Internal Medicine/Endocrinology and Geriatrics

Paulette Ginier, MD



Professor of Clinical Medicine, UCSF



  Medical School: University of Southern California
  Residency: University of San Francisco Fresno

Endocrinology and Metabolism, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, Wadsworth VA Medical Center

  Board Certification:

Internal Medicine

Endocrinology and Metabolism

Certified Diabetes Educator

Geriatric Medicine

  Awards and Recognition:

1.Outstanding Teacher Award

2.Nominated as Outstanding Professional Woman of the Year, Fresno CA

3. Hands and Hearts Award

4. Distinguished VA Employee Medical Field for State of California


  Publications (since 2009):  

Abraira C, Duckworth W, Moritz M. & VADT Study Group (Ginier P - Site Principal Investigator) Glycemic Separationand Risk Factor Control in VA Diabetes Trial. (Diabetes Obes Metab 2009 Feb;11 (2): 150-6)

M.B. Zimmering. R.J. Anderson, P. Luo, T. Moritz, J. Pardun and VADT Substudy Group. (Ginier P – Site Principal Investigator)Correlation Between   Endothelial Cell Inhibitory Autoantibodies and Post-Baseline Laser Treatment for Retinopathy in a Baseline Subset of Adult Type 2 Diabetes from the Veterans Affairs Diabetes Trial. The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism June 1, 2009 vol 94 no. 6 2171-2177.

H. Florez, T. Moritz, J. Marks, D. Reda, S. Warren, W. Duckworth, C.       Abraira for the VADT Research Group(Ginier P – Site Principal Investigator).  Rosiglitazone Treatment and Cardiovascular Disease in  the Veterans Affairs Diabetes Trial (VADT). N Engl J Med 2009 Sep 3:361 (10):1024-5

Emanuele N. Klein R. Moritz T. Davis MD. Glander K. Anderson R. Reda D.       Duckwork W. Abraira C; VADT Study Group ( Ginier P - Site Principal Investigator) Comparison of Dilated Fundus Examinations with 7Field Stereo   Photographs in VA Diabetes Trial. J Diabe.   Comp. 23:323-329, 2009

Abraira C, Duckwork, WC. Moritz T; Glycemic Separation and Risk Factor Control in the Veterans Affairs Diabetes Trial: (Ginier P - Site Principal Investgator)  An Interim Report Obesity and Metabolism,  11: 150-156, 2009.

Duckworth, W. Abraira, C, Moritz, T, Reda, D. Emanuele, N and the VADT Study Group (Ginier P -  Site Principal Investigator).  Glucose Control and Complications in the VA Diabetes Trial (VADT). N Eng J of Med 360:129-139, 2009.

Duckworth W, Abraira C, Moritz T, Reda D, Emanuele N, Reaven PD, Zieve FH, Marks J, Davis SN, Hayward R, Warren SR, Goldman S, McCarren M, Vitek ME, Henderson WG, Huang GD; VADT Investigators:  (Ginier P - Site Principal Investigator ) Glucose Control and Vascular Complications in Type 2 Diabetes. New Eng J of Med 360: 2032, 2009.
Clinically Significant Macular Edema Is Associated With Ethnicity and HemoDynamic-Vascular Factors at Baseline in the Veterans Affairs Diabetes Trial (VADT). Diabetes Res and Clin. Practice, 86: 101-110, 2009.

Turnbull FM, Abraira C, Anderson RJ  VADT Investigators (Ginier P- Site Principal Investigator ) Intensive Glucose Control and  Macrovascular Outcomes in Type 2 Diabetes. Diabetologia, 52 (Nov):2288-2298, 2009

Zimering MB, Anderson RJ, Moritz TE, Ge L; (Ginier P- Site Prinicpal Investigator) Low Plasma Basic Fibroblast Growth Factor Is Associated with Laser Photocoagulation Treatment in Adult Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus from the Veterans Affairs Diabetes Trial. Metabolism 58: 393-400, 2009.

Zimering MB, Zui P: (Ginier P - Site Principal) Autoantibodies in Type 2    Diabetes Induce Stress Fiber Formation and Apoptosis in Endothelial Cells inVADT. J Clin Endocrinol Metab, 94(6): 2171-2177, 2009.

Zimering MB, Anderson RJ, Moritz TE, Ling G: Endothelial Cell Inhibitory Antibodies are Associated with Laser Photocoagulation in Adults from the Veterans Affairs Diabetes Trial, Metabolism, 58:882-87, 2009.

Matchar DB, Jacobson A, Dolor R, Uyeda L, Phibbs CS, Vertrees JE, Shih M-C, Holodniy M, and Lavori P for the THINRS Executive Committee and Sites      Investigators: ( Ginier P - Site Principal Investigator) Effect of Home Testing of International Normalized Ratio on Clinical Events.  New England Journal of          Medicine 363(17): 1608-20, October 21, 2010.

Anderson RJ, Bahn GD, Moritz TE, Kaufman D, Abraira C, Duckworth W, Diabetes Trial (VADT) Study Group Blood Pressure and Cardiovascular     Disease Risk in the Veterans Affairs Diabetes Trial.  (Ginier P – Site Principle Investigator) Diabetes Care 34:34-38, 2011.

Anderson RJ, Bahn GD, Moritz TE, Kaufman D, Abraira C, Duckworth W, Diabetes Trial (VADT) Study Group Blood Pressure and Cardiovascular     Disease Risk in the Veterans Affairs Diabetes Trial.  (Ginier P – Site Principle Investigator) Diabetes Care 34:34-38, 2011.

Zimering  MB, Anderson RJ, Ling GE, Moritz T; (Ginier P - Site Principal Investigator) Increased Plasma Basic Fibroblast Growth Factor is Associated with   Coronary Heart Disease in Adult Type 2 Diabetes. Metabolism Clinical and Experimental 60(2);284-291, 2011.