Sandeep Dhindsa, MD

COLLABORATOR

Dr. Sandeep Dhindsa completed his medical schooling from All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi, India. He did a residency in Internal medicine from State University of New York at Brooklyn and fellowship in Endocrinology from State University of New York at Buffalo in 2002.
Currently he is an Associate Professor of Medicine and Chief of the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Department of Medicine at Texas Tech University of Health Sciences Center-Permian Basin Campus, Odessa ,TX. His primary area of research is in the field of hypogonadism and type 2 diabetes. He has over 60 publications in peer-review journals. He is frequently invited to give talks and grand rounds on the topic of hypogonadism in men. He is a member of Scientific Reproductive Committee of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists. Working as a member of the research team with Dr. Dandona at State University of New York at Buffalo, Dr. Dhindsa has spent most of his academic career over the last 10 years investigating the association of type 2 diabetes and hypogonadotropic hypogonadism. Obesity and diabetes associated hypogonadism is not due to elevated estrogen concentrations in obesity. The latest data shows that the testosterone concentrations in obese adolescent boys are only half those of lean boys, thus implying that obesity affects HPG axis even at puberty. Dr. Dhindsa is the primary investigator on a grant from American Diabetes Association and co-investigator on a grant from NIH to elucidate the effects of hypogonadism in men with type 2 diabetes or obesity on insulin sensitivity and inflammation and the response to treatment with testosterone or clomiphene.