Denise Umpierrez-Morley, MD, MPH


Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Fellow

Office: Practice Location Rotates

Phone: 404-778-3401


Education and Training

Medical Education:  Emory University School of Medicine, 2014

Residency: Columbia University Medical Center – New York Presbyterian Hospital, 2018

Fellowship: Emory University School of Medicine, Advanced Pelvic Surgery, in progress

Areas of Interest

Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery


Awards and Honors

Award for Excellence in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, 2017

Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA)

Delta Omega Honorary Society, Phi Chapter, Emory Rollins School of Public Health

Thomas F. Sellers, Jr., M.D. Scholar, 2012

Society and Professional Memberships




Sam Phiri, Caryl Feldacker, Thomas Chaweza, Linly Mlundira, Hannock Tweya, Denise Umpierrez, Lisa Haddad. Integrating reproductive health in to HIV care: Strategies for successful implementation in a low resource HIV clinic in Lilongwe, Malawi. J Fam Planning, 42(1):17-23, 2016.

GE Umpierrez, A Gonzalez, D Pimentel, D Umpierrez. Diabetes Mellitus in Hispanics: An Increasing Health Care Challenge in the United States. Am J Med Sci, 334(4):274-282, 2007. PMID: 18030184

GE Umpierrez, T Hor, D Smiley, A Temponi, D Umpierrez, M Ceron, C Munoz, L Peng, D Baldwin. Comparison of Inpatient Insulin Regimens: DEtemir plus Aspart vs. NPH plus regular in Medical Patients with Type 2 Diabetes (DEAN Trial). J. Clin Endocrinol Metabol. 94(2): 564–569, 2009. PMID: 19017758

GE Umpierrez, S Jones, D Smiley, P Mulligan, T Keyler, A Temponi, C Semakula, D Umpierrez, L Peng, M Cerón, G Robalino. Insulin Analogs versus Human Insulin in the Treatment of Patients with Diabetic Ketoacidosis: a randomized controlled trial. Diabetes Care, 32:1164-1169, 2009. PMID: 19366972

F Pasquel, R Spiegelman, M McCauley, D Smiley, D Umpierrez, R Johnson, M Rhee, Gatcliffe C, E Lin, E Umpierrez, L Peng, GE Umpierrez. Hyperglycemia during total parenteral Nutrition: an important marker of poor outcome and mortality in hospitalized. Diabetes Care 33(4): 739-741, 2010. PMID: 20040658

L Randall, J Begovic, M Hudson, D Smiley, L Peng, D Umpierrez, N Pitre, GE Umpierrez. Recurrent Ketoacidosis in innercity minority patients: Socio-economic and Psychological factors. Diabetes Care 34(9):1891-6, 2011. PMID: 21775761

GR Beck, NB Khazai, G Bouloux, CE Camalier, Y Lin, J Siqueira, L Peng, F Pasquel, D Umpierrez, D Smiley, GE Umpierrez. The effects of thiazolidinediones on human bone marrow stromal cell differentiation in vitro and in thiazolidinedione-treated patients with type 2 diabetes. Transl Res. 161(3):145-155, 2013. PMID: 23022285