Tucson Lifestyle September 2015 : Page 78

ENDOCRINOLOGY Merri Pendergrass, M.D. Specialty: Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism Professor of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology Director, Diabetes Program at University of Arizona College of Medicine Dr. Pendergrass was vice president and national practice leader for the Diabetes Therapeutic Resource Center of Medco Health Solutions, Inc. Her responsibili-ties included developing, implementing and evaluating the diabetes care strategy delivered by Medco’s diabetes special-ist pharmacists. During this time, she also maintained a clinical practice in diabetes and endocrinology at Parkland Memorial Hospital and was on the faculty of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas. Prior to joining Medco, Dr. Pendergrass was associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School in Boston, and was director of the diabe-tes program at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, where she also was interim chief of the Section of Diabetes and Metabolism and associate clinical chief, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Hypertension. Dr. Pendergrass also has served as director of the Diabetes Program at the Medical Center of Louisiana in New Orleans, where she was on the faculty of Tulane School of Medicine and was a physician with Tulane University Medical Center and New Orleans Veteran’s Administration Medical Center. 78 TUCSON LIFESTYLE | september 2015 Before moving to Arizona, TucsonLifestyle.com

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