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Faculty - as of 08/09/17

Faculty

2022 Faculty

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Yehuda Handelsman

MD, FACP, FNLA, FASPC, MACE

Medical Director & Principal Investigator

The Metabolic Institute of America

Chair & Program Director

World Congress on Insulin Resistance, Diabetes & Cardiovascular Disease (WCIRDC) / Heart in Diabetes (HID)

Chair & Founder

International Committee for Insulin Resistance

Tarzana, California

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Matthew J. Budoff

MD, FACC, FAHA

Professor of Medicine

David Geffen School of Medicine

at UCLA

Endowed Chair of Preventive Cardiology

Program Director, Director of

Cardiac CT Lundquist Institute

Harbor-UCLA Medical Center,

Division of Cardiology

Los Angeles, California

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Robert J. Chilton

DO, FACP, FACC,

FAHA, MACOI, FASCAI

Professor of Medicine

Department of Medicine

Division of Cardiology

The University of Texas

Health Science Center

San Antonio, Texas

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Ralph A. DeFronzo, MD

Professor of Medicine

Chief Diabetes Division

University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

San Antonio, Texas

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Gregg C. Fonarow

MD, FACC, FAHA, FHFSA

Eliot Corday Professor in Cardiovascular Medicine and Science

Director, Ahmanson-UCLA Cardiomyopathy Center,

Ronald Reagan-UCLA Medical Center Co-Director, UCLA Preventative Cardiology Program Chief, UCLA Division of Cardiology David Geffen School of Medicine

at UCLA

Los Angeles, California

Christie M. Ballantyne

MD, FACP, FACC

Chief, Sections of Cardiology and Cardiovascular Research Professor, Departments of Medicine, Genetics and Physiology Director, Center for Cardiometabolic Disease Prevention Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, Texas

Richard N. Bergman, PhD

Alfred Jay Firestein Chair in Diabetes Research Professor,

Department of Biomedical Sciences, Cedars-Sinai Director,

Sports Spectacular Diabetes and Obesity Wellness and Research Center (SSDOWRC)

Professor-in-Residence, Department

of Medicine, UCLA

Los Angeles, California

Petter Bjornstad, MD

Assistant Professor of Endocrinology

and Renal Diseases and Hypertension University of Colorado

Anschutz Medical Campus Children’s Hospital Colorado

Aurora, Colorado

Zachary T. Bloomgarden

MD, MACE

Clinical Professor Department of Medicine

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Editor, The Journal of Diabetes

New York, New York

Biykem Bozkurt

MD, PhD, FHFSA, FACC, FAHA

Mary and Gordon Cain Chair and Professor of Medicine

Associate Provost of Faculty Affairs Senior Associate Dean of Faculty Development

Senior Associate Editor for Circulation AHA/ASA Journals

Editor-in-Chief of Journal of the American College of Cardiology

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, Texas

Jonathan E. Campbell

Jonathan Campbell, PhD Associate Professor of Medicine, Duke University Duke Molecular Physiology Institute

Durham, North Carolina

Sonia Caprio, MD

Professor of Pediatric Endocrinology

Yale University School of Medicine

New Haven, Connecticut

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Paul Franks

MD, PhD, MPhil, MS, FTOS

Head, Translational Medicine Scientific Director in Medical Science, Novo Nordisk Foundation Copenhagen, Denmark

Professor and Deputy Director of Genetic Epidemiology Lund University Diabetes Centre

Malmö, Sweden

Juan Pablo Frias, MD

Medical Director and Principal Investigator

Velocity Clinical Research

Los Angeles, California

Luigi Gnudi, MD, PhD

Professor of Diabetes and

Metabolic Medicine

Consultant in Diabetes and Endocrinology

King's College London

London, England

Peter J. Grant

MD, FRCP, FMedSci

Professor of Medicine

Honorary Consultant Physician

University of Leeds

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Division of Cardiovascular & Diabetes Research

LIGHT Laboratories

Leeds, United Kingdom

Jennifer Green, MD

Professor of Medicine

Duke University Medical Center, Division of Endocrinology

Duke Clinical Research Institute

Durham, North Carolina

Stephen Greene, MD, FACC

Assistant Professor,

Division of Cardiology 

Advanced Heart Failure & Transplantation

Duke University Medical Center

Duke Clinical Research Institute

Durham, North Carolina

Kevin Grove, PhD

Scientific Vice President
Global Drug Discovery

Novo Nordisk

Seattle, Washington

George Grunberger

MD, FACP, MACE

Chairman, Grunberger Diabetes Institute, Clinical Professor, Internal Medicine and Molecular Medicine & Genetics, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Professor, Internal Medicine, Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine, Visiting Professor, Internal Medicine, First Faculty of Medicine, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

