Massimo Tommaso Pietropaolo MD

Professor, Internal Medicine
Endocrinology, Internal Medicine
Clinical Interests:

Diabetes, immunology


U of M Endocrinology & Metabolism

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U of M Internal Medicine Metabolism, Endocrinology & Diabetes

Domino's Farms
24 Frank Lloyd Wright Dr, GPS: 4000 Ave Maria Drive
Ann Arbor


Medical School or Training

  • Universita Di Perugia, 1982


  • Universita Di Perugia, Internal Medicine, 1988


  • Endocrinology, Universita Di Perugia, 1990

Professional Organizations

  • American Diabetes Association

  • Immunology of Diabetes Society

  • American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

  • The Endocrine Society

Board Certification

  • Internal Medicine


Islet cell autoimmunity in type 1 and type 2 diabetes; identification of novel molecular targets of autoimmune diabetes; prediction of type 1 diabetes; genetics of type 1 diabetes; proteomics in type 1 diabetes


Dr. Massimo Pietropaolo is Professor of Internal Medicine, Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases, Professor of Microbiology & Immunology, Director of the Laboratory of Immunogenetics, and a U-M Brehm Investigator. He received his medical degree from the University of Perugia School of Medicine in Perugia, Italy, where he also completed his residency and clinical fellowship in endocrine and metabolic sciences.

Dr. Pietropaolo has received a number of national and international scientific prizes and awards, including the Career Development Award from the American Diabetes Association, and in 2008 the Alumni Achievement Award from the University of Perugia School of Medicine, Italy, his alma mater.

In 2009, Dr. Pietropaolo served as the Chair of the Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases B Subcommittee of the Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases Initial Review Group (DDK-B) in the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK). He is on the steering committee of the Type 1 Diabetes TrialNet Network and the principal investigator of the University of Michigan Affiliate TrialNet and Type 1 Diabetes Genetic Consortium (T1DGC) site.

Throughout his career, Dr. Pietropaolo’s research has been supported by the NIH, the NIDDK, and the American Diabetes Association. A recipient of two Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation fellowships, Pietropaolo was a research fellow at the Joslin Diabetes Center at Harvard Medical School.