLaughlin, T. L., & Lamendola, C. (2007). Serum alanine aminotransferase levels decrease further with carbohydrate than fat restriction in insulin-resistant adults. DIABETES CARE, 30(5), 1075-1080.

Heterogeneity in the prevalence of risk factors for cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes mellitus in obese individuals - Effect of differences in insulin sensitivity
McLaughlin, T., Abbasi, F., Lamendola, C., & Reaven, G. (2007). Heterogeneity in the prevalence of risk factors for cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes mellitus in obese individuals - Effect of differences in insulin sensitivity. ARCHIVES OF INTERNAL MEDICINE, 167(7), 642-648.

The relationship between insulin resistance and dyslipidaemia in cigarette smokers
Farin, H. Mf., Abbasi, F., Kim, S. H., Lamendola, C., McLaughlin, T., & Reaven, G. M. (2007). The relationship between insulin resistance and dyslipidaemia in cigarette smokers. DIABETES OBESITY & METABOLISM, 9(1), 65-69.

The relationship between plasma adiponectin concentration and insulin resistance is altered in smokers
Abbasi, F., Farin, H. Mf., Lamendola, C., McLaughlin, T., Schwartz, E. A., & Reaven, P. D. (2006). The relationship between plasma adiponectin concentration and insulin resistance is altered in smokers. JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ENDOCRINOLOGY & METABOLISM, 91(12), 5002-5007.

Effects of moderate variations in macronutrient composition on weight loss and reduction in cardiovascular disease risk in obese, insulin-resistant adults
McLaughlin, T., Carter, S., Lamendola, C., Abbasi, F., Yee, G., & Reaven, G. (2006). Effects of moderate variations in macronutrient composition on weight loss and reduction in cardiovascular disease risk in obese, insulin-resistant adults. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF CLINICAL NUTRITION, 84(4), 813-821.

Plasma asymmetric dimethylarginine concentrations are elevated in obese insulin-resistant women and fall with weight loss
McLaughlin, T., Stuhlinger, M., Lamendola, C., Abbasi, F., Bialek, J., & Tsao, P. S. (2006). Plasma asymmetric dimethylarginine concentrations are elevated in obese insulin-resistant women and fall with weight loss. JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ENDOCRINOLOGY & METABOLISM, 91(5), 1896-1900.

Metabolic and ovarian effects of rosiglitazone treatment for 12 weeks in insulin-resistant women with polycystic ovary syndrome
Cataldo, N. A., Abbasi, F., McLaughlin, T. L., Basina, M., Fechner, P. Y., & Reaven, G. M. (2006). Metabolic and ovarian effects of rosiglitazone treatment for 12 weeks in insulin-resistant women with polycystic ovary syndrome. HUMAN REPRODUCTION, 21(1), 109-120.

Is there a simple way to identify insulin-resistant individuals at increased risk of cardiovascular disease?
McLaughlin, T., Reaven, G., Abbasi, F., Lamendola, C., Saad, M., & Krauss, R. M. (2005). Is there a simple way to identify insulin-resistant individuals at increased risk of cardiovascular disease?. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY, 96(3), 399-404.

Rosiglitazone reduces glucose-stimulated insulin secretion rate and increases insulin clearance in nondiabetic, insulin-resistant individuals
Kim, S. H., Abbasi, F., Chu, J. W., McLaughlin, T. L., Lamendola, C., & Reaven, G. M. (2005). Rosiglitazone reduces glucose-stimulated insulin secretion rate and increases insulin clearance in nondiabetic, insulin-resistant individuals. DIABETES, 54(8), 2447-2452.

Effect of rosiglitazone treatment on circulating vascular and inflammatory markers in insulin-resistant subjects.
Chu, J. W., Abbasi, F., Lamendola, C., McLaughlin, T., Reaven, G. M., & Tsao, P. S. (2005). Effect of rosiglitazone treatment on circulating vascular and inflammatory markers in insulin-resistant subjects. Diabetes & vascular disease research , 2(1), 37-41.

