Ajay Sood, M.D.

Ajay Sood, M.D.




Internal Medicine


  • Professor, Division of Endocrinology


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VA Northern CA Health Care System

10535 Hospital Way
Mather, CA 95655
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Clinic Fax: 916-843-7144

Philosophy of Care

Dr. Sood believes that providing care for patients is a partnership between the patient and physician. He likes to understand the thought processes of his patients and tries to provide care that harmonizes with their view point. While making sure that the care is based on best medical evidence and current standards, he makes patient satisfaction his top priority. 

Clinical Interests

Dr. Sood is an endocrinologist providing care to patients with diabetes mellitus and other hormone disorders, including those involving thyroid, adrenal, pituitary, osteoporosis and hypogonadism.

He has special interest in health care delivery for patients with diabetes mellitus and using telehealth technology for the care of these patients. 

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Sood clinical research is related to diabetes mellitus. He has been an investigator in several clinical trials in the field of diabetes mellitus, including ACCORD, LEADER, DEVOTE and GRADE trials.  

Dr. Sood is interested in different models of health care delivery for patients with diabetes mellitus, including the role of telemedicine in health care delivery. He is also involved in continuing medical education of primary care providers as related to management of patients with diabetes mellitus. 


Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism


M.D., All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India 1987

D.M., Endocrinology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India 1991

MBBS, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India 1984


Internal Medicine, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland OH 2001-2003


Endocrinology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis MN 1991-1993

Board Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine, 2003

American Board of Internal Medicine, Endocrinology, 2004

Professional Memberships

American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists

Endocrine Society of India

Research Society for the Study of Diabetes in India

Select Recent Publications

Sood A, Watts, SA, Johnson JK, Hirth S, Aron DC. Telemedicine consultation for patients with diabetes mellitus: A randomized controlled trial. J Telemed Telecare. 2017 Jan: 1357633X17704346.

Sood A, Aron DC. The “Choosing Wisely” initiative to reduce low value care: Has Endocrinology been wise enough? Expert Review of Endocrinology & Metabolism. 2016; 11 (1): 33-40.

Watts S, Sood A. Diabetes Nurse Case Management: Improving glucose control - 10 years of quality improvement follow-up data. Applied Nursing Res. 2016; 29: 202-205.

Watts SA, Roush L, Julius M, Sood A. Improved glycemic control in veterans with poorly controlled diabetes mellitus using Specialty Care Access Network-Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes model at primary care clinics. J Telemed Telcare. 2015.

Schwartz AV, Chen H, Ambrosius W, Sood A, Josse R, Bonds DE, Schnall A, Vittinghoff E, Bauer D, Banerji MA, Cohen R, Hamilton B, Isakova T, Sellmeyer D, Simmons DL, Shibli-Rahhal A, Williamson J, Margolis KL. Effects of TZD Use and Discontinuation on Fracture Rates in ACCORD Bone Study. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2015;100(11):4059-66.

Margolis KL, O’Connor PJ, Morgan TM, Buse, JB, Cohen RM, Cushman WC, Cutler JA, Evans, GW, Gerstein HC, Grimm RH, Lipkin EW, Venkatnarayan KM, Riddle MC, Sood A, Goff DC. Outcomes of combined cardiovascular risk factor management strategies in type 2 diabetes: The ACCORD randomized trial. Diabetes Care. 2014 Jun;37(6):1721-8.

Seaquist ER, Miller ME, Fonseca V, Ismail-Beigi F, Launer L, Punthakee Z, Sood A. Effect of thiazolidinediones and insulin on cognitive outcomes in ACCORD-MIND. Journal of Diabetes and Its Complications. 2013; 27(5): 485-491.

Bonds DE, Miller ME, Dudl J, Feinglos M, Ismail-Beigi F, Malozowski S, Seaquist E, Simmons DL, Sood A. Severe hypoglycemia symptoms, antecedent behaviors, immediate consequences and association with glycemia medication usage: secondary analysis of the ACCORD clinical trial data. BMC Endocrine Disorders. 2012; 12: 5.

Hurd WW, Abdel-Rahman MY, Ismail SA, Abdellah MA, Schmotzer CL, Sood A.  Comparison of Diabetes Mellitus and Insulin Resistance Screening Methods for Women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. Fertility Sterility. 2011; 96(4): 1043-1047.

Sood A, Ismail-Beigi F. Effect of dexamethasone administration on glucose-induced insulin secretion from isolated rat pancreatic islets. Endocr Pract. 2010; 29:1-24.