PROFESSOR OF MEDICINE
EMORY UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
Dr. Guillermo E. Umpierrez first joined the Emory University School of Medicine faculty from 1992-1997. He returned in 2003 to focus on diabetes and metabolic disorders. Dr. Umpierrez’s research interests include mechanisms for ß-cell dysfunction in minority populations with ketosis-prone type 2 diabetes, the effects of free fatty acids on insulin secretion and hypertension in obese patients, and the inpatient management of insulin in critical and noncritical patients. In 2009, Dr. Umpierrez received the “Outstanding Service Award for the Promotion of Endocrine Health of an Underserved Population” from the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE).