ACTSI Investigator Dr. Thomas Ziegler in the News

Thomas Ziegler, MD

Dr. Ziegler is a professor in the Division of Endocrinology, Emory University, based at Emory University Hospital (EUH). He currently serves as director for the Center for Clinical and Molecular Nutrition in the Department of Medicine and Director of the EUH and Wesley Woods Georgia CTSA Clinical Research Centers (GCRCs). Dr. Ziegler’s research areas include the clinical, metabolic, and molecular effects of specialized parenteral and enteral nutrition support, with an emphasis on the use of glutamine, growth factors, and Vitamin D supplements in intestinal failure and other catabolic states. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling to his cottage in Michigan with family where he and his sons Patrick and Christopher go fly fishing for trout.

Dr. Ziegler is the PI of a clinical trial funded by Theravance entitled, “A Randomized, Double-Blind Study to Evaluate the Safety, Tolerability and Pharmacodynamics of a Single Dose of Intravenous TD-8954 Compared with Metoclopramide in Critically Ill Subjects with Enteral Feeding Intolerance.”

He received an NIH K24 award for "Patient-Oriented Research in Clinical Nutrition" and a Spring 2013Children’s Friends Grant as co-investigator of a “Randomized Trial of Two Maintenance Doses of Vitamin D and Trace Element Status in Children with Chronic Kidney Disease.”

Recent Publications

Ziegler T et al. “Habitual nutrient intake in HIV-infected youth and associations with HIV-related factors.” AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses. 2014 Jun 22. [Epub ahead of print] 

Ziegler T, Tangpricha V et al. “LL-37 Concentrations and the Relationship to Vitamin D, Immune Status, and Inflammation in HIV-Infected Children and Young Adults.” AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses. 2014 May 28. [Epub ahead of print].

Ziegler T, Gundogan K et al. “Outcomes of percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy in hospitalized patients at a tertiary care center in Turkey.” Eur J Clin Nutr 2014 Apr;68(4):437-40. 

Ziegler T et al. “Critical role of nutrition in improving quality of care: an interdisciplinary call to action to address adult hospital malnutrition.” Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition 2013: 37(4); 482-497.

Science Advance: A culture-specific nutrient intake assessment instrument in patients with pulmonary tuberculosis