The American Diabetes Association recognized Diana Stanescu, MD, at the Unmasking Diabetes Gala & Awards Dinner at the National Constitution Center on Independence Mall on Oct. 27, 2016. Stanescu was honored for her significant contributions in the fight against diabetes, in particular for her work with Camp Freedom, a local diabetes camp hosted by the Association.
Stanescu is an attending physician in our Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes, specializing in diabetes, hyperinsulinism and endocrinology disorders in children. She has served as the Medical Director of Camp Freedom since 2014 and serves on the Association’s National Medical Camp Committee, striving to improve the camp medical policies and procedures at a national level.
“Much of Camp Freedom’s success can be directly attributed to Dr. Stanescu’s professional and personal commitment to the children,” said Kevin Kelly, Area Executive Director, American Diabetes Association. “She believes in the mission of our camps to provide a safe and supportive environment for them, where they can have traditional camp fun while learning how to be independent with their diabetes management.”
Stanescu earned her medical degree from the Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Bucharest, Romania, and completed her residency at SUNY Health Science Center in Brooklyn, NY.