U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

NIDDK Advisory Council: Members

Dr. Griffin Rodgers
Rodgers, Griffin P., M.D.
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Dise​ases
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Bonventre, Joseph V., Ph.D, M.D.
Member until Nov. 2018
Samuel A. Levine Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
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Brenner, David, M.D.
Member until Apr. 2018
Vice Chancellor for Health Sciences
and Dean Department of Medicine
UCSD Health Sciences
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Chang, Eugene, M.D.
Member until Apr. 2018
Martin Boyer Distinguished
Professor of Medicine
Department of Medicine
Section of Gastroenterology
University of Chicago
David A. D’alessio, M.D.
D’alessio, David A., M.D.
Professor and Director
Division of Endocrinology
Duke University Medical Center
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Donowitz, Mark, M.D.
Member until Nov. 2018
LeBoff Professor for Research in Digestive Diseases
Department of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
Johns Hopkins University
School Of Medicine
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Elmquist, Joel K., Ph.D., DVM
Member until Nov. 2019
The University of Texas Southwestern
Medical Center
Lisa Guay-Woodford
Guay-Woodford, Lisa., M.D.
Member until Nov. 2020
Center for Translational Science
Children’s National Medical Center
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Heller, Caren A., MBA, M.D.
Member until 2019
Chief Scientific Officer
Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America
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Kaplan, Lee M. Ph.D., M.D.
Member until Nov. 2018
Obesity, Metabolism, & Nutrition Institute
Massachusetts General Hospital
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Klurfeld, David M., Ph.D.
National Program Leader, Human Nutrition
Human Nutrition Research Center
USDA- Agriculutral Research Service
Richard Knight
Knight, Richard
Member until 2020
Vice President
American Association for Kidney Patients
Paul H. Lange
Lange, Paul H., M.D.
Member until Nov. 2019
Professor and Chair
Department of Urology
University of Washington School of Medicine
Ellen Leake
Leake, Ellen, M.B.A.
Member until Apr. 2018
Vice Chair
JDRF Development Committee
Karl Malik
Malik, Karl F., Ph.D.
Executive Secretary
Acting Director, Division of Extramural Activities
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
Thomas Nealon
Nealon, Thomas
Member until Nov. 2020
National Board Chair and CEO
American Liver Foundation
Jeffrey Pessin
Pessin, Jeffrey, Ph.D.
Member until 2020
Department of Endocrinology
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
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Peters, Craig A. M.D.
Member until Apr. 2018
Chief, Pediatric Urology 
University of Texas Southweatern
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Saltiel, Alan, R. Ph.D.
Member until Nov. 2018
Professor of Internal Medicine
& Physiology
University of California, San Diego School of Medicine
Dr. Jean Schaffer
Schaffer, Jean, M.D.
Member until Apr. 2018
Virginia Minnich Distinguished Professor of Medicine
Diabetic Cardiovascular Disease
Washington University School of Medicine
Ian J. Stewart, M.D.
Stewart, Ian J., M.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine/Air Force Major
David Grant Medical Center
Clinical Investigation Facility
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Taylor, Pamela A.
Member until Nov. 2018
Senior Communications Consultant 
Pratt Consulting
Beverly Torok-Storb, Ph.D.
Torok-Storb, Beverly, Ph.D.
Member until Nov. 2019
Clinical Research Division
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center