Samuel Dagogo-Jack, M.D.
Sam Dagogo-Jack, MD is the A. C. Mullins Professor in Translational Research, Professor of Medicine, and Chief of the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN. He is also Director of the Endocrinology Fellowship Training Program and Director of the General Clinical Research Center at UTHSC. Dr. Dagogo-Jack graduated from the University of Ibadan College of Medicine, Nigeria, and completed Internal Medicine residency training at the Royal Victoria Infirmary, University of Newcastle, UK. He was certified Member of the Royal College of Physicians (UK) in 1982, following which he underwent bench research training at the University of Newcastle, earning the Master of Science and the Doctorate in Medicine research degrees before undergoing postdoctoral fellowship training in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri.
Dr. Dagogo-Jack’s current research focuses on the interaction of genetic and environmental factors in the prediction and prevention of prediabetes and diabetes. He is Principal Investigator of the Pathobiology and Reversibility of Prediabetes in a Biracial Cohort (POP-ABC)Study, the Diabetes Control and Complications Trial/Epidemiology of Diabetes Interventions and Complications (DCCT/EDIC) and the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP)/DPP Outcomes Study (DPPOS), all funded by the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Dagogo-Jack has served on (and chaired) research grants review panels and study sections for the National Institutes of Health, American Diabetes Association, Medical Research Council (UK), Qatar National Research Foundation, among others. He has served as Editor of the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (2009-2014) and Associate Editor of Diabetes Care (2005-2010), and currently serves as, Associate Editor of the American Journal of the Medical Sciences, Experimental Biology & Medicine and Frontiers in Endocrinology. Dr. Dagogo-Jack’s publications include 3 books, 20 book chapters and more than 240 scientific papers.
Dr. Dagogo-Jack has been elected to the American Association of Physicians, Alpha Omega Alpha, Southern Society for Clinical Investigation, and Fellowships of the Royal College of Physicians of London, the American College of Physicians, and the American College of Endocrinology, and has served as Visiting Professor to more than 100 institutions worldwide. Other honors include the Banting Medal for Leadership from the American Diabetes Association (2015); Dorothy I. Height Mentoring Award in the Biomedical Sciences, UTHSC-Duke University (2015); Max Miller Lecturer, Central Society for Clinical & Translational Research (2014); 1st Prof. M. Viswanathan Gold Medal Oration, Chennai, India (2014); Mark Dodge Lecturer, St. Luke’s Hospital/University of Kansas/University of Missouri, Kansas (2013); Auerbach Lecturer, Norwalk Hospital-Yale Dept. of Medicine (2013); Kroc Lecturer, Ohio State University (2011); Meritorious Achievement Award from the National Medical Association (2009), and the Distinction in Endocrinology Award from the American College of Endocrinology (2008). Dr. Dagogo-Jack has been featured repeatedly in Marquis’ Who’sWho in America, Best Doctors in America, and America’s Top Physicians.
Active in organizational leadership, Dr. Dagogo-Jack has served on the National Boards of Directors of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists and the American Diabetes Association, and Board of Trustees of the American College of Endocrinology. He is the 2015 President.