72 W 3rd Ave 2nd floor, Columbus, OH 43201

72 W 3rd AVe 2nd floor, Columbus, OH 43201

(614) 453-9999

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Endocrinology Doctor in Columbus, OH

Meet Dr. Elena A.
Christofides, M.D., F.A.C.E.

Dr. Elena Christofides is the founder of Endocrinology Associates and a leading medical researcher on metabolism, diabetes, and related medical processes. Her extensive research and patient work have made her a prominent figure in the medical community, and she takes an outsized role in mentorship, customized holistic medical treatments, and new clinical research. She also provides patients with expert care for a wide range of endocrine issues, including obesity, fatigue, hormone irregularities, pituitary and adrenal disorders, and more.

Education & Experience

Dr. Christofides earned her undergraduate and medical degrees from Ohio State University. She then went on to complete a residency on internal medicine from Mount Carmel Medical Center, and she finished a fellowship on Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism at Louisiana State University Medical Center. She is a physician with the rare distinction of holding two active board certifications, with one in Endocrinology and the other in Internal Medicine.

Professionally, she has made a name for herself as a key industry leader. She has helped guide or run dozens of clinical studies for leading research teams including Pfizer, Novo-Nordisk, AbbVie, and more. She has authored dozens of research articles and worked as an editor and reviewer for almost a half dozen different prestigious journals, including Reproductive Health, Endocrinology and Diabetes, and Women’s Health.

She also actively teaches and lectures — Dr. Christofides has helped train new doctors and technicians, regularly presents new research, and has served as a guest speaker for various conferences and symposiums. In addition to understanding the field of endocrinology, Dr. Christofides has also displayed a proven track record in business analysis, marketing, strategy, and implementation of clinical trial development.


  • Metabolism
  • Diabetes
  • Internal Medicine
  • Research and Development
  • Medical Research Consultation
  • Nutrition
  • Metabolic Diseases
  • Endocrine Disorders
  • Menopause
  • Perimenopause
  • Hormonal Imbalances
  • Weight Loss / Obesity
  • Ketamine Therapy
  • Rare Disease Management

Memberships & Achievements

  • American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE, Since 1998)
    • Ohio River Regional Board of Directors (2002 – 2011)
    • Secretary/Treasurer (2004-2005)
    • Vice President (2005-2006)
    • President (2006-2007, 2008-2010)
  • AACE, National Committee Appointments
    • Nutrition and Obesity Resource Center, Chair (2019-2021)
    • Nutrition and Obesity DSN, Lipids and CV Health DSN, CME (Since 2020)
    • Diabetes Algorithm Task Force, Member (Since 2021)
  • American Diabetes Association (Since 1998)
    • Central Ohio Chapter Member (2000-2005)
    • President (2001-2005)
    • Diabetes Nutrition and Technology Advisory Group (Since 2023)
  • MedCentral (Formerly Endocrine Web, Since 2016)
    • Editor-at-Large
    • Columnist of “The Hormone Whisperer”
    • Podcast Co-Host of “Case Breaks”
  • CRIO (Since 2019)
    • Strategic Advisory Board, Member
  • MACRO (Since 2020)
    • Registry Steering Committee, Member
  • Cristcot (Since 2020)
    • Supervising Endocrinologist
  • Central Ohio Diabetes Association (2005-2010)
    • Medical Advisory Board, Member (2005-2006)
    • Medical Advisory Board, Chair (2006-2010)
    • Board of Directors (2008-2010)
  • Health Partners Credentialing Committee – Mt. Carmel Hospitals
    • Committee Member (2000)
    • Committee Chair (2012)
  • Affiliate – Specialty Select Hospitals
    Medical Reviewer / Editor (Since 2015)
    • Reproductive Health
    • Endocrinology and Diabetes
    • Women’s Health
    • Nutrition and Metabolic Insights
    • Reproductive Biology Insights

Get to Know Dr. Christofides

A true medical servant at heart, Elena spends her time outside of work creating educational materials and contributing to patient advocacy. For instance, she wrote a book titled Living with Hypoparathyroidism and created her educational video series Shop with the Doc, which won a Silver Medal in the prestigious Telly Awards. She also designed and led enrollment to help a Chinese pharmaceutical company develop their first clinical trials for a biosimilar insulin. Elena loves to travel when she’s not working and she cherishes spending quality time with her husband and son in Columbus, Ohio, the city they proudly call home.

Keep Up With Our Research!

Dr. Christofides also conducts research through her independent research facility, Endocrinology Research Associates. Their research portfolio covers many different avenues of endocrinology research, though we focus on three main areas: diabetes, osteoporosis and metabolic diseases, and thyroid cancer and endocrine oncology. We also work with other researchers who need help conducting new research of their own, including marketing and FDA Approval. If you are interested in working with us, contact us to set up a consultation.

Check Out some of Dr. Elena Christofides’ most recent articles and publications below!

Endocrinology Associates Podcast
Case Breaks in Endocrinology- In this podcast, endocrinologist Elena Christofides, MD, FACE, and primary care physician Joseph Winchell, MD, consult on complex endocrine diagnoses and treatments.

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Writing a book at Endocrinology Associates
Responsive Deep Brain Stimulation for Obesity

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The Gut-Brain Axis

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Case Breaks in Endocrinology- In this podcast, endocrinologist Elena Christofides, MD, FACE, and primary care physician Joseph Winchell, MD, consult on complex endocrine diagnoses and treatments.For Women of Color, Hair Straighteners Pose a Potentially Dangerous Dilemma

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Living with Acromegaly, Managing Symptoms, and the Importance of Speaking to your Doctor

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Tackling Endocrinology from All Angles: Dr. Elena Christofides

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How To Achieve A Healthy Balance Of Cortisol—And Make It Work For You

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