Dr. Anne L. Peters is currently a professor at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California and the Director of the USC Clinical Diabetes Programs. She runs diabetes centers in Beverly Hills and in underserved East Los Angeles and works with the LA County Department of Health Services to run a county-wide diabetes program.
Dr. Peters earned her undergraduate degree from Wesleyan University located in Middletown, Conn. and her medical degree from the Pritzker School of Medicine at the University of Chicago. She performed an internal medicine residency at Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Peters served her fellowship in endocrinology at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center located in Los Angeles. She was in charge of the clinical diabetes programs at Cedars and then at UCLA before moving to USC. She is a diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) with subspecialty certification in endocrinology. She serves on the ABIM Endocrine Board and the Board of the ADA. Dr. Peters received the ADA Outstanding Physician Clinician Award in 2008 and the 2010 Bernardo Houssay Award from the National Minority Quality Forum for her work with the underserved.
Dr. Peters has been a principal investigator on multiple clinical trials focusing on diabetes and diabetes prevention. She established the Community Diabetes Initiatives Research Center in collaboration with Childrens Hospital Los Angeles at the Roybal Health Center with funding from the Keck Foundation, the JDRF, ADA, California Nutrition Network and Helmsley Trust. Dr. Peters is a Principal Investigator for the NIH Look AHEAD Study and the UCLA/USC NIH P50 program project, “Family and Neighborhood Interventions to Reduce Heart Disease Risk in East L.A.” She is also the PI on the Helmsley project on transitioning youth.
She has been an invited speaker at many local, national and international medical conferences. Dr. Peters has authored two books on diabetes and over 100 articles appearing in peer-reviewed medical journals including JAMA, Annals of Internal Medicine, Archives of Internal Medicine, Diabetes Care and the American Journal of Medicine. She lives in Manhattan Beach with her family, one Siberian cat, one yellow lab, two California tortoises, lots of fish and a nearby Lusitano horse.