Dr Ahmann is a board certified endocrinologist with a special interest in the care of patients with diabetes. He is a Professor of Medicine at Oregon Health and Science University and has been the Director of the Harold Schnitzer Diabetes Health Center at OHSU since it opened in 2007 to provide state of the art care for children and adults with diabetes. Dr Ahmann has served on regional and national committees developing and updating guidelines for the care of those with diabetes. Beyond patient care, he is active in medical education and research. His clinical research has addressed new therapies, new technologies and best practices for type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Dr Ahmann is an active volunteer for causes that benefit those with diabetes, including the ADA, JDRF, and the Chris Dudley Basketball Camp for children with diabetes.