For Professionals


The Kovler Diabetes Center offers healthcare professionals and patients access to world-class, university-based knowledge and treatment. Our team at Kovler excels at collaborating with referring medical professionals to help their patients address the challenges of managing diabetes and minimizing its complications.

Collaborating with Kovler’s experts enables your patients to benefit from team-based patient consultations, enhanced diagnostics based on our robust research on genetics and diabetes, and potential participation in one of our ongoing clinical trials.

Refer a Patient

Referring physicians turn to the Kovler Diabetes Center for a comprehensive, science-based, multidisciplinary approach to treatment. Through the University of Chicago Medicine, medical professionals can:

  • Admit a patient
  • Identify the appropriate specialist for a patient
  • Obtain a consultation with one of our faculty physicians

For more information about referring a patient to Kovler, please Contact Peggy Hasenauer, Executive Director of the Kovler Diabetes Center, by phone at 773.834.4789, or by e-mail at

CME/Professional Training

To more broadly disseminate the most current and impactful information on biomedical sciences and medical practice, the Kovler Diabetes Center works with the University of Chicago Center for Continuing Medical Education (CME) to offer accredited CME courses throughout the year around the Chicago region. The courses highlight innovative procedures and technologies, examine current controversies in treatment, and provide an update on the latest advances in the understanding and treatment of disease.

In addition to the development of traditional CME, the University of Chicago Center for CME jointly sponsors programs with area community hospitals, local medical societies and other health care institutions and groups, as well as in-house conferences for our own faculty and staff. Medical professionals can also collaborate with the Kovler Diabetes Center on clinical research.

For complete information on upcoming continuing education events, e-learning opportunities and regularly scheduled learning series, please visit the Center for CME website.

Fellowship Programs

Our fellowship program in Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. Geared toward trainees interested in academic research careers, the fellowship program integrates basic research training with ongoing clinical exposure to facilitate the translation of laboratory findings to patient diagnosis and treatment.

The majority of clinical training takes place in our adult outpatient clinics, but fellows also participate in patient care in pediatric and reproductive endocrinology. Fellows also attend weekly lecture series on recent developments in endocrinology research, presented by national and international experts.

Click on the links below for more information about University of Chicago Medicine training programs in Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism: Adult and Pediatric ACGME Fellowships in Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism

Monogenic Diabetes

The Kovler Diabetes Center is recognized as one of the world’s leading research and treatment facilities for monogenic diabetes patients.

Monogenic diabetes is significantly less common than type 1 or type 2 diabetes, representing about 1 to 3 percent of all diabetes cases. It is caused by a mutation (error) in any one of more than 20 different genes. Some forms appear in children under 1 year of age (neonatal diabetes), while other forms are more common in adolescents and young adults, but can appear at any age. All forms of monogenic diabetes are often misdiagnosed as type 1 or type 2 diabetes.

For patients with monogenic diabetes, a correct diagnosis can change the course of treatment, leading to an improved quality of life and better overall health.

Please visit our comprehensive monogenic diabetes website for more information about monogenic diabetes, testing, treatment and the Monogenic Diabetes Registry.