Professor Dr Bernard Zinman is Director of the Leadership Sinai Centre for Diabetes and holds the Sam and Judy Pencer Family Chair in Diabetes Research at Mount Sinai Hospital and the University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He is a professor of medicine at the University of Toronto and a senior scientist at the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute, Mount Sinai Hospital. Dr Zinman completed his medical degree at McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, and received further training in endocrinology at the University of Toronto.
Dr Zinman is involved with diabetes care and research at both national and international levels. His main research interests include the long-term complications of diabetes, the development of new therapies for type 1 and type 2 diabetes, diabetes in Aboriginal communities, and studies directed at the prevention of diabetes. He is vice chair for the Diabetes Control and Complications Trial/Epidemiology of Diabetes Interventions and Complications study (DCCT/EDIC).
Dr Zinman is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Charles H. Best Medal for Distinguished Service in the Cause of Diabetes (awarded to the Diabetes Control and Complications Trial Investigators), the American Diabetes Association Outstanding Physician Clinician Award, the Novartis Prize for Diabetes and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Canadian Diabetes Association. Notably, he was appointed to the Order of Canada, in recognition of his achievements in diabetes patient care and research.
Dr Zinman has authored more than 500 publications in national and international journals, and over 60 book chapters and editorials.