Anne L. Peters, MD is the director of the University of Southern California (USC) Clinical Diabetes Program. Dr. Peters received her medical degree from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine before proceeding to Stanford University Medical Center in Palo Alto, California, to perform her internship and residency in internal medicine. She completed an endocrinology fellowship at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. She was in charge of the Comprehensive Diabetes Program at Cedars and then moved to UCLA, where she ran the Clinical Diabetes Program there. Because of an interest in working with the underserved, she subsequently moved to USC.
Dr. Peters is involved in numerous professional organizations and activities, including the American Board of Internal Medicine (Endocrine Subspecialty Board), American College of Physicians, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, and the American Diabetes Association (ADA), among others. She is currently is a reviewer for Diabetes Care, the Journal of the American Medical Association, and many other journals. She is a member of the ADA Publications Committee and the Scientific Sessions Planning Committee.
A frequent speaker, Dr. Peters has been invited to lecture at over 300 meetings, most recently on the subject of clinical treatment and management of diabetes. She has written over 100 publications, including articles, book chapters, reviews and abstracts. She wrote the Fifth Edition of Davidson's Diabetes Mellitus, which is a clinically-focused textbook on the evaluation and management of patients with diabetes, along with Dr. Mathur. More recently she published Conquering Diabetes, a very well-received book for patients on how to treat prediabetes and diabetes. She was voted to be on the Best Doctors in America 2002-2009. Dr. Peters has received research funding from the ADA, the NIH, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, the JDRF, the Helmsley Foundation, the California Nutrition Network, and the Keck Foundation. Her major areas of interest include developing systems of care for management and treatment of diabetes and its complications, and new therapeutics and technologies for the treatment of diabetes. She was featured in a PBS documentary entitled Remaking American Medicine. In 2008 she was awarded the ADA's Outstanding Physician Clinical Award.