Our Investigators

The UW Medicine Diabetes Institute is comprised of 23 faculty housed in >32,000 sf of state-of-the-art research space, each selected to join the center because of complementary interests in diabetes and obesity and their relationships to systemic inflammation, dyslipidemia, vacular disease and metabolic impairment.  By creating multidisciplinary research opportunities and supporting and coordinating diabetes and obesity research, the Institute enhances interactions and accelerates discoveries.

<strong>Michael Schwartz, MD</strong>
Michael Schwartz, MD

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Co-Director, UW Diabetes Institute Professor of Medicine
Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology and Nutrition

<strong>Stephanie Page, MD, PhD</strong>
Stephanie Page, MD, PhD

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Co-Director, UW Diabetes Institute Professor of Medicine
Head, Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology and Nutrition

<strong>Karin Bornfeldt, PhD</strong>
Karin Bornfeldt, PhD

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Associate Director for Research and
Director, Complications of Diabetes Program, UW Diabetes Institute
Professor of Medicine and of Pathology
Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology and Nutrition

<strong>Alan Chait, MD</strong>
Alan Chait, MD

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Edwin L. Bierman Professor of Medicine
Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology and Nutrition

<strong>Vincenzo Cirulli, MD, PhD</strong>
Vincenzo Cirulli, MD, PhD

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Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology and Nutrition

<strong>Laura Crisa, MD, PhD</strong>
Laura Crisa, MD, PhD

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Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology and Nutrition

<strong>Laura den Hartigh, PhD</strong>
Laura den Hartigh, PhD

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Research Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology and Nutrition

<strong>Mauricio Dorfman, PhD</strong>
Mauricio Dorfman, PhD

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Research Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology and Nutrition

<strong>Jay Heinecke, MD</strong>
Jay Heinecke, MD

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Karasinski Endowed Chair in Metabolic Research
Professor of Medicine
Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology and Nutrition

<strong>Irl Hirsch, MD</strong>
Irl Hirsch, MD

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Professor of Medicine
Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology and Nutrition

<strong>Rebecca Hull-Meichle, PhD</strong>
Rebecca Hull-Meichle, PhD

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Director, Diabetes and the Islet Program, UW Diabetes Institute
Research Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology and Nutrition

<strong>Jenny Kanter, PhD</strong>
Jenny Kanter, PhD

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Research Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology and Nutrition

<strong>Steven Kahn, MB, ChB</strong>
Steven Kahn, MB, ChB

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Professor of Medicine
Research Director, UW Diabetes Research Center
Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology and Nutrition

<strong>Francis Kim, MD</strong>
Francis Kim, MD

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Professor of Medicine
Division of Cardiology

<strong>Gregory Morton, PhD</strong>
Gregory Morton, PhD

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Research Professor of Medicine
Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology and Nutrition

<strong>Katya Rubinow, MD</strong>
Katya Rubinow, MD

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Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology and Nutrition

<strong>Jarrad Scarlett, MD, PhD</strong>
Jarrad Scarlett, MD, PhD

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Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology

<strong>Ellen Schur, MD, MS</strong>
Ellen Schur, MD, MS

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Director, Clinical Research Unit, UW Diabetes Institute
Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of General Internal Medicine

<strong>Baohai Shao, PhD</strong>
Baohai Shao, PhD

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Research Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology and Nutrition

<strong>Ian Sweet, PhD</strong>
Ian Sweet, PhD

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Research Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology and Nutrition

<strong>Chongren Tang, PhD</strong>
Chongren Tang, PhD

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Research Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology and Nutrition

<strong>Joshua Thaler, MD, PhD</strong>
Joshua Thaler, MD, PhD

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Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology and Nutrition

<strong>Tomas Vaisar, PhD</strong>
Tomas Vaisar, PhD

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Research Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology and Nutrition