Paul A. Sack, MD| Endocrinology | MedStar Health

Paul A. Sack, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.9 out of 5 (1285 reviews)

Specialties: Endocrinology

Languages: English

301-625-1485

About me

Paul A. Sack, MD, has been at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital since 2005 after completing his medical training at the University of Maryland, School of Medicine. He is the Chief in the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital and Good Samaritan Hospital as well as the MedStar Regional Director for Endocrinology in Baltimore. In addition, he is the President of the MedStar Union Memorial Medical staff after having served as Vice-President from 2020-2022. He is involved in patient care, clinical research, and the education of medical students, residents, and endocrinology fellows.  

Dr. Sack's clinical interests include the management of Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes, Thyroid Disease, Adrenal Disorders, and Pituitary Diseases. He performs diagnostic thyroid and parathyroid ultrasounds and performs fine needle aspiration of thyroid nodules.  

Dr. Sack currently serves on the Board of the Maryland Chapter of the American Diabetes Association. 

Dr. Sack has been named a Top Doctor in Baltimore magazine for Diabetes Care in 2013, 2016, 2017, 2019, 2020, and 2021.

Clinical areas of focus

  • Adrenal Disorders
  • Adrenal Mass
  • Cushing Syndrome
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Goiter
  • Grave's Disease
  • Hashimoto Thyroiditis
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Insulin Pump
  • Insulin Resistance
  • Obesity
  • Osteoporosis
  • Pituitary Disorders
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
  • Prediabetes
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Abnormal Cortisol Level
  • Abnormal Glucose Metabolism
  • Acromegaly
  • Addison's Disease
  • Adrenal Adenoma
  • Adrenal Disorders
  • Adrenal Hyperplasia
  • Adrenal Lesions
  • Adrenal Mass
  • Adrenal Neoplasm
  • Adrenal Nodules
  • Calcium Metabolism
  • Cholesterol Disorders
  • Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia
  • Congenital Hypothyroidism
  • Conn Syndrome
  • Cushing Syndrome
  • Diabetes Insipidus
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Diabetic Coma
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  • Diabetic Nephropathy
  • Diabetic Neuropathy
  • Elevated Acth
  • Elevated Growth Hormone
  • Endocrine Complications Of Cancer Therapy
  • Endocrine Complications Of Transplant
  • Endocrine Disorders
  • Familial Dyslipidemia
  • Familial Hyperparathyroidism
  • Familial Hypocalciuric Hypercalcemia
  • Glucagonoma
  • Glucocorticoid Deficiency
  • Goiter
  • Grave's Disease
  • Growth Disorders
  • Growth Hormone Abnormalities
  • Growth Hormone Deficiency
  • Gynecomastia
  • Hashimoto Thyroiditis
  • History Of Pituitary Mass
  • Hurthle Cell Cancer
  • Hyperaldosteronism
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperglycemia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hypo Thalamic Pituitary Disorder
  • Hypocalcemia
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypogonadism
  • Hypoparathyroidism
  • Hypopituitarism
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Insulin Resistance
  • Insulinoma
  • Islet Cell Hyperplasia
  • Islet Cell Tumor
  • Low T3
  • Low T4
  • Male Infertility
  • Mccune Albright Syndrome
  • Metabolic Abnormalities
  • Metabolic Bone Diseases
  • Metabolic Syndrome
  • Moon Facies
  • Morbid Obesity
  • Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia
  • Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 1
  • Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 2
  • Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 2A
  • Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 2B
  • Myxedema
  • Nodular Goiter
  • Non Toxic Goiter
  • Obesity
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Panhypopituitarism
  • Parathyroid Adenoma
  • Parathyroid Cancer
  • Parathyroid Disease
  • Parathyroid Hyperplasia
  • Parathyroid Mass
  • Pheochromocytoma
  • Pituitary Adenoma
  • Pituitary Disorders
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
  • Prediabetes
  • Secondary Amenorrhea
  • Secondary Hyperaldosteronism
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Testosterone Deficiency
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Cyst
  • Thyroid Disorder
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Thyroid Storm
  • Thyroiditis
  • Thyrotoxic Exophthalmos
  • Thyrotoxicosis
  • Toxic Diffuse Goiter
  • Toxic Nodular Goiter
  • Type 1 Diabetes
  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Virilizing Syndrome
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Weight Problem
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Procedures I perform

  • Diabetes Education
  • Fine Needle Aspiration Of Thyroid
  • Insulin Pump
  • Insulin Therapy
  • Radioiodine Therapy
  • Testosterone Replacement Therapy
  • Thyroid Function Blood Panel
  • Thyroid Ultrasound
  • Ultrasound Guided Thyroid Biopsy
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Practice locations

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200 East 33rd Street
Suite 551
Baltimore, MD, 21218

410-554-4511

Fax 410-554-6490

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3001 South Hanover Street
Outpatient Center Ste 102
Baltimore, MD, 21225

410-350-2555

Fax 410-354-1858

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Insurance

MedStar Health accepts most major health insurance plans. If you are uncertain as to whether your individual health insurance plan is accepted at MedStar Health, please call your insurance company.

