Dr Jeff Flier
A highly distinguished endocrinologist, researcher, and academic, Dr. Flier is one of the country’s foremost investigators in the areas of obesity and diabetes. From 2007 to 2016, Dr. Flier was the 21st Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at Harvard University. A leading authority on the molecular causes of diabetes, Dr. Flier is now the Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor and the George Higginson Professor of Physiology and Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He previously served as Harvard Medical School Faculty Dean for Academic Programs and Chief Academic Officer for Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dr. Flier received a BS from City College New York and an MD from Mount Sinai School of Medicine, where he graduated with the Elster Award for Highest Academic Standing. He has authored more 200 scholarly papers and reviews. An elected member of the National Academy of Medicine and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Dr. Flier’s honors also include the Eli Lilly Award of the American Diabetes Association, the Berson Lecture of the American Physiological Society, and honorary doctorates from the University of Athens and the University of Edinburgh. In 2003 he was the recipient of the Edwin B. Astwood Lecture Award from the Endocrine Society and, in 2005, he received the Banting Medal, the highest scientific honor awarded by the American Diabetes Association.