Arna Gudmundsdottir, MD

Boardmember & co-founder

National Hospital Reykjavik
Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism

Dr. Gudmundsdottir takes an active role in all product development and clinical testing. Her expertise gives a valuable insight into practical usage of products and medical approaches.

Dr. Gudmundsdottir graduated from the University of Iceland Medical School in ’92. She undertook a fellowship program in endocrinology at the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics.

Education
Graduate: University of Iceland
Department of Medicine
Reykjavik, Iceland
Medical Doctor, 6/92

Past Experience
Landspitali-University Hospital
Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism
Staff physician, 3/03-present
Læknasetrid, private endocrinology practice, 1/03-present

Post Graduate Training
University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa
Endocrinology fellowship, 7/01-6/02
Endocrinology fellowship, 8/99-10/00

University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa
Internal Medicine Chief Residency, 11/00-6/01

University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa
Internal Medicine Residency, 6/97-6/99
Internal Medicine Internship, 6/96-6/97

National University Hospital (Landspitali), Reykjavik, Iceland
Internal Medicine Residency, 6/93-6/96
Rotating Internship, 6/92-6/93

 

Certifications
ABIM, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism 11/02
ABIM, 8/99, #191927
State Medical License for Iowa, 12/97, #32199
Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates Certificate, 12/95, #0-496-139-7
Icelandic Medical License, 7/94. Internal Medicine License 7/00, Endocrinology License 9/02

Administrative Activities
Icelandic Medical Association, Chair of organizing committee for a yearly conference for Icelandic Doctors 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
Icelandic Medical Association, Chair of CME committee, 2007-present
SSSD (Scandinavian Society for the Study of Diabetes), Organizing committee, Reykjavík 5/06
Internal Medicine Chief Resident, UIHC 2000-2001
Department of Medicine Task Force on Education, UIHC, 1999
House Staff Affairs Committee, UIHC, 7/98-6/99
Association of Icelandic Medical Students. Organized assignments to training courses during my third, fourth and fifth year of study
University Student Council board member for one year.

Research
Risk calculator for diabetic complications. Arna Guðmundsdóttir, Thor Aspelund, Einar Stefánsson, Eydís Ólafsdóttir. Toke Bek. Reaserch grant from Rannís and Landspitali-University Hospital. 2008- ongoing.

Depression and type 2 Diabetes. AGES-Reykjavík Study. Arna Guðmundsdóttir, Thor Aspelund, Thordur Sigmundsson, Vilmundur Gudnason. 2008-ongoing

Relationship between psychosocial measurements, HbA1c and compliance in people with type 1 diabetes at the age of 20-30 years. Fjóla Katrín Steinsdóttir, Hildur Halldórsdóttir, Eiríkur Örn Arnarson, Jakob Smari, Arna Guðmundsdóttir. BA essay in psychology, University of Iceland 2/08

Health related lifestyle and prevalence of depression amongst young people with diabetes in Iceland. Eiríkur Örn Arnarson , Þorbjörg Ómarsdóttir, Sigurður J. Grétarsson, Arna Guðmundsdóttir og Ástráður B. Hreiðarsson Cand Psych-essay, University of Iceland 6/07

Gestational Diabetes Mellitus in Iceland 1998-2003. Poster Icelandic Internal Medicine Association meeting 5/04. Oral presentation Icelandic Internal Medicine Association meeting 6/06

Insulin Pump Therapy in Iceland. Ágúst Hilmarsson, Arna Guðmundsdóttir. Poster Icelandic Internal Medicine Association meeting 6/06

Prevalence of IgA deficiency in individuals with type 1 Diabetes Mellitus and autoimmune thyroid diseases. Árni Egill Örnólfsson, medical student. Reasearch project. University of Iceland 5/06

Nýgengi–Prevalence of type 1 Diabetes Mellitus in Iceland in the age group 15-29 year old. Katrín Ólöf Böðvarsdóttir, medical student. Reasearch project. University of Iceland 6/05

“Role of Prostanoids in Modulation of Endothelial Function in Diabetes Mellitus”. It is hypothesized that cyclooxygenase products affect endothelial dysfunction in resistance vessels in patients with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. 10/99-6/02

