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Laya Ekhlaspour


Pediatric endocrinologist
Physician-scientist tackling type 1 diabetes with technology

About me

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Dr. Laya Ekhlaspour is a pediatric endocrinologist who cares for children with conditions related to the body's hormones, including type 1 and type 2 diabetes. She has a special interest in using technology to help control blood sugar levels and make living with diabetes easier.

Ekhlaspour's research focuses on developing and testing new ways to manage diabetes, including continuous glucose monitors and automated insulin delivery systems, and on new insulin therapies. She received a grant from the National Institutes of Health to study how automating insulin administration could improve blood sugar control after meals.

Originally from Iran, Ekhlaspour earned her medical degree at Kerman University of Medical Sciences in Iran. She completed a residency in pediatrics at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, followed by a fellowship in pediatric endocrinology at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital.

Ekhlaspour is a member of the American Diabetes Association, Endocrine Society, Pediatric Endocrine Society and Iranian American Medical Association.

  • Education

    Kerman University of Medical Sciences, MD, 2006

  • Residencies

    Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Pediatrics, 2012

  • Fellowships

    Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, Pediatric Endocrinology, 2016

  • Academic Title

    Assistant Professor

My goal is to support families with diabetes by empowering them to use technologies that make managing the condition easier.

Where I see patients (2)

    Decorative Caduceus

    Afrezza® INHALE-1 Study in Pediatrics

    Change in HbA1c from baseline to Week 26, for noninferiority assessment


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    Decorative Caduceus

    Fully Closed Loop at Home (FCL@Home)

    The primary metric for analysis will be change in mean sensor glucose value between the second week of the control usual-care period and the one-week remote monitored at-home FCL period.


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    Decorative Caduceus

    Extended Bolus for Meals in a Closed-loop System

    Area under the curve between glucose trace and starting glucose (mg/dL* hour)


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