Comparative effects of rosuvastatin and gomfibrozil on glucose, insulin, and lipid metabolism in insulin m resistant, nondiabetic patients with combined dyslipidemia
Lamendola, C., Abbasi, F., Chu, J. W., Hutchinson, H., Cain, V., & Reaven, G. (2005). Comparative effects of rosuvastatin and gomfibrozil on glucose, insulin, and lipid metabolism in insulin m resistant, nondiabetic patients with combined dyslipidemia. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY, 95(2), 189-193.

Prevalence of insulin resistance and associated cardiovascular disease risk factors among normal weight, overweight, and obese individuals
McLaughlin, T., Allison, G., Abbasi, F., Lamendola, C., & Reaven, G. (2004). Prevalence of insulin resistance and associated cardiovascular disease risk factors among normal weight, overweight, and obese individuals. METABOLISM-CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL, 53(4), 495-499.

Discrimination between obesity and insulin resistance in the relationship with adiponectin
Abbasi, F., Chu, J. W., Lamendola, C., McLaughlin, T., Hayden, J., & Reaven, P. D. (2004). Discrimination between obesity and insulin resistance in the relationship with adiponectin. DIABETES, 53(3), 585-590.

Plasma adiponectin concentrations do not increase in association with moderate weight loss in insulin-resistant, obese women
Abbasi, F., Lamendola, C., McLaughlin, T., Hayden, J., Reaven, G. M., & Reaven, P. D. (2004). Plasma adiponectin concentrations do not increase in association with moderate weight loss in insulin-resistant, obese women. METABOLISM-CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL, 53(3), 280-283.

Effect of metformin treatment on multiple cardiovascular disease risk factors in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus
Abbasi, F., Chu, J. W., McLaughlin, T., Lamendola, C., Leary, E. T., & Reaven, G. M. (2004). Effect of metformin treatment on multiple cardiovascular disease risk factors in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. METABOLISM-CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL, 53(2), 159-164.

Obesity, insulin resistance, and cardiovascular disease
Reaven, G., Abbasi, F., & McLaughlin, T. (2004). Obesity, insulin resistance, and cardiovascular disease. RECENT PROGRESS IN HORMONE RESEARCH, VOL 59, 59, 207-223.

Use of metabolic markers to identify overweight individuals who are insulin resistant
McLaughlin, T., Abbasi, F., Cheal, K., Chu, J., Lamendola, C., & Reaven, G. (2003). Use of metabolic markers to identify overweight individuals who are insulin resistant. ANNALS OF INTERNAL MEDICINE, 139(10), 802-809.

Usefulness of plasma glucose and insulin concentrations in identifying patients with insulin resistance
Tuan, C. Y., Abbasi, F., Lamendola, C., McLaughlin, T., & Reaven, G. (2003). Usefulness of plasma glucose and insulin concentrations in identifying patients with insulin resistance. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY, 92(5), 606-610.

Lipoprotein risk factors for cardiovascular disease in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus treated with oral antihyperglycaemic agents
Chu, J. W., Abbasi, F., McLaughlin, T. L., Lamendola, C., Schaaf, P., & Reaven, G. M. (2003). Lipoprotein risk factors for cardiovascular disease in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus treated with oral antihyperglycaemic agents. DIABETES OBESITY & METABOLISM, 5(5), 333-337.

Multiple lipoprotein abnormalities associated with insulin resistance in healthy volunteers are identified by the vertical auto profile-II methodology
Chu, J. W., Abbasi, F., Kulkarni, K. R., Lamendola, C., McLaughlin, T. L., & Reaven, G. M. (2003). Multiple lipoprotein abnormalities associated with insulin resistance in healthy volunteers are identified by the vertical auto profile-II methodology. CLINICAL CHEMISTRY, 49(6), 1014-1017.

