Gina Capodanno

I am one of the Pediatric Endocrinology physicians at Madison. I am involved in the care of children with diabetes and other endocrine medical conditions. Originally from Los Angeles, I came to the Bay Area for college in the late 90s. I received my Bachelor’s degree in Human Biology and Master’s of Science in Biological Sciences from Stanford University. Following graduation I stayed on at Stanford an additional two years pursuing teaching and research interests in Biomedical Ethics.

I then returned to southern California for my medical training. I received my MD from USC and completed both my residency in Pediatrics and fellowship in Pediatric Endocrinology at UCLA. While at UCLA I spent time in Iquitos, a large underserved area in the Peruvian Amazon, working in the hospitals and clinics and collaborating with other physicians in international medicine.

In 2015 I moved back to the Bay Area where I joined the clinical faculty at UCSF. My focus is in type 1 diabetes care. I am involved in clinical projects at the Pediatric Diabetes Center aiming to improve long term outcomes in diabetes management through telemedicine, technology and targeted education programs. I work with families by helping them navigate the course of type 1 diabetes, particularly during the early years of diagnosis. My goal is to help our young patients be self-motivated and empowered to take charge of their care and live long, healthy and productive lives.