Faculty Profile

Silvana Pannain
Section of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
Associate Professor of Medicine
Referring Physician Access Line: 1-877-DOM-2730

Academic Interests

Dr Pannain's clinical and research interests include obesity; the metabolic syndrome, and related health conditions such as obstructive sleep apnea and diabetes. Specifically her clinical interest has been to develop Chicago Weight, an interdisciplinary weight loss program and support group at the University of Chicago. In her research, Dr Pannain has investigated the metabolic and endocrine aspects of chronic partial sleep loss, and has recently expanded on those research questions by analyzing sleep patterns of obese subjects and their relationship to metabolic, depression, and quality of life measures.

Clinical Interests

General endocrinology with a specific interest in type I diabetes.


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  • MD, 1990, Universita degli Studi di Napoli
  • Residency, 2002, Montefiore Medical Center, Internal Medicine
  • Fellowship, 2004, The University of Chicago, Endocrinology and Metabolism