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Daniel H. Mintz, M.D.

General Information

Daniel H. Mintz, M.D.


  • Fax: 305-243-6575


  • English


  • American Board of Internal Medicine


  • Internal Medicine
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism


  • Professor of Medicine Emeritus
  • Scientific Director Diabetes Research Institute

Clinical Interests

Diabetes mellitus, general endocrinology

Research Interests

Islet cell transplantation


St. Bonaventure University
New York Medical College
Georgetown University Hospital
Georgetown University Hospital


Dr. Mintz is an Emeritus Professor of Medicine and Scientific Director Emeritus of the Diabetes Research Institute. He served as the founding Scientific Director and Chief Academic Officer of the Diabetes Research Institute from 1974 to 1996 and was the key visionary who conceived and guided the construction of the Institute which houses the research program and diabetes clinical care management program.

Dr. Mintz was the first Chief of Endocrinology and Metabolism at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and was responsible for recruitment of the faculty that helped organize the clinical care, research and teaching programs for students of medicine and patients alike that is ongoing at the Diabetes Research Institute.

Dr. Mintz has a long and distinguished career in diabetes research. Early in his career, he was one of the world leaders responsible for providing key new insights in clinical management of pregnant women with diabetes mellitus utilizing subhuman primates for these sentinel research studies. Later he turned his interest to islet cell transplantation as a procedure to reverse insulin dependency in patients with Type I diabetes and his team grew to be world leaders in basic research of biologic replacement of insulin producing cells that ultimately permitted clinical translation oftheir research findings into patients with Type I diabetes mellitus. The progress made in this field at the University of Miami resulted in international recognition of the work being undertaken at the Diabetes Research Institute and this recognition was the underlying bases for the commitment of the Building and Construction Trades to underwrite the construction of a 70,000 foot research facility named for Rowland and Sylvia Schaefer that houses the research and clinical care programs for patients with diabetes mellitus.

For his achievements, Dr. Mintz was elected to the prestigious American Society for Clinical Investigation and the American Association of Physicians and was awarded an Honorary Ph.D. in Science from St. Bonaventure University. In 1996 he turned the reigns of the Diabetes Research Institute over to new leadership and returned to his first dedication and passion; namely clinical care. He sees patients with diabetes mellitus and other endocrine diseases in consultation for referring physicians at the Eleanor and Joseph Kosow Diabetes Treatment Center at the Diabetes

Research Institute

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