About William T Donahoo
William Donahoo, MD, FTOS, is a clinical associate professor at the University of Florida in the division of endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism. He received his medical degree from the University of Colorado, where he also continued his training through an internship and residency in internal medicine. He then completed a clinical fellowship in endocrinology, metabolism and diabetes, as well as a research fellowship in the same area. He is a practicing Endocrinologist and diabetes and obesity medicine researcher with research experience in lifestyle interventions, physiological studies and big data epidemiology/comparative effectiveness research. Since 2010, his major research focus has been leveraging data from the electronic medical record to answer epidemiological and pragmatic outcomes questions. In high impact work, he showed a substantial risk of increased opioid use following bariatric surgery. He has also been able to develop and validate algorithms for type 1 and type 2 diabetes in adults and to use Natural Language Processing to determine provision of weight management counseling following delivery in women with a history of gestational diabetes. At UF, he has used the UF IDR and the OneFlorida+ clinical research network to developed a computable phenotype for type 1 vs type 2 diabetes in children and adolescents and helped to develop and validate a computable phenotype for type 2 diabetes in the PCORNet. He is currently working on prediction modeling and clinical decision support tools just published a study using machine learning to diagnose hepatic steatosis and fibrosis.
- Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
- Bariatric Surgery