Irl B. Hirsch, MD, MACPProfessor of Medicine
Diabetes Treatment and
Teaching Chair
University of Washington
Medicine Diabetes Institute
Division of Metabolism
Endocrinology and Nutrition
Seattle, Washington

Irl B. Hirsch, MD, MACP, is professor and Diabetes Treatment and Teaching Chair at the University of Washington Medicine Diabetes Institute in Seattle.

Dr Hirsch received his medical degree from the University of Missouri School of Medicine in 1984. He completed residency training in internal medicine at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami and Miami Beach, Florida. Dr Hirsch also was fellowship-trained in endocrinology and metabolism at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

Dr Hirsch has dedicated his career to patient care, clinical research and teaching. His focus in these areas is the treatment and management of diabetes. He has an interest in new technologies for the treatment of diabetes, particularly those involved in the use of insulin therapy. This interest centers on the mechanisms of how insulin co-modulates inflammation with glucose and how this results in improved outcomes for patients.

He has been involved in numerous major clinical research trials, including the DCCT, ACCORD, STAR-1, JDRF Sensor Trial, SEARCH, ORIGIN, ADAG, FLAT-SUGAR, and many more involved with insulin therapy.

Additionally, he has an interest in the use of computers in diabetes data management, and how pattern recognition can be used to improve diabetes control and how glycemic variability noted on glucose meter downloads may be an independent risk for microvascular complications.

Dr Hirsch has authored more than 200 research papers, including a review of insulin in the New England Journal of Medicine. He also has written more than 60 editorials, three commentaries for The Journal of the American Medical Association, numerous book chapters and four books for patients and physicians. He is also a much in demand national and international speaker.

He is the past editor-in-chief of DOC News and Clinical Diabetes and former chair of the Professional Practice Committee for the American Diabetes Association and served as a member of the Endocrine Section of the American Board of Internal Medicine. Currently, he is section editor for Up-To-Date.

