Faculty Profile

Raghavendra Mirmira
Section of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
Professor of Medicine
Referring Physician Access Line: 1-877-DOM-2730
Director, Translational Research Center; Vice Chair for Research

Academic Interests

Dr. Mirmira is an international leader in Type 1 diabetes research—specifically the biology of islet cells. His research is focused on the pathogenesis of diabetes mellitus and the biology of the islet. His laboratory is interested in three key areas: the role of mRNA translation in the cellular response of islet ß cells to inflammation; the role of lipoxygenases in dysfunction of ß cells in Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes; and the identification of biomarkers of ß-cell stress and death in diabetes. For more information about Dr. Mirmira`s research click here:

Clinical Interests

Diabetes, endocrinology


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  • PhD, 1991, The University of Chicago, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • MD, 1993, Pritzker School of Medicine, University of Chicago, Medicine - AOA
  • Residency, 1995, University of California, San Francisco, Internal Medicine
  • Fellowship, 1999, University of California, San Francisco, Diabetes and Endocrinology