Dr. Sherwin named new chief of endocrinology at Yale New Haven Hospital
New Haven— Robert S. Sherwin, MD, an
internationally renowned diabetes researcher, has been appointed chief
of endocrinology in the department of internal medicine at YNHH and Yale
School of Medicine. Dr. Sherwin, C.N.H. Long Professor of Medicine at
Yale, has been an attending physician at Yale New Haven since 1974. He
is also a consulting physician at the VA Connecticut Healthcare System
in West Haven.
At Yale, Dr. Sherwin directs the Yale Center for Clinical
Investigation and the Diabetes Endocrinology Research Center. He is the
principal investigator of the Clinical and Translational Science Award
(CTSA) at Yale, the largest research grant awarded to the University,
and previously served as the program director of the General Clinical
Research Center. The National Institutes of Health, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and the
American Diabetes Association support his research in diabetes.
The endocrinology section provides diagnosis and therapy to people
with endocrine (hormonal) and metabolic diseases and conditions.
Multidisciplinary programs include the Diabetes Center, the Bone Center
and programs in pituitary, adrenal, thyroid and renal stone diseases.
Dr. Sherwin received his undergraduate degree from Union College in
Schenectady, NY, and his M.D. from Albert Einstein College of Medicine
in NY. He did his residency at Mount Sinai Hospital and was a clinical
associate at the National Institutes of Health before becoming a fellow
in Medicine (metabolism) at Yale.
Dr. Sherwin has received numerous awards and professional
distinctions for his research and clinical service. He is former
president of the American Diabetes Association and winner of the Banting
Medal from the American Diabetes Association for lifetime scientific
achievement in diabetes. He has published over 300 papers in scientific
journals, edited textbooks and book chapters related to diabetes, and
has served on national professional committees for the past 30 years.
A native of New York, Dr. Sherwin and his wife have lived in Orange
for 35 years. They are the parents of three adult children.
Yale New Haven Hospital (YNHH), part of Yale New Haven Health, is a nationally recognized, 1,541-bed, not-for-profit hospital serving as the primary teaching hospital for the Yale School of Medicine (YSM). Founded as the fourth voluntary hospital in the U.S. in 1826, today, YNHH has two New Haven-based campuses, and also includes Yale New Haven Children's Hospital, Yale New Haven Psychiatric Hospital and Smilow Cancer Hospital. YNHH has received Magnet designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, the nation’s highest honor of nursing excellence. YNHH has a combined medical staff of about 4,500 university and community physicians practicing in more than 100 specialties. www.ynhh.org