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Maria (Daniela) D. Hurtado Andrade, M.D., Ph.D.

  1. Endocrinologist

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Location

  1. Jacksonville, Florida

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Daniela Hurtado M.D., Ph.D., is from Ecuador where she completed her medical degree at the Pontifical Catholic University. Her curiosity about the causes of obesity led her to pursue doctorate-level training in Physiology and Pharmacology at the University of Florida. Her research focused on the brain's regulation of food intake. After her doctoral training, she completed Internal Medicine training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Pittsburgh, PA, and Endocrinology Fellowship specialty training at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. She joined Mayo Clinic Staff in 2019.

Dr. Hurtado is interested in understanding obesity's pathophysiology to develop more effective therapeutic interventions. She is part of the Mayo Clinic Precision Medicine for Obesity program. This program aims at developing an individualized approach to the management of obesity and its complications with the goal of improving outcomes. To facilitate the generation of this new knowledge, she has focused her clinical and research efforts on specific populations: perimenopausal women and breast cancer survivors. Dr. Hurtado's contributions and expertise to the field of obesity have been recognized nationally and internationally.

Current professional engagements include:

  • Obesity Society Spokesperson Network-- Spokesperson
  • American Board of Obesity Medicine Maintenance of Certification-- Committee Member
  1. Diabetes
  2. Dyslipidemia
  3. Fatty liver disease
  4. Metabolic syndrome
  5. Obesity
  6. Weight regain after bariatric surgery
  • Overweight and Obesity Management
  • Use of Medications for Weight Loss
  • Weight Management through the Menopausal Transition
  • Weight Management in Breast Cancer Survivors
  • Genetic Disorders Associated with Obesity
  • Bariatric Medicine
  • Endoscopic Bariatric Medicine
  • Diabetes
  • Metabolic Syndrome
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Fatty Liver
  1. 2019
    FellowEndocrinology, Programs in Rochester, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  2. 2016
    Resident - Internal Medicine Residency University of Pittsburgh Medical Center University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
  3. 2012
    Ph.D. - Doctorate Degree (PhD) in Physiology and Pharmacology University of Florida College of Medicine University of Florida College of Medicine
  4. 2012
    Certificate - Clinical and Translational Sciences Certificate University of Florida College of Medicine
  5. 2008
    MD - Medical Doctor Degree (MD) Pontificia Universidad Católica College of Medicine Pontificia Universidad Católica College of Medicine

Certifications

  1. 2020
    Obesity MedicineAmerican Board of Obesity Medicine
  2. 2019
    Endocrinology, Diabetes & MetabolismAmerican Board of Internal Medicine
  3. 2016
    Internal MedicineAmerican Board of Internal Medicine

Awards and honors

  1. 2023
    2023 Women’s Health Research Center and Center for Women’s Health Scholar AwardMayo Clinic Women's Health Research Center and Center for Women's Health
  2. 2023
    Research Accelerator for Clinicians Engaged in Research Program (RACER) Award.Mayo Clinic Clinical Practice Committee
  3. 2023
    Endocrine Society Outstanding Abstract AwardEndocrine Society
  4. 2022
    Endocrine Society Outstanding Abstract AwardEndocrine Society
  5. 2022
    2022 Women’s Health Research Center and Center for Women’s Health Pilot Grant Awards, $50.000Mayo Clinic Women's Health Research Center and Center for Women's Health
  6. 2021
    2021 Women’s Health Research Center and Center for Women’s Health Pilot Grant Awards, $25.000Mayo Clinic Women's Health Research Center and Center for Women's Health
  7. 2018
    Most impactful AbstractAGA J.W. Freston Conference: Obesity and Metabolic Disease
  8. 2018
    Travel AwardAGA J.W. Freston Conference: Obesity and Metabolic Disease
  9. 2018
    Endocrine Society Outstanding Abstract AwardEndocrine Society
  10. 2018
    Travel AwardEndocrine Society
  11. 2018
    Trainee GrantAmerican Thyroid Association
  12. 2018
    Research Grant for $5000.00Endocrine Fellows Foundation
  13. 2017
    1st Place Poster PresentationMinnesota/Midwest-AACE
  14. 2017
    Stephenson’s Research AwardMayo Clinic
  15. 2012
    Pat Simons Travel Award Obesity Meeting
  16. 2012
    Travel Award NPY-PYY-PP Meeting
  17. 2010
    Best International Student in the Interdisciplinary Program in Biomedical SciencesUniversity of Florida International Center
  18. 2010
    Outstanding Achievement AwardCollege of Medicine, University of Florida
  19. 2010
    Outstanding Achievement AwardUniversity of Florida International Center
  20. 2010
    Medical Guild Award Research Incentive CompetitionCollege of Medicine, University of Florida
  21. 2004
    Academic Excellence Award Pontificia Universidad Católica College of Medicine

Professional memberships

  1. 2023 - present
    Editorial BoardMayo Clinic ABIM Question Bank for the American Board of Internal Medicine
  2. 2022 - present
    Advisory BoardMayo Clinic Nutrition and Obesity Research Program
  3. 2021 - present
    SpokespersonThe Obesity Society Spokesperson Network
  4. 2021 - present
    Maintenance of Certification Committee MemberAmerican Board of Obesity Medicine
  5. 2021 - present
    MemberObesity Medicine Association
  6. 2020 - 2022
    Committee MemberUniversity of Wisconsin-La Crosse/Mayo Clinic Health System Southwest Wisconsin Research Coordinating Committee
  7. 2020 - present
    MemberObesity Specialty Council
  8. 2018 - 2019
    MemberMayo Employee Resource Group: Greater Leadership Opportunities for Women (GLOW)
  9. 2018 - 2019
    Education ChairMayo Fellows Association
  10. 2018 - 2019
    MemberAmerican Gastroenterological Association
  11. 2018 - present
    MemberAmerican Thyroid Association
  12. 2017 - 2018
    CoordinatorSalvation Army Diabetes Clinic
  13. 2017 - 2022
    Volunteer & CoordinatorSalvation Army
  14. 2017 - present
    Advisory Board MemberMayo Employee Resource Group, Somos Latinos
  15. 2016 - present
    MemberEndocrine Society
  16. 2016 - present
    MemberAmerican Association of Clinical Endocrinologists
  17. 2016 - present
    MemberAmerican Diabetes Association
  18. 2016 - present
    MemberWomen Endocrinologists
  19. 2013 - 2016
    VolunteerSalvation Army
  20. 2013 - 2016
    MemberAmerican College of Physicians
  21. 2011 - 2013
    MemberAssociation for the Chemoreception Sciences
  22. 2010 - 2013
    VolunteerRepresentatives for Equal Access to Community Health
  23. 2010 - 2012
    Graduate Student MemberUniversity of Florida College of Medicine
  24. 2010 - present
    MemberThe Obesity Society
  25. 2009 - present
    MemberAmerican Society for Nutrition
  26. 2006 - 2008
    VolunteerYouth Diabetes Summer Camp: Campo Amigo/AYUDA Foundation
  27. 2006 - 2008
    MemberInternational Federation of Medical Students' Associations
  28. 2006 - 2007
    Member, Publishing CommitteeMedZine Magazine SCOME/IFMSA

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