Distinguished Faculty

Gregory P. Forlenza, MD
Children's Hospital
Assistant Professor
Barbara Davis Diabetes Center
Anschutz Campus School of Medicine
University of Colorado
Aurora, Colorado

Dr Forlenza graduated in 2007 from the University of Florida College of Medicine, where he also completed his medical residency in 2010. He is Assistant Professor at the Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes, Anschutz Campus, University of Colorado School of Medicine, as well as a Fellow of the University of Colorado Denver (2011) and the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis (2015). Dr Forlenza specializes in Diabetes and Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, and is is affiliated with Children's Hospital, Colorado. Dr Forlenza's research focus is on development, refinement and testing of diabetes technology, including insulin pumps, continuous glucose monitors and the artificial pancreas. He is interested in using technology to help patients better control their diabetes and reduce the burden of diabetes on children and their families. He is site Primary Investigator (PI) on several upcoming industry pivotal trials and co-Investigator with Dr Paul Wadwa on several Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) and National Institute of Health (NIH) funded projects. Dr Forlenza is also interested in islet transplantation as a potential cure for type 1 diabetes and was the co-PI for a project investigating combining islet transplantation with artificial pancreas technology. In addition, he is conducting research on the benefits of diabetes technology to minimize complications from hyperglycemia in children with cancer and children undergoing bone marrow transplantation. Dr Forlenza's awards and recognitions include Outstanding Resident Teacher in Pediatrics, from the University of Florida (2010), Gold Hostetter Award for Most Outstanding Research by a Fellow from the University of Minnesota Research Conference (2015), and Young Investigator Award for Outstanding Diabetes Research Under the Age of 40, from the International Society of Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes (2019). He has authored/co-authored over 100 published articles. Dr Forlenza is very passionate about the benefits of diabetes camps and has been volunteering at various camps for over 10 years.
Andrew J. Ahmann, MD
Professor of Medicine
Director of the Oregon Health and Science University
Harold Schnitzer Diabetes Health Center
Oregon Health and Science University
Portland, Oregon
Grazia Aleppo, MD, FACE, FACP
Professor of Medicine
Director, Diabetes Education Program
Associate Chief for Clinical Affairs
Division of Endocrinology
Metabolism and Molecular Medicine
Feinberg School of Medicine Northwestern University
Chicago, Illinois
Nicholas Argento, MD
Diabetes Technology Director
Maryland Endocrine and Diabetes Center
Columbia, Maryland
Richard Bergenstal, MD
Clinical ProfessorDepartment of MedicineUniversity of MinnesotaExecutive DirectorInternational Diabetes CenterPark Nicollet Methodist HospitalMinneapolis, Minnesota
Cari Berget , RN, MPH, CDE
Research Instructor
Pediatrics-Barbara Davis Center
Aurora, Colorado

