John Tayek currently serves as the Medical Director of CHP Internal Medicine at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center (Harbor-UCLA). He received a B.A. degree from California State University at Fullerton, Calif, USA. He received his M.S. degree from Columbia University, NY, USA, where he was active in screening physicians for hypercholesterolemia and their risk for heart disease. He received his M.D. degree from Wayne State University in Detroit Michigan, Mich, USA. After an internal medicine residency at UCI Medical Center, he received his clinical nutrition fellowship training at New England Deaconess Hospital and Harvard Medical School. He completed a second fellowship in endocrinology and metabolism at Harbor-UCLA. Dr. Tayek is board certified in internal medicine, endocrinology and metabolism, and in clinical nutrition. Dr. Tayek is a full-time faculty member at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. As a full-time faculty in the Division of Internal Medicine at the Harbor-UCLA, he teaches nurse practioners, medical students, residents, endocrinology fellows, and junior faculty. As a Professor of medicine in residence, he enjoys teaching and interacting closely with the internal medicine residents and the endocrinology fellows in training at Harbor-UCLA. His clinical interests include normal and abnormal liver physiology, diabetes, hyperlipidemia, sepsis, and many others areas of endocrinology. He has been a Principle Investigator on an NIH study and several other studies in the field of liver physiology, diabetes, and clinical nutrition. His studies will attempt to improve the understanding of the role the liver plays in diabetes, cancer weight loss, infection, and metabolic syndrome. He has published over 50 peer-reviewed research article, several chapters, and over 60 abstracts at national meetings.
Biography Updated on 27 January 2012