Dr. Pettus is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Department of Endocrinology at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). After being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes himself at the age of 15, Dr. Pettus has dedicated his career toward treating and educating others with the disease. In addition to his clinical work at UCSD, Dr. Pettus is also involved in basic immunology research with a focus on cure based therapies. He is very involved with the not-for-profit organization Taking Control of Your Diabetes (TCOYD). With this organization, Dr. Pettus speaks at patient-centered conferences around the country and heads the conference's Type 1 Diabetes track. He also co-created the WeAreOneDiabetes.org website with Dr. Steve Edelman, which brings together diabetes professionals with type 1 diabetes. Through TCOYD and WeAreOne, Dr. Pettus hopes to spread the message of patient empowerment through education.
- BS, Biochemistry, University of California, Berkeley
- MD, Boston University School of Medicine