|Katja Van Herle is an Internist, Endocrinologist with an appointment as clinical faculty at the David Geffen University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Medicine. She received both her M.D. and M.S. in Public Health from UCLA. Her medical training in Internal Medicine and Endocrinology was also completed at UCLA. Dr. Van Herle served in various capacities at UCLA for five years including, Chief of Endocrinology and Chair of the Diabetes Task Force at the Santa Monica – UCLA Hospital. In 2004 she transitioned to The Scripps Research Institute, where she held a faculty position as Professor of Medicine and founded a translational science division focused on health education. She was appointed as Director of Community Health Education, and the Division Chief of Community Outreach for Research and Education (C.O.R.E.). She maintains a clinical faculty appointment at the David Geffen UCLA School of Medicine, with an active clinical practice in Los Angeles. Additionally, her practice includes patients from a broader scope, both nationally and internationally, who seek Dr. Van Herle's expertise in medical problem solving. Dr. Van Herle's dedication to medicine is multi-faceted, including delivering the best medical care possible, while educating and empowering patients with a strong focus on disease prevention.
Dr. Van Herle serves as Co-Founder and President of the All Greater Good Foundation in San Diego, California, an organization formed in 2007 for "education and outreach programs that focus on public health issues and epidemics, as well as helping to fund basic science research pertinent to these issues." Current public health projects focus, educate, and challenge patients and the public on critical healthcare issues, including cardiovascular and orphan diseases. As a medical professional, Dr. Van Herle has worked with world-renowned researchers and medical institutions on a number of projects that are dedicated to the current obesity and Type 2 diabetes epidemics. Having observed projects first-hand that have been rejected by major research institutes or corporations for political, business, or other reasons, Dr. Van Herle is dedicated to the practice of medicine and programs for those projects that are best conducted through a non-profit organization, free from policy limitations or long-standing protocols and practices. The goal being to get the job done.
Dr. Van Herle is a member of the American Thyroid Association, The American Medical Association, The American Diabetes Association, and has won an Award of Excellence and Humanitarianism in Internal Medicine from the Clinical Faculty Association of the UCLA Department of Medicine. In 2007 she was named as one of America's Top Physicians in Endocrinology by the Consumer Research Council of America and is recognized as the 2008 Professional of the Year in the area of Internal Medicine in the Global Directory of Who's Who.
Dr. Van Herle has dedicated her work to bringing the best of healthcare awareness and education to the public forum in order to ensure global wellness for all.