Abhimanyu Garg, M.D., is a Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center, and a member of the Division of Endocrinology. He also is a Director of Metabolic Diseases in the Center for Human Nutrition, Director of the Nutrition and Metabolic Diseases Fellowship Program, and holds the Distinguished Chair in Human Nutrition Research.

Originally from New Delhi, India, Dr. Garg received his medical degree and completed his residency in internal medicine at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences. He performed fellowships in endocrinology and metabolism at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and at UT Southwestern. He joined the faculty of UT Southwestern in 1988.

Dr. Garg is the leading expert worldwide on lipodystrophy treatment and research. He was the first researcher to test the hormone leptin as a treatment for lipodystrophy as part of a clinical trial that started at UT Southwestern in 2000. In 2014, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the drug form of leptin for the treatment of generalized lipodystrophy.

Dr. Garg's research has resulted in more than 170 publications in peer-reviewed journals. His current research focuses on whether leptin therapy will improve metabolic complications in hypoleptinemic patients with partial lipodystrophies.

In 2014, Dr. Garg received the Jean D. Wilson, M.D. Award for excellence in scientific mentorship in the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism at UT Southwestern. He is a member of the American Diabetes Association, the Endocrine Society, the American Society of Human Genetics, and the Association of Specialty Professors, among other professional organizations.


All India Institute of Medical Sciences, India (1978), Rotatory
Medical School
All India Institute of Medical Sciences, India (1982)
All India Institute of Medical Sciences, India (1983), Internal Medicine
University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine (1985), Endocrinology & Metabolism
UT Southwestern Medical Center (1987), Endocrinology & Metabolism

Research Interest

  • Diabetes
  • Disorders of Adipose Tissue
  • Insulin Resistance


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Honors & Awards

  • Silver Jubilee Oration Award
    All India Institute of Medical Sciences (2003)
  • Endowed Chair in Human Nutrition Research
    UT Southwestern (2001)
  • Member
    American Society for Clinical Investigation (2000)
  • Keynote Speaker
    XXXVIII Annual Meeting of the Mexican Society of Endocrinology (1998)
  • Keynote Speaker
    8th Japan Diabetes-Lipid Research Seminar (1991)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Diabetes Association
  • American Federation of Medical Research
  • American Heart Association
  • American Society of Clinical Investigation