Daniel J. Drucker, M.D., FRCPC
Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto
Director, Banting and Best Diabetes Centre, University of Toronto
Dr. Daniel J. Drucker is currently a Professor of Medicine, a member of the Endocrinology Division at the University of Toronto and Director of the Banting and Best Diabetes Centre at the University of Toronto. He is a foremost expert on the subject of enteric hormones. He received training in Internal Medicine and Endocrinology from Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore and Toronto General Hospital, University of Toronto. Following completion of a research fellowship in Molecular Endocrinology at Massachusetts General Hospital, he established his own laboratory research program in 1987 in Toronto. His laboratory studies the synthesis, secretion, and mechanism of action of glucagon-like peptides. Specific areas of interest include how glucagon, GLP-1, GLP-2, and the enzyme DPP IV (dipeptidyl peptidase IV) regulate metabolic pathways that control food intake, nutrient absorption and disposal, and intestinal mucosal integrity. Dr. Drucker is an Editor of the journal Endocrinology, and the recipient of Outstanding Investigator Awards from the Canadian Diabetes Association, the Endocrine Society, and the Canadian Society for Clinical Investigation. He also has been elected to membership in the American Society for Clinical Investigation and the Association of American Physicians. Dr. Drucker received his M.D. degree from the University of Toronto in 1980 and received his FRCPC in Internal Medicine from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in 1984.