Stuart A. Weinzimer, MD, cares for children with diabetes as well as other endocrine disorders. “During the years of my training in pediatric diabetes, I became aware of the overwhelming burden that diabetes can place on children and their loved ones,” says Dr. Weinzimer. “At the same time, I have witnessed the development of wonderful technologies to ease this burden. I am inspired every day to try to find ways to utilize these technologies to improve the health and outlook of people with diabetes and their loved ones.”
Yale Medicine Pediatrics Diabetes Program is world-renowned for its groundbreaking research in pediatric diabetes and its holistic interdisciplinary approach to care. “My most meaningful accomplishment has been to participate in the development of the artificial pancreas, which promises to transform the lives with people with type 1 diabetes and the people that care for them,” said Dr. Weinzimer, who is a principal investigator in several NIH and JDRF-funded artificial pancreas projects. “My most memorable patient is a young woman I have watched grow from a young toddler with diabetes to a healthy, well-adjusted woman, capable and confident, choosing to help others with diabetes.”
Dr. Weinzimer, a professor of pediatrics (endocrinology) at Yale School of Medicine, also is part of an interdisciplinary team that supports and treats children and young adults exploring their gender identity.