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Peter Gerhard Zechner, M.D., Ph.D.
Peter Gerhard Zechner, M.D., Ph.D.

Peter Gerhard Zechner, M.D., Ph.D.

  • Internal Medicine - Endocrinology

Biography

Dr. Zechner is originally from Germany and completed his medical school and research doctorate at the University of Freiburg, combined with a research fellowship at Yale University. After a medical internship at the University of Würzburg, he completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the laboratory of Dr. Daniel P. Kelly at Washington University in St. Louis and the Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute at Lake Nona. Subsequently, he moved to UT Southwestern to complete his clinical training in internal medicine and endocrinology as a member of the Physician-Scientist Training Program. He joined the laboratory of Drs. David J. Mangelsdorf and Steven A. Kliewer to study intestinal hormones and their actions on energy and phosphate metabolism. In his spare time, Dr. Zechner enjoys biking in the Texas heat, playing and watching soccer, and taking advantage of the great cultural opportunities that Dallas offers, especially the symphony.

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Education & Training
  • Residency - UT Southwestern Medical School (2009-2011), Internal Medicine
  • Fellowship - UT Southwestern Medical Center (2011-2014), Endocrinology & Metabolism
  • Medical School - Albert Ludwigs Universitat (1995-2003)
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • Texas Medical Association (2009), Member
  • American Medical Association (2010), Member
  • Endocrine Society (2011), Member
  • American Diabetes Association (2011), Member
  • American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (2013), Member
Honors & Awards
  • Best Presentation by an Endocrinology Fellow 2013, UT Southwestern, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Endocrinology
  • Research Productivity and Accomplishment Award 2014, UT Southwestern, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Endocrinology
  • Scholarship for Participation in the Biomedical Sciences Exchange Program (BMEP) 2000-2001, German Academic Exchange Service
  • Research Scholarship 2006-2008, German Research Foundation
Books & Publications
Research
  • Phosphate Metabolism
  • Gut Hormones
  • Energy Metabolism