Biography: Samuel Dagogo-Jack, MD

Samuel Dagogo-Jack, MD
  • Professor of Medicine
  • Director, Div. of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
  • A. C. Mullins Chair in Translational Research
  • Director, General Clinical Research Center
  • Director, Endocrinology Fellowship Training Program
  • University of Tennessee Health Science Center
  • Memphis, TN

Sam Dagogo-Jack, MD is the A. C. Mullins Professor in Translational Research, Professor of Medicine, and Chief of the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN. He is also Director of the Endocrinology Fellowship Program and Director of the General Clinical Research Center at UTHSC. Dr. Dagogo-Jack graduated from the University of Ibadan Medical School, Nigeria and completed residency training in internal medicine at the Royal Victoria Infirmary, University of Newcastle, UK, and was certified Member of the Royal College of Physicians(UK) in 1982. He underwent bench research training at the University of Newcastle, earning a Master of Science degree in the field of hormone assay development and a Doctorate in Medical Science for his work on epidermal growth factor. Dr. Dagogo-Jack completed postdoctoral fellowship training in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism.

Dr. Dagogo-Jack's research interests include the interaction of genetic and environmental factors in the prediction and prevention of prediabetes and type 2 diabetes; regulation and metabolic significance of leptin in humans; and mechanisms of diabetes complications, including hypoglycemia-associated autonomic failure. He is a Principal Investigator for the DCCT/EDIC Study, the Pathobiology of Prediabetes in a Biracial Cohort Study, and GRADE study, and co-investigator for the Diabetes Prevention Program, all funded by the NIH. Dr Dagogo-Jack has served on (and chaired) the American Diabetes Association Research Grants Committee and NIH-NIDDK Study Sections, and has contributed to several national Working Groups in the field of diabetes. He is an Editor of the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, past Associate Editor of Diabetes Care, and a member of the editorial boards of several scientific journals. Dr. Dagogo-Jack's publications include 18 book chapters and more than 200 scientific papers and abstracts. He has been elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, the Southern Society for Clinical Investigation, and Fellowships of the Royal College of Physicians of London, the American College of Physicians, and the American College of Endocrinology.

Dr. Dagogo-Jack is the recipient of the 2008 Distinction in Clinical Endocrinology Award from the American College of Endocrinology, the 2009 Meritorious Achievement Award from the National Medical Association, and has been repeatedly featured in peer-generated listings, such as Best Doctors in America and America's Top Physicians.

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