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Clinical Division Faculty

Satish Garg, MD, MBBS, DM

Primary Appointment: Professor of Pediatrics
Secondary Appointment: Professor of Medicine
Director of Adult Diabetes Division

I joined the faculty of Barbara Davis Center in 1992 to become the founder and Director of the Barbara Davis Center Adult Clinic to address adolescents’ need for transition from pediatric to adult specialty care. Early on my research interests included early detection and treatment of renal and retinal complications of type 1 diabetes and the development of new diagnostic and therapeutic tools for diabetes management. My team has become one of the top teams world-wide in clinical trials involving insulin analogues and novel methods of insulin delivery (pens, pumps, oral, buccal and inhaled), non-insulin adjunctive treatment options for Type 1 Diabetes.  More recently in the last 15 years, our team has been working on Continuous Glucose Monitors and Closed-Loop artificial pancreas. I have been part of several seminal multicenter studies that have brought technological breakthroughs to diabetes care. I served as the chair of the planning committee for Clinical Therapeutics and New Technology for the American Diabetes Associations meetings and am the current Editor in-chief of Diabetes Technology and Therapeutics Journal. I have published more than 242 original papers in peer-reviewed journals and have established two endowed chairs in adult clinic at BDC. I am also the current Program Director of Barbara Davis Center’s Annual Keystone Conference (link to Keystone site) which attracts national and international experts to lead discussions at the forefront of diabetes management, technology, and therapeutic options.


MD: Christian Medical College (Punjab University), Ludhiana, India (1979)
MBBS: Christian Medical College, Ludhiana, India (1975)
Residency: Christian Medical College (Punjab University), Ludhiana, India (1976-1979)
Fellowships: DM, Endocrinology and Diabetes: PGIMER, Chandigarh, India (1980-1982), University of Colorado Denver (1989-1992)