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Robert J. Tanenberg

Robert J. Tanenberg



Robert J. Tanenberg, MD, FACP, is Professor of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina.

He serves as Medical Director of the E.C.U. Diabetes and Obesity Institute and Director of the Clinical Diabetes Fellowship. Dr. Tanenberg is also the medical director of the Inpatient Diabetes Program at the Vidant Medical Center, a 900-bed teaching and tertiary referral medical center in Greenville, NC.

He has been honored by the Brody School of Medicine as a Master Educator in 2008 and was an East Carolina University Teacher-Scholar Award recipient in 2010.

Dr. Tanenberg directs the East Carolina University-Diabetes Research Center for Clinical Trials where has been a principal investigator for over 60 diabetes research studies. Dr. Tanenberg is board certified in internal medicine, and in endocrinology and metabolism.

After earning his medical degree from the University of Illinois, Chicago, Dr. Tanenberg completed a medicine residency at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, and an endocrine fellowship at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. He was also fellowship trained in diabetes at the Joslin Diabetes Center, Boston, Massachusetts. He was formerly on the faculty of Georgetown University School of Medicine and Director of the Diabetes Treatment Center at Georgetown University Hospital. He was also a consultant to the NIH for the landmark Diabetes Control and Complications Trial.

With special interests including insulin therapy, Type 1 diabetes, and treatment of patients with diabetic neuropathy, severe insulin resistance, and metabolic syndrome, Dr. Tanenberg has over 100 publications including articles, book chapters and abstracts. He has been published in scientific journals including: Diabetes, Diabetes Care Metabolism, Endocrine Practice, Diabetes Technology and Therapeutics, Mayo Clinic Proceedings and the New England Journal of Medicine. He was endocrinology editor for Hospital Physician and is an editor of the lay journal, Diabetes Health. He lectures throughout the country on the treatment of diabetes and the prevention and treatment of diabetic complications.

Dr. Tanenberg is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians. He is a member of the American Diabetes Association, the Endocrine Society, the Mayo Clinic Alumni Association and the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists.

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