Dr. Gabriel Uwaifo is a board-certified internist and endocrinologist with three decades of clinical experience who completed his undergraduate medical training at the University of Ibadan in Nigeria. He subsequently completed general medicine residency training at the University College Hospital in Ibadan, Nigeria before completing an internal medicine residency at the University of Connecticut Health Center in Farmington, Connecticut. After serving as a chief resident at the University of Connecticut Health Center, Dr. Uwaifo completed a clinical and research endocrinology and diabetes fellowship at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. He worked as a clinical and research endocrinologist with the MedStar Research Institute in Washington, DC, and as a clinical endocrine attending at the Washington Hospital Center and the Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, DC, before working in a similar capacity at the University of Mississippi Medical Center and the G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery VA Medical Center in Jackson, MS. Prior to joining Ochsner, Dr. Uwaifo was based at LSU Health Sciences Center where he directed the medical weight management program while being a faculty member of the endocrinology division of the internal medicine department. He currently sees patients in the domains of endocrinology, diabetes, metabolism, and medical weight management at the Ochsner Health Center in Slidell. Dr. Uwaifo performs clinical research and clinical trials at the Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans and is a senior faculty of the University of Queensland Ochsner Clinical School. He is a member of professional organizations including the American College of Physicians-Internal Medicine, the American Medical Association, the American Diabetes Association, the Endocrine Society, the American Society of hypertension, the Obesity Society and the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists.
Prior academic appointments include:Assistant Professor, Georgetown University Medical Center - Washington DC Associate Professor, University of Mississippi Medical Center - Jackson, MS Associate Professor, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans, LA Current academic appointments include: Senior Clinical Research Scientist and Endocrinologist, Ochsner Diabetes and Weight Management Clinical Research Unit Frank Riddick Diabetes Institute, Department of Endocrinology at Ochsner Medical Center Associate Professor, University of Queensland and Ochsner Clinical School