Samuel Dagogo-Jack, MD

President, Medicine & Science

Samuel Dagogo-Jack is Professor of Medicine and Director, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, and Director, Clinical Research Center at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, where he holds the A.C. Mullins Endowed Chair in Translational Research.

He has been a volunteer for the American Diabetes Association for more than 20 years and has served at the national level on the Council of Complications, the Legal Advocacy Council, the Publications Policy Committee as well as the Scientific and Medical Advisory Group. He was Associate Editor of Diabetes Care, a chapter author in An Uncomplicated Guide to Diabetes Complications and Therapy for Diabetes Mellitus and Related Disorders. He has also been an abstract reviewer for Scientific Sessions since 2000. As a member (and later Chair) of the Research Grant Review Committee from 2007 to 2012, Dagogo-Jack played a key role in reviewing and selecting the very best scientific proposals for research funding. He currently serves on the national Board of Directors and Chaired the Research Grant Review Committee from 2009 to 2012. At the local level, Dagogo-Jack has served on Community Leadership Boards in St. Louis (Chapter President, 1998-2000) and Tennessee and speaks at several local churches and community diabetes education events.

His current research, which has been supported by the National Institutes of Health and a Mentor-Based Award from the American Diabetes Association, focuses on diabetes prevention and prediction in multiethnic populations utilizing several methodologies that track metabolic processes in humans. Previously, his work with Philip E. Cryer, MD, at Washington University helped define the syndrome of hypoglycemia-associated autonomic failure and the approach to reversal of hypoglycemia unawareness in people with diabetes.

Dagogo-Jack holds an MD and a second doctorate in medical research from the University of Ibadan College of Medicine in Nigeria, an MSc from the University of Newcastle. He has been elected to Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society and is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and the American College of Endocrinology. He is a member of the American Diabetes Association's Pinnacle Society.