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Mayer Davidson

Mayer B Davidson MD

Professor of Medicine, Charles Drew University; Professor of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA, Los Angeles, California

Dr. Davidson is Professor of Medicine at the Charles Drew University and the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.  Dr. Davidson was President of the American Diabetes Association for 1997-1998.  A renowned researcher and speaker on type 2 diabetes and insulin resistance, Dr. Davidson has presented hundreds of lectures nationally and internationally.  He has served on the Editorial Boards of Diabetes Care, Diabetes Spectrum, Clinical Diabetes, Geriatrics and the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism and was a Consulting Editor of Hippocrates and an Associate Editor of Endo Trends.  He currently serves on the Editorial Board of Diabetes Research & Clinical Practice.  He was the Founding Editor of Current Diabetes Reports and was the Editor-in-Chief of Diabetes Care from 2002 through 2006.  Dr. Davidson’s contributions to the medical literature include 168 scientific papers, 31 book chapters, 59 reviews and 54 editorials and invited articles.  He is the main author of the textbook, Diabetes Mellitus: Diagnosis and Treatment, the 4th edition of which was published in 1998 and has been translated into Italian and Portuguese.  The fifth edition, Davidson’s Diabetes Mellitus: Diagnosis and Treatment, was updated by two of his colleagues and published in 2004.  Dr. Davidson (along with a professional writer) wrote The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Type 2 Diabetes which was published in November, 2005 and a second edition in 2009.  Finally, his last book (which was sole-authored) entitled Meeting the American Diabetes Association Standards of Care: an Algorithmic Approach to Clinical Care of the Diabetes Patient was published in early 2010.

Dr. Davidson has also been active in community service.  In 1970, he co-founded the Venice Family Clinic which has become the largest free medical clinic in the United States.  He continues to serve that clinic currently as a member of the Board of Directors, Chairman of the Medical Practice Committee and volunteer seeing endocrine patients once a week.  In addition to serving the American Diabetes Association as its national president, he has served and continues to serve on many of its national committees, was a member of its Board of Directors for two terms and was the co-founder of its Los Angeles chapter.

Dr. Davidson has been recognized for his professional activities and community service with the following awards: Upjohn Award for the Outstanding Physician Educator in the Field of Diabetes (American Diabetes Association), Robert H. Williams/Rachmiel Levine Award for mentoring residents and fellows (Western Metabolism Club), the Banting Medal for Distinguished Service (American Diabetes Association), the Arabella Carter Award in Recognition of Outstanding Social Service (Swarthmore College), the Bank of America, Local Hero Award and the Outstanding Professor Award (Charles R. Drew University).