Ildiko Lingvay, M.D., M.P.H., M.S.C.S., is a Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center and a member of the Division of Endocrinology. She holds a secondary appointment in the School of Public Health.

Originally from Bucharest, Romania, Dr. Lingvay earned her medical degree with honors at the University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Bucharest. She completed internal medicine residency training at Texas Tech University School of Medicine in Lubbock, Texas, followed by a fellowship in endocrinology, diabetes, and metabolism at UT Southwestern Medical Center. She holds a master's degree in public health from the UT Houston School of Public Health Dallas campus, as well as a master of science in clinical science with Distinction from UT Southwestern Medical Center.

Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in endocrinology and the American Board of Obesity Medicine, Dr. Lingvay joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2005.

 Dr. Lingvay is a clinical investigator in the field of diabetes, obesity, and associated metabolic complications. She leads an active clinical research program in the Division of Endocrinology at UT Southwestern Medical Center. Her research interests span from pathophysiology to finding new treatment options to improve the lives of patients with such conditions. In 2007 she received a National Institute of Health Career Development Award to study the role of pancreatic triglyceride accumulation in beta-cell failure and type 2 diabetes and to further develop her career as a clinical investigator. 

She has published her work in many renowned journals like The Lancet, JAMA, New England Journal of Medicine, Circulation, JAMA Internal Medicine, and Diabetes Care. She has contributed to many textbooks in the field of diabetes and is on the editorial board of several journals. Dr. Lingvay has been invited to present lectures to her peers all over the world. She is an active member of the American Diabetes Association where she has served on several different committees.


Medical School
Carol Davila University of Medicine & Pharmacy (1998)
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (2002), Internal Medicine
UT Southwestern Medical Center (2005), Endocrinology & Metabolism
Other Post Graduate Training
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (2006)
Graduate School
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (2006), Public Health
Other Post Graduate Training
UT Southwestern Medical Center (2008)
Graduate School
UT Southwestern Medical Center (2008), Clinical Research

Research Interest

  • Metabolic Syndrome
  • Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD)
  • Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH)
  • Obesity
  • Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus
  • Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications


Featured Books Legend Featured Books

Secondary Forms of Diabetes Mellitus. In American College of Physicians- Medicine

Lingvay I, Raskin P (2006). American College of Physicians

Non-insulin Pharmacological Therapies. In Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: An Evidence-Based Approach to Practical Management

Lingvay I, Rhee C, Raskin P (2006).

Honors & Awards

  • Jean W. Wilson Award for Scientific Mentorship
  • Jean W. Wilson Award for Scientific Mentorship
  • Jean W. Wilson Award for Scientific Mentorship

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Diabetes Association
  • American Federation for Medical Research
  • European Association for the Study of Diabetes
  • The Endocrine Society