Dr. Umpierrez is professor of medicine in the division of endocrinology at Emory University School of Medicine,
Director of the Grady Memorial Hospital Clinical Research Network, Atlanta-CTSA, and Director of the diabetes and endocrinology section at Grady Memorial Hospital.
Dr. Umpierrez first joined the Emory University School of Medicine faculty in 1992. He is the recipient of numerous teaching awards for Best Clinical Teacher and
Best Mentor of Endocrine Fellows and Junior Faculty at Emory University, J. Willis Hurst Outstanding Bedside Teacher Award, American College of Physicians,
Outstanding Service Award for the Promotion of Endocrine Health of an Underserved Population, American Association of
Clinical Endocrinologists' (AACE), the American
Diabetes Association, 2013 Outstanding Physician Clinician in Diabetes Award, and the 2013-2014 Best Grand Rounds Lecture Award, Department of Medicine at Emory
University. He is a member of the National Board of Directors for the American Diabetes Association and the American Association Clinical Endocrinologists, as well
as a member of the Endocrine Society Clinical Guideline Committee and American Association Clinical Endocrinologists Diabetes Scientific Council.His research interests include mechanisms for Beta-cell dysfunction in minority populations and the management of inpatient hyperglycemia. He is a national and international leader in the field of hospital management of diabetes and has published several landmark papers and guidelines in the field of inpatient diabetes. His research program is currently funded by the National Institutes of Health and American Diabetes Association, and by investigator-initiated research trials aiming to determine best insulin protocols for the management of hospitalized patients with diabetes. He heads the Emory Latino Diabetes Education Program, a nationally accredited Spanish Diabetes education program dedicated to providing diabetes education to Latinos. Dr. Umpierrez is the Editor-in-Chief of the American Diabetes Association ‘Therapy for Diabetes Mellitus and Related Disorders’, 6th Edition Textbook (Green Book), and the Editor-in-Chief of the BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care (ADA and BMJ Collaborative project). He has published more than 200 scientific manuscripts and book chapters, and has presented over 180 research abstracts at national and international scientific meetings.