Aaron W. Michels MDAssociate Professor of Pediatrics, Medicine, and Immunology; Director of Clinical Immunology, Barbara Davis Center; Frieda and George S. Eisenbarth Clinical Immunology Endowed Chair, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, Colorado
Aaron Michels, MD, is a scientist and practicing endocrinologist at the Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes, which is part of the University of Colorado. He has lived with type 1 diabetes for more than two decades and is committed to caring for patients with diabetes along with conducting research to prevent and ultimately cure the disease. His research focuses on understanding the basic immunology of type 1 diabetes to design specific therapies to prevent and stop the autoimmune destruction of insulin producing cells. He has successfully translated his research findings from ‘bench to bedside’ with a personalized medicine drug in clinical trials to prevent the immune mediated destruction of pancreatic beta cells.