Derek LeRoith

Derek LeRoith, MD, PhD

  • Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology, Diabetes and Bone Disease)
    Former Director, Metabolism Institute

Prior to joining the faculty of Mount Sinai School of Medicine in 2005 as Professor of Medicine and Chief of the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Bone Disease, Dr. LeRoith was Chief of the Diabetes Branch at the National Institutes of Health's National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. This is the largest program devoted to the study of diabetes within the intramural program of the NIH. He has published over 500 original research papers, reviews and editorials and edited a number of books on Diabetes and IGF-related topics. He is also the senior editor of a major textbook on Diabetes, now in its third edition.

In the News

Dr. LeRoith discusses awareness and prevention of diabetes in The Daily News feature The Daily Check Up. View the PDF.

Read the commentary by Derek LeRoith, MD, PhD, "Sugar Tax May Sour New York's Thirst for Soda" that appeared in the New York Times on May 4, 2010.


PhD, University of Cape Town

The Middlesex Hospital