Dr. Buse received his MD and PhD from Duke University before training in internal medicine and endocrinology at the University of Chicago. He is currently a professor at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine where he serves as the Chief of the Division of Endocrinology, Director of the Diabetes Care Center and Executive Associate Dean for Clinical Research.
Dr. Buse conducts multicenter and single site clinical trials in the prevention and treatment of type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes and diabetes complications. He has authored more than 200 publications. He serves on the Steering Committee or Data Safety Monitoring Board for NIH and international studies such as ACCORD, IRIS, FREEDOM, ORIGIN, ALECARDIO, TECOS, LEADER, EXSCEL and GRADE. He is heavily engaged in the North Carolina Translational and Clinical Science Institute, the UNC home of the NIH’s Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA).
Dr Buse completed service as President for Medicine and Science at the American Diabetes Association in 2008. He has received numerous awards and honors, including the 2010 Castle Connolly National Physician of the Year award. He now serves as the Chair of the National Diabetes Education Program, a partnership of the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and more than 200 public and private organizations.