Education & Training

Medical School

University of Missouri School of Medicine


Internal Medicine/Pediatric

  • Indiana University School of Medicine


Internal Medicine/Pediatric

  • Indiana University School of Medicine


Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

  • University of Missouri Health Care

Commercial Relationships and Collaborations

This faculty member or a member of his or her immediate family has a working relationship, such as providing consulting, research, or educational services, with the companies listed below. These relationships have been reported to the University of Missouri and, if appropriate, plans have been established to address potential conflicts. The following relationships were reported as of July 2017.


Lilly Pharmaceuticals


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Academic Information

Assistant Professor of Medicine


1 Hospital Drive
Columbia, MO 65212
United States

Research Interests

  • Diabetes
  • Thyroid Disorders
  • Thyroid Ultrasound
  • Endocrine Disorders
  • Growth Hormone Deficiency

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Awards & Honors

Professional Societies

  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists
  • American Society of Hypertension
  • American Diabetes Association


  • 2008-present: Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, Departments of Internal Medicine and Child Health
  • 2008-present: Director, Inpatient Diabetes Management Team

Hospital/Clinic/University Committee Service

  • 12/2007-Present: Inpatient Glycemic Control Committee, University of Missouri Hospital and Clinics
  • 08/2008-Present: Compliance Representative Committee, University of Missouri Hospital and Clinics
  • 01/2010-Present: Internal Medicine QI committee

Teaching Activities

  • Attending - Internal Medicine Inpatient Endocrinology rotation
  • Preceptor - Ambulatory Care Experience (ACE) students