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

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

Clinical Profile

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

Research Profile

Areas of Interest
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Type 2 Diabetes

Publications

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

Grants

May 2020 ACTIVE
Role of Screening and Early Intervention in Primary Care with Low-Dose Pioglitazone for Patients with T2DM and NASH
NATL INST OF HLTH NIDDK · Principal Investigator
Mar 2019 ACTIVE
Novel pathways in the pathogenesis and pathophysiology of NAFLD in Hispanics
OHIO UNIV ·
Sep 2018 ACTIVE
Consortium for the Study of Chronic Pancreatitis, Diabetes and Pancreatic Cancer: Coordinating and Data Management Center (CSCPDPC-CDMC) NOD Study
MD ANDERSON CANCER CENTER ·
Dec 2017 ACTIVE
Miscellaneous Donors Project
MISCELLANEOUS DONORS · Principal Investigator
Sep 2016 ACTIVE
Consortium for the Study of Chronic Pancreatitis, Diabetes and Pancreatic Cancer: Coordinating and Data Management Center (CSCPDPC-CDMC)
MD ANDERSON CANCER CENTER ·
Jul 2016 ACTIVE
Imaging Hepatic Gluconeogenesis with Hyperpolarized Dihydroxyacetone
NATL INST OF HLTH NIDDK ·
May 2016 – Sep 2017
Developing a Novel Screening Strategy in Overweight & Ob
ENDOCRINE FELLOWS FOU · Mentor
Sep 2015 – Dec 2018
Endothelial Dysfunction in Older Adults with Type 2 Diabetes: Effect of Exercise
NATL INST OF HLTH NIA · Project Manager
Sep 2015 ACTIVE
U-01 CONSORTIUM FOR THE STUDY OF CHRONIC PANCREATITIS,DIABETES AND PANCREATIC CANCER CLINICAL CENTERS
NATL INST OF HLTH NIDDK ·
Jan 2015 – Jun 2016
Closing the Care Gap: an Interdisciplinary Approach to P
SHANDS TEACHING HOSPITAL HEALTHCARE · Project Manager
Jun 2014 – May 2020
Obesity and Type-2 Diabetes: Bariatric Surgery Effects on Brain Function
NATL INST OF HLTH NIDDK ·
Mar 2014 – Mar 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
Feb 2014 – Sep 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
Jan 2013 – Mar 2016
IPA For Nishanth Sunny
US DEPT OF VET AFF GAINESVILLE MED CTR · Principal Investigator
Sep 2012 – Jan 2016
IPA for Diane Biernacki
US DEPT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS · Principal Investigator

Education

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

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(352) 273-8655
Emails:
Business:
kcusi@ufl.edu