David Sacks MB, ChB, FRCPath
National Institutes of Health

David Sacks is Senior Investigator and Chief of Clinical Chemistry at the National Institutes of Health, Adjunct Professor of Medicine at Georgetown University, Clinical Professor of Pathology at George Washington University and Honorary Professor of Clinical Laboratory Sciences at the University of Cape Town. He received his medical training at the University of Cape Town. He completed residencies in Internal Medicine at Georgetown University-affiliated hospitals in Washington, D.C. and in Clinical Pathology at Washington University, St. Louis., He spent 21 years in the Department of Pathology at Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Sacks’s primary clinical focus is on diabetes mellitus, with an emphasis on the interface between the clinical laboratory and patient care.

Dr. Sacks has published more than 260 articles in peer reviewed scientific journals.  He is an Associate Editor for Clinical Chemistry and serves on the editorial boards of other journals. His awards include the American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) Award for Outstanding Contributions in a Selected Area of Research (2005), the NACB Distinguished Scientist Award (2009), the AACC Outstanding Contributions in Education (2012) and the International Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (IFCC) Distinguished Award for Laboratory Medicine and Patient Care (2020).