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John Nestler

John E. Nestler MD

William Branch Porter Professor of Medicine; Chair, Department of Internal Medicine, Medical College of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia

John E. Nestler, MD, is Chair of the Department of Internal Medicine and a member of the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in Richmond.  Dr. Nestler also holds joint appointments as Professor in the departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Pharmacology and Toxicology.  Dr. Nestler is Program Director of VCU’s NIH-funded U54 SCCPRIR Center on Clinical and Translational Research in PCOS.

Dr. Nestler received his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and completed his internship, residency and chief medical residency in Internal Medicine at VCU.  His postdoctoral training included clinical and research fellowships in endocrinology at the University of Pennsylvania and VCU.

Dr. Nestler’s research has focused on the role of insulin resistance in the polycystic ovary syndrome.  His work has been seminal is establishing insulin-sensitizing drugs as a treatment for infertility in women with the polycystic ovary syndrome, and in addressing the impact of insulin resistance on long-term health in the disorder. He has been a principal investigator on numerous research projects, receiving funding from grant sources that include the NIH, the Juvenile Diabetes Association, the American Diabetes Association, and the Diabetes Research & Education Foundation.

Dr. Nestler’s honors include two of the highest honors of the VCU School of Medicine, namely the “Outstanding Research Achievement Award” and the “Distinguished Mentor in the Clinical Sciences Award,” and the “Laureate Award” of the Virginia Chapter of the American College of Physicians.

Dr. Nestler is a member of a number of professional associations, including the Association of American Physicians, American Society of Clinical Investigation, and the American Clinical and Climatological Association.  Dr. Nestler is a co-founder and past president of the Androgen Excess and PCOS Society, and a past president of the Virginia affiliate of the American Diabetes Association. Additionally, Dr. Nestler holds three U.S. patents; has co-edited three books; and has contributed more than 180 articles to US and European publications, such as the New England Journal of Medicine, Diabetes, Diabetes Care, Circulation, and The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism.