Elias Said Siraj, Md
Dr Siraj is currently Professor of Medicine at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA. He is also Director of Diabetes Program as well as Director for the Endocrinology Fellowship Training Program. Before he moved to Temple, he was on Faculty at the Cleveland Clinic Department of Endocrinology for several years.
After receiving his medical degree from Gondar Medical College of the Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia, Dr. Siraj received residency and research training at the University of Leipzig, in Germany. He completed his internship, residency as well as specialty fellowship training at the Cleveland Clinic.
Dr. Siraj is board-certified in endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism as well as in internal medicine, and is a member of several professional organizations including the American Diabetes Association, Endocrine Society, American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) and American College of Physicians. Currently he is Board Member of the ABIM Endocrinology subsection as well as Immediate Past President of Philadelphia Endocrine Society. A frequent national lecturer at professional meetings, he has published multiple articles, abstracts and book chapters on the diagnosis and management of diabetes and endocrine problems.
Dr. Siraj is involved in research and trials involving diabetes, complications of diabetes, prevention of type 1 diabetes and post-transplant diabetes as well other areas of endocrinology. He has been an investigator in several multi center diabetes trials including ACCORD study.
Over the last 6 years, Dr. Siraj has been involved in Global Medicine activities and has been traveling to Ethiopia every year as a Visiting Professor, teaching residents, fellows and medical students. In collaboration with others, he was instrumental in successfully establishing the first Endocrine Fellowship training program in Ethiopia. In addition, Dr Siraj is currently Vice President for Medical Education of P2P, a US based NGO established by Ethiopian Physicians to support Ethiopian Healthcare and Medical Education. For those efforts, he received the 2014 AACE Outstanding Service Award for the Promotion of Endocrine Health of an Underserved Population.