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Dr William Petit

Diabetes Advisor

Chief Science Officer, Dr. Petit is currently the president of the board of directors of the Petit Family Foundation. Dr. Petit served as Medical Director of the Joslin Diabetes Center at the Hospital of Central Connecticut as well as the Director of Clinical Research, and had a clinical practice of Endocrinology, Diabetes, Metabolism and Internal Medicine. He was previously an Associate Clinical Professor at the University of Connecticut and a Research Scientist at Yale University School of Medicine studying glucose metabolism with NMR spectroscopy.

Dr. Petit is a past president of the Hartford County Medical Association, past president of Connecticut American Diabetes Association, past president of the CT Endocrine Society and a Councilor of the Connecticut State Medical Society as well as previously serving as the Director of Health for the town of Plainville, CT. Dr. Petit has received numerous professional accolades including receiving clinical teacher of year recognition, being honored with the American Diabetes Association 2013 Award for Clinical Excellence in Diabetes and named to the American Diabetes Association Hall of Merit.

Dr Petit earned a BS in Biochemistry from Dartmouth College and attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He completed a Post–Doctoral Fellowship from Yale University in Endocrinology and Metabolism following internship and residency programs at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester.

He has written two books on Diabetes and Endocrine Disorders and edited a third for Readers Digest as well as publishing over a dozen scientific papers.