UBC Clinical Professor, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, BCCHR [email protected]
Dr. Dina Panagiotopoulos is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, University of British Columbia and an Endocrinologist at BC Children’s Hospital where she also serves as the Medical Director for both the Type 2 Diabetes/Insulin Resistance Program and the Provincial Mental Health Metabolic Program. Dr. Panagiotopoulos is a nationally recognized leader in pediatric diabetes and her research spans both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. She is the Clinical Core Leader of a Team in Childhood Autoimmunity at BC Children’s Hospital, where she has developed a provincial biobank/ clinical registry for childhood type 1 diabetes. She also serves as the Vancouver Affiliate Principal Investigator for TrialNet, a multicentre international research effort to understand the natural history of type 1 diabetes. In the area of type 2 diabetes, her research focus is on vulnerable and “at-risk” populations – including Aboriginal youth, and children with mental health challenges. She has been recognized by several organizations including the Doctors of BC and Diabetes Canada for her volunteer work and pioneering innovative and sustainable clinical and healthy living initiatives for children and their families. A Clinical Professor in the UBC Faculty of Medicine, she is a leader in medical education and was the 2016 Pediatrics Faculty Mentor of the Year. Most recently, she was honoured with the 2017 YWCA Women of Distinction Award in the Health and Wellness category.