Cushing’s syndrome in Iceland 1961-1995. Abstract published in the Icelandic Medical Journal 6/96

Positive blood cultures at the University Hospital in Reykjavik from 1990-1994. Oral presentation Icelandic Internal Medicine Association conference 6/04. A special award received for the lecture. Project supported by a grant from the Scientific Committee of Landspitali. Abstract published in the Icelandic Medical Journal 6/94 and 6/96

 

Clinical Trials

  1. Avandamet 002/003, 2003-2004, GlaxoSmithCline
  2. Hypopituitary Control and Complications Study (HypoCCS), 2005-2008. Eli-Lilly
  3. A phase III randomized, active-comparator controlled clinical trial to study the efficacy and safety of Sitagliptin and MK-0431A in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (Protocol 0431-068) Merck, april 2008-2010
  4. CANTATA-M, study on Canagliflozine in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus, Johnson&Johnson, 2010-ongoin

Publications and Presentations
Information technology to control screening for diabetic retinopathy. A Guðmundsdóttir , E Ólafsdóttir, T Bek, T Aspelund, Ó Pálsson, Ó Þórisdóttir, E Stefánsson. Poster. EASD Stockholm Sept 2010.

Depression and diabetes in elderly patients in Iceland. Benedikt Bragi Sigurðsson1, Thor Aspelund2,3, Arna Guðmundsdóttir4, Brynja Björk Magnúsdóttir5, Þórður Sigmundsson5,6, Tamara Harris7, Lenore Launer7, Vilmundur Guðnason2,6, Eiríkur Örn Arnarson5, Poster. Icelandic Medical Conference. Reykjavík 2. Október 2010.

Complications during labor and delivery in women diagnosed with gestational diabetes in Iceland 2007-2008. Poster . Ómar S Gunnarsson, Arna Guðmundsdóttir, Hildur Harðardóttir. Nóv 2010

A retrospective study on the effects of Gestational Diabetes on neonates in Iceland 2007-2008. Poster.. Ómar S Gunnarsson, Arna Guðmundsdóttir, Hildur Harðardóttir. Nóv 2010

Insulin treatment with a pump. Arna Guðmundsdóttir. Jafnvægi (Journal of the Icelandic Diabetic Association) 2002;25:4-5

Endocrine Diseases: Early diagnosis and treatment. Chapter: Hypercalcemia and hypocalcemia. Arna Gudmundsdottir M.D., Gregory Doelle M.D. Humana Press, Inc.

University Pathology Consortium, LLC (UPC). Website: http://upcmd.com/Hyperaldosteronism. Arna Gudmundsdottir M.D., Udaya M Kabadi M.D. Posted dec, 2002

University Pathology Consortium, LLC (UPC). Website: http://upcmd.com/Pheochromocytoma. Arna Gudmundsdottir M.D., Udaya M Kabadi M.D. Posted January, 2002

The NORD Guide to Rare diseases. Chapter: Isolated Adrenocorticotropic Hormone (ACTH) deficiency. Amy M. Connell, M.D., Arna Gudmundsdottir M.D., Udaya M Kabadi, M.D. Lippincott, Williams, & Wilkins.

Oral presentation “Remission of hypoparathyroidism during lactation”. The Endocrine Society, Toronto 6/00
Travel Grant Award by the Endocrine Society 6/00

Oral presentation, a clinical vignette, “Protein C in the treatment of coagulopathy in meningococcal disease”.
American College of Physicians Iowa Chapter Scientific Meeting, 5/99
Winner of the Clinical and Research Competition for Associates Abstracts 1999
Abstract published by ACP-ASIM 1999
Oral presentation given at the 80th annual session of ACP-ASIM, New Orleans 4/99
American College of Physicians, Iowa Chapter Clinical Vignette Competition, Iowa City 10/98

Atlas of Clinical Endocrinology, Vol.4, Neuroendocrinology and Pituitary Disease.
Chapter 5: Prolactinomas. Arna Gudmundsdottir M.D., Janet A. Schlechte M.D.
Current Medicine, Inc. Published 1/2000

Icelandic Endocrinology Association meeting, 4/96. Presented a case of Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia (MEN)