Suneil Koliwad, MD, PhD

Suneil Koliwad, M.D., Ph.D., is an Investigator in the Diabetes Center and Department of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), where he holds the Gerold Grodsky, Ph.D./JAB Chair in Diabetes Research. He is a board-certified endocrinologist who attends on the Diabetes and Endocrinology Services at the Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital.

Dr. Koliwad earned his Ph.D. and M.D. degrees from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. After completing a Chief Residency at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital, Dr. Koliwad joined UCSF to complete a clinical fellowship in endocrinology and a research fellowship at the J. David Gladstone Institute of Cardiovascular Disease.

Dr. Koliwad formed his laboratory in 2011. His research focuses on manipulating the impact of nutrient excess on inflammation, fibrosis, and metabolic tissue dysfunction in order to stop the development of metabolic diseases such as obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and fatty liver. He is an accomplished researcher and a frequent speaker on diabetes prevention. In addition, he advocates for diabetes research and public awareness for the American Diabetes Association.


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