Dr. Garber’s career has focused on practice innovation, patient education, and clinical endocrinology fellowship training.
The American College of Endocrinology Foundation’s (ACEF) John A. Seibel, MD, Award is being given to Dr. Garber in recognition of the fund established in his name, Jeffrey R. Garber MD Fund, which awards Fellows-in-Training whose research emphasizes cost-effective, clinical endocrinology practice innovation or who have written an exceptional article for EmPower® Magazine,the American College of Endocrinology (ACE) patient-directed quarterly publication.
Dr. Garber studied mathematics at Cornell University before becoming a member of the first medical school class of the State University of New York’s Health Sciences Center at Stony Brook. He was an intern, resident and resident supervisor at Los Angeles County, USC Medical Center. He returned back East to be an endocrine fellow working under Dr. Sidney Ingbar in the Harvard Thorndike Laboratory at Boston’s Beth Israel Hospital (BIH). After six years at BIH, he entered private practice while simultaneously establishing the Endocrine Division at Harvard Community Health Plan, now known as Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates.
Dr. Garber is Chief of the Endocrinology Division at Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, and a member of the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Brigham and Women’s Hospitals’ endocrine divisions. He is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, where he has trained more than 40 endocrine fellows.
He is a past president of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) and the American College of Endocrinology (ACE). Presently, Dr. Garber is a Trustee of the American College of Endocrinology (ACEF).
Dr. Garber helped develop guidelines governing AACE’s relationships with other professional organizations and has taken an active role in promoting and reviewing AACE’s publications and positions in a number of clinical areas, most notably those pertaining to thyroid disease.
Dr. Garber was instrumental in developing the AACE diabetes algorithm app available on the Apple App Store and Google Play. He is also working on creating electronic interactive algorithms that are based on narrative AACE guidelines including thyroid nodules and diabetes management.