Steven Edelman, MD
Veterans Affairs Medical Center, UC San Diego, La Jolla, California, USA
Steven Edelman is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at the University of California San Diego (UCSD), San Diego, CA, USA and the Veterans Affairs (VA) Healthcare System of San Diego, and is the Director of the Diabetes Care Clinic, VA Medical Center. He achieved high honors during his undergraduate studies at the University of California, Los Angeles, CA and was the Valedictorian of his medical school class at the University of California Davis Medical School. Dr Edelman received his internal medicine training at the University of California at Los Angeles and completed his clinical endocrinology fellowship training at the Joslin and Lahey Clinics in Boston, MA, as well as a research fellowship at UCSD. Dr Edelman has strong interests in education and patient advocacy. He is the Founder and Director of Taking Control of Your Diabetes (TCOYD), a not-for-profit organization with the goal of teaching and motivating patients in diabetes self-care. Since 1995, TCOYD has reached hundreds of thousands of people living with diabetes through a variety of education portals, including national conferences, publications, television, and community programs. Dr Edelman has written more than 220 articles and five books. He has won numerous awards for teaching and humanitarianism and Dr Edelman has been chosen as the Teacher of the Year among over 400 faculty members at UCSD numerous times. He was awarded the Diabetes Educator of the Year by the American Diabetes Association in 2009, the Distinction in Endocrinology award by the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists in 2011, and was recently named in the US News and World Report as among the top 1% of endocrinologists in the USA.