George Grunberger, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.C.E.

2016 - 2017 AACE Past President

Dr. Grunberger established Grunberger Diabetes Institute in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, in 2002. He is also Clinical Professor of Internal Medicine and Molecular Medicine & Genetics at Wayne State University School of Medicine and Professor of Medicine at Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine. As tenured Full Professor at Wayne in 1986, he established and directed the Diabetes Program at the Detroit Medical Center and the University’s Comprehensive Diabetes Center until 2002.  He served as Director of Center for Molecular Medicine & Genetics (1997-2001) and Interim Chairman of Internal Medicine at Wayne and Physician-in-Chief of the Detroit Medical Center (1995-1996). He completed endocrinology & metabolism fellowship at the Diabetes Branch of NIDDK/NIH where he stayed on as Senior Investigator until 1986.  Dr. Grunberger did his internal medicine residency at University Hospitals of Cleveland and received his M.D. (’77) at New York University School of Medicine and B.A. at Columbia College (’73) in New York City. In 2015, Dr. Grunberger was appointed as Visiting Professor in the First Faculty of Medicine at Charles University in Prague.

His AACE activities include seven years as national Board member, an officer of the organisation since 2014, and membership on multiple committees and councils (e.g., Coding, Nominating, Intensive Insulin Management, Continuous Glucose Monitoring, Diabetes Scientific, Public and Media Relations, Clinical and Practice Management Initiatives, Educational Initiatives, CAP Steering, and Clinical Research).

Dr. Grunberger served as chair of the Finance, Chapters, 2012 Annual Meeting Program,Task Force on Insulin Pump Management, PCP Diabetes Initiative, and FDA Issues committees.

He currently chairs the FDA Subcommittee, Primary Care Physician Education Committee and the Task Force for the Reimbursement of International Education Programs. He chaired the Consensus Conference on Glucose Monitoring in September 2014 and serves as co-chair for the Corporate AACE Partnership Steering Committee and Clinical Practice Guidelines for Developing a Diabetes Mellitus Comprehensive Care Plan. He served locally as the Michigan AACE Chapter President for six years and has been active in other professional organizations.