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Jose C. Florez, MD, PhD

  • Phone: 617-726-8722
Department of Medicine


  • MassGeneral Hospital for Children
  • Genetics
  • Down Syndrome Program
Clinical Interests
Diabetes management
Down syndrome
Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Medical Education
PhD, Northwestern University
MD, Northwestern University Medical School
Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital
Board Certifications
Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, American Board of Internal Medicine
Patient Age Group
Adult and pediatric
Accepting New Patients
Not Accepting New Patients

2013 MGH Research Scholars

ESTABLISHED IN 2011 by ECOR and the MGH Research Advisory Council, the MGH Research Scholars program provides five years of unrestricted funding to give innovative investigators the flexibility to pursue projects that may lead in unexpected directions. Supported by philanthropic gifts, the program expanded from the first group of five recipients to eight scholars in 2012.

New gene variants associated with glucose, insulin levels, some with diabetes risk

A major international study with leadership from MGH researchers has identified 10 new gene variants associated with blood sugar or insulin levels. Two of these novel variants and three that earlier studies associated with glucose levels were also found to increase the risk of type 2 diabetes.

International team unearths strong genetic risk factor for type 2 diabetes in Latin American populations

In the largest study of its kind published to date, an international team of researchers in Mexico and the United States has discovered a strong genetic risk factor for type 2 diabetes that primarily affects Latin American patients, but is rare elsewhere.

Diabetes Unit
50 Staniford Street
3rd Floor
Boston, MA 02114-2517

Phone: 617-726-8722
Fax: 617-724-8534

Down Syndrome Clinic
185 Cambridge Street
Boston, MA 02114

Phone: 617-726-1561
Fax: 617-726-1566