Board Certifications

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Obesity Medicine

Areas of Expertise

  • Diabetes; Disorders of Thyroid, Pituitary, Adrenal
  • Parathyroid glands; Obesity Medicine



UT Southwest Medical Center
Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
Dallas, Texas

Internship and Residency

UT Southwestern Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Dallas, Texas

Medical School

University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio
San Antonio, Texas

UT Southwestern Medical School
Dallas, Texas

Undergraduate School

Texas A&M University
College Station, Texas

Hospitals Affiliated With

Conroe Regional Hospital
St. Luke’s The Woodlands Hospital
Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital
Cornerstone Hospital

Professional Associations

Fellow, The American College of Physicians
Fellow, American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists
The Endocrine Society
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
American Medical Association
Texas Medical Association


Engelstoft MS, Park WM, Sakata I, Kristensen LV, Husted AS, Osborne-Lawrence S, Piper PK, et al. Seven transmembrane G protein-coupled receptor repertoire of gastric ghrelin cells. Mol Metab. 2013 Sep 4;2(4):376-92.

Sakata I, Park WM, Walker AK, Piper PK, et al.  Glucose-mediated control of ghrelin release from primary cultures of gastric mucosal cells. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab. 2012; 302(10):E1300.

Piper PK, Gruntmanis U.  Management of osteoporosis in the aging male: focus on zoledrinoic acid. Clin Interv Aging 2009; 4:289-303.

Royall DR, Schillerstrom JE, Piper PK, Chiodo LK. Depression and mortality in elders referred for geriatric psychiatry consultation.  J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2007; 8(5):318-321.

Bajaj M, Suraamornkul S, Piper P, et al.  Decreased plasma adiponectin concentrations are closely related to hepatic fat content and hepatic insulin resistance in pioglitazone-treated type 2 diabetic patients.  J Clin Endocrinol Metab 2004; 89(1):200-206.

Personal Interests

Travel and spending time with family.


Dr. Piper and his wife Michelle have been married 24 years. They have 3 children and are active members at Wildwood UMC.