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Francine R. Kaufman, MD

Francine R. Kaufman, M.D. is the Chief Medical Officer of Senseonics, Inc. She is a Distinguished Professor Emerita of Pediatrics and Communications at the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California. She is an attending physician at Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, where she served as Director of the Comprehensive Childhood Diabetes Center, and head of the Center for Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism. Previously, she was the Chief Medical Officer and Vice President of Global Regulatory, Clinical and Medical Affairs at Medtronic Diabetes from 2009-2019. She has authored over 280 peer-reviewed and invited articles, and numerous books and book chapters, including Diabesity(Bantam, 2005), The Medical Management of Type 1 Diabetes (ADA, 2008), The Insulin Pump and Continuous Glucose Monitoring Book: For Patients, Parents and Caregivers (ADA, 2017) and Rhythms (a novel) (CKI Publisher, 2015). She was funded by the NIH for 3 decades and elected membership in NAM (formerly the IOM). Dr. Kaufman was national president of the ADA from 2002-2003. She was recognized by the California State Senate for her work in banning sodas in LA Unified School District (2004) and appointed by Congress as a Local Legend with the American Woman’s Medical Association. In 2009, she authored and starred in the Discovery Health Documentary, Diabetes: The Global Epidemic. She has been the medical director of diabetes camps in Southern California, Ecuador and Haiti for over 30 years.