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Dina Winograd, MD

Adult Endocrinologist


Raised in Colombia, Dr. Dina Winograd quickly became a citizen of the world. She has lived in California, Chile, Massachusetts, North Carolina and, more recently, Texas. A native speaker of Spanish and English, Dr. Winograd enjoys travelling and exploring the world along with her husband, Mauricio, and her toddler son.

Dr. Winograd completed her undergraduate training at Brandeis University in Boston, MA, where she majored in Biology and Neuroscience. She completed her medical degree at Wake Forest University School of Medicine in North Carolina. She finally settled in Houston where she did both her residency in Internal Medicine and a fellowship in Endocrinology at Baylor College of Medicine. Her contributions to the fellowship program, and her impeccable work ethic, resulted in her election as Chief Fellow of Endocrinology. In addition to having a rich and diverse clinical training through Baylor College of Medicine’s affiliated institutions, Dr. Winograd has had the privilege to train and conduct research in some of the best institutions in the world, including Harvard University’s Mass General Hospital, and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Dr. Winograd is a double board certified adult Endocrinologist and an active member of the American College of Clinical Endocrinologists and the Endocrine Society. She has particular interest in thyroid disease, calcium disorders, and endocrine conditions in pregnancy. She has an expertise in pituitary disease, having spent a large portion of her fellowship understanding the clinical management of pituitary disorders such as Cushing’s syndrome, acromegaly, and high-prolactin disorders, among others. Dr. Winograd is a published author in peer-reviewed journals and has written book chapters in pituitary disease. Her research and peer presentations have earned her multiple recognitions as top young investigator at national endocrinology conferences.

When she is not spending quality time with her family, Dr. Winograd enjoys writing, arts and pottery, and exploring the rich variety of restaurants in Houston.




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Libu Varughese, MD

Adult Endocrinologist


Dr. Varughese is a native Houstonian being born and raised in Southwest Houston. He attended medical school at the early age of 16 at the prestigious Mahatma Gandhi University. He then completed his Internal Medicine residency from St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Centre in Phoenix. During his training, he served as Internal Medicine Chief Resident and Co-chair for the American College of Physicians Council of Resident/Fellow Members. Dr. Varughese cares deeply about improving access to healthcare and was featured in the Catholic Health World newsletter as part of team of training physicians who were finding ways of overcoming obstacles that faced the chronically ill as well as working in several community outreach clinics during his training.

He then completed his fellowship in Endocrinology at Baylor College of Medicine in his hometown of Houston where he trained at St. Luke's Hospital as well as M.D. Anderson Hospital and Texas Children’s Hospital. During his training, his research focus was in diabetes medication and its effect on inflammation and endothelial dysfunction but also spent considerable time managing thyroid disease and cancer, adrenal and pituitary disease as well testosterone deficiency. 

He is an active member of the American College of Clinical Endocrinologist. During his spare time, he loves to do DIY home-improvements projects as well as spend time with family and at church teaching Sunday school and working with the church youth ministry.  He is well-known by his patients to be thoughtful, knowledgeable and easy-going. 



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Cristina Dumitru, MD

Adult Endocrinologist

Dr. Dumitru was born in Sibiu, the old capital of beautiful Transylvania in Romania, one of the most charming cities in Europe. She began her medical career at the renowned Cluj Medical University in Romania. After graduating at the top of her class from medical school and then travelling and working in Florence, Italy, she then completed her graduate medical education at Yale University affiliated Norwalk Hospital in Connecticut.

Dr. Dumitru continued her medical training at Yale University School of Medicine, where she completed her fellowship in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism. Throughout her career, she has remained actively involved in teaching and research, saw completion of several published peer-reviewed journal articles and co-authored a chapter on calcium metabolism-bone related diseases. As a double board-certified adult endocrinologist and her clinical and research interests include diseases of thyroid gland, metabolic bone disease, diabetes mellitus as well as environmental influences and dietary interventions in improving cardiac health. She is an active member of several national endocrinology societies including the American Thyroid Association, American College of Clinical Endocrinologists, American Diabetes Association, Endocrine Society and the American Society of Bone Mineral Research.

Dr. Dumitru is fluent in Romanian. Her interests include classical music and dancing as well as painting and cooking. She believes in personalized medical care and enjoys forging long-lasting relationships with her patients to achieve a healthier lifestyle.

