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Barbara Kahn

  • barbara kahnVice Chair of Research Strategy in the Department of Medicine
  • George R. Minot Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School

Education

  • 1972 - B.A. Stanford University
  • 1975 - M.S. University of California Berkeley, Health and Medical Sciences
  • 1977 - M.D. Stanford University Medical School

Postdoctoral Training

  • 1977-1980 Internship and Residency, Internal Medicine, University of California
    Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, CA
  • 1980-1982 Clinical Fellowship, General Internal Medicine, University of California
    Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, CA
  • 1982-1985 Endocrine Fellowship, Cellular Metabolism and Obesity Section
    National Institute of Arthritis, Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases
    National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD
  • 1985-1986 Senior Staff Fellow, Experimental Diabetes, Metabolism and Nutrition Section
    Molecular, Cellular and Nutritional Endocrinology Branch
    National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases
    National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD

Licensure and Certification

  • 1978 - California Medical License
  • 1980 - Diplomate in Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine
  • 1985 - Diplomate in Endocrinology and Metabolism, American Board of Internal Medicine
  • 1986 - Massachusetts Medical License

Academic Appointments

  • 1986-1989 - Instructor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
  • 1989-1994 - Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
  • 1990-2000 - Chief, Diabetes Unit, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA
  • 1994-2000 - Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
  • 2000-present - Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
  • 2000-2011 - Chief, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA
  • 2006-present - Associate Member, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Cambridge, MA
  • 2006-present - George Richard Minot Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School
  • 2007 - Interim Faculty Dean for Academic Programs, Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  • 2007 - Member, Harvard Medical School Council of Academic Deans
  • 2011 - present - Vice Chair of Research Strategy in the Department of Medicine

Hospital Appointments

  • 1986-1996 - Associate in Medicine, Beth Israel Hospital, Boston, MA
  • 1996-present - Physician, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA

Clinical Consulting Positions

  • 1980-1981 - Staff Medical Consultant, Behavioral Medicine Clinic, University ofCalifornia Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, CA
  • 1981-1982 - Staff Medical Consultant, High Risk Obstetrics Clinic, University of California Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, CA
  • 1980-1982 - General Medicine Consultant for inpatient problems and surgical clearance, University of California Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, CA
  • 1987-1996 - Staff Diabetes Consultant, Diabetes and Pregnancy Cases, Beth Israel Hospital, Boston, MA

Major Administrative Responsibilities

  • 1988-1992 - Director, Diabetes Clinic, Beth Israel Hospital
  • 1990-2000 - Chief, Diabetes Unit, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  • 1992-1996 - Director, Endocrine Grand Rounds/Molecular Endocrinology Series, Beth Israel Hospital/Harvard Medical School
  • 1998-2001 - Associate Director, Boston Obesity Nutrition Research Center - (NIH funded center involving Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard School of Public Health, New England Medical Center and Boston University)
  • 2000-present - Director, Metabolic Physiology Core, Boston Area Diabetes Endocrinology Research Center, Boston, MA
  • 2000-present - Chief, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA
  • 2001-2004 - Director, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism Fellowship Program, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA
  • 2007 - Interim Faculty Dean for Academic Programs, Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  • 2007 - Interim Chair, Committee on Senior Appointments, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center  

