Leadership

The UW Diabetes Institute is guided by a leadership team whose members are dedicated to advancing understanding of the causes and consequences of diabetes, obesity and related metabolic and cardiovascular disorders, and to identifying new approaches to their treatment.

Administration

Michael Schwartz, MD
Michael Schwartz, MD

Co-Director, UW Diabetes Institute

Stephanie Page, MD, PhD
Stephanie Page, MD, PhD

Co-Director, UW Diabetes Institute

Karin Bornfeldt, PhD
Karin Bornfeldt, PhD

Associate Director of Research and Director, Complications of Diabetes Research Program, UW Diabetes Institute

Rebecca Hull, PhD
Rebecca Hull, PhD

Director, Diabetes and the Islet Program, UW Diabetes Institute

Gregory Morton, PhD
Gregory Morton, PhD

Director, Diabetes and Metabolism Program, UW Diabetes Institute

Ellen Schur, MD, MS
Ellen Schur, MD, MS

Director, Clinical Research Unit, UW Diabetes Institute


Executive Committee

Bradley Anawalt, MD
Bradley Anawalt, MD

Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine

Karin Bornfeldt, PhD
Karin Bornfeldt, PhD

Professor of Medicine and of Pathology, Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology and Nutrition

Alan Chait, MD
Alan Chait, MD

Professor of Medicine, Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology and Nutrition

Ian de Boer, MD, MS
Ian de Boer, MD, MS

Professor of Medicine, Division of Nephrology

Irl Hirsch, MD
Irl Hirsch, MD

Professor of Medicine, Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology and Nutrition

Steven Kahn, MB, ChB
Steven Kahn, MB, ChB

Professor of Medicine, Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology and Nutrition

Kelly Oswald, MPH
Kelly Oswald, MPH

Senior Director for Philanthropy UW Medicine Advancement

Stephanie Page, MD, PhD
Stephanie Page, MD, PhD

Professor of Medicine and Head, Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology and Nutrition

Cate Pihoker, MD
Cate Pihoker, MD

Professor of Pediatrics, Head, Division of Endocrinology

Michael Schwartz, MD
Michael Schwartz, MD

Professor of Medicine, Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology and Nutrition

Ellen Schur, MD, MS
Ellen Schur, MD, MS

Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine


Community Council

Angela Bates
Angela Bates

“I care because I’ve witnessed firsthand the burden my daughter carries in managing type 1 diabetes, and I would love to see the burden eased for her and for future generations. “

Chandan Chauhan
Chandan Chauhan

Chandan Chauhan is an entrepreneur who is passionate about creating technology companies that provide internet services for consumers and enterprises. He is the CEO of Clocktree.com, which is focused on technology innovations that make healthcare accessible to all. He has cofounded two other successful internet companies, TalentWise and Intelius. At Microsoft, Mr. Chauhan was a member of the original development team that created Windows, and later he was a key player in creating CarPoint, Microsoft's first internet application. He is interested in bringing an industry perspective to academia and is involved with multiple UW campaigns, in addition to serving on the UW Foundation Board. “I have type 2 diabetes and am under the great care of Dr. Irl Hirsch at the UW Medicine Diabetes Institute. The care provided by Dr. Hirsch and his team has helped me tremendously. It is important to extend this kind of high-quality care to the larger community, as well as to the global population. The critical research and patient care being done at the institute is extremely important, and I am inspired to help them make a global impact.”

Dilnaz Clark
Dilnaz Clark

Dilnaz Clark is a technologist, entrepreneur, mentor, philanthropist and a dedicated wife and mother. She holds an M.S. in computer science and has spent 15 years leading teams at Microsoft and Expedia. She is motivated by a desire to harness the forces of technology and medical research to obliterate diseases such as type 1 diabetes.

Derek Edwards
Derek Edwards

Tim Hogan
Tim Hogan

Richard Larson
Richard Larson

Richard Larson has devoted his life’s work to philanthropy and to institutional advancement. Most recently, he served on the senior leadership team as vice president of development for the Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) in Boulder and Snowmass, Colorado. Prior to working at RMI, Mr. Larson was associate vice president for the University of Colorado Foundation. For 20 years, he worked for the Colorado Department of Natural Resources, primarily in institutional advancement. Mr. Larson and his wife of 33 years, Kathleen, are active travelers and birders. Their daughter and son live in New York City.

James & Sherry Raisbeck
James & Sherry Raisbeck

James Raisbeck has held leadership positions in the aerospace field, including at Robertson Aircraft Corporation, American Jet Industries and Raisbeck Engineering, where he is board chairman. Mr. Raisbeck serves on the boards of the Seattle Opera, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Seattle Symphony, ArtsFund and the Museum of Flight. He is married to Sherry Raisbeck, and they have two daughters, a son, three grandchildren and one great-grandson. Mrs. Raisbeck serves on the board of Cornish College of the Arts, her alma mater. Mr. Raisbeck never expected to be diagnosed with type 1 diabetes — a condition often, but not always, identified in childhood — when he was 75 years old. Today, he is an octogenarian, and he knows exactly what he cares about. The Raisbecks have created an endowed chair in diabetes research. “With this gift, we hope to help researchers move closer to understanding and curing type 1 diabetes,” says Mr. Raisbeck.