Janet B. McGill, M.D., F.A.C.E.

2017-2018 Board of Directors


Dr. Janet McGill is Professor of Medicine in the Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Lipid Research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri, and attending physician at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis.   She directs the Fellowship in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism and is the recent past Director of the Prevention and Control Core of the Diabetes Research and Training Center at Washington University School of Medicine.  Dr. McGill is nationally and internationally known for her work in clinical and translational research in Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes and diabetes complications.   She has been the principal investigator and co-investigator or sub-investigator on over 200 clinical trials in diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, diabetic nephropathy and diabetic neuropathy.  She has collaborated with investigators at WU and elsewhere on mechanistic studies of fuel metabolism for the heart in diabetes, the interaction between diabetes and depression and diabetes and inflammation.  In addition to serving on steering and safety committees for international multi-centered clinical trials, including RENAAL, TREAT, FOCAL and the SUN studies in diabetic nephropathy, she has served on the steering committee of the NKF program KEEP.  She has been the lead investigator on sponsored studies and has served on DSMBs on short and long-term outcome studies and is the PI of the GRADE study at WU.

Dr. McGill has published over 125 peer-reviewed articles, numerous commentaries and editorials, and 18 chapters, and she has edited two books.  She has been on the editorial boards of several journals and has lectured nationally and internationally on diabetes and related topics. 

Dr. McGill graduated from the University of Michigan (bachelors), Northern Michigan University (master’s) and Michigan State College of Human Medicine.  She was an intern, resident and chief resident at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan.  She completed her fellowship in Endocrinology at Washington University in St. Louis and has been on the faculty since 1987.