Robert Sherwin, MD

C.N.H. Long Professor Emeritus of Internal Medicine (Endocrinology)

Departments & Organizations

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

Dean's Workshops

Obesity Research Working Group

Stress & Addiction Clinical Research Program

Yale Center for Clinical Investigation (YCCI)

Global Health Studies

Office of Cooperative Research


Robert S. Sherwin. MD is the C.N.H. Professor of Medicine in the Section of Endocrinology at Yale School of Medicine in New Haven, CT. He graduated from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in 1967. After his residency in internal medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital (N Y), he served as a research fellow in metabolism and diabetes at the National Institutes of Health. In 1972 Dr Sherwin moved to Yale University School of Medicine where he was a postdoctoral fellow and subsequently was appointed to the faculty in 1974. He currently serves Chief of the Section of Endocrinology as well as the Director of the CTSA-funded Yale Center for Clinical Investigation and the NIDDK-funded Diabetes Research Center 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 brain glucose sensing mechanisms mediating the activation of counterregulatory responses and the impact of hypoglycemia and insulin on brain function and metabolism as well as the changes in brain function that drive disordered glucose control and eating behavior using brain imaging techniques (fMRI, spectroscopy, and PET) in both diabetes and obesity. 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 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 400 articles in peer-reviewed journals and is the recipient of numerous scientific awards including 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, AOA (1967)
BS Union College, Honors in Biology (1963)
Fellow in Medicine Yale University School of Medicine
Senior Resident Mount Sinai Hospital
Clinical Associate in Carbohydrate Metabolism National Institutes of Health
Assistant Resident Mount Sinai Hospital, NY
Intern Mount Sinai Hospital, NY

Honors & Recognition

  • Albert Renold AwardAmerican Diabetes Association (2011)

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Contact Info

Robert 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
EndocrinologyPO Box 208020
333 Cedar Street

New Haven, CT 06520-8020