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2013 Speakers:

Yehuda Handelsman MD FACP, FACE, FNLA

Medical Director Principal investigator

Metabolic Institute of America

Chair, ICIR

Tarzana, California

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

Nathan M. Bass, MBChB, PhD, FACP (MD)

Professor of Medicine Emeritus ,

University of San Francisco , CA


David S. Boyer, MD

Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology

University of Southern California

Keck School of Medicine

Senior Partner

Retina Vitreous Associated Medical Group

Los Angeles, California

Sonia Caprio, MD

Professor of Pediatric Endocrinology

Yale University School of Medicine

New Haven, Connecticut

Robert J. Chilton, DO, FACC

Professor of Medicine

Department of Medicine

Division of Cardiology

The University of Texas

Health Science Center

San Antonio, Texas

Rhoda H. Cobin, MD, MACE

Clinical Professor of Medicine

Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Past President ,AACE & ACE

New York, New York

Jaime A. Davidson, MD, FACP, MACE

Clinical Professor of Medicine

Division of Endocrinology

Diabetes and Metabolism 

Touchstone Diabetes Research Center

The University of Texas

Southwestern Medical Center

Dallas, Texas

Michael H. Davidson, MD

Clinical Professor

Director of the Lipid Clinic

The University of Chicago

Pritzker School of Medicine

Chicago, IL


Ralph A. DeFronzo, MD

Professor of Medicine

Chief, Diabetes Division

University of Texas

Health Science Center

Deputy Director

Texas Diabetes Institute

San Antonio, Texas

Andrew J. Drexler, M.D.

Professor of Medicine

Co-Chief, Division of Clinical Endocrinology,

Diabetes and Hypertension

Director, Gonda (Goldschmied) Diabetes Center

Los Angeles, California

Daniel Einhorn, MD, FACP, FACE

Clinical Professor of Medicine

Diabetes and Endocrine Associates

Medical Director, Scripps Whittier

Institute for Diabetes

San Diego, California

Ronald M. Evans, PhD

Professor, The Salk Institute

Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

March of Dimes Chair in Molecular

and Developmental Biology

San Diego, California

Ariel E. Feldstein, MD\

Professor of  Pediatrics

Chief, Division of pediatrics, Gastroenterology

Hepatology and Nutrition

University of California, San Diego, California

Alan J. Garber, MD, PhD, FACE


Departments of Medicine,

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

and Molecular and Cellular Biology

Baylor College of Medicine

Department of Medicine

Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism

Houston, Texas

George Grunberger, MD, FACP, FACE

Chairman, Grunberger Diabetes Institute,

Clinical Professor, Department of Internal Medicine

and Center for Molecular Medicine & Genetics,

Wayne State University School of Medicine, DetroitMI

Bloomfield HillsMI

Professor, Department of Medicine,

Oakland University William Beaumont

School of Medicine



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

Phillip Gorden, M.D.

Director Emeritus & Senior Investigator

National Institutes of Diabetes

Digestive and Kidney Disease

National Institutes of Health

Bethesda, Maryland

Peter J. Grant, MD, FMedSci

Professor of Medicine and Consultant Physician

Leeds Acute Trust, LIGHT Laboratories,

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

Paul S. Jellinger, MD, MACE

Clinical Professor of Medicine,

Voluntary Faculty

University of Miami

The Center for Diabetes &

Endocrine Care

Past President, AACE & ACE

Hollywood, Florida

Ishwarlal (Kenny) Jialal, MD, PhD

Professor of Medicine

Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

Robert E. Stowell Endowed Chair in Experimental Pathology

Director of the Laboratory for Atherosclerosis and Metabolic Research,

Director, Special Chemistry and Toxicology.

UC Davis, CA

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

Philip Levy, MD, MACE

Clinical Professor of Medicine

University of Arizona College of Medicine

Phoenix Endocrinology Clinics, Ltd.

Past President ACE

Phoenix, Arizona

Gary F. Lewis, MD

Professor, Departments of Medicine & Physiology

Director, Banting and Best Diabetes Center

Director, Division of Endocrinology & Metabolism

University of Toronto

Toronto, On, Canada

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

Clifford J. Rosen MD

Professor of Medicine,

Tufts University School of Medicine

Director of Clinical and Translational Research,

Maine Medical Center Research Institute

Boston Massachusetts

Alan R. Sinaiko, MD

Professor, Department of Pediatrics

Division of Nephrology

University of Minnesota

Medical School Pediatric Nephrology

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Alan S. Maisel, MD

Professor of Medicine

Director Coronary Care Unit and Heart Failure program

Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System

San Diego, California

Nikolaus Marx, MD, FAHA

Professor of Medicine / Cardiology

Head of the Department of Internal Medicine

University Hospital Aachen

Aachen, Germany

Darren K. McGuire, MD, MHSc, FAHA, FACC

Professor of Internal Medicine

Dallas Heart Ball Chair For

Research on Heart Disease in Woman

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Dallas, Texas

Tracey L. McLaughlin, MD, MS

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Division of Endocrinology,

Gerontology and Metabolism

Stanford Medical Center

Stanford, California

Marc R. Montminy, MD PhD 

Professor of Medicine

Clayton Foundation Laboratories for Peptide Biology 

J.W. Kieckhefer Foundation Chair

The Salk Institute for Biological Studies

La Jolla, California 

NING Guang, MD, Ph.D. 

Professor of medicine

Principal Investigator

Laboratory of Endocrine & Metabolic Diseases

The Institute of Health Sciences

Shanghai, China

Walter J. Pories, MD, FACS

Professor of Surgery, Biochemistry

Exercise and Sport Science

Director, Bariatric Surgery Research 

Division of Advanced Laparoscopic,

Gastrointestinal and Endocrine Surgery

Brody School of Medicine

East Carolina University

Greenville, North Carolina

Michael W. Schwartz, MD

Robert H. Williams Endowed Chair in Medicine

Director, Diabetes and Obesity Centerof Excellence

Director, UW Nutrition Obesity Research Center

Professor of Medicine, Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology and Nutrition

University of Washington

Reuben J. Shaw, PhD

Associate Professor

Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Molecular and Cell Biology Laboratory

The Salk Institute for Biological Studies

La Jolla, Califronia 

Bart Staels, PhD  

Full Professor, University of Lille

Nord de France

Head of Inserm

Lille, France

Gerald M. Reaven, MD

Professor of Medicine (Active Emeritus)

Division of Cardiovascular Medicine

Stanford University

School of Medicine

Stanford, California

Jorge Plutzky, MD

Director, The Vascular Disease

Prevention Program Cardiovascular Division

Brigham and Women's Hospital

Harvard Medical School

Boston, Masachusetts

Paul D. Rosenblit, MD , PhD FACE, FNLA

Clinical Professor of Medicine

Division of Endocrinology Diabetes & Metabolism

University of California-Irvine School of Medicine

Co Director Diabetes

Out Patient Clinic Director

Diabetes Lipid Management & Research Center

Irvine, California

Allan Sniderman, MD

Professor of Medicine

McGill University.

Director of the Mike Rosenbloom Laboratory for

Cardiovascular Research

Royal Victoria Hospital in

Montreal, Canada


John E. Gerich, MD

Professor Emeritus-University of Rochester

School of Medicine

Rochester, New York



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