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Craig Spellman, PhD, DO

Craig Spellman, PhD, DO

Profesor
Associate Dean Research
Director, Center for Diabetes and Metabolism research
Director, Regional Office Clinical Trials, TTUHSC

Subspecialty: Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

Administrative Office: 432-335-5250
Email: craig.spellman@ttuhsc.edu

Patient Appointments: 432-335-2222
Clinic Location: 701 West 5th Street, Odessa, TX

Education:

Fellowship Training: University of Minnesota School of Medicine, Minneapolis, MN

Residency Training: Osteopathic Medical Center of Texas, Fort Worth, TX

Medical School: Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, Fort Worth, TX

Graduate School: University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

Graduate School: Montana State University, Bozeman, MT

Undergraduate School: University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Presentations and Publications

  • Spellman, C.W. Jan 2009. Pros and Cons of Tight Glycemic Control in Type 2 Diabetes.  21st ACOFP Midwinter Conf. Des Moines, Iowa
  • Spellman, C.W. Jan 2009. Tight Glycemic Control in the ICU Without Hypoglycemia.  Grand Rounds, TTUHSC-PB
  • Spellman, C.W. Feb 2009.  ICU and General Medical Floor diabetes management: Computer-Driven Clinical Decision Making.  46th Annual TOMA Clinical and Scientific Sessions. Dallas, TX
  • Spellman, C.W. Mar 2009.  Basic Pathophysiology of Type 2 Diabetes. 47th National ACOFP Conference and Scientific Seminar.  Washington, DC.
  • Spellman, C.W. Apr 2009.  Standards of Care in Clinical Practice.  American Diabetes Association Diabetes Summit. Austin, TX
  • Spellman, C.W. Apr 2009. Glycemic Control in Wound Care Medicine.  Las Palmas Medical Center, El Paso, TX.
  • Spellman, CW. May 2009. Intensifying Type 2 DiabetesTherapy When Your Patient Doesn’t Achieve Goals.  UNTHSC 27th Annual Family Practice update. Dallas, TX.

Research

  • DREAMS. Center for Diabetes & Related Metabolic Disorders, NIH, Centers for Disease Control.  2004-2007 (PI)
  • Inflammation and T2DM in postmenopausal Hispanics, LBWHI, TTUHSC, 2007-2010 (PI)
  • Pediatric metabolic syndrome: Changes in inflammatory markers with lifestyle modifications. UNTHSC Institute for Cancer Research. 2008-2009 (Co-PI)
  • Decreased level of HDL-C is mediated by a specific plasma protease.  Center for CVD & Stroke, TTUHSC 2008-2010 (Co-PI)
  • Chronic Kidney Disease Prevention and Delay.  Texas DSHS,  2009-2011, Program Leader
  • Prevention of Chronic Kidney Disease.  Wal-Mart Corp. 2009, PI

Awards

  • Clyde Gallahugh Award, 2001. UNTHSC, Basic and Clinical Sciences Teacher of the Year
  • Clyde Gallahugh Award, 2003. UNTHSC, Basic and Clinical Sciences Teacher of the Year
  • Recognition with Distinction, American Diabetes Association Provider Recognition Program, 1998-2001
  • Recognition with Distinction, American Diabetes Association Provider Recognition Program, 2001-2004
  • Aventis Best Practices Diabetes Award 2001.
  • Recognition, American Diabetes Association, University of North Texas Diabetes Center, 2003-2006
  • Recognition, American Diabetes Association, University of North Texas Diabetes Center, 2006-2009
  • Recognition, “Top Doc” Texas 2006, 2007, 2008
  • “Researcher of the Year” national award by the American College Osteopathic Internists, 2008
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