Peter Martin Thule, MD

Professor of Medicine

Department of Medicine

Endocrinology, Metabolism & Lipids Section Chief

Atlanta VA Medical Center

Office: VAMC 60115 Ext:2079

Phone: 404-321-6111

Fax: 404-235-3011




  • 1979 B.A, Zoology, University of California, Berkeley
  • 1986, M.D., Justus-Liebig University, Giessen, Germany
  • Residency, Emory University School of Medicine
  • Fellowship, Emory University School of Medicine

Academic and Clinical Involvement

  • Associate Professor of Medicine Emory University School of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism 2003-present
  • Staff Physician, Section Endocrinology & Metabolism, Atlanta VA Medical Center 1995-present
  • Faculty Member, Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience (IBB) Metabolic and Secretory Organs Georgia Institute of Technology 2005-present


Development of insulin gene therapy as a treatment for diabetes mellitus, and investigations into hepatocellular effects of ectopic insulin production. Our animal model utilizes a metabolically regulated, hepatic specific gene promoter to drive expression of an insulin transgene in the livers of diabetic rats. Administration of viral vectors containing these promoters coupled to a human insulin cDNA, normalizes blood sugars in diabetic rodents.