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Dr. Diana Barb received her medical degree from the University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Targu Mures Romania. She did a two year research fellowship, focusing on obesity, adiponectin and cancer at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts.
Hiba Basheer, MD, is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at the University of Florida. Dr Basheer received her medical degree from Baghdad University, College of Medicine, and completed her residency in internal medicine at Interfaith Medical Center, New York.
Antonella Bianchi, M.D. is an associate professor who is board certified in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism. She comes to The University of Florida from the Diabetes & Endocrinology Institute/Florida Hospital in Tampa where she was the Clinical Research Director for 10 years.
Dr. Clare-Salzler received his Doctor of Medicine and medical training from the State University of New York in Buffalo. He began his research career at the University of California in Los Angeles, where he studied the immunopathogenesis of Type I Diabetes (T1D) in NOD mice, which is the genetic mouse model for T1D. Since transferring to the University of Florida Departments of Immunology, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and Internal Medicine and Surgery in 1993, Dr. Clare-Salzler has been pursuing his research in T1D diagnosis and management, autoimmune thyroid disease, and other endocrine diseases. He participates in many clinical trials, including the PANDA infant screening program and the Diabetes Prevention Trial for T1D.
Dr. Kenneth Cusi serves as the chief of the adult division of endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism. He oversees all adult outpatient and inpatient endocrinology clinics and consult activities, serves as a mentor for all clinical and laboratory research efforts, and mentors faculty and fellows in the division to help UF Health take the next step in becoming an international leader in adult diabetes, metabolism, and obesity. He received his medical degree from the University of Buenos Aires School of Medicine in Argentina and completed his residency at the Center of Medical Education & Clinical Research in Buenos Aires and a clinical fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. His experience in diabetes prior to UF was in the department of medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio for more than 15 years. Cusi is the principal investigator of various ongoing clinical research projects. His grants focus on type 2 diabetes and its complications, particularly in Hispanics.
William Donahoo, MD, FTOS, is a clinical associate professor at the University of Florida in the division of endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism. He received his medical degree from the University of Colorado, where he also continued his training through an internship and residency in internal medicine.
Dr. Edwards currently serves as the Program Director of Endocrinology at the University of Florida. She received her MD from the University of Michigan and subsequently did her Internship, Residency and Chief residency at the University of Florida.
Dr. Hans Ghayee received his osteopathic medical degree from the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth. He did his Internal Medicine Residency at Johns Hopkins University/Sinai Hospital, followed by a two year fellowship, focusing on metabolism and steroidogenesis at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.
Sushma Kadiyala, MD, MSc is an assistant professor within the division of endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism. She is board certified in internal medicine and received her medical degree from St. George’s University School of Medicine.
Dr. Amita Kathuria received her medical degree from the University of Florida, College of Medicine. After completing her residency, she joined Internal Medicine as a faculty member. Her interests lie in hormone physiology, so she pursued an Endocrine Fellowship at the Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia.
Yasmin Khan, MD is an assistant professor within the division of endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism at the VA. She is board certified in internal medicine and received her medical degree from Trinity College Dublin School of Medicine, at the University of Dublin.
Julio Leey, MD, MSc, is an assistant professor within the division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism. Prior to joining UF Health, Dr. Leey was the Medical Director of Diabetes Mellitus Program at Alton Memorial Hospital, in Alton, Illinois. He was also an adjunct clinical assistant professor for Southern Illinois University at Springfield.
Dr. Singh Ospina is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at the University of Florida. She is board certified in Internal Medicine. She was awarded her medical degree from the University of Panama, Panama.
Dr. Ashok Srihari received his medical degree from St. George’s University School of Medicine in Grenada where he received the Iota Epsilon Alpha Honor Society Medical School Award.. He was also a research assistant for one year at the Research Institute on Aging in Rockville, MD, followed by his Internal Medicine Residency at Lenox Hill in New York City.
Dr. Stacpoole received his Ph.D. in 1972, from the University of California at San Francisco. He received his MD degree in 1976, from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. He also completed his internship and residency (1976-1978) training in Internal Medicine and Endocrinology Fellowship (1978-1980) training at Vanderbilt University.
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