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Lois Jovanovic, MD, FACE - Endocrinology and Metabolism/Gestational Diabetes

Lois Jovanovic, MD, FACE - Endocrinology and Metabolism/Gestational Diabetes

Dr. Lois Jovanovic reviews medical content for Healthwise, a nonprofit organization with a mission to help people make better health decisions. Dr. Jovanovic is an internist specializing in endocrinology and metabolism. She became CEO and Chief Scientific Officer of the Sansum Diabetes Research Institute in Santa Barbara, California, in 1996. She is a Clinical Professor of Medicine in the Division of Endocrinology at the University of Southern California-Keck School of Medicine and is an Adjunct Professor of Biomolecular Science and Engineering and Chemical Engineering at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She is on the Special Task Force for Diabetes and Obesity for the State of California and is the Chair of the University of California-Santa Barbara Embryonic Stem Cell Oversight Committee. Dr. Jovanovic has authored over 200 articles, including 135 for refereed journals, and 25 books on the topic of diabetes and pregnancy and islet cell transplantation. In addition, Dr. Jovanovic serves on the national board of directors of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine.

Education and Training

MD: Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, NY, 1973

Internship in Internal Medicine: Cornell Medical University Medical College, New York Hospital, New York, NY, 1973–1974

Junior Resident in Internal Medicine: Cornell Medical University Medical College, New York Hospital, New York, NY, 1974–1975

Senior Resident in Internal Medicine: Cornell Medical University Medical College, New York Hospital, New York, NY, 1975–1976

Research Fellow in Endocrinology and Metabolism: Cornell University Medical College, New York, NY, 1976–1978

Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine

Endocrinology, American Board of Internal Medicine

Academic Appointments

University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA:

  • Clinical Professor of Medicine, 1989–present
  • Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, 1986–1989

Associate Adjunct Professor of Medicine, University of California, Irvine, CA, 1986–1988

Cornell University Medical College, New York, NY:

  • Associate Professor in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 1985–1986
  • Assistant Professor in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 1979–1985
  • Associate Professor of Medicine, 1985–1986
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine, 1979–1985
  • Instructor in Medicine, 1978–1979

Assistant Adjunct Professor, Rockefeller University, New York, NY, 1979–1985

Financial Disclosure

Dr. Jovanovic receives grants for research and is on the Advisory Boards of:

  • Eli Lilly.
  • Novo-Nordisk.
  • Pfizer.
  • Mannkind.
  • Roche Pharmaceutical.
  • LifeScan.
  • Sensys.
  • DexCom.
  • Insulet.
  • Medtronic.

Last Revised: January 27, 2010

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