U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Thomas Eggerman

 Contact Info

Tel: +1 301 594 8813
Email: eggermant@mail.nih.gov

 Select Experience

Clinical Staff, Molecular Disease Branch, NHLBI, NIH, 1993–Present

Senior Research Investigator and Medical Officer, Cell and Gene Therapy, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, 1993–2001

Endocrine Fellowship, Molecular Disease Branch, NHLBI, NIH, 1989–1993

Medical Staff Fellow, Molecular Disease Branch, NHLBI, NIH, 1987–1989

Thomas Eggerman, M.D., Ph.D.

Program Director, Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolic Diseases

Current Responsibilities and Activities

I am a scientific officer for the Clinical Islet Transplantation Consortium (CIT), which is comprised of 13 clinical centers and a coordinating center.  This consortium is interested in supporting multidisciplinary cellular therapy approaches for controlling blood glucose.  Nine protocols have been developed including two pivotal (phase III) studies.  Each study has mechanistic studies designed to help understand the responses seen with each intervention.  Resources include a central web portal for accessing ongoing study information, patient recruitment facts, specimen availability, process details, and statistics.

​Research Programs

Cystic Fibrosis
This program supports both basic and clinical studies on the etiology, molecular pathogenesis, pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment of cystic fibrosis and its complications

Cystic Fibrosis Research and Translation Centers
Cystic Fibrosis Research and Translation Centers support both basic and clinical studies aimed at more completely understanding the pathophysiology of cystic fibrosis and developing therapies to treat the disease

Endocrine Pancreas
The Endocrine Pancreas program supports research on the basic biology, development, and function of the endocrine pancreas as well as clinical studies on islet transplantation for the treatment of type 1 diabetes

Committee Membership

Type 1 Diabetes Working Group, Member

Auto-Immunity and Transplantation Working Group, Member​