Kwame Osei, MD
Dr. Kwame Osei was appointed as Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism in 1984. In 1989, he was promoted to Associate Professor of Medicine and Exercise Physiology and Full Professorship in 1995. He was subsequently named Ralph W. Kurtz Endowed Professor of Medicine in 2005 till 2013. Dr. Osei has been the Director of Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism for the past 15 years. He was an Associate Director for GCRC Ohio until 2008. Dr. Osei served as an Interim Chairman for Department of Internal Medicine in 1999. He was the Director for Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism from 1996-2012.
He is the Director of The Ohio State University Diabetes Research Center. He has received several national and internal grants for his research and is a regular speaker at both national and international scientific meetings. He has been a member of several scientific committees at NIH and serves on an advisory board for the US Government on diabetes initiatives. He has also served as the chair of the Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism Section of The National Medical Association and International Society of Hypertension in Blacks.
His research includes understanding of racial and ethic differences in glucose and cardiovascular diseases, especially in blacks in African Diaspora. He has also been instrumental and a leader in developing an active and innovative islet cell transplantation program at The Ohio State University Medical Center. Dr. Osei has been the key leader in organizing the Global Diabetes Summit. He vision is to see the cure of diabetes and the world without diabetes.