Dr. Tayek currently is a full time faculty at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. He received a Bachelors of Arts Degree from California State University at Fullerton. He received his Masters of Science Degree from Columbia University where he was active in screening physicians for hypercholesterolemia and their risk for heart disease. He received his medical degree from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. After an Internal Medicine residency at UCI Medical Center, he received his Clinical Nutrition Fellowship training at New England Deaconess Hospital and Harvard Medical School. He completed a second fellowship in Endocrinology and Metabolism at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Tayek is board certified in Internal Medicine, Endocrinology and Metabolism and in Clinical Nutrition. Dr. Tayek is a full time faculty member at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. As a full time faculty in the Division of General Internal Medicine at the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, he teaches Nurse Practitioners, Medical Students, Residents, Endocrinology Fellows and Junior Faculty.
As a Professor of Medicine-In Residence, he enjoys teaching and interacting closely with the Internal Medicine Residents and the Endocrinology Fellows in training at Harbor-UCLA. Dr. Tayek attends Inpatient Internal Medicine Service, Inpatient Endocrinology Consultation Service and maintains an active Internal Medicine and Endocrinology clinical practice within the Primary Care Internal Medicine Clinic at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. His clinical interests include Normal and Abnormal Liver Physiology, Diabetes, Hypercholesterolemia and many others areas of Endocrinology. He is a Principle Investigator on an NIH study and several other studies in the field of liver physiology, diabetes and clinical nutrition. His studies will attempt to improve the understanding of the role the liver plays in diabetes, cancer related weight loss and metabolic syndrome.
He has published over 50 peer reviewed research article, several chapters, and over 60 abstracts at national meetings. In addition, he enjoys speaking to local physician and community groups on various topics in Endocrinology, Diabetes, Hyperlipidemia, Thyroid Disorders, Nutritional Factors that Can Improve Hospital Survival, Metabolic Response to Injury, Sepsis and several topics in Clinical Nutrition. His twitter account links current issues of metabolic control in patients with endocrine disorders. You can follow him at @DrMetabolism