Luigi Meneghini, MD, MBA is Professor of Internal Medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Division of Endocrinology, in Dallas, Texas, and Executive Director of the Parkland Health and Hospital System Global Diabetes Program. He recently joined UT Southwestern after a 20-year tenure at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine where he was Professor of Clinical Medicine and Director of the Kosow Diabetes Treatment Center. Dr. Meneghini’s primary interests lie in improving the lives of patients with diabetes through the application of cutting edge therapies and technologies, and the implementation of these treatment strategies through patient and professional education activities. He has been involved in the development of treatment algorithms for glycemic control of type 1 and type 2 diabetes. At UT Southwestern he is charged with implementing a registry based chronic care model and exploring opportunities for leveraging this infrastructure to optimize population-based health management and translational research. Dr. Meneghini is a frequent lecturer and has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed medical journals. He has presented numerous projects at the Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association (ADA) and the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD). He is a native of Italy and speaks Italian, French, English, and Spanish fluently. While he thoroughly enjoys a good laugh, especially over a good meal and bottle of wine, the greatest love of his life is his wife and family.