Jose Jimenez-Vega, MD

Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics

Jose Jimenez-Vega

Contact Info

Office Phone 612-626-5326

Mailing Address:
Pediatric Endocrinology
Academic Office Building
2450 Riverside Ave S AO-201
Minneapolis, MN 55454

MD, Universidad de Ciencias Médicas (UCIMED), San José, Costa Rica

Residency in Pediatrics, University of Minnesota Medical School,

Department of Pediatrics, Minneapolis, MN

Fellowship in Endocrinology, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH


Dr. José Jiménez-Vega is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics and in the Division of Endocrinology. Dr. Jiménez-Vega earned his medical degree from Universidad de Ciencias Médicas in San José, Costa Rica. He completed his pediatrics residency at the University of Minnesota, and his pediatric endocrinology fellowship at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.

Dr. Jiménez-Vega’s areas of clinical research interest include Type 1 Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes, and obesity in children and adolescents. He is passionate about caring for people from diverse backgrounds including underrepresented minorities, immigrants, and refugees. He is a strong proponent of incorporating patient feedback, education, advocacy, technology, and quality improvement measures into his practice with the goal of improving clinical care.

Dr. Jiménez-Vega is fluent in both Spanish and English. 


Research Summary/Interests

Quality Improvement and Clinical Outcomes in T1DM


Alonso, GT, Ebekozien O, Gallagher, MP, Rompicherla, S, Lyons, SK, Choudhary, A, Majidi, S, Pinnaro, C, Balachandar, S, Gangat, M, Curda Roberts, A, Marks, B, Creo, A, Sanchez, J, Seeherunvong, S, Jimenez Vega, J, Patel NH, Wood, JR, Gabriel, L, Sumpter, KM, Wilkes, M, Rappaporr, R, Cymbaluk, A, Wong, JC, Sanda, S, AlbaneseO’Neill, A. Diabetic ketoacidosis drives COVID-19 related hospitalizations in children with type 1 diabetes. Journal of Diabetes, Apr 2021. DOI:10.1111/1753-0407.13184 5 2. 

Holtz, BE, Mitchell KM, MA, Holmstrom AJ, Cotton SR, Dunneback, JK, Ellis,D Jimenez Vega, J, Wood, MA. MyT1DHero, an mHealth-Based Intervention, For Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes and Their Parents: A Pilot Study. JMIR Preprints. 27/08/2020:23916. DOI: 10.2196/preprints.23916 3. 

Holtz, BE, Mitchell KM, MA, Holmstrom AJ, Shelia R Cotton SR, Hershey, DD, Dunneback, JK, Jimenez Vega, J; Wood, MA. Teen and parental perspectives regarding transition of care in Type 1 Diabetes. Children and Youth Services Review. DOI: 10.1016/j.childyouth.2020.104800 4. 

Reynolds LA, Appiagyei-Dankah Y., Jimenez Vega, J. It’s all in The Family: A case of siblings with MEN2a and Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus. Endocrine Reviews Volume 39, Issue 2 Supplement, April 2018. 5. 

Elder DA, Jimenez Vega J, Hornung LN, Chima RS, Abu-El-Haija M, Lin TK, Palermo JJ, Nathan JD. Continuous Glucose Monitoring Following Pancreatectomy with Islet Autotransplantation in Children. Pediatr Transplant. 2017 Nov;21(7). DOI: 10.1111/petr.12998. Epub 2017 Jun 12. PMID: 28608489


Clinical Interests

T1DM, T2DM, General Endocrine