Robert Vigersky, MD; Walter Reed

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Robert A. Vigersky, MD was the 1970 Valedictorian graduate of the pioneering 6-year Program in Liberal Arts and Medicine of Boston University where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and Alpha Omega Alpha.  He did his Internship and Residency in Internal Medicine at The Johns Hopkins Hospital and then completed a 3-year Fellowship in Endocrinology at the National Institutes of Health becoming Board Certified in both Internal Medicine and Endocrinology and Metabolism.  He transferred to Walter Reed Army Medical Center until 1984 and then entered private practice becoming the President of the Endocrine and Diabetes Group of Washington.  He was the Medical Director of the Diabetes Treatment Center at Georgetown University Hospital and the Washington Hospital Center and was voted one of the Washingtonian Magazine’s Top Doctors in 1991, 1993, 1995, 1997 and 1999. In 2000, Dr. Vigersky re-entered the Army establishing the Diabetes Institute of the Walter Reed Health Care System of which he is the Medical Director.  He is a Professor of Medicine at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences.  He has received numerous military awards, has served in Iraq, Korea, and Germany, and represents the Department of Defense on the Advisory Council of the NIDDK.

Dr. Vigersky is a leading researcher and sought-after speaker on the use of technology and decision-support systems to improve outcomes for patients with diabetes. He is an active participant in The Endocrine Society where he served as its President from 2009-2010.  He is known as the “father” of The Endocrine Society’s Clinical Practice Guideline program which has published 25 evidence-based guidelines in endocrinology over the last 8 years. 

He has also been active in the Diabetes Technology Society who gave him its Leadership Award in 2011.  He chaired the International Clinical Diabetes Technology meeting in April 2012 and the International Hospital Diabetes Technology meeting in October 2012.  Dr. Vigersky has published 121 scholarly papers and 108 abstracts in his specialty.

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