The UF College of Medicine’s department of medicine announced Kenneth Cusi, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.C.E., as chief of the division of endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism.
As chief, Cusi will oversee all outpatient and inpatient endocrinology clinics and consult activities, serve as mentor for all clinical and laboratory endocrinology research efforts, as well as mentor 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.
Prior to joining UF, Cusi was a professor in the diabetes division in the department of medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio for more than 15 years. In Texas, he trained countless fellows, residents and students in internal medicine and endocrinology, especially in diabetes and metabolism.
Cusi, who is board certified in both internal medicine and endocrinology, is the principal investigator of various ongoing clinical research projects, and his grants focus on type 2 diabetes and its complications, particularly in Hispanics. He has published more than 80 articles, invited reviews and book chapters in major journals.
Cusi received his medical degree from the University of Buenos Aires School of Medicine in Argentina. Then he 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. Among many distinctions, Cusi was elected fellow of the American College of Physicians and the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists.
Cusi has served at various leadership positions within the southwest Chapter of the National Lipid Association, AACE and the American Diabetes Association. Additionally, he is vice president and co-founder of Children in Need, an organization created to assist disadvantaged children in third world countries, with an emphasis on hospitals, orphanages and schools in Africa.