Guillermo E. Umpierrez, MD, CDCES, FACE, MACP
Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia
Dr. Umpierrez is a professor of medicine in the Division of Endocrinology, and the President of the American Diabetes Association for Medicine and Science. He has been the recipient of numerous 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, Diabetes Technology Society, and the American Diabetes Association.
His research interests include mechanisms for beta-cell dysfunction in minority populations, prevention of acute and chronic diabetic complications, and hospital management of patients with diabetes and hyperglycemia. He is the author of more than 400 scientific manuscripts and book chapters, and has presented over 300 research abstracts at national and international scientific meetings. In addition, he is the director of the Emory Latino Diabetes Education Program, a nationally accredited Spanish Diabetes education program dedicated to providing diabetes education to Latinos.