David A. Weinstein, M.D., M.M.Sc.

Director and Professor of Pediatric Endocrinology

Following his graduation from Trinity College (CT) and Harvard Medical School, Dr. Weinstein completed a residency, chief residency, and fellowship in pediatric endocrinology at Children's Hospital Boston. He subsequently obtained a Masters in clinical investigation from Harvard and MIT, and became Director of the Glycogen Storage Disease Program at Children's Hospital Boston. In 2005, Dr. Weinstein moved to the University of Florida where he directs the Glycogen Storage Disease Program and is a Professor of Pediatrics. Dr. Weinstein follows the largest cohort of hepatic GSD patients in the world, and he has published over 50 articles and 20 textbook chapters on this topic. He is a former Jan Albrecht Award winner from the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, and he served on the Board of Directors for the Association for Glycogen Storage Disease for two terms. Dr. Weinstein remains on the scientific advisory boards for both the US and Spain Associations for GSD.

Connie Cauthen; Program Coordinator

Connie is a life-long resident of Gainesville, FL. If her name sounds familiar, she probably handled your admission or insurance questions in her former position. Connie is excited to be a part of the GSD team and is eager to work with you, talk with you, and meet or see you again.

Laurie Fiske; Research Coordinator

At 18 months of age, Laurie's daughter was diagnosed with Glycogen Storage Disease Type VI. It is then that she came to know Dr. Weinstein and the GSD Team. Laurie is very honored to to be a part of this team and assist with the research regarding glycogen storage disease. She is glad to contribute to a program that is close to her heart, as well as yours.

Kathy Ross, RD, LDN; Registered Dietician

Kathy Ross graduated from FIU (Florida International University) in Miami, Florida where she obtained my Bachelors Degree in Dietics and Nutrition. Kathy worked for UF/State of Florida for WIC (Women, Infant, and Children) which is a Supplemental Nutrition Program, before joining the GSD team. Kathy's family is a Gator family since her daughter graduated from UF. Kathy loves meeting and working with dedicated and successful families dealing with GSD.

Glenna Paguio BSN, RN; Nurse Specialist

Glenna Paguio, BSN, RN, completed her bachelor's degree in Nursing in the Philippines, migrated to Gainesville, FL, in 2003, and has remained a loyal Gator since then. Her background in nursing varies from clinical to educational and currently research. While working as a research nurse at Shands at the University of Florida Clinical Research Center, Glenna had the chance to care for GSD patients. Over the past four years her interest in GSD has grown, and she says, "I did not have any second thoughts when I had the opportunity to join this team. I have witnessed the team's commitment to the program, and I am very excited to be a part of it now."

Other Team Members

  • Laurie Minarich, MD
  • Sara Siegel; lab technician
  • Sarah Macklin; lab assistant
  • Ray Cauthen, CPA; accountant