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Guillermo Umpierrez

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  • Diabetes Center
Primary Location
  • 80 Jesse Hill Jr Drive SE Atlanta, GA 30303
Telephone Number
  • (404) 616-3731
Grady Hospital

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Grady Hospital 33.752062, -84.382198 Grady Hospital80 Jesse Hill Jr Drive SE Atlanta, GA 30303, United StatesMain: (404) 616-1000Details

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Dr. Guillermo Umpierrez is professor of medicine in the division of endocrinology, metabolism at Emory University School of Medicine, and chief of diabetes and endocrinology at Grady Memorial Hospital. Dr. Umpierrez first joined the Emory University School of Medicine faculty in 1992 – 1997. He returned in 2003 to focus on diabetes and metabolic disorders. Dr. Umpierrez’s research interests include mechanisms for 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 non-critical patients. His research programs at Grady Hospital and Emory University are funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), American Diabetes Association (ADA), and American Heart Association (AHA). In 2009, Dr. Umpierrez received the “Outstanding Service Award for the Promotion of Endocrine Health of an Underserved Population” by the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE). The Outstanding Service Award for the Promotion of Endocrine Health of an Underserved Population is given to an individual for exceptional contributions to the care, health, and service to an underserved population via leadership, long-term commitment, vision, innovation, and impact/outcomes.

Personal Statement: I am committed to the mission of Grady and feel both honored and humbled by the opportunity to help the indigent and inner city population. I am motivated every day to continue to serve and to develop mechanisms to assure quality diabetes care in this vulnerable patient population at high risk for diabetes complications.


  • Endocrinology, Diab-Met.
  • Internal Medicine - Endocrinology, Diab-Met.
Education and Training
  • Medical School @ University of Guayaquil
  • Internship @ Emory University School of Medicine
  • Residency @ Emory University School of Medicine
  • Emory University School of Medicine
  • Emory