Dr. Jay S. Skyler is a Professor of Medicine, Pediatrics, & Psychology at the University of Miami, Miami, Florida, in the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism in the Department of Medicine, of which he was the Director from 2000 to 2004; and Associate Director for Academic Programs in the Diabetes Research Institute. He is Chairman of the NIH (NIDDK)-sponsored Type 1 Diabetes TrialNet, a nationwide network conducting clinical trials to prevent type 1 diabetes or interdict the type 1 diabetes disease process. His research interests are in clinical aspects of diabetes, particularly improving the care of type 1 diabetes through meticulous glycemic control, psychosocial and behavioral support, and immune intervention. He is widely acclaimed for developing "algorithms" for patient adjustment of insulin doses.
Dr. Skyler is a past President of the American Diabetes Association, the International Diabetes Immunotherapy Group, and the Southern Society for Clinical Investigation, and was a Vice President of the International Diabetes Federation. He served as a member of the Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism Subspecialty Examining Board of the American Board of Internal Medicine, as Chairman of the Council of Subspecialty Societies of the American College of Physicians (ACP) and a member of the ACP Board of Regents. He was founding Editor-in-Chief of Diabetes Care, and currently is Senior Editor of Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics.
He has a bachelor of science degree from Pennsylvania State University and a doctor of medicine degree from Jefferson Medical College. He served as an intern, resident, and fellow, and was on the faculty of Duke University.