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Kittie Wyne, MD, PhD, is an endocrinologist specializing in the management of diabetes, lipids and hypertension. She has recently moved to The Ohio State University where she is the Director of the OSU Adult Type 1 Diabetes Program. Dr. Wyne earned her medical degree from the Pritzker School of Medicine at the University of Chicago. After serving a residency in internal medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, she completed her fellowship in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas. She studied the regulation of the VLDL and HDL receptors and then moved on to the study of fatty acid metabolism and insulin resistance. Dr. Wyne is board certified in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism and in Clinical Lipidology. She is a Fellow of the American College of Endocrinology and of the National Lipid Association.

Her current research interests are related to the role of inflammation and lipid metabolism in the etiology of diabetes. She is specifically interested in studying people at high risk for diabetes, with a goal of developing strategies to prevent diabetes.

Her clinical activities are focused on developing a Center dedicated to adults with type 1 diabetes at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.

Dr. Wyne has worked with the Medical Professional Advisory Subcommittee and the Health Professionals Advisory Subcommittee to the Texas Diabetes Council. As a member of these committees, she was involved in revising the current algorithms and writing new algorithms to expand the minimum standards for diabetes care in Texas. Additionally, the committee has been revising the Diabetes Tool Kit, which is an educational resource for health care professionals who work with patients who have diabetes.

She has participated in a number of basic science and clinical research projects. Dr. Wyne has published journal articles and abstracts on her work in endocrinology, lipid metabolism, and diabetes treatment. She has presented at the annual meetings of the Endocrine Society, the American Heart Association, the Egyptian Society of Endocrinology and the International Congress of Atherosclerosis. She is a member of several professional medical associations, including the American Diabetes Association, the American Association of Clinical Endocrinology, the American Medical Association, and the American Society of Hypertension. She is a past president of the Texas Chapter of AACE and of the Southwest Lipid Association. She is currently serving on the national board of directors of AACE.

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Eric Orzeck, MD, earned his medical degree from the University of Virginia Medical Center, Charlottesville, VA, and completed his post-graduate training at the University of Iowa Hospitals, Iowa City, IA.

He completed his first Endocrine Fellowship at the University of Virginia Medical Center, Charlottesville, VA. He completed his second Fellowship at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Hospital and Tumor Institute, now the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, in Houston, TX.

Dr. Orzeck is a Certified Diabetes Educator, and he has been elected to the National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators. He has been published more than 100 times on the subject of Diabetes and other Endocrine diseases.

The Professional Societies and Associations that Dr. Orzeck is a member of include the Houston Society of Clinical Endocrinology, where he served as President, and the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, where he has been appointed to the Coding Committee, Socioeconomic Committee and is chair of the Nuclear Medicine Certifications Board Committee. Dr. Orzeck has also served as President of both the Southeast Texas Chapter of the American Association of Diabetes Educators and the Houston Chapter of the American Diabetes Association. He recently completed a six year term on the Board of Directors of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists.

He enjoys his volunteer work with Medical Bridges, an organization which obtains donated medical supplies for shipment to medically underserved areas. He is responsible for repairing and refurbishing electronic items and certifying them to the recipients. In addition, he is a member of the Senior Services department in the city of West University Place, Texas. He provides electrical, plumbing and air conditioning repairs in the homes of those residents certified by the Department as needing assistance.

On the weekends, Dr. Orzeck can be found at various venues where he perfects his zydeco dancing.

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