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photo Ronald Codario, MD

Endocrinology and Metabolism

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine

Associate Program Director - VAPHS

EDM Fellowship Associate Program Director

Assistant Program Director and Member, Clinical Competency Committee


Phone: 412-360-1441

Office: VA Pittsburgh University Drive Campus
Building 1, Room 7W113
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: 412-360-1441
Fax: 412-360-6588
Administrative Assistant:
Lisa Sinay
Address: Va Pittsburgh University Drive Campus
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: 412-360-1693
Fax: 412-360-6588
Education and Training
MD, Georgetown University School of Medicine, 2007
Medical Residency, University of Pittsburgh Medical Cener, 2010
Fellowship, Endocrinology & Metabolism, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 2013
Research Interest
Dr. Codario’s academic interests focus on improving the understanding and treatment of endocrine disorders, particularly those that impact veterans and their families within the Veterans Administration Healthcare System. To address these important issues, Dr. Codario uses the rich data repository and unique features of the Veterans Administration Healthcare System to assess clinical outcomes, quality measures, and patient satisfaction resulting from different healthcare delivery models and medical approaches. Dr. Codario’s scholarly work has included evaluation of 1) the clinical effectiveness of U-500 insulin in the inpatient and outpatient setting, 2) the impact of testosterone prescribing practices on cardiovascular outcomes, and 3) the benefits of an impatient IV bisphosphate theapy protocol for patient with hip fracture. Dr. Codario also serves as a scholarly project mentor for trainees in the field of endocrinology and metabolism.
Clinical Interest
Dr. Codario is interested in general endocrinology with a focus on diabetes, obesity, male hypogonadism, and transgender/gender diverse care.
Educational Interest
Dr. Codario is involved in informal bedside and didactic teaching for fellows and residents on any and all topics in endocrinology plus formal lectures on a variety of topics including: male osteoporosis, hypothalamic obesity syndrome, pheochromocytoma, hypercalcemia of malignancy, gastrinoma, panhypopituitarism and hypophysitis, ectopic Cushing's syndrome, and diabetes.
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Selected Publications:
Rao, BB, Click, B, Eid, G, Codario, RA. Management of Refractory Noninsulinoma Pancreatogenous Hypoglycemia Syndrome with Gastric Bypass Reversal: A Case Report and Review of the Literature. Case Reports in Endocrinology. 2015.
Nguyen, H, Codario, R, Rao, HR. Efficacy and safety of U500 insulin use in hospitalized patients at VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System (VAPHS). Oral presentation presented at the American Diabetes Association 76th Scientific Sessions. 2016.
Karajgikar, N. D., Manroa, P., Acharya, R., Codario, R. A., Reider, J. A., Donihi, A. C., Salata, R. A., Korytkowski, M. T. Addressing pitfalls in management of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) with a standardized protocol. Endocr Pract. 2019; Epub ahead of print.