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School of Medicine
Box 358050
850 Republican Street
Brotman Building 453
Seattle, WA 98195-8050

Alan Chait, MD


Alan Chait

Alan Chait is the Edwin L. Bierman Professor of Medicine and Head of the Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology and Nutrition. He went to medical school at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, and did post-doctoral training at the Royal Postgraduate School, the London Hospital and the University of Washington before joining the faculty at the University of Washington. He is member of the Diabetes and Obesity Center of Excellence and directed the UW’s Clinical Nutrition Research Unit/Nutrition Obesity Research Center, and a NHLBI training grant in Nutrition, Lipids and Atherosclerosis for many years. He current research interests include the role of lipoproteins and diabetes in atherogenesis, lipoprotein-proteoglycan interactions in the artery wall, and nutritional factors affecting adipose tissue inflammation.