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David A. Weinstein, M.D., M.Sc.

Professor of Medicine
Academic Office Location:
Pediatrics
UConn Health
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030
Phone: 860-679-3245
Education
DegreeInstitutionMajor
B.S.Trinity CollegeBiology
M.D.Harvard Medical SchoolMedicine
M.Sc.Massachusetts Institute of Technology/Harvard Medical SchoolClinical Investigation

Post-Graduate Training
TrainingInstitutionSpecialty
InternshipChildren's Hospital BostonPediatrics
ResidencyChildren's Hospital BostonPediatrics (Chief Resident, 1997-1998)
FellowshipChildren's Hospital BostonEndrocrinology
OtherMIT/HarvardClinical Investigator Training Program

Awards
Name of Award/HonorAwarding Organization
"Be My Sugar" Research AwardCongenital Hyperinsulinism International
Presidencia de Honor AwardGlucolatino, España
Clinical Research AwardUniversity of Florida College of Medicine
Lifetime Service AwardAssociation for Glycogen Storage Disease
Award for Dedication to the GSD Community (2014-2015)Glucolatino Columbia
Amigo de las Glucogenosis AwardAsociación Española de Enfermos de Glucogenosis
Inducted into Rare Disease Research Hall of Fame
Recipient of Order of the Smile Humanitarian Award (for Efforts to Help Children from Around the World)Order Usmiechu in Poland
Jan Albrecht AwardAmerican Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
Padrino de HonorFundacaion Glucolatino
George A. Sacher Award for Geriatric ResearchGerontological Society of America
Trinity College Alumni Award (Recognizing 5 Graduates for Excellence in Scholastic, Athletic, and Service Endeavors)Trinity College
Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship Recipient for the State of Florida (Congressional Award Granted Annually to One Student per State Who Demonstrates “Outstanding Potential in the Fields of Mathematics and the Natural Sciences”)
Holland ScholarTrinity College

Dr. Weinstein specializes in disorders of carbohydrate metabolism with particular focus on glycogen storage disease (GSD), hypoglycemia, and diabetes. As the director of the Glycogen Storage Disease Program, he manages the inpatient and outpatient care for the largest cohort of GSD patients in the world following over 500 people with this disorder. Of these, over 225 patients have glycogen storage disease type Ia, 70 patients have glycogen storage disease type Ib, 50 patients have type III glycogen storage disease, and over 200 patients with types 0, VI, or IX GSD. His patients come from over 49 states and 43 countries to be cared for by him. Dr. Weinstein attends for the majority of glycogen storage disease inpatient evaluations along with 1-2 months per year on the inpatient endocrinology service.

Name & DescriptionCategoryRoleTypeScopeStart YearEnd Year
DSMB Member, New Drug Trial, PfizerAdvisory CommitteeMemberExternalNational20052009
Association for Glycogen Storage DiseaseAdvisory CommitteeBoard of DirectorsExternalNational20022007

Understanding the pathophysiology of hypoglycemia in children with a focus on the causes of ketotic hypoglycemia.


Investigation into the cause of morbidity type 0 and I glycogen storage disease including the pathophysiology of hepatic adenomas, hepatocellular carcinoma, nephrolithiasis, anemia, and focal segmental glomerulosclerosis.


Attempted methods of repairing the enzymatic defect in the glycogen storage diseases.

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