CVI Program Unit(s):
Lipid / Atherosclerosis / CAD / ACS / Prevention
CVI Research Description:
I am currently the Medical Director of the Diabetes Center for Children at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. I have research interests in type 1 and type 2 diabetes and their relationship to premature cardiovascular disease.
Dr. Willi is interested in therapeutics for type 1 and type 2 diabetes and has performed a number of physiologic studies in the etiology and characterization of diabetes in children.
Current studies include three trials on the delay of progression of type 1 diabetes and a multicenter trial to examine the optimal therapeutics for type 2 diabetes in children.
- Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (2004– present)
- MD, Medicine, Johns Hopkins University (1985)
- BA, Chemistry, Johns Hopkins University (1981)