Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Department of Medicine

Malek  El Muayed, MD

Malek El Muayed, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology)

Focus of Work


My primary research interest focuses on elucidating mechanisms by which genetic variations in the zinc transporter gene ZnT8 influences beta cell function.


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Education and Certification

  • MD: University of Freiburg (2001)
  • Residency: University of Texas, Houston (2005)
  • Fellowship: Northwestern University, McGaw Medical Center (Northwestern Memorial Hospital) (2009)
  • Board Certification: Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, Internal Medicine