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Alfonso Galderisi, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor



Alfonso Galderisi, MD, PhD, is a pediatric endocrinologist who completed his training in Italy at the University of Padova. At the university of Padova he conducted the first trial using continuous glucose monitoring to adjust glucose intakes of very preterm infants, followed by a large Cooperative European Study aimed to identify the effects of early glucose changes on neonatal brain.

During his research fellowship at Yale University in 2016 he worked on the role of the incretins as determinants of beta cell function in children with obesity. More recently, by the use of metabolic modelling, his research focused on the physiopathology of insulin sensitivity and secretion in the early stages of T1D. His research areas include the physiology of insulin secretion and sensitivity in children with T1D and T2D and the early neonatal glucose metabolism. His research had been supported by the European Commission (while he was assistant professor of Pediatrics in Italy) and by the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

Education & Training

  • PhD
    University of Padova, Pediatric Diabetology (2020)
  • Research Fellowship
    Yale School of Medicine (2019)
  • Residency
    University of Padova (2017)
  • Fellowship
    University of Padova (2017)
  • Research Fellowship
    Lipes Lab, Harvard Medical School – Joslin Diabetes Center (2014)
  • MD
    Second University of Naples, Pediatrics (2010)
  • Intern
    Harvard Medical School (2009)


  • Beyond the glucose-centric diabetes management: The path to multiple sensing
    Berlin, BE, Germany 2023
    Advanced Technologies & Treatments for Diabetes - 16th International Conference
  • Big data and artificial intelligence in type 1 diabetes
    Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates 2022
    International Society Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes - 48th Annual Conference
  • New outcomes in type 1 diabetes
    Rome, Lazio, Italy 2022
    European Society of Pediatric Endocrinology
  • Glycemic control in preterm neonates
    Grand Round Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine 2020
    Brigham Women Hospital Grand Rounds
  • New Technologies for glucose monitoring in preterm babies
    Luxembourg, Luxembourg, Luxembourg 2019
    Centre Hospitalier de Luxembourg

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
ADA Scientific Sessions Young Investigator Award RecipientAmerican Diabetes Association2022
Young Researcher "R. Balducci" Award - Italian Society Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes Italian Society Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes 2021
ISPAD-JDRF Research FellowshipInternational Society Pediatric Adolescent Diabetes2016
Albert Renold FellowshipEuropean Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD)2013

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