Boston Medical Center Appoints New Chief of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Nutrition

in News Releases, School of Medicine, University Affairs
June 21st, 2005

Contact: Gina M. Digravio, 617-638-8491 | gina.digravio@bmc.org

(Boston) – Shalender Bhasin, MD, has recently been appointed Chief of the Section of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Nutrition at Boston Medical Center (BMC), and a professor of medicine at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM).

Bhasin received his medical degree from the All Indiana Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India. He completed his medical residency at Northwestern University Medical School and his fellowship in endocrinology and metabolism at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center.

Prior to his appointment at BUSM, Dr. Bhasin was professor, in residence, at UCLA School of Medicine, and Chief, Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Molecular Medicine at the Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science where he held many leadership positions, including Associate Program Director of the Clinical Research Center and Associate Chair for Academic Affairs in the Department of Medicine.

Bhasin also directs the NICHD-funded Drew-UCLA Reproductive Science Research Center. He is one of the world’s leading investigators in the area of the physiology and molecular biology of androgens and male reproductive endocrinology.

He is the recipient of a number of prestigious awards, including he 1990 Distinguished Teaching Award at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, the 1997 Drew University Department of Medicine Distinguished Teaching Award; the Medical Student Class of 1999 Award for Best Teaching Faculty; the 2000 UT Southwestern Medical School GCRC Award for Excellence in Patient-Oriented Research; and the 2003 Endocrine Society-Pharmacia Award for the Finalist Paper Published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism.

Bhasin is an associate editor of the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism as well as a member of several NIH study sections. He has authored over 100 peer-reviewed articles and numerous textbook chapters.

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