Luigi Meneghini, M.D., M.B.A., is Professor of Clinical Medicine and Director of the Kosow Diabetes Treatment Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine in Miami, Florida. He has also serves as Director of the Southeastern Florida Regional Diabetes Program, a state grant that supports diabetes patient education programs at the University of Miami.
Prof. Meneghini’s primary interests lie in improving the metabolic control of patients with diabetes through the application of cutting edge drug therapies and technologies, and the implementation of these management strategies through patient and professional education activities. He has been actively involved in testing new therapies and better defining their role within the treatment paradigm for patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes.
Recognizing the importance of patient education, Prof. Meneghini has been a strong advocate and promoter of the state-of-the-art diabetes education center at the Kosow Center at the Diabetes Research Institute. Over a decade ago, he was instrumental in adapting an innovative European educational approach to intensive insulin management, which places expertise and problem solving skills in the hands of the patient with diabetes. The program, renamed Mastering Your Diabetes (MYD), has since been translated and exported to several collaborative institutions in Italy, with the ultimate goal of expanding its worldwide reach and accessibility through interactive web-based technologies.
Prof. Meneghini is a frequent lecturer, and has published multiple articles on diabetes and insulin management in peer-reviewed medical journals. He is actively involved in clinical research, much of which revolves around the application of insulin formulations and algorithms in both the outpatient and hospital setting. He has presented numerous projects at the Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association, many of which involved mentoring of physicians in training and junior faculty. He is a native of Italy, grew up in Liberia (West Africa) and speaks Italian, French, English, and Spanish fluently.