Meet the Director
Andrew Fyfe Stewart, MD, a renowned expert in endocrinology and diabetes research, is the Director of the Diabetes, Obesity, and Metabolism Institute. He is also the Irene and Dr. Arthur M. Fishberg Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology, Diabetes and Bone Disease).
Dr. Stewart's research focuses on understanding and developing novel means for inducing the replication and regeneration of insulin-producing pancreatic beta cells, loss of which is linked to both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. As director of the Diabetes, Obesity, and Metabolism Institute at Mount Sinai, he and his research team will study the basic mechanisms involved in metabolic diseases and develop therapies to prevent and cure the conditions. He will also oversee the continued expansion of the Institute through the recruitment of additional national experts.
As Chief of the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Dr. Stewart and his research team were the first to demonstrate that adult human beta cells can be induced to replicate at substantial rates. Three long-time colleagues from that group will join him at Mount Sinai: Donald K. Scott, PhD, Adolfo García-Ocaña, PhD, and Rupangi Chhaya Vasavada, PhD, as faculty in the Department of Medicine (Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Bone Disease) and as members of the interdisciplinary Diabetes, Obesity, and Metabolism Institute.
Dr. Stewart has led a career devoted to patient care and basic and clinical research in endocrinology and diabetes research for more than 30 years. He received his bachelor's degree from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, his MD from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, in New York, and served as a fellow in Endocrinology and Metabolism at Yale University School of Medicine in Connecticut. Most recently he served as the Chief of the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and the Co-Director of the University of Pittsburgh Diabetes Institute.
Dr. Stewart has received numerous honors, including Councilor of both the Endocrine Society as well as the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR), Secretary-Treasurer of the Endocrine Society, and Chair of the Program Committee for the American Diabetes Association. He has published more than 230 scientific papers in journals, including the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, The New England Journal of Medicine, and Science. Dr. Stewart is the continuous recipient of numerous research grants for the past 30 years. He currently has strong support from the National Institutes of Health, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and other agencies. He was the 2008 recipient of the Endocrine Society's Gerald Aurbach Award for outstanding scientific achievement. He served as the Chair of the American Diabetes Association Annual Meetings for 2010 and 2011.
Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism Institute
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