Alan N. Peiris, MBBS, MD (London), MRCP (UK), FACP, FACE, MRCS | Endocrinology

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Alan Peiris Alan N. Peiris, MBBS, MD (London), MRCP (UK), FACP, FACE, MRCS
Professor, Division of Endocrinology
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Graduate: MBBS (MD equivalent), St. Bartholomews Hospital, University of London, 1977; MD (Ph.D. equivalent), Nutrition, University of London, 1990
Internships: General Surgery, Surgical Unit, North Middlesex Hospital, London, England, 1978-1979; Internal Medicine, Medical Unit West Suffolk Hospital, Suffolk, England, 1978
Residencies: Internal Medicine, Burton Road Hospital, West Midlands, England, 1979; Internal Medicine, Ladywell and Hope Hospitals, University of Manchester, Salford, England, 1979-1981; Neurology, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, Wales, 1981-1982; Internal Medicine, Academic Unit, Western and Leith Hospitals, Edinburgh, Scotland, 1982-1983
Fellowships: Endocrinology & Metabolism, Medical College of Wisconsin, Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital, Milwaukee, WI, 1983-1986
Board Certifications: Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine, 1986; Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine, Endocrinology & Metabolism, 1987; Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine, Geriatrics, 1992, 2003
Special Areas of Interest: Vitamin D, Clinical (bedside) diagnosis, Diabetes Mellitus, Medical Informatics; Regional Obesity

Brief Bio

Alan Peiris, M.D., Ph.D. is Professor of Medicine in the Division of Endocrinology at East Tennessee State University’s Quillen College of Medicine in Johnson City. He also serves as and Section Chief of Endocrinology at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Mountain Home, Tennessee.

Dr. Peiris was educated in London, earning his medical degree and the equivalent of a Ph.D. in Nutrition from the University of London. He completed a fellowship in Endocrinology and Metabolism at the Medical College of Wisconsin’s Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital in Milwaukee.

Board certified both in Internal Medicine and Endocrinology and Metabolism, Dr. Peiris is a fellow of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinology and the Royal College of Physicians, and a member of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists.

Dr. Peiris’s research interests are in controlling obesity, managing diabetes, and the role Vitamin D plays in human health. He is the author of several book chapters and many articles in peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Peiris has also served as a reviewer for several scientific publications, including the New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, and the International Journal of Obesity.