Diabetes research expert, Francisco J. Prieto, M.D., is the former President of the Sacramento Sierra Chapter of the American Diabetes Association. He previously chaired the Association’s Professional Education Committee and committee for “Tour de Cure”, the ADA’s annual bicycling event. He is currently (2011-present) a member of the ADA's National Advocacy Committee and the Latino Diabetes Action Council. Dr. Prieto has been active in Diabetes care, patient and professional education and exercise promotion throughout his career.
Dr. Prieto was born in Chicago Illinois, one of 9 children of Jorge Prieto MD and Luz Maria Prieto. He received his Bachelor of Sciences with majors in Biology and History from the University of Illinois – Chicago, where he was undergraduate representative on the UIC Chancellor Search Committee. He received his M.D degree from the university of Minnesota, then completed a residency in Family Medicine at the University of Arizona. He served 3 years in the National Health Service Corps, and was an Associate Clinical Professor at the Univ. of Arizona.
Dr. Prieto practices with Sutter Medical Group in Elk Grove, and is an assistant Clinical Professor at the Univ. of California, Davis.