MD, CDCES, FACE, MACP
Dr. Umpierrez is professor of medicine and Director of clinical research of the Diabetes and Metabolism Center at Emory University, and Director of the diabetes and endocrinology section at Grady Memorial Hospital, Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Umpierrez first joined the faculty at Emory University School of Medicine in 1992. He is the recipient of over 20 teaching awards for Best Clinical Teacher and Mentor at Emory University, and national awards from the American College of Physicians, American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, Endocrine Society, and the American Diabetes Association. His research interests include mechanisms for beta-cell dysfunction in minority populations and the hospital management of diabetes and hyperglycemia. His research program is currently funded by the National Institutes of Health and by investigator-initiated research trials in the area of diabetes and metabolic disorders. He has published more than 400 scientific manuscripts and book chapters and has presented over 300 research abstracts at national and international scientific meetings. In addition, he heads the Emory Latino Diabetes Education Program, a nationally accredited Spanish Diabetes education program dedicated to providing diabetes education to Latinos.