Steven Kahn is a Professor of Medicine at the VA Puget Sound Health Care System and University of Washington in Seattle, Washington. He holds the Leonard L. Wright and Marjorie C. Wright Chair and directs the Diabetes Research Center at the University of Washington.
His research interests include the role of the ß-cell in the pathogenesis and treatment of prediabetes and type 2 diabetes. He has performed physiological studies and actively participates in a number of large multicenter clinical trials to prevent and treat type 2 diabetes, which include the Restoring Insulin Secretion (RISE) Study that he chairs. Aside from his clinical studies, he has an extensive basic research program examining the loss of ß-cells in type 2 diabetes.
He has received numerous awards including the Endocrine Society Clinical Investigator Award, Department of Veterans Affairs John B. Barnwell Award, European Association for the Study of Diabetes Albert Renold Award and Claude Bernard Lecture and Award, and the American Diabetes Association Outstanding Achievement in Clinical Diabetes Research Award.