Michael James Haller, MD,MS-CI

 Chief, Program Director,
Pediatric Endocrinology

Phone: 352-265-7337
Fax: 352-627-4415

Office: CMS Building, Room 2115
P.O. Box 100296, Gainesville, FL 32610

Email: hallemj@peds.ufl.edu

 

Education

  • Undergraduate:  Duke University, Durham, N.C.
  • Medical School: University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
  • Pediatrics Residency: University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
  • Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship: University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Professional Biography

Dr. Michael Haller is a pediatric endocrinologist with a passion for patient care, teaching, and research. Dr. Haller’s research focuses on predicting, preventing, and reversing type 1 diabetes through a team approach that emphasizes translating findings from the laboratory bench to the patient’s bedside in a timely manner. Dr. Haller is an active investigator in the NIH funded Type 1 Diabetes TrialNet and The Environmental Determinants of Diabetes in Youth (TEDDY) study. Dr. Haller currently serves as the Principal Investigator (PI) for the TrialNet ATG/GCSF study funded collaboratively by the NIH, the Helmsley Trust, and Sanofi. He also serves as a co-investigator for all other TrialNet studies at the University of Florida, and as the Chair of the Clinical Implementation Committee for the international TEDDY study. Dr. Haller also helps to direct the University of Florida Type 1 Diabetes Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes (ECHO) program. This program, funded by The Helmsley Charitable Trust, uses tele-education to provide primary care providers with improved skills to manage their type 1 diabetes patients who lack access to subspecialty care.

In 2008, Dr. Haller, and his colleagues Dr. Desmond Schatz and Dr. Mark Atkinson received the JDRF’s highest award, the Mary Tyler Moore and S.Robert Levine Excellence in Clinical Research Award, for their team approach to developing therapies for type 1 diabetes. In 2009, Dr. Haller and his colleagues received the ADA Cure Award and in 2010 Dr. Haller received the ISPAD Young Investigator Award. In 2016, Dr. Haller took over as the Division Chief from his longtime mentor and friend, Dr. Janet Silverstein. In 2017, Dr. Haller received the prestigious University of Florida Research Professorship.

Expertise

  • Type 1 Diabetes
  • Clinical Trials / Immune Therapies for T1D
  • Diabetes Technology
  • Thyroid Ultrasound / Thyroid Cancer
  • Endocrine Disorders following Cancer Therapy
  • General Pediatric Endocrinology

Recent Publications

  • Jacobsen LM, Larsson HE, Tamura RN, Vehik K, Clasen J, Sosenko J, Hagopian WA, She JX, Steck AK, Rewers M, Simell O, Toppari J, Veijola R, Ziegler AG, Krischer JP, Akolkar B, Haller MJ. Predicting progression to type 1 diabetes from ages 3 to 6 in islet autoantibody positive TEDDY children. TEDDY Study Group. Pediatr Diabetes. 2019 Jan 10. doi: 10.1111/pedi.12812. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Campbell-Thompson ML, Filipp SL, Grajo JR, Nambam B, Beegle R, Middlebrooks EH, Gurka MJ, Atkinson MA, Schatz DA, Haller MJ. Relative Pancreas Volume Is Reduced in First-Degree Relatives of Patients With Type 1 Diabetes. Diabetes Care. 2019 Feb;42(2):281-287. doi: 10.2337/dc18-1512. Epub 2018 Dec 14.
  • Albanese-O’Neill A, Beauchamp G, Thomas N, Westen SC, Johnson N, Schatz D, Haller MJ. Transition Education for Young Adults With Type 1 Diabetes: Pilot Feasibility Study for a Group Telehealth Intervention. JMIR Diabetes. 2018 Nov 5;3(4):e10909. doi: 10.2196/10909.
  • Westen SC, Warnick JL, Albanese-O’Neill A, Schatz DA, Haller MJ, Entessari M, Janicke DM. Objectively Measured Adherence in Adolescents With Type 1 Diabetes on Multiple Daily Injections and Insulin Pump Therapy. J Pediatr Psychol. 2019 Jan 1;44(1):21-31. doi: 10.1093/jpepsy/jsy064.
  • Jacobsen LM, Newby BN, Perry DJ, Posgai AL, Haller MJ, Brusko TM. Objectively Measured Adherence in Adolescents With Type 1 Diabetes on Multiple Daily Injections and Insulin Pump Therapy. Curr Diab Rep. 2018 Aug 30;18(10):90. doi: 10.1007/s11892-018-1066-5. Review.

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Honors and Awards

2010  Excellence Award for Research  University of Florida

2010  Young Investigator Award  ISPAD

2009  Cure Award  ADA

2008  Award  Society for Pediatric Research

2008  Mary Tyler Moore Excellence in Clinical Research Award  JDRF