Desmond Schatz, MD
ADA President, Medicine and Science 2016
Desmond Schatz, MD, is the Medical Director of the Diabetes Center, Professor and Associate Chairman of Pediatrics and Director of the Clinic Research Center at the University of Florida. He has been involved in Type 1 diabetes research since the mid-80s and has published more than 300 manuscripts and book chapters. He is the principal investigator on several NIH, JDRF and other foundation and industry awards. Dr. Schatz served as the 2016 President, Medicine & Science for the American Diabetes Association for more than 25 years and has served on the Board of Directors and as a member of the Advocacy, Awards, Board Development, Professional Practice, Publications, Youth Strategies, Research Grant Review and Scientific Sessions Meeting Planning Committees. He was a joint recipient of the American Diabetes Association Public Policy Leadership Award in 2010. Dr. Schatz holds a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from the University of the Witwatersrand School of Clinical Medicine in Johannesburg, South Africa.