Dr. Darius A. Schneider MD, PhD
Diplomate in Endocrinology and Metabolism
Dr. Schneider trained in Internal Medicine, Endocrinology and Metabolism at the Universities of Heidelberg, Germany, the University of California San Diego, and the University of Washington, Seattle. He trained with with some of the world's best endocrinologists - Peter Nawroth and Christian Kasperk in Heidelberg, Irl Hirsch, Dace Trence, Alain Chait, Brad Anawalt, and Anthony DeSantis in Seattle, and Daniel Einhorn in La Jolla - and gained extensive experience in managing all subtypes of diabetes, thyroid disease, parathyroid disease, Cushing's syndrome and disease, pituitary tumors, prolactinomas and fertility, pheochromocytoma and paragangliomas, endocrine tumor syndromes, hypertension, lipids, and bone.
Additionally, Dr. Schneider is an accomplished basic and clinical researcher. He completed a PhD with work in pancreatic islet transplantation - with Reinhard Bretzel in Giessen, Europe's first center for human pancreatic islet transplantation - and was subsequently awarded a Fulbright fellowship to undertake research in the field of diabetes and immunology in the lab of Matthias von Herrath at the prestigious "La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology", resulting in several influential research papers in high impact journals, and textbook chapters. Also, Dr. Schneider worked with William "Bill" Hagopian at the "Pacific Northwest Research Institute" Seattle investigating risk scores for the prediction and correct diagnosis of diabetes subtypes as well as environmental factors in the development of Type 1 Diabetes (TEDDY study).
Dr. Schneider is co-investigator on several diabetes research studies, his research interests are focused on Type 1 Diabetes immunology, islet transplantation and technology (artificial pancreas).
In his practice, Dr. Schneider provides state-of-the-art clinical care for patients with diabetes and endocrine disorders including thyroid, adrenal, pituitary, gonadal disorders and bone. He brings broad clinical expertise along with technical skill in thyroid ultrasound, biopsy and radiofrequency ablation, and the latest breakthroughs in diabetes technology.
His extensive research background in endocrinology and immunology provides gives Dr. Schneider a unique perspective and underpins his pursuit of improved understanding of and better treatments for endocrine and related diseases.
Dr. Schneider is double ABIM board certified in Endocrinology and Internal Medicine. Additionally, he holds the Endocrine Certification in Neck Ultrasound (ECNU) from the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE), the Advanced Training Certification in Type 1 Diabetes from the Endocrine Society / JDRF and the Advanced Training Certification in Bone and Mineral Disease from Columbia University.
2004: MD, Justus-Liebig-University of Giessen (Germany)
2007: Doctorate (PhD), Justus-Liebig-University of Giessen (pancreatic islet transplantation and encapsulation in Type 1 Diabetes)
2004-2009: Internal Medicine Residency, University of Heidelberg (Germany)
2009-2011: Fellowship in Endocrinology, University of Heidelberg (thyroid disease, bone disease)
2011-2014: Fulbright Postdoctorate, La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology (immunology, autoimmune diseases)
2014-2016: Internal Medicine Residency, UC San Diego
2016-2018: Fellowship in Endocrinology, Metabolism and Nutrition, UW Seattle (immunogenetics of Type 1 Diabetes)
Languages spoken: English, German, Romanian, Italian, French, Spanish
Dr. Schneider has published numerous peer reviewed articles in high impact medical journals. Please click here to see a current list of publications. He serves as expert reviewer for many endocrinology journals, for the Endocrine Society and for the ABIM Endocrinology Subspecialty Board. He serves as expert critique for the Endocrine Society Reading Room.
Furthermore, he was given the opportunity to speak, present and/or serve as workshop leader or session moderator at numerous regional, national and international conferences and meetings including: ADA Scientific Sessions, Annual Meetings of the Endocrine Society, the AACE, the FOCIS, the IDS, the World Congress on Insulin Resistance as well as the American Medical Group Association.
Dr. Schneider is always happy to share his expertise in keynote talks and workshops and is particularly interested in opportunities related to diabetes, diabetes immunology and technology.