Diabetes Technology Society
Area of Expertise
Cybersecurity Basics, Cybersecurity Strategy
David C. Klonoff, M.D. is an endocrinologist specializing in the development and use of diabetes technology. He is Medical Director of the Dorothy L. and James E. Frank Diabetes Research Institute of Mills-Peninsula Medical Center in San Mateo, California and a Clinical Professor of Medicine at UCSF. Dr. Klonoff received the American Diabetes Association’s 2019 Outstanding Physician Clinician Award. He received an FDA Director’s Special Citation Award in 2010 for outstanding contributions related to diabetes technology. In 2012 Dr. Klonoff was elected as a Fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) and cited as among the top 2% of the world’s bioengineers for his engineering work in diabetes technology.
He received the 2012 Gold Medal Oration and Distinguished Scientist Award from the Dr. Mohan’s Diabetes Specialities Centre and Madras Diabetes Research Foundation of Chennai, India. Dr. Klonoff was invited to speak to the US Congressional Diabetes Caucus in 2017, participate in the White House Health and Cybersecurity Roundtable in 2015, and speak at the European Parliament in 2010. He is the Founding Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology.
Dr. Klonoff is a graduate of UC Berkeley, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa in his junior year, and UCSF Medical School, where he was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha in his junior year. His postgraduate training included two years at UCLA Hospital and three years at UCSF Hospitals. He chaired DTSec and DTMoSt, the world’s 1st and 2nd consensus medical device cybersecurity standards. For this work Dr. Klonoff was featured in an article in Wired Magazine. He is currently Chair of IEEE P2621 (Standards for Wireless Diabetes Device Security Assurance), Chair of the IEEE P2621 Conformity Assessment Scheme Development Committee, and a member of the UCSF Medical Device Cyber Security Governance Committee.
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