Kenneth Cusi

Kenneth Cusi MD, FACP, FACE

Chief, Endocrinology; VA Faculty

Department: MD-ENDOCRINOLOGY
Business Phone: (352) 273-8655
Business Email: kcusi@ufl.edu

About Kenneth Cusi

Dr. Kenneth Cusi serves as Chief of the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism in the Department of Medicine at the University of Florida. He received his medical degree in Argentina from the University of Buenos Aires School of Medicine and is board certified in both Internal Medicine and Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism.  He completed his residency at the Center of Medical Education & Clinical Research (CEMIC) in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and a clinical fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. Prior to joining the University of Florida, Dr. Cusi was a faculty member of over 15 years in the Diabetes Division at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA) and the Veterans Health Administration System in Texas; one of the leading diabetes programs in the country.  He is a fellow of the American College of Physicians (ACP) and the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE). He has actively participated in many clinical diabetes programs and in the training of many young researchers and clinicians.  He is the principal investigator of various ongoing clinical translational research projects in obesity, Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD).

Board Certifications

Internal Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine
Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism
American Board of Internal Medicine

Clinical Profile

Specialties
  • Medicine
Areas of Interest
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetes – resources
  • Type 2 diabetes

Publications

2016 Metabolism-Clinical and Experimental
2016 Endocrinology and Metabolism Clinics of North America
2016 Endocrinology and Metabolism Clinics of North America
2016 American Journal of Physiology-Endocrinology and Metabolism

Grants

March 2019ACTIVE
Novel pathways in the pathogenesis and pathophysiology of NAFLD in Hispanics
OHIO UNIV · Project Manager
September 2018ACTIVE
Consortium for the Study of Chronic Pancreatitis, Diabetes and Pancreatic Cancer: Coordinating and Data Management Center (CSCPDPC-CDMC) NOD Study
MD ANDERSON CANCER CENTER ·
December 2017ACTIVE
Miscellaneous Donors Project
MISCELLANEOUS DONORS · Principal Investigator
September 2016ACTIVE
Consortium for the Study of Chronic Pancreatitis, Diabetes and Pancreatic Cancer: Coordinating and Data Management Center (CSCPDPC-CDMC)
MD ANDERSON CANCER CENTER ·
July 2016ACTIVE
Imaging Hepatic Gluconeogenesis with Hyperpolarized Dihydroxyacetone
NATL INST OF HLTH NIDDK ·
May 2016 – September 2017
Developing a Novel Screening Strategy in Overweight & Ob
ENDOCRINE FELLOWS FOU · Mentor
September 2015 – December 2018
Endothelial Dysfunction in Older Adults with Type 2 Diabetes: Effect of Exercise
NATL INST OF HLTH NIA · Project Manager
September 2015ACTIVE
U-01 CONSORTIUM FOR THE STUDY OF CHRONIC PANCREATITIS,DIABETES AND PANCREATIC CANCER CLINICAL CENTERS
NATL INST OF HLTH NIDDK ·
January 2015 – June 2016
Closing the Care Gap: an Interdisciplinary Approach to P
SHANDS TEACHING HOSPITAL HEALTHCARE · Project Manager
June 2014ACTIVE
Obesity and Type-2 Diabetes: Bariatric Surgery Effects on Brain Function
NATL INST OF HLTH NIDDK ·
March 2014 – March 2017
A Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Randomized, Parallel Groups, Multicenter Study to Investigate the Effects of Canagliflozin on Insulin Sensitivity, Hepatic Fat Content and Beta Cell Function in Subjects with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
JANSSEN RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT · Principal Investigator
February 2014 – September 2017
A Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Randomized, Parallel Groups, Multicenter Study to Investigate the Effects of Canagliflozin on Insulin Sensitivity, Hepatic Fat Content and the Beta Cell Function in Subjects with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
JANSSEN RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT · Principal Investigator
January 2013 – March 2016
IPA For Nishanth Sunny
US DEPT OF VET AFF GAINESVILLE MED CTR · Principal Investigator
September 2012 – January 2016
IPA for Diane Biernacki
US DEPT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS · Principal Investigator

Education

1992
Fellowship – Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
Baylor University
1984
Medical Degree
Universidad de Buenos Aires