Deborah Wexler, M.D.

Physician Investigator (Cl)
Diabetes, Mass General Research Institute
Associate Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Diabetes, Massachusetts General Hospital
MD Yale University School of Medicine 2000
blood glucose; community health; comparative effectiveness research; diabetes mellitus; drug therapy computer-assisted; food deserts; food insecurity; glycemic control; hemoglobin a glycosylated; hyperglycemia; hypoglycemic agents; inpatients; lifestyle management; metformin; patient care team; positive psychological interventions; sulfonylurea compounds; type 2 diabetes

Deborah J. Wexler, MD, MSc, is Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, the Associate Clinical Chief of the MGH Diabetes Unit, and Co-Clinical Director of the MGH Diabetes Center. She received her medical degree from Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, her MSc from the University of Oxford, and completed her internship, residency, and chief residency in internal medicine and fellowship in endocrinology at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Dr. Wexler’s research focuses on clinical effectiveness in type 2 diabetes. She is the MGH site Principal Investigator and is on the Executive Committee of the GRADE Study, a NIH-funded multicenter trial to determine which second hypoglycemic drug, added to metformin, is most effective for patients with type 2 diabetes ( She is also multiple-Principal Investigator of the REAL HEALTH-Diabetes trial, which is translating the Look AHEAD lifestyle intervention for type 2 diabetes into usual care at community health centers. She served on the American Diabetes Association’s Professional Practice Committee (2014-2016). Dr Wexler is on the Editorial Board of Diabetes Care and is a reviewer for multiple medical journals.

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