  • List of insurance plans we accept
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • Innovation Health: Open POS II
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • Aetna Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • Aetna Open HMO/Open HMO Option/Open EPO Plus
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA
    • Aetna HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • Innovation Health: HMO & EPO Plus
    • Aetna Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • Aetna HMO
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund)
    • Employee Health Plan (EHP)
    • Cigna TotalCare (HMO D-SNP)
    • Cigna Preferred Medicare
    • Cigna Alliance Medicare (HMO) |
    • Cigna Achieve Medicare (HMO C-SNP)
    • Veterans Affairs Community Care Network (VA CCN)
    • United Medicare Advantage DSNP District of Columbia
    • United Student Resources
    • United Select Plus (POS)
    • United Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • United Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO)
    • United Golden Rule
    • United GEHA (for all other states) Compass Rose
    • D-SNP)
    • I-SNP
    • United Nursing Home Plan (C-SNP
    • United Erickson Advantage Plans
    • United Choice Plus
    • United Choice
    • United Mamsi Life & Health
    • United Core Essential (HMO)
    • United Navigate
    • MedStar Family Choice DC Healthy Families
    • MedStar Family Choice DC Healthcare Alliance
    • United MD IPA Preferred (POS)
    • United MD IPA (HMO)
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature-Added Choice
    • Kaiser Signature
    • Kaiser HMO Plus and DHMO Plus Member
    • Kaiser Select-Added Choice
    • Kaiser Select
    • Kaiser Medicare Plus
    • Kaiser Medicare Advantage Signature and Select
    • Kaiser Flexible Choice
    • HumanaChoice PPO
    • HumanaChoice Honor’s plan PPO
    • Health Services for Children with Special Needs (HSCSN)
    • Cigna True Choice Plus Medicare (PPO)
    • Cigna True Choice Medicare (PPO)
    • Cigna POS/Network POS
    • Cigna Indemnity
    • Cigna POS Open Access & Open Access Plus
    • Cigna Network Open Access
    • Cigna HMO Open Access
    • Cigna PPO and PPO Plus
    • Cigna EPO
    • Cigna Choice Fund PPO
    • Beech Street PPO
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • Aetna Signature Administrator PPO/TPA
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • Cigna HMO & Network (HMO)
    • WellPoint Maryland - Maryland Health Choice
    • WellPoint Maryland
    • Virginia Premier
    • Veterans Affairs Community Care Network
    • UnitedHealthcare Individual Exchange Plans
    • United Community Plan - Maryland Health Choice Program
    • Uniformed Services Family Health Plan (USFHP)
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • Priority Partners - Maryland Health Choice
    • Police and Fire Clinic
    • United Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • United Optimum Choice
    • United Group Medicare Advantage Plans
    • United AARP Medicare Complete
    • Traditional Medicare Fee for Service
    • Medicaid - Virginia
    • Medicaid - Maryland
    • Medicaid - District of Columbia
    • Tricare for Life East
    • Tricare Reserve Select
    • Tricare East Select
    • Tricare East Prime
    • Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • Federal Employee Program (Std/Basic PPO/Blue Focus)
    • CareFirst NASCO
    • CareFirst MedStar Select PPO
    • CareFirst MedStar PPO
    • CareFirst Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • CareFirst Group Medicare Advantage prescription drug benefit (PPO)
    • CareFirst Group Medicare Advantage
    • CareFirst BC/BS Advantage Core/Enhanced
    • CareFirst Blue Card Program (Out-of-area BCBS plans)
    • CareFirst Administrators
    • CareFirst (NCA) Indemnity
    • Carefirst BlueChoice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • Carefirst Healthy Blue (HMO/POS)
    • Carefirst BlueChoice Opt Out Open Access
    • Carefirst BlueChoice Open Access
    • Carefirst BlueChoice HMO
    • Carefirst EPO
    • Carefirst Blue Preferred PPO
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • First Health PPO
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA

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Education

Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Endocrinology Diabetes and Metabolism

Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine

Fellowship Program: University of Maryland Medical Center (2005)

Residency Program: University of Maryland Medical Center (2003)

Medical School: University of Maryland School of Medicine (2000)

Awards

  • 2013, 2016, 2017, 2019, 2020, 2021 Top Doctor, Baltimore magazine

News and publications


  • Damcott CM, Sack P, Shuldiner AR. The genetics of obesity. Endocrinology & Metabolism Clinics of North America. 32(4):761-86, 2003 Dec.

