Gerald M. Reaven, MD, received his degree from the University of Chicago in 1953, and completed postgraduate training at the University of Chicago, University of Michigan, and Stanford. He joined the Stanford University School of Medicine faculty in 1961, where he remains as Professor of Medicine (Active Emeritus), Division of Cardiovascular Medicine. During his years on the Stanford faculty, Dr. Reaven has served as Head of the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases (1974-1977), the Division of Gerontology (1977-1990), and the Division of Endocrinology, Gerontology, and Metabolism (1990-1995). He also served as Director of the General Clinical Research Center (1974-1990) and Director, Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center, Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System (1977-1995).
Dr. Reaven has published more than 600 peer-revised research articles in scientific journals, as well as authoring or co-authoring numerous textbook chapters and other scholarly works. His research contributions have been widely recognized, and he has received the highest awards for research from the Department of Veteran Affairs (William S. Middleton Award for Outstanding Achievement in Medical Research, 1987), the American Diabetes Association (Banting Award for Distinguished Scientific Achievement, 1988), the British Diabetes Association (Banting Memorial Lecture, 1990), the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (Claude Bernard Lecture, 1994), and the Endocrine Society (Fred Conrad Koch Award, 2006).
In addition, Dr. Reaven has received the Elliot Proctor Joslin Memorial Lecture (1990), the Nordisk-McGill Lecturer in Diabetes (1990), the Joseph Kirby Lilly, Distinguished Service Award (1995), Novartis Award for Longstanding Achievement in Diabetes (2000), the Sixth Linus Pauling Functional Medicine Award (2001), the Renold Medal of the American Diabetes Association (2002), the Frontier in Science Award from the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (2003), the National Institutes of Health Directors Astute Clinician Lectureship (2004), Ellen Browning Scripps Medal (2004), Dewitt Goodman Memorial Lecture, Columbia University School of Medicine (2004), Priscilla White Lectureship on Metabolism, Joslin Diabetes Center (2005), Presidential Lectureship at the Canadian Hypertension Society (2005), Fred Conrad Koch Award, The Endocrine Society (2006), Honorary Doctorate, Faculty of Medicine, University of Southern Denmark (2007), Honorary Member of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (2007), Annual Robert J. and Claire Pasarow Foundation Award in Cardiovascular Research (2011), and The American College of Nutrition, Annual ACN Award (2011).