Chris K. Guerin, MD

Chief, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism

Tri-City Medical Center at Oceanside, California

Founder-Advanced Metabolic

Care and Research

Voluntary Assistant Clinical Professor, University of California

at San Diego

Chair Past President’s Committee for CACE and Board of Directors

San Diego, California

Martha Gulati

MD, MS, FACC, FAHA,

FASPC, FESC

Director, Preventive Cardiology

Associate Director, Barbra Streisand Women’s Heart Center Associate Director, Preventive and Cardiac Rehabilitation Center Anita Dann Friedman Endowed Chair in Women’s Cardiovascular Medicine

& Research Smidt Heart Institute at

Cedars Sinai Medical Center

Los Angeles, California

Vivian A. Fonseca, MD, FRCP

Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology

Assistant Dean for Clinical Research

Tullis Tulane Alumni Chair in Diabetes

Chief, Section of Endocrinology

Tulane University

Health Sciences Center

New Orleans, Louisiana

Eduardo Grunvald

MD, FACP

Medical Director, Center for Advanced Weight Management Director, Obesity Medicine UCSD Bariatric and Metabolic Institute Division of General Internal Medicine Division of Minimally Invasive Surgery Digestive Diseases Clinic San Diego, California

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Kevin Hall, PhD

Senior Investigator

Integrative Physiology Section

Laboratory of Biological Modeling National Institute of Diabetes

Digestive & Kidney Diseases

Bethesda, Maryland

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Naomi M. Hamburg, MD

Professor of Medicine, Cardiology

Boston University

School of Medicine

Boston, Massachusetts

Afshan Hameed, MD

Clinical Professor of Cardiology

Clinical Professor of

Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Obstetrics & Gynecology

UC Irvine Medical Center

UCI Health Irvine, California

Paul S. Jellinger, MD, MACE

Professor of Clinical Medicine

Voluntary Faculty University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine

The Center for Diabetes & Endocrine Care

Past President, AACE & ACE

Hollywood, Florida

Steven E. Kahn, MD

Division of Metabolism,

Endocrinology and Nutrition

Department of Medicine

VA Puget Sound Health Care System

University of Washington

Seattle, Washington

John P. Kirwan

MSc, PhD, FACSM

George A. Bray, Jr. Endowed Super Chair in Nutrition Executive Director Pennington Biomedical Research Center Louisiana State University Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Samuel Klein, MD

Director, Center for Human Nutrition

Chief Scientific Officer,

Sansum Diabetes Research Institute

Washington University

School of Medicine

Saint Louis, Missouri

Marta Koch, PhD

Editor-in-Chief, The Lancet Diabetes

& Endocrinology Former Editor,

Cell Press Journal PhD Alumni, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

London School of Hygiene

& Tropical Medicine

London, England

Mikhail N. Kosiborod

MD, FACC, FAHA

Professor of Medicine

Saint Luke's Mid America

Heart Institute

University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine

Kansas City, Missouri

Ronald Krauss, MD

Ronald M. Krauss, MD Senior Scientist and Director, Atherosclerosis Research Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute Adjunct Professor, Department of Medicine, UCSF Adjunct Professor, Department of Nutritional Sciences University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, California

Norman Lepor

MD, FACC, FAHA, FSCAI

Past President, California Chapter, American College of Cardiology Clinical Professor of Medicine - Geffen School of Medicine-UCLA Attending Cardiologist, Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute Co-director, Cardiovascular Imaging-Westside Medical Imaging Director of Clinical Research-Westside Medical Associates of Los Angeles

Los Angeles, California

Mark Kearney

MBChB, MRCP, MD

British Heart Foundation Professor of Cardiovascular and Diabetes Research

Leeds Institute of Cardiovascular & Metabolic Medicine

Dean of the School of Medicine

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

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Derek Leroith, MD, PhD, FACP

Professor of Medicine

Director of Research Division of Endocrinology Diabetes

and Bone Disease

Department of Medicine Icahn School of Medicine at Mt Sinai

New York, New York

Philip Levy, MD, MACE

Clinical Professor of Medicine,

University of Arizona

College of Medicine

Endocrinologist, Banner University Medical Group

Phoenix, Arizona

Rohit Loomba, MD

Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist Vice Chief of Gastroenterology Director of Hepatology

UC San Diego Health

San Diego, California

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Alan Maisel, MD

Co-founder, CMO

and Chairman of the Board

Brainstorm Medical

San Diego, California

Lawrence Mandarino, PhD

Professor of Medicine Chief, Division of Endocrinology Director, UAHS Center for Disparities in Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism University of Arizona College of Medicine

Tucson, Arizona

Christos S. Mantzoros

MD, DSc, PhD h.c. mult.

