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Silvana Pannain, MD Assistant Professor of Medicine Dr. Pannain is an endocrinologist and bariatric physician providing advanced endocrinology care for patients with weight problems or endocrine disorders including obesity, diabetes, thyroid disease, pituitary disease, lipid disorders, adrenal disease and metabolic syndrome. Dr. Pannain also serves as director of Chicago Weight, a multidisciplinary weight management program at the University of Chicago. She works closely with teams of specialists – including behavior therapists, dietitians, exercise therapists, bariatric surgeons, cardiologists, lipidologists, hypertension specialists and sleep specialists – to develop comprehensive weight management plans for adult patients. Louis H. Philipson, MD, PhD, FACP Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics Director, Kovler Diabetes Center Dr. Philipson is an endocrinologist and leading world authority on diabetes mellitus. He is also a renowned researcher with interests in clinical research, insulin secretion and the genetics of diabetes. Dr. Philipson is currently president of the Chicago/ Northern Illinois board of the American Diabetes Association. In 2011, he was chosen one of America’s Top Doctors by U.S. News & World Report magazine. Dr. Philipson sees patients in the Hyde Park, Chicago clinic location. Susan Sam, MD Assistant Professor of Medicine Dr. Sam is an adult endocrinologist who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). She also has a clinical interest in other reproductive disorders leading to menstrual irregularity in women, type 2 diabetes and related metabolic disorders. She is also a teacher and mentor to medical students, residents and endocrinology fellows. Celeste Thomas, MD Assistant Professor of Medicine

Christine Yu, MD Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine Dr. Yu is a specialist in pediatric and adult endocrinology. She has a particular interest in diabetes in pregnancy and endocrine complications in children and young adults related to prior cancer therapy. Dr. Yu sees patients at Kovler’s Hyde Park, Chicago clinic location and at Access Community Health Network’s Grand Boulevard location.

The University of Chicago Medicine Section of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism


Kovler Diabetes Center Adult Program Guide