Kenneth Izuora, MD, is a professor of medicine and specializes in endocrinology diabetes and metabolism at the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV. He is the director of the UNLV Health Diabetes Center, the director of the endocrinology fellowship training program, and section chief of the division of endocrinology.
Dr. Izuora received his medical degree from the University of Nigeria and his MBA in healthcare administration from the University of Colorado, Denver. He completed internal medicine residency training at the University of Rochester, Unity Health program, and endocrinology fellowship training at Emory University in Atlanta. He is board certified in endocrinology by the American Board of Internal Medicine and is a Fellow of the American College of Endocrinology (FACE). Dr. Izuora is actively involved with the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) and is a past president of the Nevada Chapter of AACE. He is also a member of the American Diabetes Association, the Endocrine Society, and the American Federation of Medical Research.
His clinical practice focuses on general endocrinology including caring for patients with diabetes mellitus, thyroid, and parathyroid disorders, osteoporosis, adrenal, gonadal, and pituitary disorders. He also conducts clinical research on diabetes mellitus and its complications with a particular interest in the role of inflammation in the complications of diabetes.
Dr. Izuora enjoys teaching medical students, residents, and fellows in the classroom and during their clinical rotation in endocrinology. He has published several peer-reviewed abstracts and journal articles related to his research and has presented several posters and educational talks at local and national professional meetings.