Physician Bio

Cardiovascular Endocrinologist
2115 Executive Drive, Suite 1A
Hampton, VA 23666

Private Practice:

Cardiovascular Endocrinology 1978-present

Hospital Affiliations:

Mary Immaculate Hospital, Newport News, VA

Riverside Regional Medical Center, Newport News, VA


1962-66 B.S. (Chemistry) St. Thomas College, Univ. of Kerala, India

1966-71 M.B.B.S. Kottayam Medical College
Mahatma Gandhi Univ., Kerala, India

Postgraduate Training & Experience:

1971-72 Rotating Internship Medical College Hospital, Kottayam,
Kerala, India

1972-73 Graduate Courses in Long Island University, The Brooklyn Center,
Biochemistry & Brooklyn, NY

1972-73 Teaching Fellow Long Island University, The Brooklyn Center,
Dept. of Biology Brooklyn, NY

1973-75 Residency in Medicine State Univ. of New York, Stony Brook, NY

1975-76 Residency in Medicine St. Claire’s Hosp & Health Ctr, New York, NY

1976-78 Fellowship in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism – Wayne State Univ. School of Medicine & Affiliated Hospitals, Detroit, MI


1975 Washington, DC
1976 Michigan
1979 Virginia

Board Certification:

1977 Internal Medicine
1981 Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

Special Awards:

1962 Highest Honors, The Maharajas Univ. Scholarship, Kerala, India

1963-66 Kerala Univ. Merit Scholarship of BS in Chemistry, Kerala, India

1971 First in Surgery in a class of 80; Kottayam Medical College, Kerala, India


Chemplavil, J.K. Can Heart Attacks be Prevented? Review Article, Kottayam Medical College Magazine, (as 4th year student), Kerala, India, 1970

Chemplavil, J.K. Stimulation of Insulin Release. Thesis submitted to Long Island Univ., In partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Neuroendocrinology course, 1973.

Abbasi, A.A., Chemplavil, J.K., Farah, S., Muller, B.F., Arnstein, A.R. Hypercalcemia, In Active Pulmonary Tuberculosis. Annals of Int. Med. 90:324-328, 1979.

Membership in Professional Associations & Societies:

American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists
American College of Physicians
American Diabetes Association
American Medical Association
Endocrine Society
The New York Academy of Sciences


Fellow of the American College of Endocrinology

Membership – Board of Directors:

1983-87 Member, Board of Directors,
American Diabetes Association, Virginia Affiliate

Membership – National Committee:

1996-98 Member, Clinical Practice, Standards & Guidelines Committee,
American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists

General Publications:

Joseph K. Chemplavil, MD, Letters to the Editor, Health-Care Mess, TIME
December 16, 1991

Joseph K. Chemplavil, MD, Letters to the Editor, Genetics: The Future is Now, TIME, February 7, 1994

Joseph K. Chemplavil, MD, Readers Report, Hopes and Hazards of the Biotech Century, BUSINESS WEEK, March 31, 1997

US Patent and Trademark:

Owner: Joseph K. Chemplavil
Registration Date & Number: Nov 5, 1991 – 1663732

Creator of:

Dollar For Pound weight loss program