Fredric Edward Wondisford, MD, MS, MBA
Fredric Edward Wondisford, MD, MS, MBA, is a renowned clinician, professor and inventor, having spent the majority of his career in academic medicine and translational research. As dean, he works collaboratively with teams at the college and its clinical partners to improve the health of communities in Arizona and beyond through education, clinical care and research.
As a physician-researcher, Dr. Wondisford developed, patented and clinically launched Thyrogen®, a form of recombinant thyroid-stimulating hormone that changed the standard of care for patients with thyroid cancer. He has three patent applications pending for inventions related to diabetes and fatty liver disease.
Dedicated to improving the health of individuals with endocrine disorders, he has been continuously funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) since 1990 and successfully led NIH-funded P60 Diabetes Centers and T32 endocrinology training programs at the University of Chicago and Johns Hopkins University.
A graduate of the Northeastern Ohio College of Medicine, Dr. Wondisford began his clinical career in internal medicine residency at University Hospitals of Cleveland and Case Western Reserve University Medical School in Cleveland, Ohio. He completed additional training as an endocrinology research fellow at the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, a Division of the NIH.
He joined the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix after serving as professor and chair of the Department of Medicine in the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, as well as the Henry Rutgers Chair and Chancellor Scholar at Rutgers Health, and as chief of the Medical Service at the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, an RWJBarnabas Health facility.
Previously, Dr. Wondisford served as director of the Diabetes Institute at Johns Hopkins University, chief of the Endocrinology and Metabolism Division at the University of Chicago, and chief of the Thyroid Unit at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard University.