American Diabetes Association Announces Jane Chiang, MD, As New Senior Vice President for Medical Affairs and Community Information

April 2, 2013

The American Diabetes Association, the nation’s largest voluntary health organization leading the fight to Stop Diabetes®, is pleased to announce that Jane Chiang, MD, of Los Altos, Calif., has been named Senior Vice President, Medical Affairs and Community Information, and will join the Association on April 15. Chiang will have primary responsibility for providing operational and strategic guidance and overseeing the daily activities of the Association’s Medical Affairs, Prevention, Nutrition, Information Resources, Education Recognition, and Center for Information and Community Support functions. 

Part of Chiang’s role will be to provide leadership support to the Professional Practice committees, and lead the development and revisions to the Association’s Clinical Practice Guidelines, including the annual Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes and other position statements. Chiang will also review all Association consumer and medical publications to ensure they comply with Association standards and good clinical practice as well as the development of new dissemination opportunities for scientific journal content. She will also act as a consultative medical and scientific expert to our internal divisions and external organizations. In this role, she will facilitate collaboration on initiatives and projects and ensure consistent messaging of our mission from a clinical perspective.

Chiang is a pediatric endocrinologist. Prior to accepting her position with the Association, Chiang served as a faculty member at University of California San Francisco and is currently adjunct faculty at Stanford Medical School. As a Senior Scientist at Genentech, Inc. she has significant drug development experience, including developing therapeutics for type 1 and type 2 diabetes. She was a consultant for IPSEN, Inc. and the American Diabetes Association, as the Managing Editor for the ADA/JDRF Type 1 Diabetes Sourcebook.

“Dr. Chiang will bring great energy and insight to the Association with new expertise in type 1 diabetes research and care,” said Bob Ratner, MD, Chief Scientific & Medical Officer. “We look forward to her contributions as she moves the Scientific & Medical Division and the Association forward.”

Chiang holds a doctorate in medicine from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. She undertook her pediatrics residency at the University of California Los Angeles and performed her fellowship in endocrinology at the University of California San Francisco.  Chiang holds professional memberships with The Endocrine Society, American Diabetes Association and Lawson Wilkins Pediatric Endocrine Society.

About the American Diabetes Association

Nearly half of American adults have diabetes or prediabetes; more than 30 million adults and children have diabetes; and every 21 seconds, another individual is diagnosed with diabetes in the U.S. Founded in 1940, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) is the nation’s leading voluntary health organization whose mission is to prevent and cure diabetes, and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. The ADA drives discovery by funding research to treat, manage and prevent all types of diabetes, as well as to search for cures; raises voice to the urgency of the diabetes epidemic; and works to safeguard policies and programs that protect people with diabetes. In addition, the ADA supports people living with diabetes, those at risk of developing diabetes, and the health care professionals who serve them through information and programs that can improve health outcomes and quality of life. For more information, please call the ADA at 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383) or visit Information from both of these sources is available in English and Spanish. Find us on Facebook (American Diabetes Association), Twitter (@AmDiabetesAssn) and Instagram (@AmDiabetesAssn)