Hertzel C. Gerstein
Dr. Hertzel C. Gerstein is an Endocrinologist and Professor at McMaster University and Hamilton Health Sciences, where he holds the Population Health Institute Chair in Diabetes Research. He is also Director of the Division of Endocrinology & Metabolism, Director of the Diabetes Care and Research Program and Deputy Director of the Population Health Research Institute. He has received several honors including the Canadian Diabetes Association’s Young Scientist Award (1999), Frederick G. Banting award (1999), Charles H. Best award (2007) and Lifetime Achievement Award (2012). Dr. Gerstein has designed and led many large simple international cardiovascular outcome trials in people with diabetes globally, and developed the concept of dysglycemia as an important risk factor for many of the serious health outcomes that afflict people with an elevated glucose level regardless of diabetes status. His research spans over 50 countries, and has been funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the National Institutes of Health, the Heart and Stroke Foundation, the Canadian Diabetes Association and Industry. Dr. Gerstein has published more than 300 papers, editorials and commentaries, mainly on diabetes-related issues.