Major Committee Assignments - Medical School, Medical Center or Regional

  • 1973-1975 - Medical School Admissions, Health and Medical Sciences, University of California Berkeley
  • 1973-1974 - Medical School Curriculum, Health and Medical Sciences, University of California Berkeley
  • 1980-1981 - Nursing Physician Relations, University of California Davis Medical Center
  • 1989-1992 - Laboratory Safety Committee, Beth Israel Hospital
  • 1990-2000 - Scientific Advisory Board, Clinical Research Center, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  • 1992-1998 Co-Chair, Diabetes Education Advisory Board, Beth Israel Hospital
  • 1998 - Member, Task Force on Disease Management, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Joslin Diabetes Center Joint Venture
  • 1998 - Member, Implementation Committee, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Joslin Diabetes Center Joint Venture
  • 1998-2004 - Executive Committee, Boston Obesity Nutrition Research Center - NIH funded
  • 2000-present - Executive Committee, Boston Area Diabetes and Endocrinology Research Center (DERC) - NIH funded
  • 2001-2003 - Search Committee, Director of Clinical Research at the Joslin Diabetes Center, Harvard Medical School
  • 2001-2004 - Promotions, Reappointments and Appointments Committee, Harvard Medical School
  • 2002-2003 - Search Committee, Professor of Nutritional Biochemistry, Harvard School of Public Health
  • 2002-present - Promotions Committee, Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  • 2004-2005 - Search Committee, Chief Medical Officer, Joslin Diabetes Center
  • 2004-present - Member, Committee on Senior Appointments (COSA), Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (2007 Chair of COSA)
  • 2006-2007 - Search Committee, Chief of the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Hypertension, Brigham and Women's Hospital
  • 2006-2009 - Subcommittee of Professors, Harvard Medical School
  • 2007 - Search Committee, Chief Academic Officer, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  • 2009 - Member, Collaboration Coordinating Committee, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Cambridge, MA
  • 2009-present - Co-Chair, Junior Faculty Search Committee, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Major Committees and Advisory Boards - National and International

  • 1992-1994 - American Diabetes Association, Scientific Sessions Committee
  • 1993-present - International Symposium on Insulin Receptors and Insulin Action, Scientific Advisory Committee
  • 1994 - National Diabetes Advisory Board, consultant on basic biomedical research related to diabetes
  • 1997 - Chairperson, Pharmacologic Approaches to Metabolic Control Subcommittee NIH Conference on Diabetes Mellitus: Challenges and Opportunities
  • 1997-1999 - American Diabetes Association Research Policy Committee
  • 1998-2008 - Scientific Advisory Board, CEPTYR, Inc., Seattle, WA
  • 1999-2002 American Diabetes Association Scientific and Medical Meetings Oversight Committee (Chairperson 2000-2002)
  • 1999-2003 - Scientific Advisory Board, Xcellsyz, London, England
  • 2000-2002 - American Diabetes Association Professional Section Steering Committee
  • 2000-2004 - Scientific Advisory Board, University of Colorado NIH-funded Center for Nutrition Research, Denver, CO
  • 2001 - NHLBI/NIH Working Group on the Pathophysiology of Obesity-Associated Cardiovascular Disease
  • 2001-2004 - Committee on Diabetes, American Heart Association
  • 2001-2009 - Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma, Metabolic Disease Advisory Board, Mannheim, Germany
  • 2002 - Steering committee for reorganization of NIH Study Sections on Endocrinology, Metabolism, Nutrition and Reproductive Endocrinology
  • 2002-2003 - Steering Committee, Endocrine Society Scientific Sessions
  • 2002-2003 - Publications Committee, American Diabetes Association
  • 2002-2004 - Committee on Obesity, American Heart Association
  • 2003-2004 - Board of Directors, American Diabetes Association
  • 2003-2004 - President, Interurban Clinical Club
  • 2004-2007 - Advisory Board for Metabolic Disease Program, University of Kobe, Japan
  • 2005-2007 - Scientific Advisory Board, Diabetes Gene Discovery Group (DGDG), Montreal, Canada
  • 2006-2009 - Scientific Advisory Board, Wyeth Pharmaceutical Company, Cambridge, MA
  • 2008-present - Scientific Advisory Board, Amylin Pharmaceuticals, San Diego, CA.
  • 2008-present - NIH Diabetes Research Strategic Planning Committee, Obesity sub-group
  • 2008-present - External Scientific Advisor, Taskforce for Obesity Research at Southwestern (TORS), NIH Roadmap Consortium, University of Texas Southwestern
  • 2009-present - Scientific Advisory Board, Novartis, Basel, Switzerland and Cambridge, MA