  • Streeten ES, Mohamed A, Ghandi A, Orwig D, Sack P, Sterling R, Pellegrini VD. The Inpatient Consultation Approach to Osteoporosis Treatment in Patients with Fracture. Is Automatic Consultation Needed? The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. 88:1968-1974, 2006.

  • Post W, Shen H, Damcott C, Arking DE, Kao WHL, Sack PA, Ryan KA, Chakravarti A, Mitchell BD, Shuldiner AR. Associations between Genetic Variants in the NOS1AP (CAPON) Gene and Cardiac Repolarization in the Old Order Amish. Human Heredity. 64: 214-219, 2007.

  • Roy-Gagnon MH. Weir MR. Sorkin JD. Ryan KA. Sack PA. Hines S. Bielak LF. Peyser PA. Post W. Mitchell BD. Shuldiner AR. Douglas JA. Genetic influences on blood pressure response to the cold pressor test: results from the Heredity and Phenotype Intervention Heart Study. [Journal Article. Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural. Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't. Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.] Journal of Hypertension. 26(4):729-36, 2008 Apr.

  • Mitchell BD. McArdle PF. Shen H. Rampersaud E. Pollin TI. Bielak LF. Jaquish C. Douglas JA. Roy-Gagnon MH. Sack P. Naglieri R. Hines S. Horenstein RB. Chang YP. Post W. Ryan KA. Brereton NH. Pakyz RE. Sorkin J. Damcott CM. O'Connell JR. Mangano C. Corretti M. Vogel R. Herzog W. Weir MR. Peyser PA. Shuldiner AR. The genetic response to short-term interventions affecting cardiovascular function: rationale and design of the Heredity and Phenotype Intervention (HAPI) Heart Study. [Journal Article. Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural. Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't] American Heart Journal. 155(5):823-8, 2008 May.

  • Evadnie Rampersaud, MSPH, PhD; Braxton D. Mitchell, PhD; Toni I. Pollin, PhD; Mao Fu, PhD; Haiqing Shen, PhD; Jeffery R. O’Connell, PhD; Julie L. Ducharme, MD; Scott Hines, MD; Paul Sack, MD; Rosalie Naglieri, MD; Alan R. Shuldiner, MD; Soren Snitker, MD, PhD. Physical Activity and the Association of Common FTO Gene Variants With Body Mass Index and Obesity. Arch Intern Med. 2008;168(16):1791-1797.

  • Streeten EA. McBride D. Puffenberger E. Hoffman ME. Pollin TI. Donnelly P. Sack P. Morton H. Osteoporosis-pseudoglioma syndrome: description of 9 new cases and beneficial response to Bisphosphonates. Bone. 43(3):584-90, 2008 Sep.

  • Shen H. Herzog W. Drolet M. Pakyz R. Newcomer S. Sack P. Karon H. Ryan KA. Zhao Y. Shi X. Mitchell BD. Shuldiner AR. Aspirin Resistance in healthy drug-naive men versus women (from the Heredity and Phenotype Intervention Heart Study). American Journal of Cardiology. 104(4):606-12, 2009 Aug 15.

  • Elena Forouhar and Paul Sack. Non-traditional therapies for diabetes: Fact or Fiction? Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives. 2(2), 2012 July 16.

  • Elena Forouhar and Paul Sack. Non-traditional therapies for diabetes: Fact or Fiction? Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives. 2(2), 2012 July 16.


Ratings and reviews

  • Explanations the care provider gave you about your problem or condition

    4.9
  • Extent to which the care provider listened to you

    4.9
  • Care provider's discussion of any proposed treatment (options, risks, benefits, etc.)

    4.9
  • Care provider's efforts to include you in decisions about your care

    4.9
  • Concern the care provider showed for your questions or worries

    4.9
  • Likelihood of recommending this care provider to others

    4.9
  • Mar 20, 2024

    Can't recommend since he is not taking new patients! But I would

  • Mar 15, 2024

    DR.Sack is a very good diabetes and endocrine Doctor

  • Mar 12, 2024

    Dr. Sack is tremendous and spends time with me on my health and technology advancements in diabetes treatment.