Richard S. Beaser, MD

Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Medical Executive Director, Professional Education, Joslin Diabetes Center, Boston, MA

Richard S. Beaser, M.D., is an Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and a Senior Staff Physician practicing clinical diabetes at the Joslin Clinic, Boston. He is also the Chair of the Joslin Continuing Medical Education Committee. Dr. Beaser is a native of Massachusetts, graduated from Trinity College, Hartford in 1973, and from Boston University School of Medicine with an MD degree in 1977. He did his residency at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center in Worcester from 1977-1980. He was a fellow in endocrinology at the Joslin Diabetes Center, Boston, MA 1980-81, and in Endocrinology at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center, Burlington, MA 1981-82. Dr. Beaser joined the staff of the Joslin Diabetes Center in 1982. He has held numerous past positions at Joslin, including Section Chief of the Adult Diabetology Practice, Medical Director of the Diabetes Treatment Unit, Coordinator of the Patient Education Section, and Medical Director of Joslin TrialNet, a clinical trials network. He has been a clinical research investigator, including the landmark Diabetes Control and Complications Trial. Dr. Beaser has authored 4 books: Joslin Diabetes Manual (1989), Outsmarting Diabetes (1994), The Joslin Guide to Diabetes (1995, 2005), and Joslin’s Diabetes Deskbook: A Guide for Primary Care Providers (2001, 2003, 2007, 2010, 2014). He is a well-known national lecturer/faculty on clinical diabetes and its comorbidities. Dr. Beaser has served as Medical Executive Director of Professional Education at Joslin Diabetes Center, a department he founded in the early 1990’s. His current leadership role in that department is Chair of the CME Committee. In that capacity, Dr. Beaser is responsible for overseeing project and activity development for the department. He also continues to lecture, and develops and/or oversees educational content production for departmental activities targeting physicians, other medical professionals, and patients.