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Dan Bessesen, MD

Professor, Medicine-Endocrinology, Metab & Diabetes
Bessesen
Specialties: Internal Medicine, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

Locations: Denver - Denver Health, Aurora - Anschutz Health and Wellness Center

Conditions & Treatments:
  • Endocrine System (Hormones) - Adult Type 1 Diabetes
  • Endocrine System (Hormones) - Adult Type 2 Diabetes
  • Endocrine System (Hormones) - Thyroid Cancer
  • Endocrine System (Hormones) - Thyroid Disease
  • Endocrine System - Adrenal Diseases
  • Endocrine System - Lipidoses
  • Food, Nutrition and Metabolism - Nutrition
  • Food, Nutrition and Metabolism - Obesity
  • Food, Nutrition and Metabolism - Weight Loss and Dieting
  • Food, Nutrition and Metabolism - Weight Loss Surgery
  • Surgery - Weight Loss Surgery
  • Wellness and Lifestyle - Exercise and Physical Fitness
General Information
Gender: Male
Language: English
Education and Training
Medical Schools
MD, University of Colorado Denver Health Sciences Center (1982)

Undergraduate Schools
BS, Colorado State University (CO) (1978)

Internships
University of Colorado (1983)

Residency Program
University of Colorado, Chief Resident, Internal Medicine (1986)

Fellowships
University of Colorado, Internal Medicine - Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism (1990)

Specialty Information
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Board Certification (1985)
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, Board Certification (1989)

Conditions & Treatments:
  • Endocrine System (Hormones) - Adult Type 1 Diabetes
  • Endocrine System (Hormones) - Adult Type 2 Diabetes
  • Endocrine System (Hormones) - Thyroid Cancer
  • Endocrine System (Hormones) - Thyroid Disease
  • Endocrine System - Adrenal Diseases
  • Endocrine System - Lipidoses
  • Food, Nutrition and Metabolism - Nutrition
  • Food, Nutrition and Metabolism - Obesity
  • Food, Nutrition and Metabolism - Weight Loss and Dieting
  • Food, Nutrition and Metabolism - Weight Loss Surgery
  • Surgery - Weight Loss Surgery
  • Wellness and Lifestyle - Exercise and Physical Fitness

Practice Locations
Hospital Affiliation
Denver Health Medical Center
University of Colorado Hospital

Clinical Locations
Denver Health
777 Bannock Street
Denver, CO 80204
303-436-6000
Website

Anschutz Health and Wellness Center
12348 E Montview Blvd
Aurora, CO 80045
303-724-9030
www.anschutzwellness.com

Job Titles
Academic - Professor
Clinical - Chief of Endocrinology, Denver Health

Department, Section / Division
Medicine, Medicine-Endocrinology, Metab & Diabetes

Center Affiliations
Center for Human Nutrition

Recognition & Awards
5280 magazine , 5280 Magazine listing as one of the “Best Doctors in Denver” (2007)

5280 magazine , 5280 Magazine listing as one of the “Best Doctors in Denver” (2008)

American Society for Nutrition , The Roland L. Weinsier Award for Excellence in Medical/Dental Nutrition Education (2008)

5280 magazine, 5280 Magazine listing as one of the “Best Doctors in Denver” (2009)

University of Colorado School of Medicine, Medical Alumni Association's Distinguished Achievement Award (2009)

5280 magazine, 5280 Magazine listing as one of the “Best Doctors in Denver” (2010)

American Society for Nutrition, Physician Nutrition Specialist (2011)

5280 Magazine, Top Doctor in Denver (2012)
Voted a 5280 best doctor by my peers in response to the question, "Which physician would you trust to treat you and your family?"

Teaching
Co-Block Director: Digestive, Endocrine and Metabolism System Block (2005)
School of Medicine

Information for Referring Providers
Hospital Affiliation
Denver Health Medical Center
University of Colorado Hospital

Clinical Locations: Denver - Denver Health, Aurora - Anschutz Health and Wellness Center

Office Phone: 303-436-5910
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