Andrea L. Utz, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

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Faculty Appointments
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Ph.D., Pharmacology/Neuroscience, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TennesseeM.D., Medicine, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TennesseeB.S.E., Biomedical Engineeering, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
Office Address
8210 MCES 1215 21st Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37232
Clinical Research Keywords
Pituitary disorders, Cushings, acromegaly, hypopituitarism
Lin E, Bredella MA, Gerweck AV, Landa M, Schoenfeld D, Utz AL, Miller KK. Effects of growth hormone withdrawal in obese premenopausal women. Clin. Endocrinol. (Oxf). 2013 Jun; 78(6): 914-9. PMID: 23146135, PMCID: PMC3586770, DOI: 10.1111/cen.12102, ISSN: 1365-2265.

Bredella MA, Lin E, Brick DJ, Gerweck AV, Harrington LM, Torriani M, Thomas BJ, Schoenfeld DA, Breggia A, Rosen CJ, Hemphill LC, Wu Z, Rifai N, Utz AL, Miller KK. Effects of GH in women with abdominal adiposity: a 6-month randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. Eur. J. Endocrinol [print-electronic]. 2012 Apr; 166(4): 601-11. PMID: 22275471, PMCID: PMC3651853, PII: EJE-11-1068, DOI: 10.1530/EJE-11-1068, ISSN: 1479-683X.

Forbes JA, Wilkerson J, Chambless L, Shay SD, Elswick CM, Abblitt PW, Adogwa O, Russell P, Weaver KD, Allen GS, Utz AL. Safety and cost effectiveness of early discharge following microscopic trans-sphenoidal resection of pituitary lesions. Surg Neurol Int [print-electronic]. 2011; 2: 66. PMID: 21697981, PMCID: PMC3115163, PII: SNI-2-66, DOI: 10.4103/2152-7806.81723, ISSN: 2152-7806.

Utz AL, Schaefer PW, Snuderl M. Case records of the Massachusetts General Hospital. Case 20-2010. A 32-year-old woman with oligomenorrhea and infertility. N. Engl. J. Med. 2010 Jul 7/8/2010; 363(2): 178-86. PMID: 20647214, PII: 363/2/178, DOI: 10.1056/NEJMcpc1004359, ISSN: 1533-4406.

Nachtigall LB, Valassi E, Lo J, McCarty D, Passeri J, Biller BM, Miller KK, Utz A, Grinspoon S, Lawson EA, Klibanski A. Gender effects on cardiac valvular function in hyperprolactinaemic patients receiving cabergoline: a retrospective study. Clin. Endocrinol. (Oxf) [print-electronic]. 2010 Jan; 72(1): 53-8. PMID: 19508591, PII: CEN3608, DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2265.2009.03608.x, ISSN: 1365-2265.

Frystyk J, Brick DJ, Gerweck AV, Utz AL, Miller KK. Bioactive insulin-like growth factor-I in obesity. J. Clin. Endocrinol. Metab [print-electronic]. 2009 Aug; 94(8): 3093-7. PMID: 19470623, PMCID: PMC2730866, PII: jc.2009-0614, DOI: 10.1210/jc.2009-0614, ISSN: 1945-7197.

Wexler T, Gunnell L, Omer Z, Kuhlthau K, Beauregard C, Graham G, Utz AL, Biller B, Nachtigall L, Loeffler J, Swearingen B, Klibanski A, Miller KK. Growth hormone deficiency is associated with decreased quality of life in patients with prior acromegaly. J. Clin. Endocrinol. Metab [print-electronic]. 2009 Jul; 94(7): 2471-7. PMID: 19366847, PMCID: PMC2708960, PII: jc.2008-2671, DOI: 10.1210/jc.2008-2671, ISSN: 1945-7197.

Bredella MA, Utz AL, Torriani M, Thomas B, Schoenfeld DA, Miller KK. Anthropometry, CT, and DXA as predictors of GH deficiency in premenopausal women: ROC curve analysis. J. Appl. Physiol [print-electronic]. 2009 Feb; 106(2): 418-22. PMID: 19095751, PMCID: PMC2644238, PII: 90998.2008, DOI: 10.1152/japplphysiol.90998.2008, ISSN: 8750-7587.

Utz AL, Yamamoto A, Sluss P, Breu J, Miller KK. Androgens may mediate a relative preservation of IGF-I levels in overweight and obese women despite reduced growth hormone secretion. J. Clin. Endocrinol. Metab [print-electronic]. 2008 Oct; 93(10): 4033-40. PMID: 18647804, PMCID: PMC2579641, PII: jc.2008-0930, DOI: 10.1210/jc.2008-0930, ISSN: 0021-972X.

Utz AL, Lawson EA, Misra M, Mickley D, Gleysteen S, Herzog DB, Klibanski A, Miller KK. Peptide YY (PYY) levels and bone mineral density (BMD) in women with anorexia nervosa. Bone [print-electronic]. 2008 Jul; 43(1): 135-9. PMID: 18486583, PMCID: PMC2493518, PII: S8756-3282(08)00162-2, DOI: 10.1016/j.bone.2008.03.007, ISSN: 8756-3282.

Utz AL, Yamamoto A, Hemphill L, Miller KK. Growth hormone deficiency by growth hormone releasing hormone-arginine testing criteria predicts increased cardiovascular risk markers in normal young overweight and obese women. J. Clin. Endocrinol. Metab [print-electronic]. 2008 Jul; 93(7): 2507-14. PMID: 18445664, PMCID: PMC2453050, PII: jc.2008-0169, DOI: 10.1210/jc.2008-0169, ISSN: 0021-972X.

Beauregard C, Utz AL, Schaub AE, Nachtigall L, Biller BM, Miller KK, Klibanski A. Growth hormone decreases visceral fat and improves cardiovascular risk markers in women with hypopituitarism: a randomized, placebo-controlled study. J. Clin. Endocrinol. Metab [print-electronic]. 2008 Jun; 93(6): 2063-71. PMID: 18381581, PMCID: PMC2435650, PII: jc.2007-2371, DOI: 10.1210/jc.2007-2371, ISSN: 0021-972X.

Utz A, Biller BM. The role of bilateral inferior petrosal sinus sampling in the diagnosis of Cushing's syndrome. Arq Bras Endocrinol Metabol. 2007 Nov; 51(8): 1329-38. PMID: 18209871, PII: S0004-27302007000800019, ISSN: 0004-2730.

Utz AL, Swearingen B, Biller BM. Pituitary surgery and postoperative management in Cushing's disease. Endocrinol. Metab. Clin. North Am. 2005 Jun; 34(2): 459-78, xi. PMID: 15850853, PII: S0889-8529(05)00008-3, DOI: 10.1016/j.ecl.2005.01.007, ISSN: 0889-8529.

Utz AL, Verdoorn TA. Recombinant AMPA receptors with low Ca2+ permeability increase intracellular Ca2+ in HEK 293 cells. Neuroreport. 1997 May 5/27/1997; 8(8): 1975-80. PMID: 9223088, ISSN: 0959-4965.

Fritz JD, Utz AL, Hale NM, Wu L, Powers AC, Verdoorn TA, Robertson D. Gene-based neurotransmitter modulation in cerebellar granule neurons. J. Neurochem. 1997 Jan; 68(1): 204-12. PMID: 8978727, ISSN: 0022-3042.