Rowan Karaman

Credentials: MD

Position title: Physician


Phone: 614-316-0748

My specialty is internal medicine with subspecialty training in endocrinology, diabetes, and metabolism. I am an Assistant Professor in the Clinical Health Sciences Track at the University of Wisconsin- Madison Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism, and have extensive experience treating patients with diabetes. I am also engaged in clinical endocrinology research as a physician at the William S Middleton VA Hospital. I am the medical director and research subject advocate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Clinical Research Unit. My research has included a pilot feasibility trial with Dr. Dudley Lamming and Dr. Dawn Davis on a low branched chain amino acid diet in men with prediabetes and overweight/obesity; my involvement has been thorough, from study coordinator to data analyst, and now primary author of the future manuscript. I am also the supervising physician investigator on an R01-funded clinical trial with Dr. Adam Konopka that will stratify participants by insulin sensitivity to test if metformin outcomes are dependent on metabolic health. In this study, we are performing comprehensive assessments of insulin sensitivity and glucose control by hyperinsulinemic-euglycemic clamp, as well as blood-based biomarkers of aging. I am also supporting an R01-funded clinical trial studying the effect of differences in cerebral blood flow (Schrage). Previously, I have participated in an industry-funded trial on a GLP-1 receptor antagonist in the treatment of hypoglycemia after Roux-en-Y surgery, and implementation research in bone health optimization prior to elective orthopedic surgery.