CMHC Faculty Members

Faculty of Tarsus Medical Group are leaders in healthcare

Irl B. Hirsch, MD

Seattle, Washington

Irl B. Hirsch, MD



Dr. Irl B. 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 is a professor and the Diabetes Treatment and Teaching Chair at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle, Wash. He 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.

Education and Training

  • Research Fellowship, Washington University School of Medicine
  • Internal Medicine Residency, University of Miami and Mount Sinai Hospital
  • Medical degree, University of Missouri School of Medicine, 1984

Professional Highlights

  • Mastership, American College of Physicians, 2015
  • Josiah K. Lilly Sr. Distinguished Service Award, American Diabetes Association, 2013
  • Distinguished Endocrinologist Award, American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, 2005
  • Physician-Clinician of the Year Award, American Diabetes Association, 2003
  • Outstanding Young Physician Award, University of Missouri Alumni Association, 2001
  • Section editor, Up-To-Date
  • Past editor-in-chief, DOC News and Clinical Diabetes
  • Past chair, Professional Practice Committee, American Diabetes Association
  • Former member, Endocrine Section, American Board of Internal Medicine


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