Disease State Network Year in Review

Friday, April 26
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location: Convention Center Hall B

Learning Objectives:

W. Timothy Garvey, MD

University of Alabama at Birmingham

W. Timothy Garvey is the Butterworth Professor of Medicine in the Department of Nutrition Sciences at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA. Dr Garvey obtained his medical degree from Saint Louis University, completed residency training in internal medicine at Barnes Hospital, Washington University, and was a clinical fellow in endocrinology and metabolism at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and University of California, San Diego School of Medicine. Dr Garvey has achieved international recognition for his research in the metabolic, molecular and genetic pathogenesis of insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes and obesity. The Garvey laboratory has made important observations regarding the pathogenesis of human insulin resistance and has furthered understanding of the role of the glucose transport system in human insulin resistance. A further interest concerns the understanding of obesity as a disease and advancing medical models to improve care of patients with obesity.
During his time as an American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) board member and Chair of the AACE Obesity Scientific Committee, Dr Garvey has been a leading contributor and author of numerous AACE initiatives. These include a position statement and proposition affirming obesity as a disease, the new medical diagnostic term for obesity, an obesity treatment algorithm, evidence-based obesity management guidelines and a cardiometabolic disease staging system. Dr Garvey was Chair of the AACE Obesity Consensus Conference held in Washington, DC, USA in 2014.


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George Grunberger, MD, FACP, FACE

Grunberger Diabetes Institute

Dr. Grunberger is the chairman of Grunberger Diabetes Institute (GDI) in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. He is Clinical Professor of Internal Medicine and of Molecular Medicine & Genetics at Wayne State University School of Medicine, Professor of Internal Medicine at Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine and Visiting Professor at First Faculty of Medicine at Charles University in Prague (Czech Republic).
Dr. Grunberger has published over 150 peer-reviewed manuscripts in addition to review articles, abstracts and book chapters. His research interests cover the spectrum of subjects related to diabetes and its complications.
Dr. Grunberger has been an active member of professional organizations. He is Past President of American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists. He is a co-editor of two international diabetes journals. Dr. Grunberger has served as an educator of medical students, residents, endocrinology fellows, master’s and Ph.D. candidates, and junior faculty over the past 35 years.


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Guillermo E. Umpierrez, MD, VDE

Professor of Medicine
Emory University

Dr. Umpierrez is professor of medicine in the division of endocrinology and clinical director of the Diabetes and Metabolism Center at Emory University School of Medicine, and director of the diabetes and endocrinology section and clinical research unit at Grady Memorial Hospital, Atlanta, Georgia. He is a National AACE Board of Director member and Chair of the AACE Diabetes Disease State Network


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Yehuda Handelsman, MD, FACP, FNLA, FASPC, MACE

Medical Director and Principal Investigator
Metabolic Institute of America, Inc.

Yehuda Handelsman, MD, FACP, FNLA, FASPC, MACE is an endocrinologist in private practice, Medical Director & Principal Investigator of the Metabolic Institute of America. A Master of the American College of Endocrinology, Fellow American Society of Preventive Cardiology, of the American College of Physicians and The National lipid Association He is Board Member American Association for Preventive Cardiology, Chair of the AACE Lipid & CV Health Disease network. Past president of the American College of Endocrinology, AACE & the Pacific Lipid Association, Chair Annual World Congress on Insulin Resistance, DM & CVD, the Heart in Diabetes and the International Lipid Forum. He published over 110 original research, review papers, editorials and books’ chapters, a recent Book “Clinical Management of Cardiovascular Risk in Diabetes and Obesity”; and is also an author of the AACE Diabetes and Lipids Guidelines


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