Thu, 4 June 2009
FRANCINE R. KAUFMAN, M.D.
Francine Ratner Kaufman, M.D. has had a 30-year distinguished career in the field of diabetes. In May, 2009, she became the Chief Medical Officer and Vice President of Global Clinical Diabetes for Medtronic Diabetes (Northridge, CA). She is an Emeritus Professor of Pediatrics and Communications at the Keck School of Medicine and the Annenberg School of Communications of the University of Southern California, and an attending physician at Children's Hospital Los Angeles.
Dr. Kaufman has published more than 120 peer-reviewed publications, as well as 80 other articles (non-peer reviewed). She is the author of 30 books or book chapters. In 2008, she edited the 5th edition of the ADA’s The Medical Management of Type 1 Diabetes. In 2005 her book, Diabesity, was published by Bantam.
Dr. Kaufman was national president of the American Diabetes Association in 2002-03. She served as chair of the Youth Consultative Section of the International Diabetes Federation. In 2007, she was Co-Chair of the Diabetes Work Group for the Department of Health Services of the State of California. In 2005, she was elected to the Institute of Medicine. In 2007, Dr. Kaufman filmed a documentary for Discovery Health on the global diabetes epidemic.