Pooja Luthra, M.D., FACEAssistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism
UConn Musculoskeletal Institute
- Education & Training
- Clinical Interests
- Committees & Organizations
Dr. Luthra is an assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism at UConn Health. She has a special interest in the management of patients with osteoporosis and diabetes.
|M.B.B.S.||Maulana Azad Medical College||Medicine|
|Postgraduate Diploma in Child Health (DCH)||Maulana Azad Medical College||Postgraduate Diploma in Child Health (DCH), Pediatrics|
|Residency||University of Connecticut School of Medicine||Internal Medicine|
|Residency||University of Connecticut School of Medicine||Chief Medical Resident|
|Fellowship||University of Connecticut School of Medicine||Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism|
|Name of Award/Honor||Awarding Organization|
|Primary Care Internal Medicine Residency Program- Faculty award for excellence in Teaching 2022- UConn Health- This is an annual award given by the residents to one faculty member who they feel best contributed to their education and mentored them during their training. The residents choose the faculty member from 3 different hospitals that are part of the primary care residency program||Primary Care Internal Medicine program|
|UCONN Faculty Spotlight Spring 2022- I was chosen for the faculty spotlight to highlight my work to set up a novel transgender clinic at UCONN.||UConn Health|
|Endocrinology and metabolism fellowship- Excellence in Teaching Award 2019-2020.This is an annual award given by the fellows to one faculty member who they feel best contributed to their education and mentored them during their training. The fellows choose the faculty member from 4 different hospitals that are part of the fellowship program.||Endocrinology Fellowship Program|
|Internal Medicine Residency David S. Frederick, MD Award Excellence in Teaching 2015-2016||Internal Medicine Residency|
|Richard A. Garibaldi Doctor’s Day Award|
|Best Teacher Award by Endocrine Fellows|
|Philip T. Goldenberg, M.D., Leadership Award, 2001-2002||UConn School of Medicine Internal Medicine Residency Program|
|Distinction in Biochemistry|
Improvement in outcomes in hypoglycemia in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus
She is involved in teaching of medical residents and endocrine fellows. She also teaches a thyroid course for 3rd medical students.
|Name & Description||Category||Role||Type||Scope||Start Year||End Year|
|American Associated of Clinical Endocrinologist ( AACE)||Education Committee||Member||External||National||2022|
|New England Endocrine Alliance (NEEA)||Education Committee||Member||External||Regional||2022|
|Director Diabetes Education Program||Director||UConn Health||Local||2021|
|Director Transgender Medicine||Director||UConn Health||Local||2021|
|Clinical Council Committee||Advisory Committee||Member||UConn Health||University||2018|
|Academic Merit Plan Executive Committee||Advisory Committee||Member||UConn Health||University||2018||2021|
|EPIC Physician Steering committee||Advisory Committee||Advisory Committee||UConn Health||Local||2016||2018|
|Diabetes Education Committee||Advisory Committee||Member||UConn Health||Local|
|Association of Program Directors in Endocrinology and Metabolism (APDEM)- member since July 2018||Education Committee||Member at large||External||National|
|Association of Program Directors in Endocrinology and Metabolism (APDEM) Diversity , Equity and Inclusion Committee||Advisory Committee||Elected Member||External||National|
Thymic Hyperplasia in Graves’ Disease: A Case Report.
Journal of endocrine society 2022 Nov;
Two cases of Graves Disease Associated Hypokalemic Periodic Paralysis
Journal of endocrine Society 2022 Nov;
An Assessment of Diversity, Inclusion, and Health Equity Training in Endocrinology Fellowship Programs in the United States.
Endocrine practice : official journal of the American College of Endocrinology and the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists 2022 Aug;
Diabetes Distal Peripheral Neuropathy: Subtypes and Diagnostic and Screening Technologies.
Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology 2022 Mar;16(2):295-320
Thyroid disorders in elderly: A comprehensive review.
Disease-a-month : DM 2021 Jun;101223
Thyroid Eye Disease due to Immune Reconstitution Inflammatory Syndrome as a Consequence of Antiretroviral Therapy in the Setting of AIDS.
Case reports in endocrinology 2020 Jan;20201728423
New Development of Hypoglycemia in a Previously Poorly-Controlled
Type 2 Diabetic: Ackee Fruit-Induced Hypoglycemia
Internal Journal of Diabetes and Clinical Research- Open Access 2017 Oct;4(2):
Primary Adrenal Insufficiency due to bilateral adrenal hemorrhage in a patient with antiphospholipid syndrome
Annals of Case Reports 2017 Aug;2017(05):
Endocrine Evaluation of hirsutism
International Journal of Women's Dermatology 2015 Apr;(1 (2015)):90-94
Subungual exostosis in an osteoporotic patient treated with teriparatide.
Endocrine practice : official journal of the American College of Endocrinology and the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists 2013 Jun;19(5):e115-7
The effect of short-term estradiol therapy on clotting and inflammatory markers in older men receiving hormonal suppression therapy for prostate cancer.
