Our Staff

Our Staff 2017-04-18T11:25:20+00:00

Julio Rosenstock, M.D.

Dr. Julio Rosenstock is Director of the Dallas Diabetes Research Center at Medical City Dallas, and Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas.

He received his MD from the University of Costa Rica School of Medicine and completed Fellowships in Endocrinology and Diabetes at the Royal Postgraduate Medical School, Hammersmith Hospital, London, UK, and at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, and Endocrinology and Metabolism.

He is a member of numerous professional societies and is very active with the American Diabetes Association. He is fluent in both English and Spanish.

His clinical and research activities have focused on exploring novel agents and therapeutic strategies to improve glycemic control, particularly early insulin intervention with combination strategies in Type 2 Diabetes.

Over the last 30 years, he has participated in hundreds of clinical trials and has had an active role in the development of new oral agents and insulin preparations acting often as a lead clinical investigator and scientific advisor. He is recognized as a key opinion leader (KOL) in the field of Diabetes and a national and international authority in designing and participating in clinical research trials on novel Diabetes drugs.

Dr Rosenstock has been the author or co-author of more than 450 publications, including peer-reviewed manuscripts and numerous abstracts. He has also contributed to several clinics and book chapters on various topics in the field of Diabetes. He is currently an Associate Editor of Diabetes Care, and an Editorial Board member of Practical Diabetology, Cardiovascular Diabetology, and Diabetes Management, and is an active reviewer for several journals.

Dr Rosenstock has chaired or been a featured speaker at multiple lectures and presentations about multiple topics on Clinical Diabetes both nationally and internationally.

Julio Rosenstock, M.D.
Salomon Banarer, M.D.

Salomon Banarer, M.D.

Dr. Salomon Banarer graduated with an M.D. from Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia in Lima-Peru in 1995. He subsequently finished a 3-year residency program in Internal Medicine at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Banarer was an endocrine fellow at Washington University School of Medicine, where his research with Dr. Philip Cryer focused on the field of hypoglycemia and diabetes.

Dr. Banarer is a member of the American Diabetes Association and has been awarded recognition by the National Committee of Quality Assurance by the American Diabetes Association, Diabetes Physician Recognition Program. (This recognition extends for a 3-year period starting May 2007.) He is Board certified in Internal Medicine, as well as Endocrinology and is fluent in both English and Spanish.

Dr. Banarer joined the Dallas Diabetes Research Center in October 2005. He spends most of his time in the direct care of patients with a variety of endocrine disorders and is a member of the medical staff of Medical City Hospital at Dallas. Dr. Banarer is also an active clinical researcher, now serving as the primary investigator or sub-investigator of multiple studies.

Outside of work, Dr. Banarer stays busy as husband and father of four active children. He is involved in multiple community institutions and charitable organizations.

Dr. Banarer is a caring and compassionate clinician–always striving to provide excellent medical care in a personalized manner.

Pablo F Mora, MD FACE MsSc CDE

Pablo F Mora, MD is an Endocrinologist at Dallas Diabetes and Endocrine Center at Medical City Dallas.  He also holds an appointment as Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas.

Dr. Mora completed his undergraduate and graduate medical education at the University of Costa Rica School of Medicine. He underwent postgraduate studies in Internal Medicine at the University Hospitals in San Jose, Costa Rica followed by a Critical Care fellowship.  He then went on to complete a fellowship in Endocrinology and Metabolism at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas.

Dr. Mora is a Certified Diabetes Educator, fellow of the American College of Endocrinologist and obtained a Masters’ Degree in Clinical Sciences from the University of Texas Allied Health School.

Prior to joining the staff at Dallas Diabetes and Endocrine Center at Medical City, he was with Diabetes America for 3 years in Plano, Texas. Before that he was a full time staff Endocrinologist at the Cleveland Clinic in Weston, Florida

Prior positions include Full Time Faculty with the rank of Associate Professor at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical, Division of Endocrinology for 11 years and was also an Endocrinology Consultant for the Choctaw Nation Diabetes Treatment Center in Talihina, Oklahoma.

His clinical interests include diabetes newer pharmacological therapies as well the use of modern technology for monitoring and making therapeutic decisions.

Dr. Mora has focused recently on implementing effective care for Transitional (Pediatric to Adult) patients with diabetes as well as delineating the principles of Business Models to deliver Diabetes care in current health care environments.

Wendy Kniffen, PA-C

Wendy Kniffen graduated from the University of Colorado in 1994 with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology. While there, she served as president of Alpha Epsilon Delta, a pre-medical honor society. She received a Bachelor of Medical Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Midwestern University where she graduated with honors in 1997. Wendy is nationally board certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants and licensed by the State of Texas.

From 1997-2004, Wendy worked in family practice where she cared for a wide range of patients of all ages. She especially enjoyed the areas of women’s health, pediatrics, and diabetes care.

It was the challenge of providing excellent, comprehensive care for diabetics that brought Wendy to the Dallas Diabetes Research Center in 2004. She joined the clinical research team under Dr. Rosenstock as a sub-investigator and is responsible for patient care during their participation in clinical trials.

Wendy resides in Frisco, TX where her other full-time job is raising two small children with her husband. Her family is involved in various church activities and likes to maintain an active lifestyle by going to the gym. Wendy is a very caring, personable practitioner who provides quality medical care for every patient she encounters at the Dallas Diabetes Research Center.