Annabelle Rodriguez, M.D.

Faculty Information
Department Affiliation(s) SOM DOM Bay Endocrinology
Rank Associate Professor
Office 410-550-4229
Laboratory 410-550-8487
Fax 410-550-3219
SOM Address Mason F. Lord Building, Center Tower, Room 639

5200 Eastern Ave Baltimore, MD 21224


Research Interests

Research and education regarding understanding and managing diabetes.


  • Roberts CGP, Shen H, Damcott CM, Shuldiner A, Mitchell BD, Rodriguez A. Scavenger receptor class B type I variants associated with glycemic and lipid traits: The Amish Family Diabetes Study. Hum Hered 2007;64:107-113.
  • Savransky V, Nanayakkara A, Li J, Bevans S, Smith PL, Rodriguez A, and Polotsky VY. Chronic intermittent hypoxia induces atherosclerosis. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, 2007;175:1290-1297.
  • Rodriguez A, Muller DC, Metter J, Harman SM, Blackman MR, Andres R. Aging, androgens, and the metabolic syndrome: Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging. J Clin Endocrinol Metab, 2007;92:3568-3572.
  • Lipari CW, Garcia JE, Zhao Y, Thrift K, Vaidya D, Rodriguez A. Nitric oxide metabolite production in the human preimplantation embryo and successful blastocyst formation. Fertil Steril. 2008 Mar 28; [Epub ahead of print]
  • Roberts CGP, Rodriguez A. Authors’ response to letter from strandberg and colleagues. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci, Feb 2008.
  • Constantineau J, Greason E, West M, Filbin M, Kieft JS, Caretti MZ, Christenson LK, Rodriguez A. The synonymous exon 8 variant (rs5888) within the scavenger receptor, class B, type I gene is associated with lower SR-BI protein expression in vitro. Atherosclerosis, in press 2010.
  • West M, Greason E, Kolmakova A, Jahangiri A, Asztalos B, Pollin TI, Rodriguez A. Scavenger receptor class B type I protein as an independent predictor of HDL cholesterol levels in subjects with hyperalphalipoproteinemia. J Clin Endocrinol Metab, 2009;94:1451-1457.
  • Cherian-Shaw M, Puttabyatappa M, Greason E, Rodriguez A, Vandevoort CA, Chaffin CL. Expression of SR-BI and LDL receptor and differential use of lipoproteins to support early steroidogenesis in luteinizing macaque granulosa cells. Endocrinology 2009;150:957-965.
  • Pambianco G, Lombardero M, Bittner V, Forker A, Kennedy F, Krishnaswami A, Mooradian AD, Pop-Busui R, Rana JS, Rodriguez A, Steffes M, Orchard TJ. Control of lipids at baseline in the Bypass Angioplasty Revascularization Investigation 2 Diabetes (BARD2D) Trial. Prev Cardiol 2009;12:9-18.
  • Naj AC, West M, Rich SS, Post W, Kao WHL, Herrington DM, Wasserman B, Rodriguez A. Association of scavenger receptor class B type I polymorphisms with subclinical atherosclerosis: Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis. Circ Cardio Genetics , in press 2010.
  • Kolmakova A, Brogan R, Chaffin C, Rodriguez A. Deficiency of scavenger receptor class B type I receptor negatively affects progesterone secretion in human granulosa cells. Submitted Endocrinology Jan 2010.