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Welcome to the Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes at the University of Colorado School of Medicine on the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, Colorado.

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Clinical Division Faculty

Philippe Walravens, MD
Professor Emeritus

For many years, Dr. Walravens was the only BDC physician fluent in Spanish. During more than two decades of his service at the BDC, he has helped hundreds of Spanish-speaking families with type 1 diabetes. His research interests included the role of trace elements and antioxidants in diabetes, dyslipidemias, and the use of oral hypoglycemic agents and insulin sensitizers in type 1 diabetic patients.


MD: Universite Catholique de Louvain, Belgium (1965)
Residency: University Hospital, Louvain (1966)
Fellowships: University Hospital, Louvain (1967), University of Colorado Denver (1969)