Dr. Molitch graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in 1969. He did his housestaff training at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and his Endocrine Fellowship at UCLA-Harbor General Hospital in Los Angeles. His first faculty position was at Tufts University Medical School in Boston and he moved to Northwestern University in Chicago in 1984. At present, he is the Martha Leland Sherwin Professor of Endocrinology at Northwestern in the Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Molecular Medicine.
Dr. Molitch has been active in clinical research in diabetes and other areas of endocrinology and served as the Principal Investigator for the Northwestern Center of the Diabetes Control and Complications Trial. In the DCCT, he was chair of the Complications Committee and was a member of the Planning Committee. At present, he remains Principal Investigator of the Northwestern Center for several NIH-sponsored studies, including the DCCT follow-up study called “Epidemiology of Diabetes and Its Complications” (EDIC), the Diabetes Prevention Program Observational Study (DPPOS), and the Prevention of Early Renal Loss (PERL) study. He was also Co-Principal Investigator of the Bypass Angioplasty Revascularization Investigation 2 Diabetes (BARI 2D) study.
Dr. Molitch has been active in the American Diabetes Association (ADA). He chaired the Professional Practice Committee that wrote the 2002 ADA “Standards of Medical Care for Patients with Diabetes Mellitus,” chaired the working group that wrote the ADA Position Statement “Diabetic Nephropathy,” and served as chair of the ADA's Provider Recognition Program. He also chaired the Technical Expert Review Panel of the National Diabetes Quality Improvement Alliance. Dr. Molitch is on the working group that wrote the KDOQI Guideline for the treatment of diabetic kidney disease prepared by the National Kidney Foundation and its recent revision. He has also chaired recent programs on diabetic kidney disease for the KDIGO and ADA whose Proceedings are In Press.
In addition to editing eight books and journal volumes, Dr. Molitch has authored or coauthored more than 400 original papers, review articles, book chapters, case reports and other publications. In 1997, Dr. Molitch was named “Outstanding Physician Educator in the Field of Diabetes” by the American Diabetes Association. He was awarded the “Distinguished Educator Award” of The Endocrine Society for 2013. He was elected to the Council of The Endocrine Society from 2007 to 2010 and recently completed a 3 year term as the Chair of The Endocrine Society's Clinical Endocrinology Update in 2012. He was also the President of The Pituitary Society from 2012-2013.