Vivian A. Fonseca, M.D., F.A.C.E.


Vivian A. Fonseca, MD, FACE, is Professor of Medicine, the Tullis–Tulane Alumni Chair in Diabetes, and Chief of the Section of Endocrinology at Tulane University Medical Center in New Orleans, Louisiana.  He is a Past President for Science and Medicine of the American Diabetes Association.  He has served extensively in the clinical practice of Endocrinology, research and education, as well as a volunteer and leader in Professional Organizations.  He currently serves on the Endocrinology section of the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM).

Dr. Fonseca is a fellow of AACE and has served on several regional and national AACE committees including research, publication and academic endocrinology.  He has chaired/lectured at several AACE national and regional conferences.

He is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, and the American College of Physicians.  He is a member of the Endocrine Society, the American Diabetes Association, and the International Diabetes Federation.  He serves on several national and international committees and has published over 300 papers, review articles and book chapters.

He is Editor in Chief of theJournal of Diabetes and its Complications.  He was Editor-in-Chief ofDiabetes Carefrom 2007-2011, having formerly been associate editor. He served on the editorial board of theJCEM(2003-2006).He is an ad hoc reviewer for several other journals, includingNEJM,JAMA,DiabetesandEndocrine Practice.

Dr. Fonseca has served on and been chairman of the clinical practice committee of the ADA, the ADA disaster task force, ADA strategic planning committee and several joint ADA/ACC/AHA  programs and the AACE/ADA prediabetes consensus conference.

Dr. Fonseca's research interests include the prevention and treatment of diabetic complications and cardiovascular risk reduction. His research program is evaluating inflammation in diabetes and using technology to improve diabetes care in underprivileged populations. He is also an investigator in the ACCORD/ACCORDION trial and the GRADE study. He was a co-Investigator on the TINSAL –2D study and is a co-PI in the recently initiated patient centered outcomes research initiative (PCORI) program which will develop methodology to do clinical research in large populations integrated with clinical practice.  He has been involved in research and education programs in several countries including India and China.