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Donald A. Mcclain, M.D., Ph.D.Wake Forest School of Medicine

Donald A. Mcclain, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Dean,

Redox Biology & Medicine Ctr

Contact Information

Academic: 336-716-0280 | Department: 336-713-7251


Education & Training

  • B.A., Haverford College, 1973
  • M.D., Ph.D., Rockefeller University, 2015

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine

NPI Number

  • 1346284346
Donald A. Mcclain, M.D., Ph.D.

Donald A. Mcclain, M.D., Ph.D.

Director, Center on Diabetes, Obesity, and Metabolism
Associate Dean, Translational Science Institute
Director, Translational Science Institute
Professor, Endocrinology and Metabolism
Hypertension and Vascular Research Center
Center on Diabetes, Obesity, and Metabolism
Redox Biology & Medicine Ctr

Research Interests

Glucose; Insulin Resistance; Hemochromatosis; Iron; Hexosamines
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Contact Information

Academic: 336-716-0280 | Department: 336-713-7251


Recent Publications

Synergistic inhibitory effects of hypoxia and iron deficiency on hepatic glucose response in mouse liver. Nam H, Jones D, Cooksey RC, Gao Y, Sink S, Cox J, McClain DA.. Diabetes. 2016;65(6):1521-1533.

The effect of dietary iron intake on intratesticular metal concentrations [abstract]. Gabrielsen JA, Tanrikut C, McClain DA.. J Sex Med. 2016;13(5 Suppl 1):S13.

Genetic polymorphism of APOB is associated with diabetes mellitus in sickle cell disease. Zhang X, Zhang W, Saraf SL, Nouraie M, Han J, Gowhari M, Hassan J, Miasnikova G, Sergueeva A, Nekhai S, Kittles R, Machado RF, Garcia JG, Gladwin MT, Steinberg MH, Sebastiani P, McClain DA, Gordeuk VR.. Hum Genet. 2015;134(8):895-904.

Adipocyte iron regulates leptin and food intake. Gao Y, Li Z, Gabrielsen JS, Simcox JA, Lee SH, Jones D, Cooksey B, Stoddard G, Cefalu WT, McClain DA.. J Clin Invest. 2015;125(9):3681-3691.

Metabolic aspects of high-altitude adaptation in Tibetans. Ge RL, Simonson TS, Gordeuk V, Prchal JT, McClain DA.. Exp Physiol. 2015;100(11):1247-1255.

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