Prof Irl Hirsch

Dr. Hirsch received his medical degree from the University of Missouri School of Medicine in 1984. He completed residency training in internal medicine at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami and Miami Beach, Florida. Dr. Hirsch also was fellowship-trained in endocrinology and metabolism at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. 

Dr. Hirsch has dedicated his career to patient care, clinical research and teaching. His focus in these areas is the treatment and management of diabetes. He has an interest in new technologies for the treatment of diabetes, particularly those involved in the use of insulin therapy and is much in demand national and international speaker. He has been involved in numerous major clinical research trials involved with insulin therapy.

Dr. Hirsch has authored more than 200 research papers, including a review of insulin in the New England Journal of Medicine. He also has written more than 60 editorials, four commentaries for The Journal of the American Medical Association, numerous book chapters and four books for patients and physicians. Currently, he is section editor for Up-To-Date.

Dr. Hirsch has been honored at every level of his career. In 2005, he received the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists’ Distinguished Endocrinologist Award, and in 2013, he received the American Diabetes Association’s Josiah K. Lilly Sr. Distinguished Service Award. In April 2015 he was elected to a Mastership by the American College of Physicians.