“Many of my diabetes peers are either too busy with administration or research to see patients—but I love my patients too much to stop. The relationships we built over the decades motivates me to bring better treatments to patients every day.”
—ANNE PETERS, MD
Anne Peters, MD
Director, USC Westside Center for Diabetes
Professor, Keck School of Medicine of USC
Director, USC Clinical Diabetes Programs
Anne L. Peters, MD, is one of the world’s leading diabetes clinicians and clinical researchers and an influential advocate and policy advisor for new diabetes treatment guidelines and increased access to care. Dr. Peters is dedicated to bringing cutting-edge diabetes care to all walks of life, including an underserved lower-literacy population.
She works with the L.A. County Department of Health Services on a county-wide diabetes program, and she established the Community Diabetes Initiatives Research Center (CDI) with Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA). Dr. Peters received the American Diabetes Association (ADA) Outstanding Physician Clinician Award and the Bernardo Houssay Award from the National Minority Quality Forum for her work with the underserved.
She earned her MD from Pritzker School of Medicine, University of Chicago, and completed an internal medicine residency at Stanford University and an endocrinology fellowship at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
Dr. Peters has been a Principal Investigator on multiple clinical trials, including two current grants supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and several active foundation-funded grants. She also serves as special consultant to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration on the development of devices for diabetes treatment.
A sought-after speaker and thought leader, she plays a central role in developing national guidelines for diabetes care, serving on the American Diabetes Association (ADA)/European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) Guidelines Committee for Management of Type 1 Diabetes. She also participates on the ADA Guidelines Committee for Management of Type 1 Diabetes and the EASD/ADA Committee on Device Safety, and chairs the Endocrine Society Committee on the Use of Devices in Treatment of Diabetes.
Dr. Peters has authored more than 200 articles, reviews and abstracts in peer-reviewed medical journals, as well as three books on diabetes. These include the patient-centered Conquering Diabetes: A Cutting-Edge, Comprehensive Program for Prevention and Treatment and the ADA/JDRF Type 1 Diabetes Sourcebook for health professionals. On track for 2017 is The Type 1 Diabetes Self-Care Manual: A Complete Guide Across the Lifespan for People with Diabetes, Parents, and Caregivers.
In addition, Dr. Peters is a regular contributor to Medscape (the professional side of WebMD) with her video series “Peters on Diabetes.”