Dr. Robert Lash

Dr. Lash serves as the Society’s Chief Medical Officer. He leads major initiatives to accelerate scientific breakthroughs and improve health worldwide. As a subject matter expert, Dr. Lash represents the Society and is active in outreach to scientific and medical societies, policymakers and journalists.

Prior to joining the Society, Dr. Lash spent the past 20 years at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mich. He was most recently Professor of Internal Medicine at the University’s Medical School and Chief of Staff for Clinical Affairs at the University of Michigan Health System.Earlier in his career, Lash was Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore, Md. He did his endocrine fellowship at the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.

Lash has received several honors for his role as an educator, including the Kaiser-Permanente Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching, the Marvin Pollard Award for Outstanding Teaching of Residents, and the Richard D. Judge Award for Excellence in Medical Student Teaching. In addition, he was recognized as the inaugural recipient of the Sisson Endowment for the Teaching of Clinical Skills at the University of Michigan Medical School.

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