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Fernando Ovalle, MD

Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinologym
Office Address: FOT 702
Phone: 205-934-4171


University of Monterrey, NL, Mexico, Bachillerato en Biologia, Biology, 1982

Faculty of Medicine, Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon, Monterrey, NL, Mexico MD, 1989

Post-Graduate Training:

Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI 
Intern / Resident, Internal Medicine, 1991-5

Barnes Hospital, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO 
Fellow, Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, 1995-7

Research Interests:

  • The pathophysiology and mechanisms of insulin resistance and related disorders, including type 2 diabetes, the polycystic ovary syndrome, and the metabolic syndrome.
  • The epidemiology and classification of the different sub-types of diabetes mellitus, including Latent Autoimmune Diabetes of the Adult, Type 1b Diabetes, Pancreatic Diabetes, Diabetes in the Elderly, and Maturity Onset Diabetes of the Young.
  • The distinctive pathophysiology and treatment of diabetes in women
  • The pharmacologic treatment of diabetes mellitus, including the treatment of diabetes in difficult conditions; e.g. in subjects with hepatic and/or renal disease
  • The scientific testing of widely held dogmas and/or myths in today’s clinical practice, specifically those related to the management of diabetes mellitus.