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Our Diabetes Staff

Our Diabetes Staff


Dana Dopita MSN, RN, CDE

Dana is the Diabetes Center Coordinator. She graduated from the College of Nursing in Sumperk,Czechoslovakia in 1984. She also got a BSN from Westminster College in Salt Lake City in 1989, and her Masters in Nursing from the University of Phoenix in 2007. She has worked as a nurse for St. Mark’s Hospital since 1986 and came to the Diabetes Center in 2005. She became a Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) in 2006. She is the co-chair for the American Diabetes Association Expo committee in Utah. She is a certified trainer for all insulin pumps and CGMS. Outside the office, Dana enjoys reading, hiking and skiing.

Emily Gilgen RD, CD, CDE

Emily is our Registered Dietitian. She graduated from Utah State University in 2005 in Dietetics, completing an intensive internship program concurrently with her degree, as well as an extra internship in Texas doing pediatric diabetes research. She worked several years in California as a hospital dietitian and diabetes educator for an endocrinology office. She began working at St. Mark’s Diabetes Center in 2007 and became a Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) in 2008. She has been a guest lecturer at the California and Utah ADA Expos, Association of Diabetes Educators in Utah annual conferences, and some smaller venues. She sits on the AADE-Utah Conference committee, is a certified trainer for all insulin pumps and CGMS units, and specializes in providing medical nutrition therapy for dietary issues. Emily is also an accomplished pianist and singer that enjoys cooking and outdoor activities.

Medical Director

Jim Chamberlain, MD

Dr. Jim Chamberlain received his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and his M.D. from Vanderbilt University. He completed his internal medicine residency and served as chief medical resident at the University of Utah Hospitals. Dr. Chamberlain served as Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine based at the Utah Diabetes Center for 6 years. He moved to St. Mark's Hospital in March 2011 after accepting the position of Medical Director for Diabetes Services. Dr. Chamberlain has an intense interest in helping St. Mark's Hospital become the leader in the care of patients with diabetes in the inpatient setting.

Dr. Chamberlain specializes in type 1 diabetes, poorly controlled type 2 diabetes, and patients with the metabolic syndrome. He has extensive experience and expertise in intensive insulin therapy, insulin pump therapy, and continuous glucose monitoring technology. Dr. Chamberlain, who has type 1 diabetes himself, is an avid marathoner, hiker, and skier.

He practices at the St. Mark’s Internal Medicine office which is located at:

1160 E. 3900 S. Suite 1200
Salt Lake City, UT 84124
(801) 261-9651