The aging male : the official journal of the International Society for the Study of the Aging Male 2008 Jun;11(2):71-5
Endocrine Health and Healthy Aging
Healthy Aging: A complete Guide 2019 Apr;201-212
Non Traumatic Fractures In Fabry Disease: A Case Report
Endocrine Practice 2021 Jun;27(6 Supplement S94):
P. Madhavan, R. Nallu and P. Luthra*, HISTOPLASMOSIS: AN UNUSUAL CAUSE OF ADRENAL INSUFFICIENCY, AACE
Clinical Case Reports, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aace.2020.11.005
AACE Clinical Case reports 11/2020 2020 Nov;
PROINSULIN-PREDOMINANT PANCREATIC NEUROENDOCRINE TUMOR-INDUCED HYPOGLYCEMIA AFTER ROUX-EN-Y GASTRIC BYPASS SURGERY.
AACE clinical case reports 2019 Aug;5(6):e339-e343
Pituitary Hyperplasia in Severe Primary Hypothyroidism: A Case Report and Review of the Literature.
Case reports in endocrinology 2019 Jun;20192012546
Euglycemic Diabetic Ketoacidosis in the Setting of SGLT2 Inhibitor Use and Hypertriglyceridemia: A Case Report and Review of Literature.
Cureus 2019 Apr;11(4):e4384
Histoplasmosis: An Unusual Cause of Adrenal Insufficiency
AACE clinical case reports 202129-31
Should the concentration of vitamin D be measured in all patients with hypertension?
Journal of Clinical Hypertension 2010 Jan;12(3):149-152
Endocrinological aspects of HIV infection.
Journal of Endocrinological Investigation 2018 Jan;41881-899
Metabolic Complications of HIV Infection
Journal of Clinical Outcomes Management. 2017 December;24(12) 2017 Dec;
|Title or Abstract||Type||Sponsor/Event||Date/Year||Location|
|Ashley Gordon DO, Samaneh Rabiei MD, Pooja Luthra MD, Thymic Hyperplasia in Graves’ Disease: A case report||Poster||Endocrine Society||2022||ENDO Atlanta 2022|
|A Young Woman with Familial Isolated Primary Hyperparathyroidism due to Parathyroid Adenoma and Atrophic Gastritis Arish Noor M.B.B.S, Fatima Jalil MD, MPH, Pooja Luthra MD, FACE||Poster||Annual Endocrine Society Meeting||2019||New Orleans|
|Association of Primary Hyperparathyroidism and Humoral Hypercalcemia of Malignancy in a Patient with Metastatic Endocervical Adenocarcinoma Lori de la Portilla DO, Pooja Luthra MD, FACE||Poster||Annual Endocrine Society Meeting||2019||New Orleans|
|Disseminated Histoplasmosis manifesting as Adrenal Insufficiency- A Rare presentation of a Common Infection. Ravali Nallu MD, Parvathy Madhavan MD, Pooja Luthra MD.||Poster||Annual Endocrine Society Meeting||2019||New Orleans|
|Thyroid eye disease due to immune reconstitution syndrome as a consequence of antiretroviral therapy for HIV- Ravali Nallu, Parvathy Madhavan, Lisa Chirch, Pooja Luthra Annual Endocrine Society Meeting||Poster||Annual Endocrine Society Meeting||2018||Chicago, IL|
|Cyclical Cushing's syndrome: A challenging diagnosis-Karina Szczepanczyk, Pooja Luthra Annual Endocrine Society meeting||Poster||Annual Endocrine Society Meeting||2018||Chicago, IL|
|Management in a complex patient with anorexia,osteoporosis, primary hyperparathyroidism and chronic kidney disease- Hirva Bakeri, Pooja Luthra Annual Endocrine Society meeting||Poster||Annual Endocrine Society Meeting||2018||Chicago, IL|
|A rare case of euglycemic diabetic ketoacidosis complicated by hypertriglyceridemia. Kushani Gajjar, Pooja Luthra AACE Annual meeting 2018||Poster||2018||Boston MA|
|Effects of Denosumab Drug holiday||Poster||2017||Orlando, FL|
|eHealth Summit- Physician's prespective- UConn Health and the Southern New England Practice Transformation Network||Lecture||eHealth Summit-||2017||UCONN Health|
|Secondary Osteoporosis: Evaluation and Management Rheumatology Grand Rounds||Lecture||Rheumatology Grand rounds Visiting Speaker||2016||UConn Health|
|New Development of Hypoglycemia in a previously Poorly-controlled Type 2 diabetes: ackee Fruit- induced toxicity||Poster||Endocrine Society Annual Meeting, Boston MA 2016||2016||Boston MA|
|Hirsutism- Dermatology Grand Round||Lecture||Dermatology Grand Round||2016||UConn Health|
|PTU induced Fulminant Hepatic Failure- Poster||Poster||Endocrine Society Annual Meeting, Boston MA 2016||2016||Boston MA|
|Canagliflozin induced Diabetic ketoacidosis: a case report- POster||Poster||Endocrine Society Annual Meeting, Boston MA 2016||2016||Boston MA|
|Advanced Clinical practice solving for 4th year Medical students||Lecture||2016||UConn Health|
|Medical Grand Rounds - Noninsulin treatment of Diabetes- Oct 2015||Lecture||2015||UConn Health|
|Advanced Clinical Practice Solving- 4th year medical students June 2015||Talk||2015|
|Denosumaab Therapy in the Osteoporosis Clinic: Clinical Experience with BMD and Tolerability One Year after Initiation of Treatment F Mirza MD, P Luthra MD, J Lorenzo MD, L Cirullo APRN, A McConner APRN, C Kay RN, P Taxel MD||Poster||2015||NOF 2015|