Sarah Hallberg, DO, MS

Physician, Internal Medicine

Dr. Sarah Hallberg was the Medical Director and Principal Investigator for Virta's landmark clinical trial on diabetes reversal. She was also one of Virta’s early employees, most ardent supporters, and an inspiration to many, many people across the globe through her TEDx Talk, "Reversing Type 2 diabetes starts with ignoring the guidelines,' which has been viewed more than 11 million times.

In 2022, Sarah tragically passed away from lung cancer, despite having never smoked. True to Sarah's spirit and persistence, she lived nearly five years following her diagnosis—nearly unheard of for anyone with stage IV cancer. During those years, she fought hard for herself and for others living with cancer, alongside her metabolic health patients.

Beyond her lasting impact at Virta, the healthcare industry at large, and countless patients, Sarah’s legacy also continues through her recently published book, Status Quo Thinking is Harming Your Health: A Physician's Final Plea

We greatly miss Sarah, and celebrate all that she contributed to Virta, metabolic health research, and the countless people who continue to improve their health through her work. You can read more about her life and legacy here.