Medical School or Training
Universita Di Perugia, 1982
Universita Di Perugia, Internal Medicine, 1988
Endocrinology, Universita Di Perugia, 1990
American Diabetes Association
Immunology of Diabetes Society
American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
The Endocrine Society
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.