Dr. Betsy Dokken is a nurse practitioner and physiologist. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from Vanderbilt University, a Master of Science degree in adult health nursing from Arizona State University, and a PhD in physiology from the University of Arizona. Dr. Dokken has over 20 years of experience treating and educating patients with diabetes and related disorders. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Arizona, where she maintains a clinical practice in the Section of Endocrinology. In addition, her laboratory at the University of Arizona College of Medicine conducts research related to ischemic injury in the diabetic heart.