Differentiation between obesity and insulin resistance in the association with C-reactive protein
McLaughlin, T., Abbasi, F., Lamendola, C., Liang, L., Reaven, G., & Reaven, P. (2002). Differentiation between obesity and insulin resistance in the association with C-reactive protein. CIRCULATION, 106(23), 2908-2912.

Comparison in patients with type 2 diabetes of fibric acid versus hepatic hydroxymethyl glutaryl- coenzyme a reductase inhibitor treatment of combined dyslipidemia
McLaughlin, T., Abbasi, F., Lamendola, C., Leary, E., & Reaven, G. M. (2002). Comparison in patients with type 2 diabetes of fibric acid versus hepatic hydroxymethyl glutaryl- coenzyme a reductase inhibitor treatment of combined dyslipidemia. METABOLISM-CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL, 51(10), 1355-1359.

Relationship between obesity, insulin resistance, and coronary heart disease risk
Abbasi, F., Brown, B. W., Lamendola, C., McLaughlin, T., & Reaven, G. M. (2002). Relationship between obesity, insulin resistance, and coronary heart disease risk. JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF CARDIOLOGY, 40(5), 937-943.

Metformin treatment lowers asymmetric dimethylarginine concentrations in patients with type 2 diabetes
Asagami, T., Abbasi, F., Stuelinger, M., Lamendola, C., McLaughlin, T., & Tsao, P. S. (2002). Metformin treatment lowers asymmetric dimethylarginine concentrations in patients with type 2 diabetes. METABOLISM-CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL, 51(7), 843-846.

Relationship between insulin resistance and an endogenous nitric oxide synthase inhibitor
Stuhlinger, M. C., Abbasi, F., Chu, J. W., Lamendola, C., McLaughlin, T. L., & Tsao, P. S. (2002). Relationship between insulin resistance and an endogenous nitric oxide synthase inhibitor. JAMA-JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION, 287(11), 1420-1426.

Plasma concentrations of asymmetric dimethylarginine are increased in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus
Abbasi, F., Asagmi, T., Cooke, J. P., Lamendola, C., McLaughlin, T., & Tsao, P. S. (2001). Plasma concentrations of asymmetric dimethylarginine are increased in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY, 88(10), 1201-?.

Improvement in insulin sensitivity followed by ovulation and pregnancy in a woman with polycystic ovary syndrome who was treated with rosiglitazone
Cataldo, N. A., Abbasi, F., McLaughlin, T. L., Lamendola, C., & Reaven, G. M. (2001). Improvement in insulin sensitivity followed by ovulation and pregnancy in a woman with polycystic ovary syndrome who was treated with rosiglitazone. FERTILITY AND STERILITY, 76(5), 1057-1059.

Effect of insulin resistance on postprandial elevations of remnant lipoprotein concentrations in postmenopausal women
Kim, H. S., Abbasi, F., Lamendola, C., McLaughlin, T., & Reaven, G. M. (2001). Effect of insulin resistance on postprandial elevations of remnant lipoprotein concentrations in postmenopausal women. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF CLINICAL NUTRITION, 74(5), 592-595.

Relationship between insulin resistance, weight loss, and coronary heart disease risk in healthy, obese women
McLaughlin, T., Abbasi, F., Kim, H. S., Lamendola, C., Schaaf, P., & Reaven, G. (2001). Relationship between insulin resistance, weight loss, and coronary heart disease risk in healthy, obese women. METABOLISM-CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL, 50(7), 795-800.

Metabolic changes following sibutramine-assisted weight loss in obese individuals: Role of plasma free fatty acids in the insulin resistance of obesity
McLaughlin, T., Abbasi, F., Lamendola, C., Kim, H. S., & Reaven, G. M. (2001). Metabolic changes following sibutramine-assisted weight loss in obese individuals: Role of plasma free fatty acids in the insulin resistance of obesity. METABOLISM-CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL, 50(7), 819-824.

