Division Chief

Samuel Dagogo-Jack

Samuel Dagogo-Jack, MD, MB, BS, MSc, FRCP, FACP, FACE

Samuel Dagogo-Jack, MD is the A. C. Mullins Professor in Translational Research, Professor of Medicine, and Chief of the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN. He also serves as Director of the Endocrinology Fellowship Training Program and Director, General Clinical Research Center at UTHSC. Dr. Dagogo-Jack graduated from the University of Ibadan Medical School, Nigeria and completed residency training in internal medicine at the Royal Victoria Infirmary, University of Newcastle, UK, and was certified Member of the Royal College of Physicians (UK). He underwent research training at the University of Newcastle, earning the Master of Science and the Doctorate in Medicine degrees for his work on epidermal growth factor. Dr. Dagogo-Jack completed postdoctoral fellowship training in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri, where he also served on the faculty for several years. He is ABIM board-certified in Internal Medicine, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism.

Dr. Dagogo-Jack's current research interests include the pathobiology of pre-diabetes, diabetes prevention, and the regulation of leptin in humans. He is the Principal Investigator for the NIH Diabetes Control and Complications Trial/Epidemiology of Diabetes Interventions and Complications (DCCT/EDIC) study at the University of Tennessee, and was Principal Investigator for the Washington University site of the NIH Diabetes Prevention Program from 1997-2000. Dr Dagogo-Jack has served on or chaired Grant Review Study Sections for the NIH, the ADA and other organizations, and has been named to several national Working Groups in the field of diabetes, endocrinology and metabolism. He is an Associate Editor for the both Diabetes Care and the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, and has served on the editorial boards of the Endocrine today, Current Drug Targets, Cardiology Quarterly, among others. Dr. Dagogo-Jack's publications include 16 book chapters and more than 200 scientific papers and abstracts. Dr. Dagogo-Jack has been elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of London, the American College of Physicians and the American College of Endocrinology. He is a past President of the American Diabetes Association (St Louis Chapter, 1998-2000), and past chair, Endocrinology Section, Central Society for Clinical Research (1999-2001). Dr. Dagogo-Jack is an active member of the Endocrine Society and the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists. Dr. Dagogo-Jack is the recipient of the 2008 Distinction in Clinical Endocrinology Award from the American College of Endocrinology and the 2009 Meritorious Achievement Award from the National Medical Association.

Chief's Message

The Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center proudly welcomes you to our website. Our dedicated faculty members are nationally and internationally recognized for their many accomplishments in medical education, basic and clinical research, patient care and community service. The extensive scope of our faculty's research interests straddles the spectrum from molecular genetics, proteomics and metabolomics to cutting-edge clinical investigation in the areas of diabetes, obesity and endocrine/metabolic disorders. The Division has maintained 3 major NIH trials since 1980, including the landmark Diabetes Control and Complications/Epidemiology of Diabetes Interventions and Complications (DCCT/EDIC) trial, the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) and the LOOKAhead Study. The total annual grant funding of our Divisional faculty exceeds $2 million. The clinical faculty of our Division provides comprehensive patient care in all aspects of diabetes, endocrine and metabolic disorders.

The Division is active in educational programs and research mentorship within the College of Medicine. Our flagship Endocrinology Pathophysiology Course for 2nd year medical students has been a running success for the past decades. Our Division also plays host to numerous medical students and residents who take standard or elective rotations with our clinical faculty in the inpatient and outpatient setting. Our ACGME accredited fellowship training program has trained nearly 100 clinical and research fellows in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism. Admission to the highly competitive fellowship training program is coordinated through the National Residency Matching Program.

The opinion of our clinical faculty members is highly regarded by community physicians, who interact with us through formal referrals and consultation as well as during Continuing Medical Education programs staffed by our faculty. The Division is a strong supporter of local, regional and national programs of the Southern Society of Clinical Investigation, the American Diabetes Association, and the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists.

Samuel Dagogo-Jack, MD
Chief, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

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