ISHWARLAL JIALAL graduated with the equivalent of an MD, PhD (MB.CH.B, MD) from the University of Natal Medical School, Natal, South Africa, and thereafter undertook fellowships at the Joslin Diabetes Center, Harvard Medical School, and in the Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Nutrition at the University of Washington in Seattle. He then joined the faculty of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas in 1988 as Assistant Professor and became Professor of Internal Medicine and Pathology with tenure in 1997. He was Director of the Division of Clinical Biochemistry and Human Metabolism and was the first hold of the C. Vincent Prothro Chair in Human Nutrition Research. He then joined UC Davis Medical Center as the first holder of Robert E. Stowell Endowed Chair in Experimental Pathology, Director of the Laboratory for Atherosclerosis and Metabolic Research. On his retirement in 2016 he was Distinguished Professor of Internal Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, at the University of California, Davis, Medical Center and Staff Endocrinologist at the VA Medical Center, Sacramento. He is presently Professor of Physiology, Metabolism and Pathology at California Northstate university, College of Medicine and Staff Endocrinologist at the VA Medical Center, Mather, CA
To date, he has published over 506 original papers and invited reviews in the areas of diabetes, atherosclerosis, lipid metabolism, nutrition and vascular biology and has a H-Index of 73. He has received numerous awards for his research and has served on Editorial Boards of numerous journals including the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology, Journal of Diabetes and Its Complications, and Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. Dr. Jialal served as Section Editor of AJCP for Clinical Chemistry, Associate Editor, Atherosclerosis, and Editor-in-Chief of Metabolic Syndrome & Related Disorders. He also has a long standing interest in hyperlipidemia and diabetes. His major research interest is in the role of inflammation in atherosclerosis, metabolic syndrome, and understanding the pathobiology of diabetic vasculopathies. His research has been funded over the years by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), American Diabetes Association, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, and American Heart Association. He serves on the Grant Review Panels of the ADA and JDRF, as well as the National Institutes of Health.
Dr. Jialal has received numerous awards for his work including the VERIS Award for Nutrition Research; the Centrum Center Science for Nutrition Award, American Society of Nutritional Sciences; the International Hermes Prize for Vitamin Research; the Bennie Zak Award for Outstanding Research, Lipids and Lipoproteins Division, AACC; the Grace Goldsmith Award from the American College of Nutrition; the NIH Mid-Career Investigator Award in Patient Oriented Research, the Distinguished Scientist Award from the National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry, Recipient of the Outstanding Contributions to Clinical Chemistry in a Selected Area of Research Award of the American Association for Clinical Chemistry, the Linus Pauling Award, American College for Advancement in Medicine; Philip Levine Award, American Society of Clinical Pathology, Cooper Award, Lipoprotein and Vascular Diseases Division, AACC, Joliff Award, Division of Clinical and Diagnostic Immunology, AACC and the Garry-Labbe Award for his outstanding contributions in Nutrition , AACC and Diplomate, American Board of Clinical Lipidology . He has been listed Best Doctors in America for 8 years. He has been recipient of the Pathology Teaching Award from the residents at both UT Southwestern and UCDMC.