Medicine - Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism

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Faculty Administrative Position

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    Frank M.D., Stuart, Director 2001 -

    Stuart J. Frank (b. 1958, Wilkes-Barre, PA), Professor of Medicine, Cell Biology, and Physiology, received his B.A. summa cum laude in 1980 as a Benjamin Franklin Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania. He earned his M.D. in 1984 from Harvard Medical School. After residency in Internal Medicine at Washington University in St. Louis, Dr. Frank began fellowship training at the National Institutes of health from 1987 to 1991. His research there in Dr. Richard Klausner’s laboratory focused on T-c...

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    Ovalle, Fernando, Associate Director 2015 -

    Dr. Ovalle is a Professor of Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Medicine. In addition to maintaining a large and busy clinical practice, he serves as the Director of the Multidisciplinary Comprehensive Diabetes Clinic, and Director of Diabetes and Glycemic Control Programs at UAB Hospital. Also, he is the Director of the Diabetes & Endocrine Clinical Research Unit, and the Program Director for the Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolism at UAB.
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    Ovalle, Fernando, Interim Division Director 2018 -

    Dr. Ovalle is a Professor of Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Medicine. In addition to maintaining a large and busy clinical practice, he serves as the Director of the Multidisciplinary Comprehensive Diabetes Clinic, and Director of Diabetes and Glycemic Control Programs at UAB Hospital. Also, he is the Director of the Diabetes & Endocrine Clinical Research Unit, and the Program Director for the Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolism at UAB.
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    Rosenthal, Richard, Director 1999 -

    Dr. Rosenthal received his BA in Zoology from The University of Texas at Austin and MD from UAB Medical School. He trained in Internal Medicine at Carolinas Medical Center. He completed his Endocrinology Fellowship at UAB. Dr. Rosenthal is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism and has served as clinic director from 1999 to 2011. He served as Chief of Staff for The Kirklin Clinic from 2011-2014. Currently, he is the Associate Chief Medical Of...

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    Vaughan, Tom, Director 2014 -

  • Faculty Position

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    Agarwal, Monica, Associate Professor (P) 2015 -

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    Arguello, Carlos, Associate Professor (P) 2005 -

    Carlos Arguello, MD, FACE, is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. He is Board-Certified in Internal Medicine and Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism. He is the Medical Director of the Endocrinology Clinic at the Kirklin Clinic of UAB Hospital where he has a very active clinical practice. He is also involved in medical education at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine where he is a Clinical Scholar. Dr. Arguell...

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    Bahl, Deepti, Assistant Professor (P) 2012 -

    Dr. Bahl is an endocrinologist who provides a wide array of clinical services including diabetes, thyroid, pituitary, adrenal and HIV endocrinopathies. Dr. Bahl sees patients daily at the Kirklin Clinic at UAB and twice a month at the UAB 1917 Clinic. She also sees new patients in the Multidisciplinary Comprehensive Diabetes Clinic twice a week. She completed her fellowship training from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and joined the Division of Endocrinology as faculty in 2012. She is b...

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    Banerjee, Ronadip, Assistant Professor (P) 2016 -

    The Banerjee laboratory is studying how hormones regulate metabolism, with a particular focus on glucose homeostasis. We use the pancreatic beta-cell as our model system. These amazing cells sense and integrate inputs from numerous hormones and metabolites to regulate secretion of hormones, including insulin, that in turn regulate metabolism in many tissues. Beta-cell failure to produce sufficient insulin underlies the development of diabetes mellitus.

    Our work has demonstrated a cr...

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    Bhatnagar, Sushant, Assistant Professor (P) 2015 -

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    Chen, Junqin, Instructor (P) 2015 -

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    Couto, Maria, Assistant Professor - Clinical (P) 2018 -

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    Fineberg, Samuel, Professor - Clinical (P) 2005 -

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    Frank M.D., Stuart, Professor (P) 2001 -

    Stuart J. Frank (b. 1958, Wilkes-Barre, PA), Professor of Medicine, Cell Biology, and Physiology, received his B.A. summa cum laude in 1980 as a Benjamin Franklin Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania. He earned his M.D. in 1984 from Harvard Medical School. After residency in Internal Medicine at Washington University in St. Louis, Dr. Frank began fellowship training at the National Institutes of health from 1987 to 1991. His research there in Dr. Richard Klausner’s laboratory focused on T-c...

