About Us

About Us

The University of Chicago Kovler Diabetes Center offers a patient-centered, science-based approach for managing insulin-dependent type-1 and complex type-2 diabetes. Our multidisciplinary team works with patients and referring physicians to address all the challenges of diabetes, from hypertension and vascular problems, to foot conditions and kidney disease. We offer second opinions and ongoing treatment for people living with diabetes.

A Letter from the Directors:

Welcome to the University of Chicago Kovler Diabetes Center!

We invite you to use this site to find information about diabetes, its treatment and how we can help patients manage their condition. At the Kovler Diabetes Center, we draw on a history studying and treating diabetes for more than a century.

We are recognized as a DIABETES RESEARCH AND TRAINING CENTER (DRTC) by the National Institutes of Health. This means we offer the best methods for everything from state-of-the-art insulin pumps to ongoing clinical research trials of innovative therapies available only at Kovler.

Kovler is a resource for physicians and health care providers from other centers who seek consultation about effective options. Our scientists are gaining new knowledge about:

  • why diabetes occurs
  • how it functions at the most basic biological levels
  • how it can be managed
  • how it might be prevented.

Please click through this website to see our broad range of resources—your resources for top-notch diabetes care.

We wish you the best of health.


Louis H. Philipson, MD, PhD, FACP
Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics
Director, University of Chicago Kovler Diabetes Center

Christopher J. Rhodes, PhD
Research Director, The University of Chicago Kovler Diabetes Center
Professor of Medicine, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine