Guillermo Umpierrez, MD, CDE, FACP, FACE
Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia
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 Best Mentor at Emory University, as well as national awards from the American College of Physicians, American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE), and the American Diabetes Association. He serves in several national committees of the ADA, Endocrine Society, and AACE. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the American Diabetes Association ‘Therapy for Diabetes Mellitus and Related Disorders’ and the Editor-in-Chief of the BMJ Diabetes Research & Care. He has published more than 300 scientific manuscripts and book chapters, and has presented over 280 research abstracts at national and international scientific meetings.
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 several investigator-initiated research trials in the area of diabetes and metabolic disorders. He heads the Emory Latino Diabetes Education Program, a nationally accredited Spanish Diabetes education program dedicated to providing diabetes education to Latinos.