CMHC Faculty Members

Faculty of Tarsus Medical Group are leaders in healthcare

Louis H. Philipson, MD, PhD

Chicago, Illinois

Louis H. Philipson, MD, PhD



Dr. Louis H. Philipson is a renowned endocrinologist and a world authority on diabetes. He is the James C. Tyree Professor for Diabetes Research and Care at the University of Chicago and a founding director of the Kovler Diabetes Center. The center is the first registry in the United States for neonatal and monogenic diabetes to follow and treat patients with complex diabetes.

Dr. Philipson has been devoted to improving the care of people with diabetes for over 30 years. The primary focus of his clinical practice is on type 1 diabetes and rare forms of diabetes, and he has a multidisciplinary clinic to treat both adults and children.

Dr. Philipson has written over 180 peer-reviewed articles and co-edited “Atypical Diabetes,” a textbook published by the American Diabetes Association.

Education and Training

  • Fellowship, University of Chicago Medical center, 1991
  • Residency, University of Chicago Medical Center, 1988
  • Medical Degree, University of Chicago, The Pritzker School of Medicine, 1986
  • Doctorate, University of Chicago, 1982
  • Bachelor, Harvard University, 1976

Professional Highlights

  • National board member, American Diabetes Association
  • Diabetes Precision Diabetes Medicine Steering Committee, American Diabetes Association and European Association
  • Fellow, American College of Physicians
  • Past president, Science & Medicine Journal, 2019
  • Past president, Chicago/Northern Illinois American Diabetes Association Community Board
  • Member, Endocrine Society
  • Member, American Diabetes Association
  • Laureate, Lincoln Academy of Illinois
  • Banting Medal for Service, Medicine and Science Journal, 2019
  • Samuel Eichold II Memorial Award, American College of Physicians, 2012


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