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Spyridoula Maraka MD, MS

Spyridoula Maraka MD, MS

Associate Professor, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, Arkansas

Spyridoula Maraka, MD, MS, is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). She works as an Endocrinologist and Clinical Scientist at the UAMS and Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System and serves as the Program Director of the endocrinology fellowship program.

Dr. Maraka graduated summa cum laude from the University of Athens Medical School, Greece. She pursued postgraduate research training at the Division of Endocrinology at Northwestern University. She completed residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Connecticut and fellowship in Endocrinology at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester. She obtained a master’s degree in Clinical and Translational Science from Mayo Clinic College of Medicine. She is a co-founder of the Knowledge and Evaluation Research Unit in Endocrinology and she maintains an appointment as a Research Collaborator at the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, Nutrition, and Metabolism, Mayo Clinic.

Dr. Maraka’s research is supported by intramural and extramural funding and is focused on thyroid disorders, mainly hypothyroidism in pregnancy and subclinical hypothyroidism in older adults, with the goal to advance patient-centered, evidence-based endocrine care. She has lectured nationally and internationally, published over 70 papers and book chapters, and received numerous honors and awards in recognition of her academic and research activities.

She has been a member of the American Thyroid Association (ATA) since 2013 and served as a member of the Women in Thyroidology Task Force and the Clinical Affairs Committee. She currently serves as a co-Chair of the ATA Guidelines and Statements Committee. She is a reviewer for several high impact journals and serves on the Editorial Board of Thyroid.


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