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Athena Philis-Tsimikas, MD

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Dr. Athena Philis-Tsimikas, MD

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Scripps Clinic, John R. Anderson V Medical Pavilion
9898 Genesee Ave, 6th Floor
La Jolla, CA 92037
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Specialties

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

Biography

Athena Philis-Tsimikas, MD, was named Corporate Vice President for the Scripps Whittier Diabetes Institute, La Jolla, CA in May of 2008. Prior to that time, she led the institute and subsidiary corporation, The Whittier Institute for Diabetes, as the Executive Director and Chief Medical Officer since 2004. Dr. Philis-Tsimikas served as a clinical endocrinologist on the staff of the Scripps Clinic Medical Group for 7 years in the Division of Diabetes and Endocrinology from 1994 to 2001. She has also served as an Associate Clinical Professor at the University of California, San Diego for the past 14 years in the Division of Endocrinology/Diabetes and Metabolism. In 1997, she assisted in establishing the community wide, nationally recognized diabetes program, Project Dulce as its medical director. She subsequently joined The Whittier Institute full time in 2001 as its chief medical director and Executive Vice President of Clinical Programs. Read more

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, 1995

Medical Education

  • University of Athens, MD, 1988

Internships

  • Stamford Hospital, Internal Medicine, 1990

Residencies

  • Medical Center of Central Massachusetts, Internal Medicine, 1991

Fellowships

  • Scripps Clinic, Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, 1996
  • University of California, San Diego, Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, 1994
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