Dr. Malek graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine in 2003. She completed her residency in internal medicine at Emory University School of Medicine in 2006. She completed her fellowship in endocrinology at the National Institutes of Health in 2009. She is board certified in both internal medicine and endocrinology, diabetes, and metabolism.
Dr. Malek sees patients at the the University of Maryland Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology at the Midtown campus.
Dr. Malek has extensive experience managing patients with both type 1 and 2 diabetes mellitus. She uses continuous glucose monitors and insulin pumps to manage complicated diabetes cases. She works as part of a multi-disciplinary team to improve the care of all her patients with diabetes. She has both clinical and research experience managing patients with extreme insulin resistance.
In the faculty endocrine practice, Dr. Malek has a clinical interest in metabolic health, with a focus on management of lipid disorders, pre-diabetes, gestational diabetes, polycystic ovarian syndrome, and endocrine causes of hypertension. She is particularly interested in management of these issues in women.
New patients can call 443-682-6800 to schedule appointments.
R Malek, D McCarthy-Keith, ED Levens, MJ. Merino, AH. DeCherney, and LS. Weinstein. "A Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor in a Patient with Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 2A and Metastatic Medullary Thyroid Cancer to the Ovaries." Endocrine Practice 2008; 14(7) 898-901.
MC Skarulis, FS Celi, E Mueller, M Zemskova, R Malek, L Hugendubler, C Cochran, J Solomon, C Chen, P Gorden. "Thyroid Hormone Induced Brown Adipose Tissue and Amelioration of Diabetes in a Patient with Extreme Insulin Resistance." Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism 2010; 95(1) 256-262.
R Malek, AY Chong, BC Lupsa, AO Lungu, EK Cochran, MA Soos, RK Semple, JE Balow, and P Gorden. "Treatment of Type B Insulin Resistance: A Novel Approach to Reduce Insulin Receptor Auto-antibodies." Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism 2010; 95 (8) 3641-3647.
Yadav H, Quijano C, Kamaraju AK, Gavrilova O, Malek R, Chen W, Zerfas P, Zhigang D, Wright EC, Stuelten C, Sun P, Lonning S, Skarulis M, Sumner AE, Finkel T, Rane SG. Protection from obesity and diabetes by blockade of TGF-Î²/Smad3 signaling.
Cell Metabolism 2011; 14 (1) 67-79.
Feigenbaum K, Brooks PG, Chamberlain CE, Cochran E, Adams-McLean A, Malek R, Harlan DM. The Clinical Center's Blood Glucose Management Service: A Story in Quality Integrated Care. Diabetes Educ 2012 Mar; 38(2):194-206