Biography: Edward S. Horton, MD

Edward S. Horton, MD
  • Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
  • Senior Investigator, Joslin Diabetes Center
  • Boston, MA

Edward S. Horton, MD, was Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Senior Investigator at the Joslin Diabetes Center until he retired on 3/1/2018. He received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School in 1957. Following internship in surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital and military service in Germany, he received residency/fellowship training in pathology at Dartmouth Medical School and in medicine and endocrinology at Duke University Medical Center. In 1967, he went to the University of Vermont College of Medicine, where he worked for 26 years as Director of Endocrinology and Metabolism and then as Chairman of the Department of Medicine. In 1993, he was appointed Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Medical Director of the Joslin Diabetes Center. Subsequently he served as the Director of the Clinical Research Center and a Senior Investigator at the Joslin Diabetes Center. He has over 600 publications and is the recipient of several awards, including the ADA Banting Medal for Distinguished Service, the ASCN Robert H. Herman Award, the Mizuno Award and Lectureship, the IDF John A. Galloway Award, the ADA Outstanding Physician Educator Award, the Endocrine Society Distinguished Physician Award, the ADA Albert Renold Award and the JK Lilly Award. He is past president of the American Diabetes Association and the American Society for Clinical Nutrition and served as Chairman of the National Diabetes Advisory Board. He has also previously served as a member the AACE Board of Directors.

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