C. Ronald Kahn MD is an expert in diabetes and obesity and a preeminent investigator of insulin signaling and mechanisms of altered signaling in diabetes and metabolic disease. Dr. Kahn is currently the Chief Academic Officer at Joslin Diabetes Center and the Mary K. Iacocca Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Kahn served as Research Director of the Joslin Diabetes Center from 1981 to 2000 and President of Joslin from 2001 to 2007.
Dr. Kahn has received more than 70 awards and honors, including election to the National Academy of Science and Institute of Medicine, Rolf Luft Award, Allyn Taylor International Prize in Medicine, Manpei Suzuki and Hamm International Awards, the Wolf Prize, and the highest honors of the American Diabetes Association, EASD, Endocrine Society, and the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists. He has authored more than 600 original publications and 200 reviews and chapters.
Dr. Kahn holds undergraduate/medical degrees from the University of Louisville. He has received honorary Doctorates from the University of Paris, University of Louisville, University of Geneva, University of Copenhagen, Louisiana State University, and Washington University, and is an honorary Professor and Director of the Diabetes Center at Peking University School of Medicine.