Symposium Organization

  • 2000 - Co-Chairperson, New York Academy of Sciences symposium "PKB/Akt - a gatekeeper for metabolism and apoptosis"
  • 2001 - Co-Chairperson, Keystone symposium - "Obesity and the regulation of energy homeostasis"
  • 2001-2003 - Co-Chair (elected), FASEB conference on Glucose Transporter Biology
  • 2002-2003 - Chair, American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology symposium on "Novel Signaling Pathways involved in Leptin Action and CNS Regulation of Energy Balance"
  • 2002-2004 - Program Committee, AMP Kinase 3rd International Symposium, Australia, 2004
  • 2003-2005 - Chair (elected), FASEB conference on Glucose Transporter Biology
  • 2010-2012 - Co-Chair, FASEB conference on AMPK: Novel Biological Actions & Roles in Diseases

Memberships in Professional Societies

  • 1978-1986 - American College of Physicians
  • 1980-1984 - American Association of Diabetes Educators, Psychosocial Committee
  • 1981-1987 - Society for Research and Education in Primary Care Internal Medicine
  • 1981-present - American Diabetes Association, Professional Section Member
  • 1987-present - American Federation for Medical Research
  • 1989-present - American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • 1994-present - American Society for Clinical Investigation
  • 1994-2001 - Juvenile Diabetes Foundation International
  • 1995-1998 - European Association for the Study of Diabetes
  • 1995-present - Endocrine Society
  • 1998-2000 - North American Association for the Study of Obesity
  • 2001-present - Association of American Physicians
  • 2005-present - Institute of Medicine of the National Academies
  • 2009-2010 - American Society for Microbiology

Editorial Boards

  • 1991-1994 - Diabetes
  • 1993-1997 - American Journal of Physiology: Endocrinology and Metabolism
  • 1995-1997 - Endocrinology
  • 1995-1997 - Diabetologia - Advisory Board member
  • 2001-2004 - American Journal of Physiology: Endocrinology and Metabolism
  • 2002-2007 - Journal of Biological Chemistry
  • 2005-present - Endocrine Reviews - Associate Editor
  • 2005-present - Cell Metabolism
  • 2008-present -  Science, Board of Screening Editors
  • 2009-present - EMBO Molecular Medicine

Grant Review Boards

  • 1989-2005 - Ad hoc reviewer, Veteran's Administration Research and Merit Grants
  • 1990-1995 - Grant Reviewer, University of Michigan Diabetes Center
  • 1991-1995 - Grant Reviewer, Washington University Diabetes Center
  • 1995 - Ad hoc Reviewer, Metabolism Study Section, NIH
  • 1995-1997 - NIH Reviewer Reserve, Metabolism Study Section
  • 1996-1997 - Member, NIH Special Study Sections
  • 1996-1998 - Member, American Diabetes Association Research Grant Review Board
  • 1996-2009 - Reviewer, British Diabetes Association Research Grants
  • 1997-2001 - Member, NIH Metabolism Study Section
  • 1999-2005 - Grant Reviewer, Swiss National Science Foundation
  • 1999 - Ad hoc Reviewer, Juvenile Diabetes Foundation Research Grants
  • 2001-present - Grant Reviewer, The Welcome Trust, London
  • 2002 - Grant Reviewer, French Ministry of Research
  • 2005-2009 - Grant Reviewer, The Medical Foundation/Charles A. King Trust Fellowship Program
  • 2007 - Ad hoc Member, Integrative Physiology of Obesity and Diabetes Study Section (IPOD), NIDDK/NIH

