Samuel Dagogo-Jack

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Samuel E. Dagogo-Jack is a Nigerian American physician[1] and the A.C. Mullins Endowed Handicapped Professor in Translational Research, Professor of Medicine, and Chief, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, Tennessee. He is also an Editor of the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism

He is also Director of the Postgraduate Specialist Training Program in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at UTHSC, and Director of the Clinical Research Unit, Clinical and Translational Research Institute at UTHSC.

Dr. Dagogo-Jack earned a medical degree (MBBS) from the University of Ibadan Medical School in Nigeria, was a resident in Internal Medicine and Endocrinology at the Royal Victoria Infirmary, University of Newcastle, UK, and was certified as a member of the Royal College of Physicians (MRCP) in 1982. He also earned research degrees of Master of Science at the University of Newcastle in 1988 and Doctor of Medicine at the University of Ibadan in 1994). He additionally had Fellowship training in Metabolism at Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO in 1992, and served as a faculty member in the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism there

He developed the first radioimmunoassay for epidermal growth factor (EGF) in human saliva,[2] isolated EGF from mouse thyroid,[3] and worked on the regulation of EGF in mice and humans;[4][5][6][7] His work with Philip E. Cryer, MD led to the discovery of the syndrome of hypoglycemia-associated autonomic failure ([8]) and development of methodology for reversal of hypoglycemia unawareness ([9]).


  1. ^ Chinem Okafor (January 24, 2015). "Nigerian Dagogo-Jack Named President of American Diabetes Association". Thisdaylive. 
  2. ^ Journal of Immunoassay 6:125, 1985
  3. ^ (Journal of Endocrinology 110:67-72, 1986)
  4. ^ Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology {suppl 124} 21:47-52, 1986
  5. ^ Clinical Endocrinology 31:167-173, 1989
  6. ^ Peritoneal Dialysis International 11:270-273, 1991
  7. ^ Endocrine Regulation 25:221-224, 1991
  8. ^ Journal of Clinical Investigation 91:819-828, 1993
  9. ^ Diabetes 43:1426-1434, 1994

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