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    Yehuda Handelsman, MD, FACP, FNLA, FASPC, MACE, Chair

    Chair & Program Director

    18th WCIRDC

    Medical Director & Principal Investigator,

    The Metabolic Institute of America 

    Tarzana, California

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    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)


    Department of Medicine, UCLA

    Los Angeles, California

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    Zachary T. Bloomgarden, MD, MACE

    Editor, the Journal of Diabetes,
    Clinical Professor, Department of Medicine
    Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai 
    New York, New York

  • 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 Harbor-UCLA Medical Center,

    Division of Cardiology

    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

  • 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

  • Ralph A. DeFronzo, MD

    Professor of Medicine
    Chief, Diabetes Division
    University of Texas Health

    Science Center at San Antonio 
    Deputy Director,

    Texas Diabetes Institute
    San Antonio, Texas

  • Daniel Einhorn, MD, FACP, FACE

    Chief, Diabetes and Endocrine Associates 
    Medical Director,

    Scripps Whittier Diabetes Institute
    Clinical Professor,

    UCSD School of Medicine
    La Jolla, 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

  • W. Timothy Garvey, MD, FACE

    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

  • Peter J. Grant, MD, FMedSci

    Professor of Medicine and

    Consultant Physician
    University of Leeds/Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust,
    Leeds Institute of Cardiovascular and Metabolic Medicine,
    LIGHT Laboratories
    Leeds, United Kingdom

  • George Grunberger, MD, FACP, FACE

    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
    Past President, AACE
    Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

  • Paul S. Jellinger, MD, MACE

    Professor of Clinical Medicine
    University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine
    The Center for Diabetes & Endocrine Care
    Past President, AACE & ACE
    Hollywood, Florida

  • Samuel Klein, MD

    William H. Danforth Professor of Medicine and Nutritional Science

    Director, Center for Human Nutrition

    Chief, Division of Geriatrics &

    Nutritional Science

    Washington University School of Medicine

    St. Louis, Missouri

  • 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 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 E 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

    Los Angeles, California

  • Derek LeRoith, MD, PhD, FACP

    Professor of Medicine
    Director of Research
    Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes & 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

    Banner University Medical Group
    Phoenix, Arizona

  • Christos Mantzoros, MD, DSc, PhD

    Professor of Medicine
    Harvard Medical School
    Chief of Endocrinology, Diabetes,

    & Metabolism
    Editor-in Chief, Metabolism
    Clinical and Experimental
    Boston, Massachusetts

  • Nikolaus Marx, MD, FESC, FAHA

    Professor of Medicine / Cardiology
    Head of Department of Internal Medicine, 
    Cardiology, Pneumology, 

    Angiology and Intensive Care
    University Hospital Aachen
    Aachen, Germany

  • Tracey L. McLaughlin, MD, MS

    Associate Professor of Medicine 
    Division of Endocrinology, Gerontology, & Metabolism
    Stanford Medical Center
    Stanford, California

  • Christian W. Mende, MD, FACP, FACN, FASN, FASH

    Clinical Professor of Medicine
    Specialist in Clinical Hypertension
    University of California San Diego
    La Jolla, California

  • Jorge Plutzky, MD

    Director, The Vascular Disease

    Prevention Program

    Cardiovascular Division
    Brigham and Women’s Hospital
    Harvard Medical School
    Boston, Massachusetts

  • Richard E. Pratley, MD

    Samuel E. Crockett

    Chair in Diabetes Research
    Medical Director,

    AdventHealth Diabetes Institute
    Senior Investigator and Diabetes Program Lead, Translational Research Institute for Metabolism and Diabetes
    AdventHealth Orlando
    Orlando, Florida

  • Arun J. Sanyal, MBBS, MD

    Professor of Medicine, Physiology and Molecular Pathology 
    Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
    VCU Medical Center 
    Director, Education Core, CCTR
    Virginia Commonwealth University
    Richmond, Virginia

  • Philipp E. Scherer, PhD

    Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
    Gifford O. Touchstone Jr. and

    Randolph G. Touchstone
    Distinguished Chair in Diabetes Research
    Director, Touchstone Diabetes Center
    The University of Texas

    Southwestern Medical Center
    Dallas, Texas

  • Alan Sinaiko, MD

    Professor, Department of Pediatrics
    Division of Pediatric Nephrology
    University of Minnesota
    Medical School
    Minneapolis, Minnesota

  • Bart Staels, PhD   

    Full Professor, University of Lille
    Director of Inserm UMR1011
    European Genomics Institute for Diabetes & Institute
    Pasteur de Lille
    Lille, France

  • Matthew R. Weir, MD

    Professor and Chief
    Division of Nephrology
    Department of Medicine
    University of Maryland School of Medicine
    Baltimore, Maryland

  • Paul Zimmet AO, PhD, FRACP, FRCP, FTSE

    Doctor of Laws (Monash), Doctoris Philosophiae, Honoris Causa

    (Tel Aviv University)
    Professorial Fellow,

    Baker IDI Heart & Diabetes Institute
    Professor of Diabetes Research,

    Monash University
    Honorary President,

    International Diabetes Federation
    Melbourne, Australia

18372 Clark Street

Suite 212

Tarzana, CA 91356

Phone: 818-342-1889
Fax: 818-342-1538

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