Luigi F. Meneghini, MD, MBA, Professor of Clinical Medicine in the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism, Department of Medicine, University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine, has served as Director of the Kosow Diabetes Treatment Center at the Diabetes Research Institute (DRI) since 1999. Additionally, he is Director of the University of Miami Southeastern Florida Regional Diabetes Program and Associate Director for Clinical Affairs at the DRI.
Dr. Meneghini’s primary interests lie in improving the metabolic control of patients with diabetes through the application of cutting edge drug therapies and technologies, and the implementation of these management strategies through patient and professional education activities. Dr. Meneghini was instrumental in translating and adapting an innovative European educational approach to intensive insulin management (Mastering Your Diabetes), which places the expertise and problem solving skills in the hands of the patient with diabetes. Recognizing the importance of patient education, he has been a strong advocate and promoter of the state-of-the-art diabetes education center at the DRI’s Kosow Diabetes Treatment Center.
A native of Italy who grew up in Liberia (West Africa), Dr. Meneghini emigrated to the United States in 1979 and attended Emory University and its School of Medicine, graduating in 1988. He completed his training in Internal Medicine and subsequently a fellowship in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital. In 1993, he accepted a position as Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at the UM School of Medicine and has remained on the faculty. In 2000 he graduated valedictorian in his Executive MBA class (UM) and a year later promoted to Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine and then to full Professor in 2010. He has made active use of his dual training in medicine and business to grow and develop clinical operations within the University of Miami Medical Group.
Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, Dr. Meneghini has been actively practicing diabetes management at the University of Miami for almost two decades and is well recognized for his clinical expertise in the management of type 1 and type 2 diabetes. He has been selected for various awards over the years including Best Doctors, Guide to America’s Top Physicians, Florida’s Best Doctors, Strathmore’s Who’s Who, Best Doctors in America and Guide to America’s Top Physicians.
Dr. Meneghini is a frequent lecturer, and has published numerous articles on diabetes in medical journals. He is actively involved in clinical research, much of which revolves around the application of insulin formulations and algorithms in both the outpatient and hospital setting. He has presented numerous projects at the Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association, many of which involved mentoring of physicians in training and junior faculty.