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Contact Information

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Phone: (805) 682-7638

Fax: (805) 682-3332

Office Location: Sansum Diabetes Res.

Address: Sansum Diabetes Research Institute
2219 Bath Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93105

Education & Honors

Dr. Zisser graduated summa cum laude from the University of Florida in Gainesville with a degree Interdisciplinary Studies in Biopharmacology and earned his medical degree from the John Hopkins University School of Medicine in 1989. He completed his residency in internal medicine at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital and received his board certification in internal medicine in 1992. Dr. Zisser joined Sansum Diabetes Research Institute in 2002.

Dr. Zisser was a staff internist at Santa Barbara County Department of Public Health, and has additionally held posts in emergency medicine/ urgent care at Vandenberg Air Force Base Hospital, Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, Friendly Hills Regional Health Center/ La Habra, and Santa Barbara Medical Foundation Clinic. He is a member of the American College of Physicians, California Medical Association, and Santa Barbara County Medical Society.


Howard Zisser M.D. is director of clinical research at Sansum Diabetes Research Institute, where he conducts clinical trials on new and innovative therapies for type 1, type 2 and gestational diabetes. He currently manages trials investigating the safety and efficacy of inhaled insulin, of insulin that is absorbed in the cheek, of implantable insulin pumps and implantable glucose sensors.


Bolus calculator: a review of four "smart" insulin pumps.

Zisser H, Robinson L, Bevier W, Dassau E, Ellingsen C, Doyle FJ, Jovanovic L.

Diabetes Technol Ther. 2008 Dec;10(6):441-4. Review.

PMID: 19049372 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

A Run-to-Run Control Strategy to Adjust Basal Insulin Infusion Rates in Type 1 Diabetes.

Palerm CC, Zisser H, Jovanovič L, Doyle FJ.

J Process Control. 2008;18(3-4):258-265.

PMID: 18709180 [PubMed]

Quantifying the impact of a short-interval interruption of insulin-pump infusion sets on glycemic excursions.

Zisser H.

Diabetes Care. 2008 Feb;31(2):238-9. Epub 2007 Dec 4.

PMID: 18056889 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Restoring euglycemia in the basal state using continuous glucose monitoring in subjects with type 1 diabetes mellitus.

Zisser HC, Bevier WC, Jovanovic L.

Diabetes Technol Ther. 2007 Dec;9(6):509-15.

PMID: 18034605 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Practical issues in the identification of empirical models from simulated type 1 diabetes data.

Finan DA, Zisser H, Jovanovic L, Bevier WC, Seborg DE.

Diabetes Technol Ther. 2007 Oct;9(5):438-50.

PMID: 17931052 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]