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An affiliation with Cleveland Clinic Endocrinology & Metabolism Institute means building a more effective organization, managing risks, and leveraging talent. It means strength and flexibility in a time of uncertainty. It means creating value across your enterprise while retaining the culture and values that distinguish your organization. It means bringing the future of endocrine care to your community.

We invite you to explore the ways that an affiliation with Cleveland Clinic Endocrinology & Metabolism Institute can help meet your organization’s clinical, strategic and operational needs to ensure that your patients receive state-of-the-art care.

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Current Affiliations

National Diabetes & Obesity Research Institute

Since 2016, the staff of Cleveland Clinic’s Endocrinology & Metabolism Institute (EMI) has extended its expertise in diabetes care and obesity medicine and weight management to the southern states through an affiliation with the National Diabetes & Obesity Research Institute. NDORI is located on a 150-acre learning medical city in Tradition, Mississippi on the Gulf Coast.

Cleveland Clinic endocrinology and diabetes experts from the EMI have shared clinical protocols and provided education and research opportunities to help strengthen elements of clinical care for NDORI and its healthcare partners. In September, the affiliation team is celebrating the launch of an outpatient medical obesity medicine and weight management program and research clinic at the NDORI site.

“Mississippi is in the heart of the diabetes belt* in this country, which includes 15 states and 644 counties in the south, with the southern part of Ohio included,” says Bartolome Burguera, MD, PhD, Director of Cleveland Clinic EMI’s Obesity Program, and Executive Medical Director of the new NDORI clinic. “We are sharing best practices with the NDORI and stepping up our diabetes research in an effort to discover better treatment protocols and ultimately to cultivate a healthier nation.”

According to government reports, one third of residents of the state of Mississippi live with diabetes – and across the nation more than 30 million Americans have diabetes (as of 2015, according to the CDC). That is nearly 10 percent of the U.S population; another 84.1 million have prediabetes – a condition that if not treated, often leads to type 2 diabetes within five years.

This affiliation includes:

  • Educational and research partnership including a 15-state Diabetes Belt Benchmark Registry Report with nearly 18,000 patient outcomes to date
  • Diabetes and obesity observerships
  • CME, grand rounds, and educational opportunities for education
  • Annual Diabetes Summit

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