3rd Annual Floyd Memorial Fellows Lecture
in Metabolism, Endocrinology & Diabetes
Christopher Saudek, M.D.
“Hemoglobin A1c: Fine Points and Controversies”
Dr. Christopher Saudek, M.D.
Hugh P. McCormick Family Professor of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University Medical School
Director of the Johns Hopkins Diabetes Center
Past President, American Diabetes Association
Friday, April 10, 2009
North Lecture Hall, Med Sci II Bldg.
Light refreshments to follow
Dr. Christopher D. Saudek graduated from Harvard College and Cornell University Medical College, training in internal medicine in metabolism at Harvard Medical School. He served on the faculty at Cornell for eight years before joining the faculty of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, where he is currently the Hugh P. McCormick Family Professor of Medicine and Director of the Johns Hopkins Diabetes Center. He also is a consultant for the ABCNews.com OnCall+ Diabetes Center.
Dr. Saudek's research achievements have included early description of hemoglobin A1c as an index of blood glucose control, development of the implantable insulin pump, and serving as principal investigator of the federally funded Diabetes Prevention Program. He has been program director of the Hopkins General Clinical Research Center and was president of the American Diabetes Association (ADA) in 2001-02, along with being named the ADA Outstanding Clinician in 1990. Dr. Saudek is the principal investigator of a training grant in diabetes and endocrinology at Hopkins and has been continuously funded by the National Institutes of Health for more than 30 years.
As Professor of Medicine at Johns Hopkins, Dr. Saudek teaches diabetes to students, residents and other health-care professionals at all levels. Although he travels widely to lecture about diabetes, he still sees patients one day each week. He regards his clinical activities as the most important part of his professional life, and co-authored The Johns Hopkins Guide to Diabetes: for Today and Tomorrow, which was published in 1997. "The main challenge in successfully managing diabetes is to find the key to each individual's self-care," says Dr. Saudek. "People with diabetes need to be able to treat themselves. This is why diabetes education is so important."
This annual lecture is made possible by the generosity of Mrs. Esther Floyd and her family in memory of her husband, Dr. John C. Floyd, Jr., late Professor Emeritus of Internal Medicine in the Division of Endocrinology & Metabolism and co-founder/former Associate Director of the Michigan Diabetes Research and Training Center.