David Ehrmann - Associate Director | Kovler Diabetes Center

David Ehrmann, MD

Diabetes Care TeamProfessor of Medicine
Associate Director, University of Chicago Clinical Research Center
Director, University of Chicago Center for PCOS (polycystic ovary disease)

Dr. Ehrmann specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and also is an expert in type 2 diabetes. In 2015, he was named as one of America’s Top Doctors by U.S. News & World Report magazine.

Research interests:

  • Role of hereditary factors in the development of PCOS
  • Use of insulin-sensitizing agents in the treatment of PCOS
  • Relationship between PCOS and obstructive sleep apnea

Clinical interests:

Selected publications:

  • More than 60 medical publications including book chapters, articles and abstracts
  • Editorial board, Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, American Journal of Physiology


  • MD, University of Michigan
  • Internship and Residency, University of Michigan
  • Fellowship, University of Chicago Medical Center

Honors and awards:

  • Oral Session Chair, Female Reproduction, The Endocrine Society Annual Meeting, Toronto Ontario, June 2000
  • Chicago Magazine 2000 – 2010 – Listed in Chicago’s Best Doctors (Endocrinology)
  • Oral Session Chair, Diabetes/Lipids, The Endocrine Society Annual Meeting, Denver Colorado, June 2001
  • Program Committee, Clinical Endocrinology Update 2001, The Endocrine Society – 2001
  • Associate Chair, American Diabetes Association Research Grants Review Panel (July 2001 – June 2003)
  • Chair, American Diabetes Association Research Grants Review Panel (July 2003 – June 2004)
  • American Diabetes Association Research Policy Committee (July 2004 – June 2005)