Francesco Vendrame, M.D., Ph.D.

Francesco Vendrame, MD, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine in the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism at the University of Miami School of Medicine and an adult endocrinologist at the University of Miami Health System in Miami, Florida.

Dr. Vendrame, who serves as the site PI for the T1DX-QI at the University of Miami, was a recipient of the 2022 T1DX-QI Outstanding Adult PI Award, as a widely respected and influential Type 1 diabetes (T1D) researcher dedicated to improving the quality of life for those living with T1D. He was also recently appointed as the national co-chair for the T1D Exchange Quality Improvement (T1DX-QI) Clinical Leadership Committee. 

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He obtained his medical degree at the University of Rome “La Sapienza” in Italy and during the last years of the medical school became interested in pursuing a career in diabetes and endocrinology which led him to train in Italian and American institutions and practice medicine in both countries

Dr. Vendrame has a research interest in endocrine autoimmunity with a focus on type 1 diabetes. He is a well published author in highly ranked journal which include Diabetes Care Journal, among the most prestigious diabetes journals. He is also the principal investigator at the University of Miami for the Type 1 Diabetes Exchange, a multi-institutional collaboration to improve the lives and care of patients with type 1 diabetes.

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