I earned my MD degree from the University of Aleppo in Syria, in 1984, before moving to the US to spend 3 years in the lab studying the interactions of the inflammatory response with glucose and lipid metabolism. After three more years in Pediatric Residency at San Francisco Children's Hospital and three years of training in Pediatric Endocrinology at UCSF, I joined the faculty at UCSF then Johns Hopkins before moving back to the Bay Area and later returning home to UCSF in 2008 to direct the Pediatric Diabetes clinic. On this latter leg of my journey I developed the vision of a comprehensive Pediatric Diabetes center which I was fortunate to have it materialize with a generous gift from one of our patients. We call it "The Madison Clinic for Pediatric Diabetes at UCSF".
Somewhere along my training, was born the desire to help children with diabetes live healthy and free. Today, it is a passion that keeps me coming to work every day. You may read more about our history, philosophy, and equally passionate and dedicated staff.
Saleh Adi, MD