Michael A. Bush, MD

Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA; Private Practice, Beverly Hills, CA


Dr. Michael Bush is a practicing endocrinologist in Beverly Hills, California.  He received his BA from Columbia University and his MD degree from the University of Southern California.  He trained as a Medical Resident at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center and as a Research and Clinical Fellow in Endocrinology at Harvard Medical School and the Massachusetts General Hospital, where his research interest was in insulin action studying protein phosphorylation in isolated adipose and muscle cells.

Dr. Bush is a past Clinical Chief in the Division of Endocrinology at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, where he founded both the Weight Control Program and the Diabetes Outpatient Training and Education Center.  He is a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at the Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA.  Despite concentrating his career in private practice, Dr. Bush remains devoted to medical education at all levels of training.  For over twenty years, he has taught medical students at UCLA about metabolic topics and, at Cedars-Sinai, he gives both small group intake rounds and housestaff-wide lectures about diabetes care.  At the fellowship level, Dr. Bush teaches in the “full-time faculty” teaching rotation.  In California, Dr. Bush is a frequent lecturer at both academic and community hospitals for CME at other events related to diabetes care.

Dr. Bush served in numerous positions with the American Diabetes Association, culminating as President of the ADA California Affiliate.  He was a nominee for the Outstanding Physician Educator in Diabetes award and, in 2002, was a Father of the Year in California.  At AACE, he has served on the Board of the California Chapter for many years and is currently in a leadership position as Secretary.  Activities at CA-AACE have included initiatives furthering medical education, advocacy, and coordination with fellow endocrine-oriented organizations.  He is a frequent lecturer at CA-AACE symposia updating primary care physicians in diabetes care. Worldwide, he has educated physicians about diabetes from Israel to Vietnam.

In the past few years, Dr. Bush has served in many National AACE activities.  He is on the Academic Endocrinologist Committee, the Public and Media Relations Committee, the Committee on Obesity, and the Task Force on the Diabetes Resource Center.  This year he was on the Writing Group for Guidelines for Hypertension in Diabetes and the Task Force for the New Comprehensive Diabetes Management Algorithm.