Adult Care Providers
Dr. Kenneth Cusi serves as the chief of the adult division of endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism. He oversees all adult outpatient and inpatient endocrinology clinics and consult activities, serves as a mentor for all clinical and laboratory research efforts, and mentors faculty and fellows in the division to help UF&Shands take the next step in becoming an international leader in adult diabetes, metabolism, and obesity. He received his medical degree from the University of Buenos Aires School of Medicine in Argentina and completed his residency at the Center of Medical Education & Clinical Research in Buenos Aires and a clinical fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. His experience in diabetes prior to UF was in the department of medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio for more than 15 years. Cusi is the principal investigator of various ongoing clinical research projects. His grants focus on T2DM and its complications, particularly in Hispanics.
Dr. Clare-Salzler received his medical degree from the State University of New York in Buffalo. He began his research career at the University of California in Los Angeles, where he studied the immunopathogenesis of Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) in NOD mice -the genetic model for T1D. Since transferring to the University of Florida Departments of Immunology, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and Internal Medicine and Surgery, Dr. Clare-Salzler has pursued research in T1D diagnosis and management, & other endocrine disorders. He actively participates in many clinical trials, including the Diabetes Prevention Trial for T1D.
Dr. Barb received her MD from the University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Targu Mures Romania. She did a two year research fellowship, focusing on obesity, adiponectin and cancer at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard medical School in Boston, MA, followed by Internship, Internal Medicine Residency and Endocrinology Fellowship at Emory University, in Atlanta Georgia. Dr. Barb is currently collaborating with Aging Institute on several research studies and is working to develop new clinical studies in Endocrinology.
Dr. Colleen Digman is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Digman completed her internship at the University of Massachusetts, trained at the New England Medical Center and followed up with a fellowship in Endocrinology and Metabolism at the New England Medical Center from 2003-2005. From 2005-2008, she served as a staff physician in Endocrinology at North Shore Medical Center and then transferred to Valley Regional Hospital in Claremont, NH where she continued as a staff physician from 2008-2010. In 2010, Dr. Digman started with the University of Florida, in the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism as Clinical Assistant Professor.
Dr. Edwards currently serves as the Program Director of Endocrinology at the University of Florida. She received her MD from the University of Michigan and subsequently did her Internship, Residency and Chief residency at the University of Florida. She did a three year research fellowship, focusing on lipid biochemistry at the same institution, followed by another year at the University of Michigan working in the area of thyroid receptor molecular biology. She was on the faculty of the Endocrinology division for the next seven years, followed by 15 years in the private practice of Endocrinology in Gainesville, Florida. She recently returned to academics to focus on teaching and clinical work in the division of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism.
Dr. Gregg is board-certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Maternal-Fetal Medicine, and Clinical Genetics. He has received numerous awards for excellence in research and has had several NIH research grants. He has co-authored thirty peer-review articles and seventeen textbook chapters. His clinical interests are many, and include the care of patients with medical complications of pregnancy, including gestational diabetes.
Dr. Sattari is Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine in the University of Florida College of Medicine. She is currently collaborating with the faculty from the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism on screening pregnant women with gestational diabetes for Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver disease.
Dr. Lo is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine, and Director of Diabetes Resident Clinic at UF Health Shands Medical Plaza. Clinical research interests include outcome studies in hypertension and metabolic syndrome (obesity and type 2 diabetes), medication management and adherence, and vitamin D deficiency.