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A Pensacola physician will advise state leaders on policies related to diabetes. Dr. Mark Kummer is Chief of the Division of Pediatric Endocrinology at Nemours Children’s Specialty Care, Pensacola. He was just appointed by Florida Governor Rick Scott to serve on the Diabetes Advisory Council. He will serve as the pediatric endocrinology representative.
The council was created to guide a statewide comprehensive approach to diabetes prevention, diagnosis, education, care, treatment, impact and costs. The Diabetes Advisory Council serves as the advisory unit to the Department of Health, other governmental agencies, professional and other organizations, and the general public. The council provides statewide leadership to continuously improve the lives of Floridians with diabetes and reduce the burden of diabetes. The Diabetes Advisory Council makes specific recommendations to the State Surgeon General regarding the public health aspects of the prevention and control of diabetes.
Kummer fills a vacant seat and is appointed for a term beginning October 23, 2015, and ending July 1, 2016.
He earned his medical degree from Emory University School of Medicine, completed a residency in pediatrics at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and completed a fellowship program in pediatric endocrinology at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.