Ending Type 2 Diabetes One Exercise, Nutrition, and Gardening Class at a Time

Dr. William Tamborlane – Principal Investigator

In About the Program, The Players on October 7, 2010 at 10:03 AM

William V. Tamborlane, MD, is Professor and Chief of Pediatric Endocrinology at Yale School of Medicine. He is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine, where he completed his residency in pediatrics before going to Yale as a post-doctoral fellow in pediatric endocrinology. He is the recipient of many awards and honors including the JDRF 2006 Mary Tyler Moore and S. Robert Levine, M.D. Excellence in Clinical Research Award, the 2009 Diabetes Technology Society’s Diabetes Technology Leadership Award, the 2010 American Diabetes Association Outstanding Physician Clinician Award  and is frequently listed in publications such as The Best Doctors in America, and America’s Top Doctors. He has served on the FDA Endocrine Advisory Board and National Board of Directors of the American Diabetes Association. He is currently on the Clinical Advisory Board of the JDRF, Co-Chair of the JDRF Continuous Glucose Monitoring Study Group and is Chair of the newly formed Pediatric Diabetes Consortium, a group of seven leading pediatric diabetes treatment centers in the U.S. who are working together to share and evaluate best practices. He served as the Steering Committee Chair of the Diabetes Research in Children’s Network (DirecNet), a NIH multicenter clinical research group for 6 years. He has published more than 500 original articles, chapters and reviews in the area of diabetes. Major accomplishments have included pioneering studies in the development of insulin-pump therapy, direction of Yale Center in the DCCT/EDIC study, investigations of diabetes-induced defects in counter-regulatory hormone responses to hypoglycemia, and demonstration of the role of insulin resistance in obesity, diabetes and related pediatric metabolic disorders. Current research effort is directed at applying recent advances in insulin pump and glucose sensor technology towards the development of an artificial pancreas. He leads a multidisciplinary team of physicians, diabetes nurse educators, dieticians and social workers that care for more than 1000 children, adolescents and young adults with type 1 diabetes. Dr. Tamborlane is the Program Director of the Yale Pediatric Diabetes Post-doctoral fellowship (T32) program that is helping to train the next generation of young pediatric diabetes clinicians and investigators. He is also the principal investigator for Fair Haven Community Health Center’s Donaghue Foundation-funded Diabetes Prevention Program.


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