Ovalle_fernandoProfessor of Medicine
Director, Fellowship Training Program
Director, Diabetes & Endocrine Clinical Research Unit
Director, Multidisciplinary Comprehensive Diabetes Clinic
Medical Director, UAB Hospital Diabetes & Glycemic Control Programs
Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism,
Department of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine

For an Appointment at The Kirklin Clinic: 

Telephone: (205) 996-3636 (or ENDO)
Fax: (205) 801-8798

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Fernando Ovalle, MD, FACE, is a Professor of Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Medicine. In addition to maintaining a large and busy clinical practice, he serves as the Director of the Multidisciplinary Comprehensive Diabetes Clinic, and Director of Diabetes and Glycemic Control Programs at UAB Hospital. Also, he is the Director of the Diabetes & Endocrine Clinical Research Unit, and the Program Director for the Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolism at UAB.

He is a Fellow of the American College of Endocrinology (FACE), and an active member of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) where in addition to having served in multiple national committees over the years, he serves as immediate Past-President of the Southern States Chapter of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE). He is also a member of several other professional societies, including, the Endocrine Society, the American Diabetes Association, and the Southern Society for Clinical Investigation.

Dr. Ovalle has published extensively in the area of diabetes and is author or coauthor of more than 80 publications including original manuscripts, review articles, and book chapters. In addition, Dr. Ovalle serves as a member of the editorial board of multiple scientific journals in the field of endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism, and is currently the U.S. Editor-in-Chief for the journal Diabetes Therapy.

Education and Training:

Medical School: Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León in Monterrey, México - 1990
Residency: Internal Medicine at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, MI - 1995
Fellowship: Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Washington University 
                      School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO - 1997

Contact Information:
Location: The Kirklin Clinic of UAB Hospital, 4th Floor
Appointment Phone: 205-996-3636