Rodolfo Galindo, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Department of Medicine

Chair, Inpatient Diabetes Taskforce

Emory Healthcare


Dr. Galindo graduated from the Institute of Medical Sciences at the University of Havana, Cuba. He completed his Internal Medicine residency at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and an Endocrinology fellowship at North Shore University Hospital in New York. After completing fellowship, he was recruited as an Assistant Professor of Medicine by The Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City. In this position, he was appointed “Director of the Inpatient Diabetes Service” and “Medical Chair of the Diabetes Taskforce” at Mount Sinai St’ Luke and West Hospitals. He then joined the faculty of the Division of Endocrinology of Emory University in 2017, to work with his mentor Dr. Guillermo Umpierrez, who is an internationally known researcher for his contributions in the area of inpatient diabetes management. Dr. Galindo’s research focuses on translational studies and clinical trials in the area of management of diabetes in the hospital and in patients with post-transplantation diabetes (PTDM/NODAT). He currently serves as the chair of the Hospital Diabetes Taskforce of Emory Healthcare System. He is the recipient of numerous awards from the Endocrine Society, the “FLARE award: Future Leaders in Advancing Research in Endocrinology”, the American Diabetes Association, the Endocrine Fellows Foundation and the prestigious “Leo M. Davidoff Award” for outstanding teaching of Einstein’s medical students. His research has been published in leading peer-reviewed journals and presented at the international scientific meetings of the ADA, Endocrine Society and AACE. 

Professional Organizations: 
American Diabetes Association
American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists
Endocrine Society

Board certifications:
Internal Medicine


Title: Impact of a focused nutrition educational intervention coupled with improved access to fresh produce on purchasing behavior and consumption of fruits and vegetables in overweight patients with diabetes mellitus.
Authors: Weinstein E, Galindo RJ, Fried M, Rucker L, Davis NJ. 
Journal: Diabetes Educ. 2014 Jan-Feb; 40 (1)

Title: PEG-asparaginase induced severe hypertriglyceridemia. 
Authors: Galindo RJ, Yoon J, Devoe C, Myers AK.
Journal: Arch Endocrinol & Metab. Aug 2015.

Title: The Endocrinopathies of Male Anorexia Nervosa: Case Series
Authors: Aren Skolnic, Rifka Schulman, Rodolfo J. Galindo, Jeffrey Mechanick
Journal: Endocrine Practice, Fall 2016. 

Title: Hypercalcemia of Malignancy and Colorectal Cancer
Authors: Rodolfo J. Galindo, Isabela Romao, Ageliki Valsamis, Stuart Weinerman, Yael Harris Journal: World J Oncol; 7, (1): 5-12, Feb 2016. 

Title: Glycogenic Hepatopathy: a complication of uncontrolled type I diabetes 
Authors: Medha Satyarengga*, Yelena Zubatov, Sylvaine Frances, AAS Rifat Mannan, Gopal Narayanswami, Rodolfo J. Galindo
Journal: Endocrine Practice, Spring 2017

Title: Comparison of Efficacy and Safety of Glargine and Detemir in the Management of Inpatient Hyperglycemia and Diabetes
Authors: Rodolfo J. Galindo, Georgia M. Davies, Maya Fayfman, David Reyes-Umpierrez, Limin Peng, Ronald Tamler, Francisco Pasquel, Guillermo Umpierrez
Journal: Endocrine Practice, Sept 2017

Title: Incidence and mortality trends on patients with thyroid storm in the US: nationwide analysis, 2003 to 2013. 
Authors: Rodolfo J. Galindo, Carolina Hurtado, Francisco Pasquel, Limin Peng, Guillermo Umpierrez
AACE National Meeting, Austin, May 2017, Honorable Mention, Poster Presentation 

Title: Hospital Management of patients with diabetes undergoing cardiac surgery
Authors: Galindo RJ, Umpierrez, GE 
Journal: Endocrinology and Metabolism Clinics of North America. March 2018 

Title: Hyperglycemia and diabetes following solid-organ transplantation 
Authors: Galindo RJ, Wallia A. 
Journal: Curr Diab Rep. 2016 Feb; 16(2): 14. 

Title: Hyperglycemia Management in Patients with Post-Transplantation Diabetes
Authors: Galindo RJ, Fried M, Breen T, Tamler R
Journal: Endocr Pract. 2015 Dec 31

Book Chapters:
“Primary Aldosteronism”, Jasmine Beria and Rodolfo Galindo
In Domino FJ (Ed.), The Five-Minute Clinical Consult 2016, Philadelphia: Wolter Kluwer. 

“Primary Aldosteronism”, Vicente SanMartin and Rodolfo Galindo
In Domino FJ (Ed.), The Five-Minute Clinical Consult 2017, Philadelphia: Wolter Kluwer. 

“Management of Hyperglycemia and Diabetes in Non-Critical Care Hospital Settings”
Rodolfo J. Galindo and Guillermo E. Umpierrez 
In Matfin, Glenn (MB ChB), Endocrine and Metabolic Emergencies: A clinicians’ guide.
The Endocrine Society, Oxon, 2017