Dr. Dumitru sees patients in the Medical Center or Katy office.






 

Diana Desai, MD

Adult Endocrinologist

Dr. Desai was born in Detroit, but moved to Houston at a young age and has remained in Texas for all of her education. She attended the University of Texas at Austin, where she graduated from the Plan II Honors program. She subsequently received her Medical Degree at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. She then completed her Internal Medicine residency and Endocrinology fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, where she also trained at the renowned M.D. Anderson Hospital. During her fellowship, she published several papers and book chapters in the field of endocrinology. Dr. Desai practiced as a private practice endocrinologist in North Carolina for 2 years. 

She is a double board-certified adult endocrinologist and has specific interests in thyroid disorders, low testosterone, pituitary disease, diabetes mellitus, and bone and calcium disorders. She is an active member in the Endocrine Society, American Thyroid Association, Texas Medical Association, and Harris County Medical Society. 

Her husband is a gastroenterologist practicing in Clear Lake. She enjoys spending her free time cooking, gardening, and reading. She is known by her patients for her warm bedside manner and ability to empower her patients with
 knowledge of their disease.

Dr. Desai sees patients in the Medical Center or Katy office.






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Fareed Elhaj MD

Adult Endocrinologist       

Dr. Elhaj was born in New York but has been a native of Houston, Texas from a young age. He completed his undergraduate studies at Rice University with a focus on the medical sciences as well as literature and then attended Baylor College of Medicine focusing his training on hormonal disorders. He completed additional internal medicine training at USC-Los Angeles County General Hospital in California. He has a particular interest in international medicine and has spent considerable time during his medical career doing medical volunteer work and research in West Africa, the Middle East and France as well as working with the homeless in Houston. 

His comprehensive training in thyroid disease which includes additional training in thyroid ultrasound and nuclear medicine techniques were developed while working at several preeminent institutions including Texas Children’s Hospital and MD Anderson Cancer Center.  He continues to do teaching at Baylor College of Medicine to endocrinologists-in-training and is an advisor in health-tech start-ups at the
 TMCx Innovation Institute.  As a double board-certified adult endocrinologist, he has additional expertise in all hormonal disorders including thyroid disease/cancer, diabetes, osteoporosis, pituitary and adrenal disease. 

He is an active member of the American College of Clinical Endocrinologists, Texas Medical Association, and Harris County Medical Society.  He is also 
currently a Clinical Assistant Professor for the Baylor College of Medicine Endocrinology Fellowship program.  He also enjoys spending time playing music as well as keeping healthy by jogging, practicing yoga, boxing and running after his young children.  He strongly believes in the lost art of medicine by spending the time to engage and listen to his patients.

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Medhavi Jogi MD

Adult Endocrinologist            

Dr. Jogi is a true native Texan, having been born in Austin and attending the University of Texas for his undergraduate education. He completed his medical training at the prestigious Baylor College of Medicine in Houston spending the last several years of training actively involved in diabetes mellitus academic research, publishing several well-received papers and a textbook chapter as well as winning numerous academic awards.

His current interests include managing all forms of thyroid disease by offering the newest techniques and using the most up-to-date endocrine research which was developed while training at the world-renowned MD Anderson Hospital. He has a special interest in technology solutions for diabetes mellitus type 1 and type 2. As a double board-certified adult endocrinologist he also has specialty training in the management of diseases of the pituitary, pancreas, bone, ovaries/gonads as well as adrenal glands. He is an active member of numerous national endocrinology societies including the American College of Clinical Endocrinologists, Texas Medical Association, Harris County Medical Society and the American Thyroid Association. He is also a current Clinical Assistant Professor for the Baylor College of Medicine Endocrinology Fellowship program

Dr. Jogi is also involved in several other medical ventures. He is an advisor for online physician-centric health management systems Prescribewell and Luma health.  He also is an advisor for the TMCx Innovation Institute.  He is also the medical editor for the HoustonEndocrine.com.

His wife Dr. Reena Jogi is a successful Houston dermatologist. He is well-recognized by his patients for having a kind disposition and a warm bed-side manner which is most noticeable in the care he takes to explain every aspect of their disease and treatment.



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