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Stephen GitelmanStephen E. Gitelman, M.D.

Type 1 Diabetes TrialNet Principal Investigator
University of California San Francisco Children's Hospital

Additional Titles
  • Director, Pediatric Diabetes Program, University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Children's Hospital
  • Associate Director, Diabetes Education and Research Center, UCSF Medical Center
  • Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, UCSF School of Medicine

In addition to caring for children and adolescents, Dr. Gitelman is actively engaged in research. Much of his work involves type 1 diabetes, with efforts to improve current treatment and ultimately prevent the disease. Dr. Gitelman works with other members of the UCSF Diabetes Center and scientists around the world toward creating new treatments to block autoimmune destruction of insulin-producing beta cells.

Research Focus
  • Use of new immunomodulatory agents in diagnosis
  • Use of insulin pump therapy, continuous glucose sensors, and other evolving technologies to improve metabolic control in children
  • Improving outcomes for Latino youth with diabetes
  • Prevention of type 2 diabetes in obese adolescents
  • Post-transplantation diabetes in children

Dr. Gitelman graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. in biology from Princeton University. He earned his medical degree from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine and completed a residency in pediatrics and a fellowship in pediatric endocrinology at UCSF, where he joined the faculty in 1990.


Dr. Gitelman has received numerous honors and awards, and appears regularly in the listing of Best Doctors in America and has been ranked one of the Bay Area's best doctors by San Francisco magazine. He is a member of several professional societies, such as the Society for Pediatric Research, Lawson Wilkins Pediatric Endocrine Society, American Diabetes Association, and the Endocrine Society.

To schedule an interview

Please contact Kathleen Fraser, UCSF Diabetes Center, 415-353-9084 or kfraser@diabetes.ucsf.edu.