Regional One Health Chief of Endocrine Service Ayotunde Dokun, MD, PhD, FACE, has been appointed to serve on a national commission on diabetes-related diseases, a reflection of the high-level work Regional One Health doctors are doing every day on behalf of the medical field.
The National Clinical Care Commission will make recommendations on federal programs within the Department of Health and Human Services related to complex metabolic or autoimmune diseases that are the result of insulin-related issues. These conditions and their complications represent a significant disease burden in the United States.
“I am honored to be appointed to the Commission,” Dr. Dokun said, noting he and his fellow members will spend the next three years developing recommendations aimed at helping federal agencies improve the future of diabetes management.
The Commission will review government programs that prevent and reduce the incidence of these conditions and complications, support clinicians to provide high-quality care, and provide education, awareness and outreach.
It will submit its final report to the U.S. Congress and the Secretary of Health and Human Services.
For more information, visit https://health.gov/hcq/nccc-members.asp.
Dr. Dokun earned his MD and PhD at the Mt. Sinai Graduate School of Biological Sciences and the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine in New York City. He completed residency training in internal medicine and earned a fellowship in endocrinology at Duke University Medical Center.
He is an associate professor in the department of endocrinology medicine at University of Tennessee Health Science Center and runs a translational research laboratory that studies the molecular mechanisms of vascular complications in diabetes.