Dr. Wentong Pan earned her medical degree from the Sun Yat-Sen University of Medical Sciences in Guangzhou, China. She completed her residency in Internal Medicine as well as her fellowship in Endocrinology at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas.
Dr. Pan is Board Certified in Internal Medicine as well as in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism. She is a member of the Endocrine Society, the American Academy of Clinical Endocrinologists, and the American Diabetes Association.
Dr. Pan has been working in the endocrinology field for over fifteen years. Her interest in diabetes led her to work at UT Southwestern in Dallas, where she had the opportunity to study the pathogenesis of obesity and islet/pancreas failure. She eventually became an instructor at UTMB, where she supervised clinical fellows and students, and completed several clinical research projects in the areas of diabetes, obesity, and metabolic syndrome.
Dr. Pan has presented several posters in regional and national conferences. One of these posters won the 1st place award in the 20th AACE Annual Meeting at San Diego in April 2011. She also was the first author in the study of Metabolic consequences of ENPP1 over-expression in adipose tissue, which was published in the American Journal of Physiology – Endocrinology and Metabolism on August 2011. More recently, she has focused on the role of liver dysfunction in metabolic complications of obesity as well as adipose tissue metabolic function.
Dr. Pan intends to maintain her interests in diabetes and obesity, while she continues to treat various disorders of general endocrinology. Her extensive clinical experience and solid research background helps her keep abreast of changes in the dynamic field of endocrinology and maximizes her ability to offer accurate therapies.
Dr. Pan is fluent in multiple languages, including Mandarin and Cantonese. She currently lives in the Clear Lake area with her husband and her two children.