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MGH Diabetes Unit > Joseph Avruch, MD

Joseph Avruch, MD

Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Chief, Diabetes Unit Medical Service
Department of Molecular Biology
Simches Research Building


Dr. Avruch is a Professor of Medicine at the Harvard Medical School in the Department of Molecular Biology, and has been Chief of the Diabetes Unit in the department of Medicine at the MGH since 1979. He is director of the NIH sponsored Boston Area Diabetes and Endocrinology Research Center, and a member of the Board of Scientific Councilors of the National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases.

Dr. Avruch directs a vigorous ongoing program of laboratory-based research, and is internationally recognized for a series of discoveries that have enabled an understanding of how insulin, related growth factors, as well as insulin antagonists control cell function. He remains active in clinical care and teaching.

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