Gerald Shulman, MD, PhD, FACP, MACE

George R. Cowgill Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology) and Professor of Cellular And Molecular Physiology; Investigator, Internal Medicine; Co-Director, Yale Diabetes Research Center, Internal Medicine; Director, Yale Mouse Metabolic Phenotyping Center, Internal Medicine

Departments & Organizations

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

Cellular & Molecular Physiology: Graduate Program in Cellular and Molecular Physiology

Center for X-Linked Hypophosphatemia, Yale

Mouse Metabolic Phenotyping Center

Yale Center for Research on Aging (Y-Age)

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Molecular Medicine, Pharmacology, and Physiology

Yale Medicine

Office of Cooperative Research


Dr. Shulman is the George R. Cowgill Professor of Medicine, Cellular & Molecular Physiology and Physiological Chemistry at Yale University, where he serves as Co-Director of the Yale Diabetes Research Center. Dr. Shulman has pioneered the use of magnetic resonance spectroscopy to non-invasively examine intracellular glucose and fat metabolism in humans for the first time. Using this approach he has conducted ground breaking basic and clinical investigative studies on the cellular mechanisms of insulin resistance that have led to several paradigm shifts in our understanding of type 2 diabetes. Dr. Shulman has authored and co-authored over 450 peer-reviewed publications, and he has also trained more than 70 postdoctoral fellows and graduate students, many of whom now direct their own independent laboratories around the world. Dr. Shulman is a Master of the American College of Endocrinologists, Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and he has been elected to the American Society for Clinical Investigation, the Association of American Physicians, the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, the National Academy of Medicine and the National Academy of Sciences.

Education & Training

MD Wayne State University (1979)
PhD Wayne State University, Physiology (1979)
BS University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, Biophysics (1974)
Research Fellow Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School
Resident Duke University Medical Center
Board Certification AB of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine (1982)
Board Certification AB of Internal Medicine, Endocrinology & Metabolism (1985, recertified: 1985)

Honors & Recognition

  • Fellow, American Association for the Adancement of ScienceAmerican Association for the Adancement of Science (2015)

  • Fellow, American Physiological SocietyAmerican Physiological Society (2015)

  • Solomon Berson AwardAmerican Physiological Society (2015)

  • Sir Philip Randle AwardBiochemical Society (2013)

  • Frontier of Science AwardAmerican Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (2012)

  • Outstanding Clinical Investigator AwardEndocrine Society (2012)

  • Distinguished Leader in Insulin Resistance AwardWorld Congress on the Insulin Resistance Syndrome (2008)

  • Stanley J. Korsmeyer AwardAmerican Society for Clinical Investigation (2008)

  • Naomi Berrie Award for Outstanding Achievement in Diabetes ResearchColumbia University (2007)

  • Elected to the National Academy of SciencesNational Academy of Sciences (2007)

  • Elected to the National Academy of MedicineNational Academy of Medicine (2005)

  • Distinguished Clinical Scientist AwardAmerican Diabetes Association (2004)

  • Josiah Brown Award in DiabetesUniveristy of California, Los Angeles (2001)

  • Freedom to Discover AwardBristol Myers Squibb (1997)

  • Novartis Award in DiabetesNovartis (1997)

  • Outstanding Scientific Achievement AwardAmerican Diabetes Association (1997)

  • Diabetes Care Research AwardJuvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Int./Boehringer Mannheim (1997)

  • Outstanding Investigator Award in Clinical ResarchAmerican Federation for Clinical Research (1995)

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