Robert Stanley Sherwin, MD

C. N. H. Long Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology); Section Chief, Endocrinology; Associate Dean for Clinical and Translational Sciences; Director, Yale Center for Clinical Investigation

Departments & Organizations

Internal Medicine: Diabetes Research Center | Endocrinology: Diabetes Center; Fellowship Training | Liver Center

Clinical Investigation, Yale Center for (YCCI)


Faculty Research

Office of Student Research

Stress & Addiction Clinical Research Program

Yale Medicine

Global Health Initiative

Office of Cooperative Research


Robert S. Sherwin. MD is the C.N.H. Professor of Medicine in the Section of Endocrinology at Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, CT. He graduated from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in 1967. After completing his residency in internal medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital (N Y), he moved to the National Institutes of Health to undertake a fellowship in metabolism and diabetes. In 1972 Dr Sherwin moved to Yale University School of Medicine as a postdoctoral fellow and was subsequently appointed to the faculty in 1974. He serves as the Director of the Yale Center for Clinical Investigation as well as the Diabetes Endocrinology Research Center and the JDRF Center for the Study of Hypoglycemia at Yale. His special clinical interests include patients with type 1 diabetes, intensified insulin therapy, complicated type 2 diabetes patients, and hypoglycemia associated with diabetes. Dr Sherwin’s research activities span clinical and basic research and are focused on glucose counterregulation and the immune mechanisms leading to type 1 diabetes mellitus. The studies dealing with counter regulation examine the brain glucose sensing mechanisms mediating the activation of counterregulatory responses and the impact of hypoglycemia and insulin on brain function and metabolism. Research in immunology has led to the isolation of islet-specific T cell clones from diabetic mice that adoptively transfer diabetes and studies of an islet protein linked to islet regeneration. Dr. Sherwin has served as President of the American Diabetes Association and as a member of the FDA Advisory Committee for Endocrinologic and Metabolic Drugs. He is editor of one of the major medical textbooks on diabetes mellitus and wrote the chapter on diabetes for the Cecil Textbook of Medicine. Dr. Sherwin has served as the Chairman of the Medical Science Advisory Board of the JDRF and on the editorial boards of leading diabetes and endocrine journals. He has published over 320 articles in peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Sherwin is the recipient of the American Diabetes Association’s Banting Award for lifetime scientific achievement, the Novartis Award for long-standing achievement in diabetes and 2 MERIT Awards from the NIH.

Education & Training

MD Albert Einstein College (1967)
BS Union College, Honors in Biology (1963)
Fellow Yale University School of Medicine
Senior Resident Mount Sinai Hospital, NY
Clinical Associate National Institutes of Health-Gerontology Research Center
Assistant Resident Mount Sinai Hospital, NY
Intern Mount Sinai Hospital, NY
Board Certification AB of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine (1972)

Honors & Recognition

  • Albert Renold Award. American Diabetes Association (2011)

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Contact Info

Robert Stanley Sherwin, MD
Patient Care Locations
Yale Diabetes CenterDana Clinic Building
789 Howard Avenue, Ste Second floor

New Haven, CT 06519
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Yale Endocrinology & MetabolismYale-New Haven Hospital
20 York Street

New Haven, CT 06510
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Lab Location
SherwinThe Anlyan Center
300 Cedar Street, Ste S130/140

New Haven, CT 06519
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Office Location
The Anlyan Center
300 Cedar Street, Ste S141D

New Haven, CT 06519
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Mailing Address
PO Box 208020
333 Cedar Street

New Haven, CT 06520-8020