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Jeffrey R. Garber, MD ’74

2009 Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient

Jeffrey R. Garber, MD, FACP, FACE, studied mathematics at Cornell University before becoming a member of the first medical school class of the State University of New York’s Health Sciences Center at Stony Brook. He was an intern, resident and resident supervisor at LA County USC Medical Center. He returned east to be an endocrine fellow working under Sidney Ingbar in the Harvard Thorndike Laboratory at Boston’s Beth Israel Hospital (BIH). After six years at BIH, he entered private practice while simultaneously establishing the Endocrine Division at Harvard Community Health Plan, now known as Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates.

Dr. Garber is presently Chief of Endocrinology at Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates and a member of the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Brigham and Women’s Hospitals endocrine divisions, where he has played a substantive role in the clinical training of more than thirty-five endocrine fellows.

Presently, Dr. Garber is President of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE). He served as an AACE liaison to the American Thyroid Association (ATA) while he simultaneously served on both organizations’ boards for four years. He has taken an active role in promoting and reviewing AACE’s publications and positions in a number of clinical areas, most notably those pertaining to thyroid disease, in various arenas such as FDA hearings. He is currently on the AACE/ATA clinical practice guideline committees on hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism, which he co-chairs. His book, The Harvard Medical School Guide to Overcoming Thyroid Problems was written for members of the lay public interested in learning about thyroid disorders.

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