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Clinical Division Faculty


  H. Peter Chase, MD
  Primary Appointment: Professor of Pediatrics
  Emeritus Executive Director, Clinical Director, Director of Pediatric Clinic

Dr. Chase was appointed the first Director of the University of Colorado Pediatric Diabetes Clinic in 1976, four years prior to the opening of the Barbara Davis Center (BDC).
  His research interests include clinical trials of agents for the prevention of type 1 diabetes. Additional interests focus on the development of a closed loop pancreas and in efforts to improve adolescent adherence to required diabetes care through the use of newer technology and innovative strategies. He was the initial PI of the Colorado DPT-1 and TrialNet site, and was also the PI of the Colorado site for the DirecNet NIH grant that paved the path to collaborative research into continuous glucose monitoring and the artificial pancreas. He has also published extensively on diabetes outcomes in BDC patients.  His work has resulted in over 300 peer-reviewed publications and 76 book chapters. He has also mentored numerous students, fellows and faculty and is the author of five diabetes educational books (link to CDF Publications ) for families with type 1 diabetes, which have reached over two million families over the past 38 years (available in English, Spanish, Arabic and Chinese).  An endowed chair was initially established in Dr. Chase’s name by appreciative families.


MD: University of Wisconsin (1961)
Residency: Stanford University (1964)
Fellowships: Stanford University (1965) and University of Colorado (1966)
Research Fellowship: National Institutes of Health 1967 - Research Fellowship