Gabriel Uwaifo, MD

Dr. Uwaifo is a board-certified internist and endocrinologist who completed his undergraduate medical training at the University of Ibadan in Nigeria. He subsequently completed general medicine residency training at the University College Hospital in Ibadan, Nigeria before completing an internal medicine residency at the University of Connecticut Health Center in Farmington, CT.

After serving as a chief resident at the University of Connecticut Health Center, he completed a clinical and research endocrinology and diabetes fellowship at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD.

He worked as a clinical and research endocrinologist with the MedStar Research Institute in Washington, DC, and as a clinical endocrine attending at the Washington Hospital.

Center and the Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, DC, before working in a similar capacity at the University of Mississippi Medical Center and the G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery VA Medical Center in Jackson, MS.

He currently sees patients in the domains of Endocrinology, Diabetes, Metabolism and Medical weight management at the Ochsner Health Center - Slidell and also does clinical research and clinical trials at the Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans.

He is a member of the following professional organizations; American College of Physicians-Internal Medicine, American Medical Association, American Diabetes Association, The Endocrine Society, American Society of hypertension and the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists.

Prior Academic Appointments:

  • Assistant Professor, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington DC
  • Associate Professor, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS
  • Associate Professor, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA

Current Academic Appointments:

  • Senior Clinical Research Scientist and Endocrinologist, Ochsner Diabetes and Weight Management Clinical Research Unit;
  • Frank Riddick Diabetes Institute, Department of Endocrinology, Ochsner Medical Center

Medical School

University of Ibadan College of Medicine, Nigeria

Internship

University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria & University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, CT

Residency

University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria & University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, CT

Fellowship

National Institutes of Health & National Institute of Child Health and Development

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