Faculty Advisor

 Virginia Peragallo-Dittko, RN, BC-ADM, CDE  

Virginia Peragallo-Dittko, APRN, BC-ADM, MA, CDE  Professor of Medicine
SUNY Stony Brook School of Medicine
Executive Director
  Diabetes and Obesity Institute
Winthrop University Hospital
Mineola, New York

Virginia Peragallo-Dittko, RN, BC-ADM, CDE, is a Professor of Medicine at SUNY Stony Brook School of Medicine and Executive Director of the Diabetes and Obesity Institute at Winthrop University Hospital in Mineola, New York. She served as Director of the Diabetes Education Center at Winthrop-University Hospital from 1985 to 2010. She is board certified in Advanced Diabetes Management and is a Fellow of the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE).

Ms Peragallo-Dittko is Chair of the Prevention Committee of the American Diabetes Association (ADA). She also serves as Associate Editor of The Diabetes Educator journal and formerly served as Editor-in-Chief of Program Publications for the ADA and has authored books, articles, book chapters, monographs, and abstracts relating to diabetes management. In 2007, she was named Outstanding Educator in Diabetes by the ADA. In 1990, she was named Diabetes Educator of the Year by AADE. She has the distinction of being the only recipient of both elite national awards.

She received her master’s degree in Delivery of Nursing Services from New York University.

Ms Peragallo-Dittko has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Last updated June 2015

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