Jeremy Pettus, M.D. is an assistant professor of medicine in the department of endocrinology at the University of California, San Diego.

After being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes himself at the age of 15, Dr. Pettus has dedicated his career toward treating and educating others with the disease. He now specializes in type 1 diabetes related clinical research with studies involving immunotherapeutics, islet cell encapsulation, and adjunctive therapies beyond insulin. In addition to his clinical research at UCSD, Dr Pettus also has a background in basic immunology research with a focus on biomarkers for type 1 diabetes disease activity.

Finally, Dr Pettus has interests in patient empowerment through education. He works with the not-for-profit organization entitled Taking Control of Your Diabetes. With this organization, Dr Pettus speaks at patient-centered conferences around the country and heads the conference’s “Type 1 Diabetes” track. (TCOYD.org)