Lipodystrophy Research Team

Abhimanyu Garg, M.D.

Abhimanyu Garg, M.D. is a Professor of Internal Medicine and Chief of the Division of Nutrition and Metabolic Diseases in the Department of Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center. He is a Senior Clinical Nutrition Research Scholar in the Center for Human Nutrition. He is Associate Program Director of the UT Southwestern General Clinical Research Center and is Director of the Diabetes Clinic at the Dallas Veterans Affairs Medical Center. He holds the Distinguished Chair in Human Nutrition Research.


Anil K. Agarwal, Ph.D.
Professor of Internal Medicine

Zahid Ahmad, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine

Jaime Almandoz, M.B.B.Ch.
Instructor of Internal Medicine 

Meena Shah, Ph.D.
Adjunct Associate Professor of Internal Medicine

A.J. Vinaya Simha, M.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine

Research Fellows

Soham Banerjee
Doris Duke Fellow 

Samata Basani, M.B.B.S.
Endocrine Fellow

Brian Benjamin
Doris Duke Fellow

Iram Jussain, M.D.
Endocrine Fellow 

Shireesha Sankella, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Research Staff

Patty Ashworth
Grants and Contracts Specialist

Pei-Yun Tseng, B.S.
Research Technician II

Claudia Quittner, R.N.
Sr. Research Nurse

Erica Sawczuk
Sr. Administrative Assistant 

Mary "Katie" Tunison, B.S.
Research Assistant

Chandna Vasandani, Ph.D.
Research Study Coordinator