Message from the Chief
The Diabetes Division of the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio is the most prominent academic center for combining basic and clinical research in the field of type 2 diabetes in the United States. Nine full time UTHSCSA faculty members, funded by grants from the National Institutes of Health, the VA Medical Center, American Diabetes Association, and local granting agencies, are actively involved in cellular/molecular and clinical research, while 6 diabetes faculty members provide clinical care to diabetic patients at the Texas Diabetes Institute (TDI).
The combined clinical and basic molecular/cellular research activities of our faculty members have established the Diabetes Division at the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio as the premier center in the U.S. and worldwide for translational research in the field of type 2 diabetes mellitus. An independent group recently (2014) rated the UT Health San Antonio Diabetes Division as the #1 center for diabetes research in the U.S.
Ralph A. DeFronzo, M.D.
Professor of Medicine
Chief, Diabetes Division, UT Health Science Center at San Antonio
and Deputy Director, Texas Diabetes Institute