Distinguished Faculty

Irl B. Hirsch, MD
Professor of Medicine
Diabetes Treatment and Teaching Chair
University of Washington
Medicine Diabetes Institute
Seattle, Washington

Irl B. Hirsch, MD, 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
Professor of Medicine
Director of the Oregon Health and Science University
Harold Schnitzer Diabetes Health Center
Oregon Health and Science University
Portland, Oregon
Grazia Aleppo, MD, FACE, FACP
Professor of Medicine
Director, Diabetes Education Program
Associate Chief for Clinical Affairs
Division of Endocrinology
Metabolism and Molecular Medicine
Feinberg School of Medicine Northwestern University
Chicago, Illinois
Nicholas Argento, MD
Diabetes Technology Director
Maryland Endocrine and Diabetes Center
Columbia, Maryland
Richard Bergenstal, MD
Clinical Professor
Department of Medicine
University of Minnesota
Executive Director
International Diabetes Center
Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Cari Berget, RN, MPH, CDCES
Instructor
University of Colorado
Barbara Davis Center
Manager
Artificial Pancreas research team
Co-Director
PANTHER Program: Closing the Loop on Diabetes Technology Education
Aurora, Colorado

Jen Block, FNP, MSN, BSRN, CDE
Lucile Packard Children's Hospital
Stanford University Medical Center
Palo Alto, California
Bruce W. Bode, MD, FACE
Associate Professor of Medicine
Emory University
CEO, President
Atlanta Diabetes Associates
Atlanta, Georgia


Asha Brown
Bruce Buckingham, MD
Professor of Pediatric Endocrinology
Stanford School of Medicine and Stanford Children's Hospital
Palo Alto, California
Felice Caldarella, MD, FACP, CDE, FACE
Secretary
American Association of
Clinical Endocrinologists
Endocrinologist
Center for Endocrine Health
Clinton, New Jersey
Claudio Cobelli, PhD
Department of Information Engineering
University of Padua, Italy
Steven Edelman, MD
Professor of Medicine
University of California San Diego
Veterans Affairs Healthcare System
San Diego, California
Daniel Einhorn, MD, FACP, FACE
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
University of Padua, Italy
Gregory P. Forlenza, MD
Children's Hospital
Assistant Professor
Barbara Davis Diabetes Center
Anschutz Campus School of Medicine
University of Colorado
Aurora, Colorado
Satish Garg, MD, MBBS, DM
Editor-in-chief Diabetes Technology and Therapeutics
Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics
Director Adult Program
Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes
University of Colorado, Denver
George Grunberger, MD, FACP, FACE
Clinical Professor of Internal
Medicine and Genetics
Wayne State University School of Medicine
Professor of Medicine
Oakland University
William Beaumont School of Medicine
Grunberger Diabetes Institute
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
Diana Isaacs, PharmD, BCPS, BC-ADM, BCACP, CDCES
Endocrinology Clinical Pharmacy Specialist/CGM Program Coordinator
Endocrinology and Metabolism Institute
Cleveland Clinic Diabetes Center
Cleveland, Ohio
Boris Kovatchev, PhD
Professor
University of Virginia School of Medicine
Adjunct Professor
School of Engineering and Applied Science
Director
University of Virginia
Center for Diabetes Technology
Charlottesville, Virginia
Davida F. Kruger, MSN, APN-BC, BC-ADM
Certified Nurse Practitioner
Henry Ford Health System
Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, Bone and Mineral Disease
New Center One
Detroit, Michigan
Edward La Cava, MD
Past Chief Department of Endocrinology
Past Chair Department of Medicine
EvergreenHealth
Kirkland, Washington
Lori M. Laffel, MD, MPH
Professor of Pediatrics/Chief of the Pediatric,
Adolescent and Young Adult Section
Joslin Diabetes Center
Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts
David Lam, MD
Medical Director
Clinical Diabetes Institute
The Mount Sinai Health System
Assistant Professor
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Division of Endocrinology
Diabetes and Bone Diseases
New York, New York
Carol J. Levy, MD, CDE
Associate Professor
Department of Medicine
Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Bone Disease
Associate Professor
Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Science
Director
Mount Sinai Diabetes Center
Type 1 Diabetes Clinical Research
New York, New York
Vinni Makin, MBBS, MD, FACE
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University
Department of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism
Cleveland Clinic
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of
Case Western Reserve University
Clinical Assistant Professor
Ohio Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
Cleveland, Ohio
Janet B. McGill, MD, MA, FACE
Professor of Medicine
Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Lipid Research
Washington University School of Medicine
Attending Physician
Barnes-Jewish Hospital
St. Louis, Missouri
Sanjeev Mehta, MD, MPH
Interim Chief Medical Officer
Staff Physician, Pediatrics
Chief Quality Officer
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Harvard Medical School
Sofia Meier, CPNP
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Barbara Davis Center
Aurora, Colorado
Elizabeth A. Nardacci, MS, FNP-BC, CDE
St Peter's Health Partners Medical Associates
Capital Region Diabetes and Endocrine Care
Albany, New York
Jennifer Okemah, MS, RDN, CSSD, BC-ADM, CDE
Salute Nutrition
PLLC
Kirkland, Washington
Eric A. Orzeck, MD, FACP, FACE
Endocrinology Associates
Houston, TX
Susan Owen, RN, MSN, CDE, NP-C
Mercy Health Physician Partners
Grand Rapids, MI
Anne Peters, MD
Director
University of Southern California (USC)
Clinical Diabetes Programs
Professor of Medicine (Clinical Scholar)
USC Keck School of Medicine
Los Angeles, California
Jeremy H. Pettus, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Department of Endocrinology
University of California, San Diego
Leslie Pinkerton, PharmD
Clinic Manager
Walgreens Company
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Outpatient Care Pavillion
Chicago, IL
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
and Specialty Clinics
Waconia, MN
Eric Renard, MD, PhD
Professor & Chair of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
Lapeyronie Hospital & University of Montpellier
Montpellier, France
Steven J. Russell, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Massachusetts General Hospital
Diabetes Research Center
Boston, Massachusetts
Gary Scheiner, MS, CDE
Clinical Director
Integrated Diabetes Services
Wynnewood, Pennsylvania
Erin Shaal, PharmD
Group Director
MedCart Specialty
Albertsons Companies
Boise, ID
Viral Shah, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine & Pediatrics
Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes, Adult Clinic
School of Medicine
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Aurora, Colorado
Traci Sharkey-Wells, MSN, NP-C, CDE
Diabetes Management Team
Center for Thyroid Diseases and Endocrinology
Parma Heights, OH
Jennifer L. Sherr, MD, PhD
Associate Professor in Pediatrics
Yale School of Medicine
New Haven, Connecticut
John H. Sink, II, PA-C, CDE, CLS
The Jones Center for Diabetes and Endocrine Wellness
Macon, Georgia
Jan Soupal, MD
3rd Department of Internal Medicine
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Charles University and General University Hospital
Prague, Czech Republic
Susan S. VanBeuge, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, CNE, FAANP
University of Nevada
Las Vegas, NV
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
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