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Diabetes Center: About Us

The Washington University Diabetes Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, led by Garry Tobin, MD, it is an innovative resource for people with diabetes. Patients seen in the Diabetes Center will receive highly coordinated, comprehensive care provided by Washington University endocrinologists, specially trained nurses and a host of Barnes-Jewish diabetic educators and nutritionists. The Diabetes Center is located on the 13th floor of the Center for Advanced Medicine, suite 13B.


This number is staffed 24 hours by referral specialists who can help:
  • Facilitate patient transfers
  • Coordinate Emergency and Trauma Center access
  • Schedule patient appointments, call between 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Arrange phone consults
  • Seek Continuing Medical Education information

Both newly diagnosed and long-time diabetes patients can take advantage of the center's comprehensive range of services in one convenient setting. Services include individualized teaching sessions on controlling their diabetes small group classes with certifed nurse educators with topics such as:
  • Insulin self management
  • Carbohydrate counting
  • Insulin pumps

Registered dietitians specializing in diabetes are available for nutrition counseling.
A benefit for people with diabetes is the inclusive Annual Tune-Up. This program is available for people with diabetes, even if they are not a patient of the Diabetes Center.

For more extensive medical intervention for people with diabetes, they may consult with one of the endocrinologist/diabetologists involved with the center. They include:

Garry Tobin, MD, Medical Director
Thomas Baranski, MD
Michael Berk, MD
Kim Carmichael, MD
John Daniels, MD
Eve Gilstrap, APRN, BC, CDE
Gaye Knutsen, MSN, RN, CDE, NP
Cynthia Herrick, MD
Marina Litvin, MD
Janet McGill, MD
Richard Ostlund, MD
Clay Semenkovich, MD
Donald Skor, MD

The Diabetes Center is a unique blend of talents from diabetic specialists from both Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. They are working together to provide patients the best of care in one location. Staff at the Diabetes Center includes:
  • Diabetes nurse practitioner
  • Certified Diabetes Educators
  • Support Staff

The staff works closely with each patient and their primary care physician to create an individualized treatment plan.

Hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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