Jen Block, FNP, MSN, BSRN, CDE
Lucile Packard Children's Hospital
Stanford University Medical Center
Palo Alto, California
Bruce W. Bode, MD, FACE
Diabetes Specialist
Atlanta Diabetes Associates
Clinical Associate Professor
Emory University
Asha Brown
Bruce Buckingham, MD
Professor of Pediatric Endocrinology
Stanford School of Medicine and Stanford Children's Hospital
Palo Alto, California
Felice Caldarella, MD, FACP, CDE, FACE
Secretary
American Association of
Clinical Endocrinologists
Endocrinologist
Center for Endocrine Health
Clinton, New Jersey
Claudio Cobelli, PhD
Department of Information Engineering
University of Padua, Italy
Steven Edelman, MD
Professor of Medicine
University of California San Diego
Veterans Affairs Healthcare System
San Diego, California
Daniel Einhorn, MD, FACP, FACE
Immediate-Past President, American College of Endocrinology
Past President, American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists
Medical Director, Scripps Whittier Diabetes Institute
Clinical Professor of Medicine, UCSD
Associate Editor, Journal of Diabetes
President, Diabetes and Endocrine Associates
La Jolla, CA
Sam Ellis, PharmD, BCPS, CDE
Associate Professor
Department of Clinical Pharmacy
Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
University of Colorado
Aurora, Colorado
Andrea Facchinetti, PhD
Department of Information Engineering
University of Padua, Italy
Satish Garg, MD, MBBS, DM
Editor-in-chief Diabetes Technology and Therapeutics
Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics
Director Adult Program
Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes
University of Colorado, Denver
George Grunberger, MD, FACP, FACE
Clinical Professor of Internal
Medicine and Genetics
Wayne State University School of Medicine
Professor of Medicine
Oakland University
William Beaumont School of Medicine
Grunberger Diabetes Institute
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
Irl B. Hirsch, MD
Professor of Medicine
Diabetes Treatment and Teaching Chair
University of Washington
Medicine Diabetes Institute
Seattle, Washington
Diana Isaacs, PharmD
Cleveland Clinic Diabetes Center
Boris Kovatchev, PhD
Professor
University of Virginia School of Medicine
Adjunct Professor
School of Engineering and Applied Science
Director
University of Virginia
Center for Diabetes Technology
Charlottesville, Virginia
Davida F. Kruger, MSN, APN-BC, BC-ADM
Certified Nurse Practitioner
Henry Ford Health System
Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, Bone and Mineral Disease
New Center One
Detroit, Michigan
Edward La Cava, MD
EvergreenHealthcare
Lori M. Laffel, MD, MPH
Professor of Pediatrics/Chief of the Pediatric,
Adolescent and Young Adult Section
Joslin Diabetes Center
Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts
Carol J. Levy, MD, CDE
Associate Professor
Department of Medicine
Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Bone Disease
Associate Professor
Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Science
Director
Mount Sinai Diabetes Center
Type 1 Diabetes Clinical Research
Janet B. McGill, MD, MA, FACE
Professor of Medicine
Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Lipid Research
Washington University School of Medicine
Attending Physician
Barnes-Jewish Hospital
St. Louis, Missouri
Sanjeev Mehta, MD, MPH
Interim Chief Medical Officer
Staff Physician, Pediatrics
Chief Quality Officer
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Harvard Medical School
Sofia Meier, CPNP
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Barbara Davis Center
Aurora, Colorado
Elizabeth A. Nardacci, MS, FNP-BC, CDE
St Peter's Health Partners Medical Associates
Capital Region Diabetes and Endocrine Care
Albany, New York
Jennifer Okemah, MS, RDN, CSSD, BC-ADM, CDE
Salute Nutrition
PLLC
Kirkland, Washington
Eric A. Orzeck, MD, FACP, FACE
Endocrinology Associates
Houston, TX
Susan Owen, RN, MSN, CDE, NP-C
Mercy Health Physician Partners
Grand Rapids, MI
Anne Peters, MD
Director
University of Southern California (USC)
Clinical Diabetes Programs
Professor of Medicine (Clinical Scholar)
USC Keck School of Medicine
Los Angeles, California
Jeremy H. Pettus, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Department of Endocrinology
University of California, San Diego
Leslie Pinkerton, PharmD
Monika Reddy, MBChB, MRCP (UK), PhD
Consultant in Diabetes and Endocrinology
Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer
Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
and Imperial College London, United Kingdom
Stephanie Redmond, PharmD, CDE
Medication Therapy
Management Pharmacist
Ridgeview Chaska, Westonka
and Specialty Clinics
Waconia, MN
Eric Renard, MD, PhD
Professor & Chair of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
Lapeyronie Hospital & University of Montpellier
Montpellier, France
Steven J. Russell, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Massachusetts General Hospital
Diabetes Research Center
Boston, Massachusetts
Gary Scheiner, MS, CDE
Clinical Director
Integrated Diabetes Services
Erin Shaal, PharmD
Group Director
MedCart Specialty
Albertsons Companies
Boise, ID
Viral Shah, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine & Pediatrics
Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes, Adult Clinic
School of Medicine
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Aurora, Colorado
Traci Sharkey-Wells, MSN, NP-C, CDE
Diabetes Management Team
Center for Thyroid Diseases and Endocrinology
Parma Heights, OH
Jennifer L. Sherr, MD, PhD
Associate Professor in Pediatrics
Yale School of Medicine
New Haven, Connecticut
John H. Sink, II, PA-C, CDE, CLS
The Jones Center for Diabetes and Endocrine Wellness
Macon, Georgia
Jan Soupal, MD
3rd Department of Internal Medicine
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Charles University and General University Hospital
Prague, Czech Republic
Susan S. VanBeuge, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, CNE, FAANP
University of Nevada
Las Vegas, NV
Kathleen Wyne, MD, PhD, FACE, FNLA
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, College of Medicine
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Columbus, OH
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