William V Tamborlane MD

Professor of Pediatrics (Endocrinology); Deputy Director, Yale Center for Clinical Investigation; Chief, Pediatric Endocrinology

Departments & Organizations

Yale Medical Group

Office of Student ResearchClinical Investigation, Yale Center for (YCCI): Office of Research ServicesFellowship Training | Diabetes Research Center | Pediatrics: Children's Diabetes Program


William V. Tamborlane, MD, is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine, where he completed his residency in pediatrics before going to Yale as a postdoctoral fellow in pediatric endocrinology. His scientific accomplishments over the past 30 years have established his international reputation as one of the most highly regarded clinical scientists in childhood diabetes and related disorders. He has published more than 590 original articles, chapters and reviews in the area of diabetes. Major accomplishments have included pioneering studies in the development of insulin pump therapy, direction of the Yale Center in the DCCT/EDIC study, and investigations of diabetes-induced defects in counterregulatory hormone responses to hypoglycemia. Current research efforts are directed at applying recent advances in insulin pump and glucose sensor technology toward the development of an artificial pancreas. He is the recipient of many awards and honors and is frequently listed in publications of distinction, including American Men and Women of Science, The Best Doctors in America, America’s Top Doctors and America’s Top Pediatricians. In 2006 and 2011, he was awarded the Mary Tyler Moore and S. Robert Levine Award for Excellence in Clinical Research in Type 1 Diabetes by the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.he also received the 2009 Diabetes Technology Society’s Diabetes Technology Leadership Award, the 2010 American Diabetes Association Outstanding Physician Clinician Award and the National Award for Career Achievement and Contributions to Clinical and Translational Science by ACRT/SCTS/AFMR. He is frequently listed in publications such as The Best Doctors in America, and America’s Top Doctors.He has served on the FDA’s Endocrine Advisory Board and on the National Board of Directors of the American Diabetes Association and was the first Steering Committee Chair of the Diabetes Research in Children Network, is Chair of the Pediatric Diabetes Consortium and Vice Chair (for Pediatrics) of the T1D Exchange clinic Registry. He leads a multidisciplinary team of physicians, diabetes nurse educators, dieticians and social workers that care for more than 1000 children, adolescents and young adults with diabetes.


  • M.D., Georgetown University , 1972

Selected Publication

  • JDRF CGM Study Group. Impact of continuous glucose monitoring in optimizing intensive treatment of type 1 diabetes in adults and children. Writing Committee: Lead authors: Tamborlane WV, Beck RW. Additional authors: Bode BW, Buckingham B, Chase HP, Clemons R, Fiallo-Scharer R, Fox LA, Gilliam LK, Hirsch I, Huang ES, Kollman C, Kowalski A, Laffel L, Lawrence J, Lee J, Mauras N, O’Grady M, Ruedy KJ, Tansey M, Tsalikian E, Weinzimer SA, Wilson DM, Wolpert H, Wysocki T, Xing D. N Engl J Med 2008; 359:1464-1476.

Latest Honor and Recognition

  • M.D. Excellence in Clinical Research Award(2006) , JDRF 2006 Mary Tyler Moore and S. Robert Levine