Expert Team

Because diabetes can cause damage to vital functions and organs of the body, our expert team is made up of not only endocrinologists, but also dietitians and other knowledgeable professionals. Physicians consult as a team to develop a customized treatment plan for each individual patient. Fully aware that diabetes is a life-changing disease; our staff provides support to patients in myriad ways to help them effectively manage the disease.

Many of the physicians who have medical staff privileges to practice medicine at
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center are independent physicians, and not employees or agents of the hospital. These independent physicians bill separately for their services. You should contact your physician to determine their status and billing practices.

Diabetes Center Expert Team

Odelia B. Cooper, MD


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Mark O. Goodarzi, MD, PhD

Director Endocrinology Diabetes & Metabolism
Director Endocrine Genetics Laboratory

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Ruchi Mathur, MD

Director Diabetes Outpatient Teaching Education Center

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Wendy L. Sacks, MD


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Certified Diabetes Educator/Registered Nurse  – Outpatient

Joyce Spalding


Cindy Wong
Alyssa Gong

Certified Diabetes Educator/Registered Nurse - Inpatient

Michaela Widener
Lisa Dugger
Eloisa De La Cruz