James Desemone, MD

Dr. Desemone is a practicing Diabetes Specialist and Endocrinologist, and Quality and Patient Safety Officer for Graduate Medical Education at Albany Medical College. He is a Professor of Medicine and a Certified Physician Executive. He is particularly interested in interprofessional medical education, systems-based practice, communication, and teamwork.

Dr. Desemone attended Canisius College in Buffalo and Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, followed by internship and residency in Internal Medicine at the State University of New York at Buffalo Affiliated Hospitals.

His clinical and research training in diabetes, endocrinology and metabolism was at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, Worcester, working in the laboratory of Aldo A. Rossini, MD.

Dr. Desemone joined the faculty of Albany Medical College in 1996. From 2010 to 2013, he was the Director of Medical Staff Quality and a member of the Diabetes and Endocrinology Service at Ellis Medicine in Schenectady. He returned to Albany Medical Center in July 2013.

He is a member of the American College of Physicians, the American Association of Physician Leaders, the American Diabetes Association, and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.