Silvio E. Inzucchi, MD, director of the Yale Medicine Diabetes Center, treats patients who suffer from diabetes as well as pituitary and adrenal disorders. “Endocrinology is fascinating, and we are usually able to help patients improve their quality of life through multidisciplinary care and academic approaches to endocrine conditions,” he says.
Dr. Inzucchi is a professor or medicine (endocrinology) at Yale School of Medicine and the clinical director of the section of endocrinology. In his research, Dr. Inzucchi, studies the cardiovascular effects of diabetes medications and glucose management in the hospital. Named a “top doctor” locally and nationally, Dr. Inzucchi has also received Yale’s David J. Leffell Prize for Clinical Excellence. The prize is given to individuals who demonstrate the highest level of clinical expertise, commitment to teaching and compassion for patients.
He says he has developed an effective personal approach to treating patients, carefully honed over 30 years at Yale. It includes being on top of the latest advances, but also responding to each patient’s individual needs. “I like to try to draw people out in terms of who they are, what’s important to them, their life experiences and their family. Such an approach resonates with patients because they don’t want to be seen as a patient, they want to be treated as a person,” he says.