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Merri Lou Pendergrass

Merri Lou Pendergrass MD, PhD

Clinical Chief, Director, Professor | Tucson, Arizona    United States of America
Endocrinology, Metabolism And Diabetes, Internal Medicine
Endocrinology, Diabetes,...More
Spoken at 5 events
Speaking at 7 events

Biography :

Merri Pendergrass, MD, Ph.D., has been appointed the director of the Diabetes Program at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson. Dr. Pendergrass also has joined the faculty of the UA Department of Medicine as a professor of medicine in the Division of Endocrinology. Board-certified in internal medicine, endocrinology, and metabolism, Dr. Pendergrass is a member of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, the Endocrine Society, and the American Diabetes Association, and she is a fellow of the American College of Physicians.

Dr. Pendergrass earned her doctorate in biopsychology at the University of Texas, Austin, and her medical degree at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas. She completed her internship and residency in internal medicine at the University of Texas, San Antonio, where she also completed a fellowship in endocrinology and metabolism.

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Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes, Internal Medicine

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Endocrinology, Diabetes, Internal Medicine, Obesity, Hypertension, Diabetic Retinopathy, Outcomes Research

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Virginia Board of Medicine

Virginia Board of Medicine accepts the courses that are endorsed by ACCME and grants AMA PRA Category 1 credit.

MD/DO Requirement:

CME Credits Required : 60.00 | Licensing Cycle AMA PRA : 2 Years | Category Credits : 30.00



  • 60 hours of CME for every 2 years followed by immediate preceding renewal
  • A minimum of 30 hours must be under Category 1, of which 2 hours must be in pain management, proper prescribing of controlled substances, and the diagnosis of management of addiction.
  • OCC/MOC is not specifically addressed, but an endorsement of recertification by a specialty board is admitted as a substitute by the Virginia Board of Medicine.