Kristen Kulasa, MD
University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California
Kristen Kulasa, MD, is a board-certified endocrinologist who specializes in diabetes. Dr. Kulasa serves as director of inpatient glycemic control - working to ensure that people who are in the hospital have optimal blood sugar levels during their stay. She oversees the clinical diabetes nurse educators on staff. As a clinical professor in the Department of Medicine, Dr. Kulasa's research is focused on quality improvement related to inpatient diabetes, reducing hypoglycemia and improving inpatient glycemic control practices. Dr. Kulasa also serves as a mentor for the Society of Hospital Medicine's Glycemic Control Mentored Implementation Program, helping hospitals optimize care of inpatients with hyperglycemia and diabetes through a more personalized coaching approach. Dr. Kulasa completed her fellowship training in endocrinology and metabolism and her internal medicine residency at UC San Diego School of Medicine. She earned her medical degree from the University of Texas Medical School in San Antonio. She is board in endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism.