Fernando Ovalle, MD

Ovalle-FernandoAssociate Professor

Dept. of Medicine
Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
Director, Multidisciplinary Comprehensive Diabetes Clinic

Contact Information:

Office Address: FOT 702
Phone: 205-934-4171
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Websites:   Division of Endocrinology Faculty Page
                  School of Medicine Faculty Profile

Education:

University of Monterrey, NL, Mexico 
Bachillerato en Biologia, Biology, 1982

Faculty of Medicine, Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon, Monterrey, NL, Mexico 
MD, 1989

Post-Graduate Training:

Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI 
Intern / Resident, Internal Medicine, 1991-5

Barnes Hospital, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO 
Fellow, Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, 1995-7

Research Interests:

  • The pathophysiology and mechanisms of insulin resistance and related disorders, including type 2 diabetes, the polycystic ovary syndrome, and the metabolic syndrome.
  • The epidemiology and classification of the different sub-types of diabetes mellitus, including Latent Autoimmune Diabetes of the Adult, Type 1b Diabetes, Pancreatic Diabetes, Diabetes in the Elderly, and Maturity Onset Diabetes of the Young.
  • The distinctive pathophysiology and treatment of diabetes in women
  • The pharmacologic treatment of diabetes mellitus, including the treatment of diabetes in difficult conditions; e.g. in subjects with hepatic and/or renal disease
  • The scientific testing of widely held dogmas and/or myths in today’s clinical practice, specifically those related to the management of diabetes mellitus.

Publications

DRC Membership Category:

Senior Scientist