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2014 Speakers

Yehuda Handelsman MD FACP, FACE, FNLA

Medical Director Principal investigator

Metabolic Institute of America

Chair, ICIR

Tarzana, California


Muhammad Abdul-Ghani, MD, PhD

Associate Professor

Diabetes Division

University of Texas Health Science Center

San Antonio, Texas

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Carlos Bernal-Mizrachi, MD

Associate Professor

Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Lipid Research

Washington University

St. Louis, Missouri

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Zachary T. Bloomgarden, MD

Clinical Professor of Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Assistant Attending in Medicine, Mount Sinai Hospital

Consultant in Endocrinology, Lawrence Hospital

New York, New York

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George Bray, MD

Boyd Professor

Pennington Biomedical Research Center

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

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Sonia Caprio, MD

Professor of Pediatric Endocrinology

Yale University School of Medicine

New Haven, Connecticut

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Robert J. Chilton, DO, FACC

Professor of Medicine

Department of Medicine

Division of Cardiology

The University of Texas Health Science Center

San Antonio, Texas

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Suzanne Craft, PhD

Professor of Medicine

Co-Director, Roena B. Kulynych Center

Research Director, Sticht Center on Aging

Division of Geriatric Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine

Wake Forest School of Medicine

Winston-Salem, North Carolina

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Samuel W Cushman, PhD

Special Volunteer, Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Obesity Branch

(Retired Chief, Experiment Diabetes, Metabolism, and Nutrition Section)

NIDDK, NIH

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Ralph A. DeFronzo, MD

Professor of Medicine

Chief, Diabetes Division

University of Texas Health Science Center

Deputy Director, Texas Diabetes Institute

San Antonio, Texas

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Ele Ferrannini, MD

Professor of Internal Medicine

Department of Clinical & Experimental Medicine

University of Pisa,

Pisa, Italy

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Vivian Fonseca, MD

Chief, Endocrinology Section

Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology

Tullis-Tulane Alumni Chair in Diabetes

Tulane University School of Medicine

New Orleans, Louisiana

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W. Timothy Garvey, MD

Butterworth Professor and Chair

Department of Nutrition Sciences

GRECC Investigator and staff physician

Birmingham VA Medical Center

Director, UAB Diabetes Research and Training Center

Birmingham, Alabama

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Henry N. Ginsberg

Irving Professor of Medicine

Director, Irving Institute for

Clinical and Translational Research

Columbia University

New York City, New York

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Peter J. Grant, MD, FMedSci

Professor of Medicine and Consultant Physician,

Leeds Acute Trust, LIGHT Laboratories,

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

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George Grunberger, MD, FACP, FACE

Clinical Professor, Department of Internal Medicine

Center for Molecular Medicine & Genetics,

Wayne State University School of Medicine

Professor, Oakland University

William Beaumont Medical School

Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

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Lawrence Harkless

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Robert R. Henry, MD

Professor of Medicine

Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism

University of California San Diego

Chief, Section of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism

Director, Center for Metabolic Research

VA San Diego Healthcare System

San Diego, California

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Allen M. Jacobs, DPM, FACFAS, FAPWH

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Mark Kearney, MBChB, MRCP, MD

Professor of Cardiology

Head, Division of Cardiovascular & Diabetes Research

Lead for Heart Failure Services

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

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Samuel Klein, MD

Professor of Medicine & Nutritional Science, William H. Danforth

Director, Center for Human Nutrition

Chief, Division of Geriatrics &

Nutritional Science

Washington University School of Medicine

St Louis, Missouri

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Joshua W. Knowles, MD-PhD, FAHA, FACC

Instructor, Cardiovascular Medicine

Stanford University

Attending Physician, Stanford Center

for Inherited Cardiovascular Disease,

Familial Hypercholesterolemia (FH) Clinic

Stanford, California

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Ronald M. Krauss, MD

Director, Atherosclerosis Research Children’s Hospital Oakland

Senior Scientist, Genome Sciences Division Lawrence Berkeley

National Laboratory University of California

Berkeley, California

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Derek LeRoith, MD, PhD

Director of Diabetes Research

CRIR, Rambam Health Care Campus

Haifa, Israel

Professor of Medicine

Division of Endocrinology

Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai

New York City, New York

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Alice Liu, MD

Instructor

Division of Endocrinology

Stanford University Medical Center

Stanford, California

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Christos Mantzoros, MD DSc

Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Prof. of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health

Chief of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism

Editor-in-Chief, Metabolism, Clinical, and Experimental

Boston, Massachusetts

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Tracey L. McLaughlin, MD, MS

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Division of Endocrinology,

Gerontology, and Metabolism

Stanford Medical Center

Stanford, California

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John E. Nestler, MD

William Branch Porter

Professor of Medicine

Chair, Department of Internal Medicine

Virginia Commonwealth University

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M. Yanina Pepino, PhD

Research Assistant Professor

Center for Human Nutrition

Washington University School of Medicine

St. Louis, Missouri

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Jorge Plutzky, MD

Director, The Vascular Disease

Prevention Program Cardiovascular Division

Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Harvard Medical School

Boston, Massachusetts

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Olli Raitakari, MD, PhD

Professor, Cardiovascular Medicine

Director, Cardiovascular Centre of Applied and Preventive Medicine

Head, Department of Clinical Physiology

University of Turku, Finland

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Gerald M. Reaven, MD

Professor of Medicine (Active Emeritus)

Division of Cardiovascular Medicine

Stanford University School of Medicine

Stanford, California

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Arun Sanyal, MBBS, MD, FACP

Professor of Internal Medicine

Chairman, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition

Virginia Commonwealth University Health System

Richmond, Virginia

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P.K.Shah, MD, FACC

Shapell and Webb Chair in Clinical Cardiology

Director, Oppenheimer Atherosclerosis Research Center

and Atherosclerosis Prevention and Treatment Center

Professor of Medicine, Cedars Sinai and UCLA

Los Angeles, California

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Alan Sinaiko, MD

Professor, Department of Pediatrics

Division of Pediatric Nephrology

University of Minnesota

Medical School Pediatric Nephrology

Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Dana Small, PhD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry

The John B. Pierce Laboratory, Yale School of Medicine

New Haven, CT

University of Cologne

Köln, Germany

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Bart Staels, PhD

Full Professor, University of Lille

Nord de France

Head of Inserm

Lille, France

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Mellick T. Sykes, MD, MA (Anat.), FACS

Clinical Professor, Department of Surgery

University of Texas Health Science Center,

Former Chief, Division of Vascular Surgery

Past President, Texas Surgical Society

Past President, Texas Society for Vascular and Endovascular Surgery

San Antonio, Texas

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Sotirios Tsimikas

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