June 16, 2015

Former ADA President of Medicine and Science Joins Insulin Algorithms’ Medical Advisory Board

Dr. Vivian Fonseca, medical advisor to Mellitus HealthInsulin Algorithms is pleased to announce the appointment of Vivian A. Fonseca, M.D., F.R.C.P. to its medical advisory board. Dr. Fonseca has a bachelor of medicine and bachelor of surgery from the Armed Forces Medical College in Poona, India, and earned his MD from Bombay University, India. He completed residency training in Internal Medicine at the Royal Free Hospital in London, England along with a fellowship in endocrinology with the National Health Service. Between 1992 and 1998 he was Faculty in the Division of Endocrinology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock. Since 1998 he has been Professor of Medicine, Tullis –Tulane Alumni Chair in Diabetes, Section of Endocrinology at Tulane University Health Sciences Center.

Dr. Fonseca is the principal investigator of the DRMS (diabetes remote management system) study, which is designed to evaluate the effectiveness and possibilities of using a remote technology system to enhance and manage daily care for patients with type 2 diabetes.

Over the course of his career Dr. Fonseca has conducted trials for most diabetes drugs on the market.  Dr. Fonseca is the past President of Medicine & Science for the American Diabetes Association. He is editor-in-chief of the Journal of Diabetes and its Complications.  Between 2007 and 2012, he was editor in chief of Diabetes Care, having formerly been associate editor. He was until 2006 editor-in-chief of the Journal of Metabolic Syndrome and related disorders. He served on the editorial board of the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (2003-2006).

Dr. Fonseca is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists and the American College of Physicians. He is a member of the Endocrine Society, the American Diabetes Association, and the International Diabetes Federation. He serves on several national and international committees, and has published over 200 papers, review articles and book chapters. He is the editor of the text book “Clinical Diabetes: Translating Research into Practice” (Elsevier 2006). In 2012 he received the American Diabetes Association Banting Medal for leadership and service.

“Dr. Davidson and his team are addressing the critical gap in care that insulin taking diabetic patients face by offering medical providers tools to better manage insulin. I have high hopes that what Insulin Algorithms is doing will meaningfully affect millions of people and lead to better health outcomes,” Dr. Fonseca said.