Photo: Evan Dale Abel, MD, DPhil
Evan Dale Abel, MD, DPhil
Year elected: 2004
Current membership category: Senior
John B Stokes III Chair in Diabetes Research and Francois M. Abboud Chair in Internal Medicine, Chair Department of Internal Medicine and Director FOE Diabetes Research Center
Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, University of Iowa
Department of Internal Medicine and FOE Diabetes Research Center
4312 PBDB
169 Newton Road
Iowa City, IA 52242
United States of America
Phone: 319-353-3050
Facsimile: 319-335-3865

Honors and awards

National Academy of Medicine (2015)

Biographical statement

E. Dale Abel MD Ph.D., was recently appointed as Chair of the Department of Internal Medicine at the Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine of the University of Iowa where he also serves as the Director of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center and the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism. Dr. Abel is a Professor of Medicine and Biochemistry and holds the John B Stokes III Chair in Diabetes Research and the Francois M Abboud Chair in Internal Medicine. Prior to moving to the University of Iowa, Dr. Abel was the Chief of the Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes at the University of Utah where he held the H.A. and Edna Benning, Presidential Endowed Chair in Diabetes and Endocrinology. Dr. Abel’s research is focused on elucidating the mechanisms that are responsible for cardiac dysfunction in obesity, diabetes and insulin resistant states. His studies have elucidated mechanisms that are responsible for mitochondrial dysfunction that characterizes the heart in insulin resistant states and has pioneered studies of insulin action in the heart. Dr. Abel is the recipient of the Gerald Aurbach Award of the Endocrine Society for Research achievement. He has been elected to membership in the American Association of Physicians (AAP) and the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI). He served as a member of the Council of the Endocrine Society and the Board of Directors of Keystone Symposia. He served as Chair of the Board of Scientific Counselors of the NIDDK and is immediate past-chair of the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Sarnoff Cardiovascular Research Foundation, where is now serving as Chair of the Board of Directors. Dr. Abel was elected to the National Academy of Medicine in 2015.

Institutional affiliations

University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine (Primary)
Kaikobad Irani, MD is the representative at this institution.
University of Utah School of Medicine (Secondary)


Cardiovascular Disease
Internal Medicine
Molecular Biology

Positions held

Center Director
Department Chair
Division Chief
Laboratory Director