E. Dale Abel, MD, PhD is the Chair Department of Medicine and Director of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center at the University of Iowa. He holds the John B. Stokes III Chair in Diabetes Research and the François M. Abboud Chair in Internal Medicine.
His laboratory has provided important insights into the contribution of mitochondrial dysfunction and aberrant insulin signaling, to heart failure risk in diabetes. Recent work has focused on mitochondrial mechanisms that mediate inter-organ crosstalk that may influence the pathophysiology of insulin resistance and mitochondrial pathways linking metabolism with increased risk for atherothrombosis.
He is an elected member of the American Association of Physicians (AAP), the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI), National Academy of Medicine (NAM), and the American Clinical and Climatological Association (ACCA). Dr. Abel is the President-elect of the Endocrine Society.