Global Worldwide CardioDiabetes Council

The Global Worldwide CardioDiabetes Council is comprised of highly-recognized thought leaders throughout the world that assist in furthering the mission of the foundation. The members work closely with the Board of Directors in providing key information about regional gaps and educational needs in their respective geographic areas.


Ebaa AlOzairi, MD

Consultant Endocrinologist and Nutrition
Former Fulbright Scholar
Chief Medical Officer
Dasman Diabetes Institute
Kuwait City, Kuwait

Pablo Aschner, MD, MSc

Senior Research Advisor, San Ignacio University Hospital
Associate Professor of Endocrinology, Javeriana University School of Medicine
Scientific Director, Colombian Diabetes Association
Bogota, Colombia

Otavio Berwanger, MD, PhD

Director of the Academic Research Organization (ARO)
Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein
Sao Paulo – SP, Brazil

Mark Cooper, MBBS, FRCAP, PhD

Head of the Diabetes Department
Central Clinical School
Monash University
Melbourne, Australia

Leszek Czupryniak, MD, PhD

Head, Department of Diabetology and Internal Medicine
Warsaw Medical University
Warsaw, Poland

Martha Gulati, MD, MS, FACC, FAHA, FASPC, FESC

Division Chief of Cardiology
University of Arizona School of Medicine
Phoenix, Arizona
President-Elect, American Society for Preventive Cardiology

Linong Ji, MD

Professor of Medicine
Peking University People’s Hospital
Beijing, China

Eri Toda Kato, MD, MPH, PhD

Department of Cardiovascular Medicine
Kyoto University Hospital
Kyoto, India

Jean Claude Mbanya, MD, PhD, MRCP

Professor of Medicine and Endocrinology and Postgraduate Dean
Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
University of Yaoundé 1
Yaoundé, Cameroon

Anoop Misra, MD

Chairman, Fortis-C-DOC Centre of Excellence for Diabetes, Metabolic Diseases and Endocrinology
New Delhi, India
Chairman, National Diabetes, Obesity and Cholesterol Foundation (N-DOC), India
President, Diabetes Foundation (India) (DFI)

Satinath Mukhopadhyay, MD, DM, FRCP (London), FAMS

Professor, Department of Endocrinology & Metabolism
Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research
West Bengal University of Health Sciences
Kolkata, India

Banshi Saboo, MD

Chief Diabetologist
Chairman of Diabetes Care and Hormone Clinic
Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India

Jose Francisco Kerr Saraiva, MD, PhD

Researcher and Professor of Cardiology
Pontifical Catholic University of Campinas
Campinas, Brazil

Karol Watson, MD, PhD

Professor of Medicine/Cardiology
Co-director, UCLA Program in Preventive Cardiology
Director, UCLA Barbra Streisand Women’s Heart Health Program
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
John Mazziotta, M.D., Ph.D. Term Chair in Medicine
Los Angeles, California

Sergio Zuñiga-Guajardo, MD

Professor of Endocrinology
Faculty of Medicine
Autónoma Universidad de Nuevo León (UANL)
Monterrey, Mexico