Carbohydrate-induced hypertriglyceridemia: An insight into the link between plasma insulin and triglyceride concentrations
McLaughlin, T., Abbasi, F., Lamendola, C., Yeni-Komshian, H., & Reaven, G. (2000). Carbohydrate-induced hypertriglyceridemia: An insight into the link between plasma insulin and triglyceride concentrations. JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ENDOCRINOLOGY & METABOLISM, 85(9), 3085-3088.

Insulin resistance and hypertension - Patients in double jeopardy for cardiovascular disease
McLaughlin, T., & Reaven, G. (2000). Insulin resistance and hypertension - Patients in double jeopardy for cardiovascular disease. GERIATRICS, 55(6), 28-?.

Plasma insulin concentration is more tightly linked to plasma leptin concentration than is the body mass index
Abbasi, F., Carantoni, M., McLaughlin, T., & Reaven, G. M. (2000). Plasma insulin concentration is more tightly linked to plasma leptin concentration than is the body mass index. METABOLISM-CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL, 49(4), 544-547.

The relationship between glucose disposal in response to physiological hyperinsulinemia and basal glucose and free fatty acid concentrations in healthy volunteers
Abbasi, F., McLaughlin, T., Lamendola, C., & Reaven, G. M. (2000). The relationship between glucose disposal in response to physiological hyperinsulinemia and basal glucose and free fatty acid concentrations in healthy volunteers. JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ENDOCRINOLOGY & METABOLISM, 85(3), 1251-1254.

Insulin regulation of plasma free fatty acid concentrations is abnormal in healthy subjects with muscle insulin resistance
Abbasi, F., McLaughlin, T., Lamendola, C., & Reaven, G. M. (2000). Insulin regulation of plasma free fatty acid concentrations is abnormal in healthy subjects with muscle insulin resistance. METABOLISM-CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL, 49(2), 151-154.

High carbohydrate diets, triglyceride-rich lipoproteins, and coronary heart disease risk
Abbasi, F., McLaughlin, T., Lamendola, C., Kim, H. S., Tanaka, A., & Reaven, G. M. (2000). High carbohydrate diets, triglyceride-rich lipoproteins, and coronary heart disease risk. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY, 85(1), 45-48.

Fasting remnant lipoprotein cholesterol and triglyceride concentrations are elevated in nondiabetic, insulin-resistant, female volunteers
Abbasi, F., McLaughlin, T., Lamendola, C., Yeni-Komshian, H., Tanaka, A., & Reaven, G. M. (1999). Fasting remnant lipoprotein cholesterol and triglyceride concentrations are elevated in nondiabetic, insulin-resistant, female volunteers. JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ENDOCRINOLOGY & METABOLISM, 84(11), 3903-3906.

Comparison of plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 concentration in insulin-resistant versus insulin-sensitive healthy women
Abbasi, F., McLaughlin, T., Lamendola, C., Lipinska, I., Tofler, G., & Reaven, G. M. (1999). Comparison of plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 concentration in insulin-resistant versus insulin-sensitive healthy women. ARTERIOSCLEROSIS THROMBOSIS AND VASCULAR BIOLOGY, 19(11), 2818-2821.

Mononuclear cell adherence to cultured endothelium is enhanced by hypertension and insulin resistance in healthy nondiabetic volunteers
Chen, N. G., Abbasi, F., Lamendola, C., McLaughlin, T., Cooke, J. P., & Reaven, G. M. (1999). Mononuclear cell adherence to cultured endothelium is enhanced by hypertension and insulin resistance in healthy nondiabetic volunteers. CIRCULATION, 100(9), 940-943.

Differences in insulin resistance do not predict weight loss in response to hypocaloric diets in healthy obese women
McLaughlin, T., Abbasi, F., Carantoni, M., Schaaf, P., & Reaven, G. (1999). Differences in insulin resistance do not predict weight loss in response to hypocaloric diets in healthy obese women. JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ENDOCRINOLOGY & METABOLISM, 84(2), 578-581.