Rabab Jafri, MD

University Medicine Associates
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Pediatric Endocrinology
Board Affiliation/Certification
American Board of Pediatric Endocrinology
American Board of Pediatrics
Aga Khan University, Medical College, 2010
University of Illinois, 2015
Massachusetts General Hospital, 2018

Texas Diabetes Institute

701 S. Zarzamora Street
San Antonio,TX 78207
Insurance Accepted
Aetna - CHIP
Aetna - Medicaid/STAR
Aetna - PPO/HMO/MC Advantage
Amerigroup - MC/CHIP/Perinate
Amerigroup - Medicaid
Amerigroup - STAR PLUS MMP
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Essential/Premier
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage & Medicaid Dual
Blue Cross Blue Shield - STAR, CHIP, STAR Plus
Children with Special Health Care Needs Program
Community First Health Plan - HMO Off-Exchange
Community First Health Plan - HMO/PPO/CHIP
Community First Health Plan - Medicaid
Community First Health Plan - STAR Kids Program
Council for Affordable Quality Healthcare
Coventry Health Care
EBSO, Inc.
Humana - Exchange (Health Maintenance Organization x)
Humana Military -TRICARE
Humana, INC
Molina - Marketplace
Molina - Medicare/MMOP/CHIP
Molina - MMP
Molina - STAR Plus
Superior Health Plan - Medicaid-CHIP Perinate
Superior Health Plan - Medicaid-STAR Kids
Superior Health Plan - Medicaid-STAR PLUS
Superior Health Plan - MMP
UnitedHealthcare - PPO/MK
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I’m a pediatric endocrinologist at University Health. I am interested in approaching complex medical issues with a focus on the family impacts my practice and research related to diabetes at the Texas Diabetes Institute.
I enjoy learning about the various aspects of diabetes in youth with regards to intervention, diagnosis and management as well as integrating diabetes technology within my research and clinical care. I am involved in the bionic pancreas research pivotal trials.
Career Highlights:
  • American Diabetes Association - Focus on Fellows Travel Award (2017)
  • Endocrine Society - Travel Award for Annual Meeting (2014)
  • University of Cambridge: Karachi Grammar School
  • Breton Medal for Academic Distinction (2005)
  • Kensett Medal for Academic Distinction (2005)
  • Glazebrook Award for Academic Distinction (2003)
Research Interests:
  • Bionic pancreas and other diabetes technology devices


  1. Jordan S. Sherwood M, Courtney A. Balliro, Mallory Hillard, Michele Maheno, Jason L. Sloane, Rabab Z. Jafri, Firas H. El-Khatib, Edward R. Damiano, Melissa S. Putman, Steven J. Russell.Pilot Study of Closed-Loop Glycemic Control with the Bionic Pancreas in Cystic Fibrosis Related Diabetes, A Pilot and Feasibility Crossover Trial Pediatric Research Day, Massachusetts General Hospital for Children, Boston, MA, 2018 .
  2. Steven J. Russell, Rabab Jafri, Michele Maheno, Courtney Balliro, Laya Ekhlaspour, Firas El-Khatib, Edward Damiano, Britta Væver Bysted, Ulrik Mouritzen..The stable glucagon analog dasiglucagon is well-tolerated and as effective as recombinant human glucagon when delivered by the bionic pancreas in response to insulin excess. Advanced Technologies and Treatment for Diabetes Annual Meeting, 2018, Vienna, Austria.
  3. Rabab Z. Jafri, Michele Maheno, Courtney A. Balliro, Llazar Cuko, Debbie Mondesir, Firas El-Khatib, Laya Ekhlaspour, Steven J. Russell.Automated Glucagon Administration for Treatment of Postbariatric Hypoglycemia. American Diabetes Association Meeting, 2017, San Diego, CA .
  4. Courtney A. Balliro, Laya Ekhlaspour, Aryan Esmaeili, Firas El-Khatib, Debbie Mondesir, Rajendranath Selagemsetty, Mallory A. Hillard, Michele Maheno, Rabab Z. Jafri, Edward Damiano, Steven J. Russell..Effect of a Lower Glucose Target on Glycemic Outcomes with an Insulin-Only Bionic Pancreas. American Diabetes Association Meeting, 2017, San Diego, CA .
  5. Laya Ekhlaspour, Debbie Mondesir, Aryan Esmaeili, Mallory Hillard, Rabab Z. Jafri, Manasi Sinha, Ranjan Ajenthen, Courtney A. Balliro, Michele Maheno, Gina Masse, Llazar Cuko, Steven J. Russell. .Effect of Ethanol Intoxication on the Antihypoglycemic Action of Glucagon. American Diabetes Association Meeting, 2017, San Diego, CA .
  6. Rabab Z Jafri, Rasha Al-Radadi, Claudia Boucher-Berry.Relationship Between Maternal Graves’ Disease and Two Different Presentations of Congenital Hypothyroidism at Birth. ENDO 2015, San Diego, CA .
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