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    Garg, Manisha, Assistant Professor - Clinical (P) 2016 -

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    Habegger, Kirk, Associate Professor (P) 2013 -

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    Hunter, Chad, Associate Professor (P) 2014 -

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    Jing, Gu, Instructor (P) 2014 -

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    Kim, Jeonga, Associate Professor (P) 2010 -

    I graduated from Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea with B.S and M.S degrees in Nutrition and Biochemistry, respectively. I have broad training and extensive experience in area spanning regulation of gene transcription, signal transduction, cell biology, metabolic and vascular animal physiology, and translational studies with an eye towards therapeutic discovery for human diseases. While in graduate school at Iowa State University and during post-doctoral training at Penn State University, I focuse...

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    Kim, Teayoun, Instructor (P) 2017 -

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    Nambron, Rajasree, Assistant Professor - Clinical (P) 2016 -

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    Ovalle, Fernando, Professor (P) 2004 -

    Dr. Ovalle is a Professor of Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Medicine. In addition to maintaining a large and busy clinical practice, he serves as the Director of the Multidisciplinary Comprehensive Diabetes Clinic, and Director of Diabetes and Glycemic Control Programs at UAB Hospital. Also, he is the Director of the Diabetes & Endocrine Clinical Research Unit, and the Program Director for the Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolism at UAB.
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    Patel, Anish, Assistant Professor (P) 2016 -

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    Paterson, Andrew, Assistant Professor (P) 2018 -

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    Rosenthal, Richard, Associate Professor (P) 1999 -

    Dr. Rosenthal received his BA in Zoology from The University of Texas at Austin and MD from UAB Medical School. He trained in Internal Medicine at Carolinas Medical Center. He completed his Endocrinology Fellowship at UAB. Dr. Rosenthal is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism and has served as clinic director from 1999 to 2011. He served as Chief of Staff for The Kirklin Clinic from 2011-2014. Currently, he is the Associate Chief Medical Of...

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    Shalev, Anath, Professor (P) 2010 -

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    Thudi, Vaishali, Assistant Professor - Clinical (P) 2017 -

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    Vaughan, Tom, Associate Professor (P) 2006 -

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    Warriner, Amy, Associate Professor (P) 2007 -

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    Xu, Guanlan, Instructor (P) 2014 -

    Loss of functional beta cell mass is a hallmark of both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. However, the mechanism that mediates this process has not been elucidated, and corresponding therapies have not been developed. MicroRNAs are ~ 22-nt small RNAs that mediate post-transcriptional regulation of gene expression. Dr. Xu found that diabetes induces the beta cell miR-204, which in turn represses insulin transcription by targeting and inhibiting the insulin transcription factor MAFA. His work also showe...

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    Zhang, Yue, Assistant Professor (P) 2011 -

  • Faculty Secondary Appointments

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    Garvey, W. Timothy, Professor (S) 2003 -

    Dr. Garvey is Professor of Medicine in the Department of Nutrition Sciences at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He obtained his MD degree, cum laude, from St. Louis University in 1978, and completed residency training in Internal Medicine at Barnes Hospital, Washington University, in 1981. He then was a clinical fellow in Endocrinology and Metabolism at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and University of California, San Diego School of Medicine. He subsequently held facul...

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    Riley, Kristen, Professor (S) 2014 -

    Dr. Riley grew up in Huntsville, AL, attended undergraduate at the University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill and medical school at University of Alabama School of Medicine. She completed Neurosurgery Residency at UAB and a fellowship in Epilepsy Surgery at Great Ormond Street Hospital, London, England.
    Dr. Riley joined the Neurosurgery faculty in 2004.
    Dr. Riley specializes in non-vascular, cranial neurosurgery including general cranial neurosurgery and:
    Endoscopic Pituitary Tumor a...

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    Rowe, Glenn, Assistant Professor (S) 2014 -

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