Suneil Koliwad, M.D., Ph.D.
Suneil Koliwad, M.D., Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the diabetes center and department of medicine at The University of California San Francisco (UCSF), where he holds the Gerold Grodsky Ph.D./JAB Chair in Diabetes Research. He is a board-certified endocrinologist who attends on the diabetes and endocrinology services at The San Francisco General Hospital.
Dr. Koliwad earned his doctor of philosophy and doctor of medicine degrees from Baylor College of Medicine, Houston. After completing a chief residency at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital, Dr. Koliwad joined UCSF to complete a clinical fellowship in endocrinology and a research fellowship at the J. David Gladstone Institute of Cardiovascular Disease. At Gladstone, Dr. Koliwad studied lipid metabolism and developed his current focus on the links between dietary fats and inflammatory function in immune cells.
Since forming his laboratory in 2011, Dr. Koliwad’s research has focused on manipulating the impact of nutrient excess on inflammation in order to mitigate the development of metabolic diseases such as obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and fatty liver. He is a frequent speaker on diabetes prevention and is president of the American Diabetes Association San Francisco Bay Area community leadership board.
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