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Janet B. McGill, MD, HS ’87

Janet B. McGill, MD, MA, FACE, professor of medicine at Washington University, has made important contributions to further the understanding and management of diabetes mellitus.

Colleagues describe McGill as a caring physician whose patients benefit from her outstanding clinical acumen, attention to detail, empathy and enthusiasm. She helped develop recently released American Association of Clinical Endocrinology (AACE) diabetes treatment guidelines and is in great demand as an invited speaker nationally and internationally.

Her work as a clinical researcher includes contributions to the prevention of renal deterioration in patients with diabetes and to the search for new treatments for diabetes and its complications. She started her research career as a diabetologist for the landmark Diabetes Control and Complications Trial and has been the principal investigator for more than 200 clinical trials, including the National Institutes of Health (NIH)- sponsored GRADE and PERL studies. Results of past clinical trials have been published in the New England Journal of Medicine, the Journal of the American Medical Association and others. She has contributed to the research community at the School of Medicine by directing Volunteer for Health until 2005 and co-directing the Prevention and Control Core of the Diabetes Research and Training Center until 2012.

A highly valued teacher and mentor eager to share her knowledge with students, house staff , fellows and faculty, she was the director of the fellowship in endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism from 2009 to 2016.

McGill is a fellow of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists and a member of its board of directors and Diabetes Scientific Committee. She has been named in Best Doctors in America since 1998. In 2014, she was awarded the School of Medicine’s Distinguished Clinician Award.

McGill earned her bachelor’s degree at the University of Michigan in 1972, her medical degree from Michigan State University in 1979, and a master’s degree from Northern Michigan University in 1980. She completed residency training at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan, and clinical fellowships in endocrinology and metabolism at William Beaumont Hospital and Washington University.

The Washington University Medical Center Alumni Association is pleased to present its Resident/Fellow Alumni Achievement Award to Dr. McGill.

Published: 05/24/2017