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Simon Fisher MD, PhD

Simon J. Fisher MD, PhD

Chief, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism; Director, Barnstable Brown Diabetes and Obesity Center; Professor of Internal Medicine; University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky

Dr. Simon Fisher received his MD and PhD degrees from the University of Toronto Medical School. He received his internal medicine and endocrinology training at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center at Harvard University. He subsequently received subspecialty training at the Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston. He was on faculty at Washington University School of Medicine and the University of Utah.

Dr. Fisher currently serves as the Chief of the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology and the Director of the Barnstable Brown Diabetes and Obesity Center at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine.

Dr. Fisher is a distinguished physician scientist and served as principal investigator on JDRF and NIH-funded grants. His research investigates the pathophysiology and treatment of diabetes, insulin action, tissue specific cross-talk, complications of diabetes, and hormonal counterregulation. He is deeply committed to mentoring the next generation of diabetes scientists and has been a mentor to more than 70 undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate trainees.

As a board certified academic endocrinologist, he instructs medical students, residents, and fellows how to treat patients with diabetes and prevent complications associated with diabetes.

Dr. Fisher is a member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation and is named in Best Doctors in America.


Dr. Fisher has no relevant disclosures.