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Anne Peters

Anne L Peters MD

Professor of Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California; Director, USC Clinical Diabetes Programs, Los Angeles, California

Anne L. Peters, MD, is currently a professor at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California and the Director of the USC Clinical Diabetes Programs.  She runs diabetes centers in Beverly Hills and in underserved East Los Angeles and works with the LA County Department of Health Services on a county-wide diabetes program.

Dr. Peters earned her undergraduate degree from Wesleyan University located in Middletown, Connecticut and her medical degree from the Pritzker School of Medicine at the University of Chicago.  She performed her internal medicine residency at Stanford University and Harbor UCLA Medical Center (final year) and a fellowship in endocrinology at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.  She was in charge of the clinical diabetes programs at Cedars and then at UCLA before moving to USC.

Dr. Peters has been a principal investigator on multiple clinical trials focusing on diabetes and diabetes prevention. She established the Community Diabetes Initiatives Research Center (CDI) in collaboration with Childrens Hospital Los Angeles with funding from the Keck Foundation, JDRF, ADA, NIH, Rose Hills Foundation, California Nutrition Network, TrialNet and Helmsley Trust.  Dr. Peters is a Principal Investigator on three NIH grants:  the NIH Look AHEAD Study, the UCLA/USC NIH P50 program project, “Family and Neighborhood Interventions to Reduce Heart Disease Risk in East L.A.” and the NIH Vitamin D and Type 2 Diabetes (D2d) Study.

She has been an invited speaker at hundreds of local, national and international medical conferences.  Dr. Peters has authored three books on diabetes and over 100 articles appearing in peer-reviewed medical journals including JAMA, the New England Journal of Medicine, Annals of Internal Medicine and Diabetes Care.  She serves on the ABIM Endocrine Board, multiple ADA committees and the EASD/ADA Diabetes Technology Committee.  Dr. Peters received the ADA Outstanding Physician Clinician Award in 2008 and the 2010 Bernardo Houssay Award from the National Minority Quality Forum for her work with the underserved. She is an author of the “ADA/EASD Position Statement on the Management of Hyperglycemia in Type 2 Diabetes” and the upcoming ADA Position Statement on the Treatment of Type 1 Diabetes Across the Lifespan.

Recent Contributions to PracticeUpdate:

  1. MY APPROACH to the New ADA Type 1 Diabetes Treatment Guidelines