Professor of Medicine

Harvard Medical School and Boston University School of Medicine

Chief of Endocrinology, Diabetes

and Metabolism

Boston VA Healthcare System

Director of Human Nutrition, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Editor-in-Chief, Metabolism,

Clinical & Experimental

Boston, Massachusetts

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Vincent Marion, PhD

President & CEO, AdipoPharma

Deputy Director, Inserm/Laboratory

Medical Genetics UMR_S 112

Grand Est, France

Tracey L. McLaughlin, MD, MS

Professor of Medicine

Division of Endocrinology

Stanford University

School of Medicine

Stanford, California

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Christian W. Mende

MD, FACP, FACN, FASN, FASH

Clinical Professor of Medicine

University of California San Diego

La Jolla, California

Erin D. Michos, MD, MHS,

FAHA, FACC, FASE, FASPC

Associate Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) and Epidemiology

Associate Director of

Preventive Cardiology

Johns Hopkins University

School of Medicine

Baltimore, Maryland

Shivani Misra

MD, MBBS, BMedSci, MSc, PhD

Consultant Physician in

Diabetes & Metabolic Medicine,

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer,

Imperial College London

London, England

Erik Magnus Ohman

MD, FRCPI, FESC, FACC, FSCAI

Vice-President Global Development

Amgen

Thousand Oaks, California

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Jane R Parnes, MD

Executive Medical Director Therapeutic Area Head General Medicine, Early Development Amgen

Thousand Oaks, CA

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Richard E. Pratley, MD

Samuel E. Crockett Chair in Diabetes Research

Medical Director

AdventHealth Diabetes Institute

Senior Investigator and Diabetes Program Lead

AdventHealth Translational Research Institute

Adjunct Professor of Medicine

Johns Hopkins University

School of Medicine

Orlando, Florida

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Peter Rossing, MD, DMSc

Professor

Department of Clinical Medicine

University of Copenhagen

Steno Diabetes Center Copenhagen

Herlev, Denmark

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Alan R. Sinaiko, MD

Professor, Department of Pediatrics

Division of Pediatric Nephrology

University of Minnesota Medical School

Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Pam R. Taub, MD, FACC, FASPC

Director of Step Family Foundation Cardiovascular Rehabilitation and

Wellness Center

Professor of Medicine

UC San Diego Health System

Division of Cardiovascular Medicine

La Jolla, California 

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Martin Van Eickels, MD

Co-founder, CMO and Chairman of

the Board Brainstorm Medical

San Diego, California

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Matthew R. Weir, MD

Professor and Chief

Division of Nephrology

Department of Medicine

University of Maryland School of Medicine

Baltimore, Maryland

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Max Petersen, MD, PhD

Clinical Fellow,

Division of Endocrinology,

Metabolism, & Lipid Research

Washington University

School of Medicine

Saint Louis, Missouri

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Peter Reaven, MD

Professor of Clinical Medicine

University of Arizona

Phoenix, Arizona

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Philipp E. Scherer, PhD

Touchstone Diabetes Center

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Dallas, Texas

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Bart Staels, PhD

Full Professor, University of Lille

Director of Inserm UMR1011

European Genomics Institute

for Diabetes Institute Pasteur de Lille

Lille, France

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Ali Tavakkoli, MD

Chief, Division of General and GI Surgery Co-Director, Center for Weight Management and Wellness Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School

Brigham and Women's Hospital

Boston, Massachusetts

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Michelle Van Name, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

in Endocrinology

Yale School of Medicine

New Haven, Connecticut

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Helen Yeh, PhD

Vice President, CVRM Therapy Area Biopharmaceuticals Medical AstraZeneca United States

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Jorge Plutzky, MD

Director, Preventive Cardiology Cardiovascular Medicine

Brigham and Women's Hospital

Harvard Medical School

Boston, Massachusetts

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Paul D. Rosenblit

MD, PhD, FACE, FNLA

Clinical Professor, Medicine

Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, Metabolism

University of California,

Irvine (UCI) School of Medicine

Co-Director, Diabetes

Outpatient Clinic

UCI Medical Center, Orange, CA

Director, & Site Principal Investigator

Diabetes / Lipid Management

& Research Center

Huntington Beach, California

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Gerald I. Shulman, MD, PhD

George R. Cowgill

Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology)

Professor of Medicine and Cellular

& Molecular Physiology

Co-Director Yale Diabetes

Research Center Yale University

School of Medicine

New Haven, Connecticut

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Marc Taub, PhD

Divisional Vice President,

Technical Operations

Abbott Diabetes Care

Alameda, California

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Robert D. Toto, MD

Professor of Internal Medicine

Associate Dean Translational Science

and Education

University of Texas Southwestern

Medical Center

Dallas, Texas

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Karol E. Watson, MD, PhD

Attending Cardiologist and

Professor of Medicine/Cardiology

David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA Director of the UCLA Women’s Cardiovascular Health Center UCLA

Barbra Streisand Women’s Heart Health Program Co-Director of the UCLA Program in Preventive Cardiology Director of the UCLA Fellowship Program in

Cardiovascular Diseases

Los Angeles, California

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Paul Zimmet

AO, MD, PhD

Professor of Diabetes

Monash University

Melbourne, Australia

2021 Faculty