Faculty Member Brief Bio

S. Mitchell Harman, MD, PhD

Interim Program Director, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism Fellowship, UA College of Medicine – Phoenix Program

Sathya G. Jyothinagaram, MD
Sathya G. Jyothinagaram, MD

Chair of Diabetes and Endocrinology Academic Service Line, Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix

Medical School: Kasturba Medical College, University of Mysore, India
Residency: Boston City Hospital
Fellowship: University of Edinburgh hospitals in Scotland, UK and NIH fellowship at Boston University Medical Center
Areas of Interest: Management of biabetes, both ambulatory and inpatient, thyroid disease, resistant hypertension, adrenal and pituitary disorders

Vijayaratna Chockalingam, MD
Vijayaratna Chockalingam, MD

Endocrinologist Physician, Banner – University Medicine Metabolic and Bariatric Center

Medical School: PSG Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, India 
Residency: University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Austin, Texas 
Fellowship: Ochsner Clinic Foundation in New Orleans, Louisiana

Sherman Harman, MD, PhD 
Sherman Harman, MD, PhD 

Chief, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, Phoenix VA Health Care System​

Medical School: SUNY, Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine in Brooklyn, New York
Residency: Yale University/New Haven Hospital, Connecticut
Fellowship: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland
Areas of Interest: Endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism

Peter Reaven, MD 
Peter Reaven, MD 

Director, Diabetes Research Program, Phoenix VA Health Care System

Medical School: University of Chicago-Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois
Residency: University of California, San Diego
Fellowship: University of California, San Diego
Areas of Interest: Clinical research of diabetes, dyslipidemia and vascular disease

Ming Li, MD, PhD
Ming Li, MD, PhD

Staff Endocrinologist, Phoenix VA Health Care System

Medical School: Beijing Medical University, Beijing, FC, China
Residency: University of Minnesota
Fellowship: University of Minnesota
Areas of Interest: Genetics and endocrine conditions

Elena Plummer, MD

Fellowship Associate Director/Staff Endocrinologist, Phoenix VA Health Care System

Medical School: TVER State Medical Academy, Russia
Residency: Maricopa Medical Center
Fellowships: Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix
Areas of Interest: Endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism

Jerome Targovnik, MD

Staff Endocrinologist, Phoenix VA Health Care System

Medical School: Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, Bronx, New York
Residency: New York University Medical Division of Bellevue Hospital Center and University Colorado School of Medicine
Areas of Interest: Endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism