Until 2011 John E. Gerich, MD was professor of medicine at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and program director of the institution’s Clinical Research Center as well as head of its Diabetes Research Laboratory. Dr Gerich currently holds the title of emeritus professor of medicine at the university. Dr Gerich graduated Cornell University magna cum laude and received his MD and residency training in internal medicine at Georgetown University. Dr Gerich has over 500 publications in the fields of diabetes, endocrinology and metabolism in such journals as The New England Journal of Medicine, Science, Nature, The Journal of Clinical Investigation, The American Journal of Physiology, Diabetes, Diabetes Care, Diabetologia, Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism and Endocrine Reviews. Dr. Gerich serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, Diabetes, Nutrition and Metabolism, Journal of Diabetes and Its Complications, American Journal of Physiology, American Journal of Medicine, Current Diabetes Reviews and Postgraduate Medicine. He is the regional editor of Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice for North, South, and Central America. Dr Gerich is internationally renowned as a diabetes investigator and has received numerous awards and lectureships.