Robert Stanley Sherwin MD

C. N. H. Long Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology); Section Chief, Endocrinology; Director, YCCI

Departments & Organizations

Clinical Investigation, Yale Center for (YCCI)

Internal Medicine: Endocrinology: Diabetes Center | Diabetes Research Center

Stress & Addiction Clinical Research Program

Research Interests

Glucose counterregulation; Brain fuel metabolism; Effect of insulin on brain function; Immune mechanisms leading to type 1 diabetes  more...


  • B.S., Union College, 1963
  • M.D., Albert Einstein College, 1967

Selected Publications

  • Chan O, Lawson M, Zhu W, Beverly JL, Sherwin RS. ATP-sensitive potassium channels regulate the release of GABA in the ventromedial hypothalamus during hypoglycemia. Diabetes 56:1120-1126, 2007.
  • McCrimmon RJ, Song Z, Cheng H, McNay EC, Weikart-Yeckel C, Fan X, Routh VH, Sherwin, RS. Corticotrophin releasing factor (CRF) receptors within the ventromedial hypothalamus (VMH) regulate hypoglycemia-induced hormonal counterregulation. J Clin Invest, 116:1723-1730, 2006.
  • McCrimmon RJ, Fan X, Cheng H, McNay EC, Chan O, Shaw M, Ding Y, Zhu, Fan X, Sherwin, RS. Activation of AMP-activated protein kinase within the ventromedial hypothalamus amplifies counterregulatory hormone responses in rats with defective counterregulation. Diabetes, 55:1755-1760, 2006.



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