Shobana Athimulam

Shobana Athimulam, MD

medical group
4.8 / 5

Specialties: Endocrinology Diabetes & Metabolism

Board Certification and Education

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Internal Medicine


  • University College London Medical School, 2007

Residencies & Internships

  • Ascension Providence Hospital, Internal Medicine, MI, 2017
  • University College London, Internal Medicine, 2011


  • Mayo Clinic - Rochester, Endocrinology/Metabo, MN, 2020

About Me

Care Philosophy

“I am committed to empowering patients with knowledge about their condition, addressing their concerns and working together to formulate a treatment plan that is successful."

Biographical Statement

Dr. Shobana Athimulam is an assistant professor in medicine and senior staff physician in the division of endocrinology at Henry Ford Hospital. She obtained her initial medical training in London, UK and obtained her membership to the Royal College of Physicians (MRCP) in 2010. She completed a one-year clinical research fellowship within the neuroendocrine tumor unit in Royal Free Hospital, London, UK in 2011. Following her move to USA in 2013, she completed her internal medicine residency at Providence Hospital (Michigan State University) and her endocrinology fellowship at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN.

Dr. Athimulam's clinical focus is on adrenal gland disorders (e.g., primary aldosteronism, pheochromocytoma, incidentally discovered adrenal masses) and pituitary gland disorders (e.g., pituitary tumors). She has worked on several clinical and translational research projects focusing on adrenal and pituitary tumors, abnormal cortisol secretion (Cushing syndrome and MACS), and pheochromocytomas. She aims to combine her clinical interests and research efforts to provide high quality, compassionate care and education to her patients.

Research Interests

Dr. Athimulam's research efforts are focused on the implications of abnormal cortisol secretion on morbidity and improving diagnostic accuracy of adrenal tumors.

Dr. Athimulam has delivered international and national presentations and published in academic peer-reviewed journals. With her work, Dr. Athimulam aims to answer clinically relevant questions which are applicable to patient care.

Awards and Honors

  • New Investigator Award, Midwest American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) Annual Meeting (2019)
  • Domestic Fellow-in-Training Travel Grant for top abstract, AACE (2019)
  • Early Career Forum Award, Endocrine Society (2019)
  • Endocrinology CME Funding Committee Award, Mayo Clinic (2019)
  • Top Abstract Travel Award: Improving Outcome in Cushing, AACE Syndrome 3 – Symposium (IMPROCUSH), Munich, Germany (2018)


English, Malay, Tamil




Hospital Privileges

  • Henry Ford Hospital
  • Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital

Patient Ratings

Overall Patient Ratings:

4.8 out of 5
73 Ratings

To obtain patient ratings and comments, we partner with Press Ganey, an independent patient satisfaction company that works with more than 26,000 healthcare organizations to improve the patient experience. Learn more about patient ratings and comments.  For questions or concerns related to specific comments posted on a profile, please click here

The comments below reflect the 20 most recent comments for this provider:


First time seeing provider and she was very knowledgeable, had already read my past records and very attentive.


This Doctor went above and beyond my expectations. I am at ease knowing she is one of my Doctors.


Professional, friendly & thorough.




Provider very professional.

Schedule Appointment Online

Please call 911 if you have an emergency or urgent medical question.

Already a Henry Ford patient?
For the best experience, existing Henry Ford patients can request and self-schedule appointments through Henry Ford MyChart.

Henry Ford Health is committed to ensuring our Deaf or hard-of-hearing patients and visitors have equal access to all services. We provide the appropriate auxiliary aids and services, including qualified sign language interpreters, TTYs and other assistive listening devices, at no cost. To request assistance, call 313-916-1896 or email [email protected].

Schedule Appointment for