Awards and Honors

  • 1980 - Research Award, The Diabetes Association of Sacramento
  • 1980 - Biodynamics/Boehringer Manneheim Research Award
  • 1981 - Faculty Research Award, University of California Davis Medical School
  • 1981 - Research Award, Division of General Medicine, University of California Davis Medical School
  • 1986-1991 - Physician-Scientist Award, National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health
  • 1991-1993 - Capps Scholar in Diabetes, Harvard Medical School
  • 1991 - Banting and Best Lecturer, Banting and Best Diabetes Centre, University of Toronto
  • 1992 - Award for "Outstanding International Contributions to Research in Diabetes Mellitus" - American Diabetes Association, Missouri Affiliate
  • 1993 - Max Miller Memorial Lecture, American Federation for Clinical Research, Midwest Metabolism Section
  • 1994 - Elected to the American Society for Clinical Investigation
  • 1995 - Eli Lilly Award for Outstanding Scientific Achievement, American Diabetes Association
  • 1999 - Elected to the Interurban Clinical Club, founded by Sir William Osler
  • 2000 - Visiting Professor, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
  • 2000 - Honorary Masters Degree, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
  • 2001 - Elected to the Association of American Physicians
  • 2003 - Wolfe Family Endowed Lectureship, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
  • 2003 - Mosenthal Award, American Diabetes Association Eastern Region, New York
  • 2005 - Nelson Goldberg Lecture in Signal Transduction and Metabolism, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
  • 2005 - Catherine Tuck Memorial Lecture, Columbia University Medical School, New York, NY
  • 2005 - Elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies, Washington, DC
  • 2005 - The 10th Ray A. and Robert L. Kroc Lecture, Molecular Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA
  • 2005 - Charles H. Best Award, Department of Physiology, University of Toronto, Canada
  • 2005 - Jacobaeus Prize, Novo Nordisk Foundation and the Karolinska Institute Stockholm, Sweden
  • 2006 - National Institutes of Health Merit Award
  • 2006 - Elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • 2006 - George Richards Minot Endowed Chair in Medicine at Harvard Medical School
  • 2006 - Research chosen for presentation at NIH National Advisory Council, Bethesda, MD
  • 2007 - Research discoveries featured in the publication: "NIDDK: Recent Advances and Emerging Opportunities"
  • 2007 - Harold Rifkin Award and Lectureship, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, NY
  • 2008 - Dodge Lectureship, University of Kansas, Kansas City, Missouri
  • 2008 - Roger Guillemin Nobel Lecturer, Salk Institute, La Jolla, CA
  • 2008 - Top Doctor in Endocrinology, Castle Connolly Medical LTD, reported in Boston Magazine
  • 2009 - Inaugural Willard J. and Priscilla F. Visek Lecturer, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL
  • 2010 - Beth Zaruby Lectureship at the Julia McFarlane Diabetes Research Centre, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • 2010 - Gerald Aurbach Award for outstanding contributions to research in Endocrinology. Awarded at the Endocrine Society Annual Meeting,  San Diego, CA in June, 2010.
  • 2010 - Top Doctor in Endocrinology, Castle Connolly Medical LTD, reported in Boston Magazine
  • 2010-2011 - Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study Fellowship, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Visiting Professorships

  • 2000 - Visiting Professor, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
  • 2001 - Pfizer Visiting Professor, Pacific Northwest Research Institute and University of Washington, Seattle, WA.
  • 2002 - Burroughs Wellcome Fund and the Federation of the American Societies for Experimental Biology Visiting Professor in the Basic Medical Sciences at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill School of Public Health, Durham, NC
  • 2007 - Harold Rifkin Visiting Professorship, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY
  • 2007 - Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman New York Foundation for Medical Research Visiting Professor in Diabetes and Metabolism at Tufts-New England Medical Center, Boston, MA
  • 2007 - Pfizer Visiting Professor, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
  • 2007 - Max Wintrobe Lectureship, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
  • 2008 - Dodge Lectureship Series, University of Kansas, Kansas City, Missouri

Publications

  • For a complete listing of Dr. Kahn's publications, click here.

Contact Information

Kahn Lab
Division Of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Center for Life Sciences, 7th floor
330 Brookline Ave
Boston, MA 02215
617-735-3316
617-735-3323