Gerald I Shulman, MD, PhD, FACP, MACE

George R. Cowgill Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology) and Professor of Cellular And Molecular Physiology; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Co-Director, Yale Diabetes Research Center; Director, Yale Mouse Metabolic Phenotyping Center

Departments & Organizations

Cellular & Molecular Physiology: Epithelial Transport of Ions and Solutes | Graduate Program in Cellular and Molecular Physiology | Organ Physiology | Physiology and Integrative Medical Biology Track | Physiology of Human Disease

Center for X-Linked Hypophosphatemia, Yale

Internal Medicine: Diabetes Research Center | Endocrinology: Diabetes Center; Fellowship Training

Mouse Metabolic Phenotyping Center

Office of Student Research

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Molecular Medicine, Pharmacology, and Physiology: Human Disease Pathology, Physiology and Intervention; Ion Channels, Pumps and Transporters; Metabolism; Organ Physiology

Yale Medical Group


Dr. Shulman is the George R. Cowgill Professor of Medicine, Cellular & Molecular Physiology and Physiological Chemistry at Yale University, where he serves as Co-Director of the Yale Diabetes Research Center and Director of the Yale Mouse Metabolic Phenotyping Center. He is also an Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Dr. Shulman has pioneered the use of magnetic resonance spectroscopy to non-invasively examine intracellular glucose and fat metabolism in humans for the first time. Using this approach he has conducted ground breaking basic and clinical investigative studies on the cellular mechanisms of insulin resistance that have led to several paradigm shifts in our understanding of type 2 diabetes. Dr. Shulman has authored and co-authored over 400 peer-reviewed publications, and he has also trained more than 60 postdoctoral fellows and graduate students, many of whom now direct their own independent laboratories around the world. Dr. Shulman is a Master of the American College of Endocrinologists, Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and he has been elected to the American Society for Clinical Investigation, the Association of American Physicians, the National Academy of Medicine and the National Academy of Sciences.

Education & Training

MD Wayne State University (1979)
PhD Wayne State University (1979)
BS University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (1974)
Fellow Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School
Resident Duke University Medical Center

Honors & Recognition

  • Fellow, American Association for the Adancement of Science American Association for the Adancement of Science (2015)

  • Fellow, American Physiological SocietyAmerican Physiological Society (2015)

  • Solomon Berson AwardAmerican Physiological Society (2015)

  • Sir Philip Randle Award Biochemical Society (2013)

  • Frontier of Science AwardAmerican Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (2012)

  • Outstanding Clinical Investigator AwardEndocrine Society (2012)

  • Distinguished Leader in Insulin Resistance AwardWorld Congress on the Insulin Resistance Syndrome (2008)

  • Stanley J. Korsmeyer Award American Society for Clinical Investigation (2008)

  • Naomi Berrie Award for Outstanding Achievement in Diabetes ResearchColumbia University (2007)

  • Elected to the National Academy of SciencesNational Academy of Sciences (2007)

  • Elected to the National Academy of MedicineNational Academy of Medicine (2005)

  • Distinguished Clinical Scientist AwardAmerican Diabetes Association (2004)

  • E.H. Ahrens Jr. AwardAssociation for Patient-Oriented Research (2001)

  • Josiah Brown Award in DiabetesUniveristy of California, Los Angeles (2001)

  • Freedom to Discover AwardBristol Myers Squibb (1997)

  • Novartis Award in DiabetesNovartis (1997)

  • Outstanding Scientific Achievement AwardAmerican Diabetes Association (1997)

  • Diabetes Care Research AwardJuvenile Diabetes Reserach Foundation, Int./Boehringer Mannheim (1997)

  • Outstanding Investigator Award in Clinical ResarchAmerican Federation for Clinical Research (1994)

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Contact Info

Gerald I Shulman, MD, PhD, FACP, MACE
Patient Care Location
Yale-New Haven Hospital
20 York Street

New Haven, CT 06510
Mailing Address
PO Box 208020, TAC S269
333 Cedar Street

New Haven, CT 06520-8020

Curriculum Vitae

Shulman Lab