Dr Hirsch has been honored at every level of his career, including being recognized with the Outstanding Young Physician Award by the University of Missouri Alumni Association in 2001, and in 2003 being honored as the American Diabetes Association's Physician- Clinician of the Year. In 2005, he received the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists' Distinguished Endocrinologist Award, and in 2013, he received the American Diabetes Association's Josiah K. Lilly Sr. Distinguished Service Award. In April 2015 he was elected to a Mastership by the American College of Physicians.
Andrew J. Ahmann, MD
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Harold Schnitzer Diabetes Health Center
Oregon Health and Science University
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David T. Ahn, MD
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Hoag Medical Center
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Assistant Professor
University of Colorado Denver
Anschutz Medical Campus
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Grazia Aleppo, MD, FACE, FACP
Associate Editor
Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics
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Director, Diabetes Education Program
Associate Chief for Clinical Affairs
Division of Endocrinology
Metabolism and Molecular Medicine
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Maryland Endocrine and Diabetes Center
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Richard Bergenstal, MD
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Department of Medicine
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Executive Director
International Diabetes Center
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Cari Berget, RN, MPH, CDCES
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Barbara Davis Center
Artificial Pancreas research team
PANTHER Program: Closing the Loop on Diabetes Technology Education
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Bruce W. Bode, MD, FACE
Associate Professor of Medicine
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CEO, President
Atlanta Diabetes Associates
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Bruce Buckingham, MD
Professor of Pediatric Endocrinology
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Felice Caldarella, MD, FACP, CDE, FACE
American Association of
Clinical Endocrinologists
Center for Endocrine Health
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Shannon Christen, RD, CDCES, CCHP
Division of Endocrinology
Metabolism & Diabetes
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Division of Endocrinology
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Department of Medicine
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Pediatric Diabetes & Endocrinology
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Immediate-Past President, American College of Endocrinology
Past President, American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists
Medical Director, Scripps Whittier Diabetes Institute
Clinical Professor of Medicine, UCSD
Associate Editor, Journal of Diabetes
President, Diabetes and Endocrine Associates
La Jolla, CA
Sam Ellis, PharmD, BCPS, CDE
Associate Professor
Department of Clinical Pharmacy
Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
University of Colorado
Aurora, Colorado
Andrea Facchinetti, PhD
Department of Information Engineering
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Vivian A. Fonseca, MD, FRCP
Assistant Dean for Clinical Research
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Gregory P. Forlenza, MD
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Barbara Davis Diabetes Center
Anschutz Medical Campus
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Rodolfo J. Galindo, MD, FACE
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Satish K. Garg, MD, MBBS, DM
Editor-in-chief Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics
Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics
Director Adult Program
Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes
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George Grunberger, MD, FACP, FACE
Clinical Professor of Internal
Medicine and Genetics
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Professor of Medicine
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Grunberger Diabetes Institute
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Martha Gulati, MD, MS, FACC, FAHA, FASPC, FESC
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Associate Director
Barbra Streisand Women's Heart Center
Associate Director
Preventive and Cardiac Rehabilitation Center
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Sarah Hanes, PwD
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Endocrinology Associates
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Korey Hood, PhD
Pediatric Endocrinology, Psychiatry and
Behavioral Sciences
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Endocrine Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
Director, Education & Training in Diabetes Technology
Cleveland Clinic Endocrinology & Metabolism Institute
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Scott D. Isaacs, MD, FACE, FACP
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Medicine
Emory University School of Medicine
Medical Director
Atlanta Endocrine Associates
Atlanta, Georgia
Boris Kovatchev, PhD
University of Virginia School of Medicine
Adjunct Professor
School of Engineering and Applied Science
University of Virginia
Center for Diabetes Technology
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Davida F. Kruger, MSN, APN-BC, BC-ADM
Certified Nurse Practitioner
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Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, Bone and Mineral Disease
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Lori M. Laffel, MD, MPH
Chief, Pediatric, Adolescent and
Young Adult Section
Senior Investigator, Head
Section on Clinical, Behavioral and
Outcomes Research
Professor of Pediatrics
Harvard Medical School
Joslin Diabetes Center
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David W. Lam, MD
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Carol J. Levy, MD, CDCES
Department of Medicine
Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Bone Disease
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Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Science
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Ohio Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Professor of Medicine
Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Lipid Research
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Attending Physician
Barnes-Jewish Hospital
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Sofia Meier, CPNP
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Barbara Davis Center
Aurora, Colorado
elizabeth A. nardacci, FNP
st peters health partners
Jennifer Okemah, MS RD CDCES BCADM
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Eric A. Orzeck, MD, FACP, FACE
Endocrinology Associates
Houston, TX
Susan Owen, RN, MSN, CDE, NP-C
Mercy Health Physician Partners
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Anne L. Peters, MD
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Clinical Diabetes Programs
Professor of Medicine (Clinical Scholar)
USC Keck School of Medicine
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Leslie Pinkerton, PharmD
Clinic Manager
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Outpatient Care Pavillion
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Monika Reddy, MBChB, MRCP (UK), PhD
Consultant in Diabetes and Endocrinology
Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer
Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
and Imperial College London, United Kingdom
Stephanie Redmond, PharmD, CDE
Medication Therapy
Management Pharmacist
Ridgeview Chaska, Westonka
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Eric Renard, MD, PhD
Professor & Chair of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
Lapeyronie Hospital & University of Montpellier
Montpellier, France
Prof Michael Roden, MD
Chair/Professor of Endocrinology and
Metabolic Diseases
Department of Endocrinology
and Diabetology
Heinrich-Heine University
University Hospital Düsseldorf
CEO of the German Diabetes Center
Dusseldorf, Germany
Steven J. Russell, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Massachusetts General Hospital
Diabetes Research Center
Boston, Massachusetts
Desmond A Schatz, MD
Professor and
Interim Chair, Pediatrics
Medical Director
Diabetes Institute
Director, Clinical
Research Center
University of Florida
Gainesville, Florida
Gary Scheiner, MS, CDCES
Clinical Director
Integrated Diabetes Services
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Erin Shaal, PharmD
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MedCart Specialty
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Traci Sharkey-Wells, MSN, NP-C, CDE
Diabetes Management Team
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Jennifer L. Sherr, MD, PhD
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James A. Simon, MD, CCD, NCMP, IF, FACOG
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IntimMedicine Specialists
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The Jones Center for Diabetes and Endocrine Wellness
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Jan Soupal, MD
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Noel Strong, MD
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Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Science
Raquel and Jaime Gilinski
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Clinical Assistant Professor
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Medical Center
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East Tennessee
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Kathleen Wyne, MD, PhD, FACE, FNLA
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, College of Medicine
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Columbus, OH is supported by independent educational grants from Insulet Corporation, Madrigal Pharmaceuticals, MannKind Corporation, Medtronic, Stanford University, and Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc.
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