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Come see me speak18th Annual Cardiometabolic Health Congress – On Demand
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Athena Philis-Tsimikas, MD

San Diego, California

Athena Philis-Tsimikas, MD

Endocrinologist

About

Dr. Athena Philis-Tsimikas is the corporate vice president of the Scripps Whittier Diabetes Institute at Scripps Health in San Diego, California. With over 25 years of experience, she leads the Diabetes Care Line which creates programs, conducts research and delivers diabetes services across the Scripps Health system of hospitals, outpatient clinics, and community outreach initiatives. She developed and implemented the innovative Project Dulce program which cares for underserved populations with diabetes utilizing nurse care management and peer educators in partnership with the primary care physicians to improve outcomes. Dr. Philis-Tsimikas and Scripps Whittier Diabetes Institute are actively promoting and training community physicians and community health centers to participate in community-based clinical research that will bring innovative health care solutions to their communities.

Education and Training

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism Fellowship, Scripps Clinic,1996
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism Fellowship, University of California San Diego Medical Center, 1994
  • Internal Medicine Residency, Medical Center of Central Massachusetts, 1991
  • Internal Medicine Internship, Stamford Hospital, 1990
  • Medical Degree, University of Athens School of Medicine, Greece, 1988

Professional Highlights

  • Executive Director, Whittier Institute for Diabetes, Scripps Research Translational Institute, 2004-present
  • Chief Medical Director and Executive Vice President of Clinical Programs, Whittier Institute for Diabetes, Scripps Research Translational Institute, 2001-present

 

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