William Zaks MD,PhD,FACE

William Zaks, MD, PhD, FACE

  • Diabetes
  • Endocrinology
  • Internal Medicine


Altru Family Medicine Center

1380 S. Columbia Rd.
Grand Forks, ND, 58201

About Me

William Zaks, MD, PhD, FACE, specializes in endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism at Altru Health System. Outside of work, he enjoys fishing, birding, chess and going to his grandchildren's sporting events.

Philosophy of Medicine

"I am motivated by the intellectual challenge and personal gratification of helping others stay healthy. I practice medicine because I wanted a science-based, mentally challenging career, with the opportunity to interact with and help people directly."

Professional Memberships
  • American Diabetes Association (ADA)
  • American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE)
  • Chair of Altru Institutional Review Board
  • Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine
  • University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences


Medical School

University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA


Barnes Hospital
St. Louis, MS


Washington University
St. Louis, MO


Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism 
Barnes Hospital
St. Louis, MO

Medical Interests
Special Clinical Interests:
  • Diabetes
  • Thyroid disease with thyroid biopsies
  • General endocrine problems