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ISPAD Prize for Innovation in Pediatric Diabetes Care


Bruce Buckingham


has won the ISPAD Prize for Innovation in Pediatric Diabetes Care for 2018


Dr. Buckingham is a Professor in the Department of Pediatric Endocrinology at Stanford Medical Center and Stanford Children’s Hospital.  He graduated from the University of California at San Diego Medical School, did his residency and fellowship at Los Angeles Childrens Hospital.  He was the Director of Diabetes and Endocrinology at the Childrens Hospital of Orange County before moving to Stanford in 1998.  For the last twenty years his research has focused on continuous glucose monitoring and closed-loop (artificial pancreas) systems. He has been active as the principal investigator at Stanford in multiple NIH, JDRF and Helmsley sponsored research studies.  He is currently doing multicenter closed-loop studies with Medtronic Diabetes, Type Zero, the University of Virginia, Insulet, Bionic Pancreas, Bigfoot Biomedical, Tandem, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and Cambridge. His other interests include algorithms for detecting infusion set failures and ways to improve infusion set wear duration.  He is a strong advocate of camps for children and families with diabetes and has conducted a number of clinical trials of continuous glucose monitoring, remote monitoring, and automated insulin delivery in the diabetes camp setting.  His current research interest is the development of full closed-loop control eliminating the need for meal announcement.

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