Elias S. Siraj, MD, Dr. Med., FACP, FACE
David l. Bernd distinguished chair for cardiovascular and diabetes research
Professor of Medicine
Chief, Division of Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders
Director, Strelitz Diabetes Center
Director, EVMS-Sentara Cardiovascular Diabetes Center
Eastern Virginia Medical School
Nationally known physician-investigator Dr. Elias Siraj is Chief of EVMS Endocrine & Metabolic Disorders and brings an international perspective and a special interest in improving outcomes for patients who have both cardiovascular diseases and diabetes.
In addition to overseeing EVMS Strelitz Diabetes Center, Dr. Siraj leads research programs at the EVMS Sentara Cardiovascular Diabetes Center, which helps coordinate long-term care of patients with diabetes and heart problems.
Dr. Siraj understands the critical impact that medical care can have on a community. For two decades, he has traveled regularly to his native Ethiopia, where he helped establish that nation’s first endocrinology fellowship training program. He has served in various leadership roles with People to People, a US-based non-governmental organization established by Ethiopian Physicians to Support Ethiopian Healthcare and Medical Education. In 2014, the American Association of Clinical Endocrinology recognized his work when it presented Dr. Siraj with its prestigious Outstanding Service Award for the Promotion of Endocrine Health of an Underserved Population.
Dr. Siraj is a leading member of several national and international professional organizations. He is also a former President of the Philadelphia Endocrine Society and a former member of the American Board of Internal Medicine’s Endocrinology Subspecialty Board. He is on the editorial board or a reviewer for more than a dozen professional journals. He is well published in a variety of medical journals including the New England Journal of Medicine, and he has contributed chapters to medical text books.