Gabriel Uwaifo, MD

Associate Professor, Section on Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, LSUHSC

Adjunct Professor, Joint Program on Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism, Pennington Biomedical Research Center

1542 Tulane Avenue
Room 457A, Box T4M-2


MD, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Oyo State Nigeria


Dr. Uwaifo is a board certified Internist and endocrinologist who completed his undergraduate medical training at the University of Ibadan in Nigeria in 1990. He subsequently completed general medicine residency training at the University College Hospital Ibadan Nigeria before completing an internal medicine residency at the University of Connecticut Health Center in Farmington CT. After serving as a Chief resident, he completed a clinical and research endocrinology and diabetes fellowship at the National Institutes of Health. Since then he has worked as a clinical research endocrinologist with the MedStar Research Institute in Washington DC as well as a clinical endocrine attending at both the Washington Hospital center and the Georgetown University Medical Center both in Washington DC. Most recently he had been a faculty member of the endocrinology division at the University of Mississippi Medical Center and the endocrine and diabetes section of the VA medical Center in Jackson MS before joining the faculty at the LSUHSC.

Dr. Uwaifo’s clinical interests span the wide area of endocrine disorders with special emphasis on diabetes, hypertension, obesity and other aspects of the metabolic syndrome. He is an experienced Clinical trialist whose research interests include the recognition and management of pre-diabetes states as well as the pharmacotherapeutics of diabetes, hypertension and obesity.

Dr. Uwaifo has several publications in his areas of clinical and research interest and serves in the clinical, educational and clinical research missions of the endocrine division here at LSUHSC.

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