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Banting & Best Diabetes Centre

HQ Phone: (416) 978-4656

Banting & Best Diabetes Centre

200 Elizabeth Street Eaton Building, 12Th Floor, Room 12E248

Toronto, Ontario M5G 2C4


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The Banting & Best Diabetes Centre (BBDC) was established in 1978 as an Extra-Departmental Unit of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto with the primary objective of advancing diabetes research, education, and patient care. The BBDC offers sever ... more

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Employment History

Director of Banting and Best Diabetes Centre
Toronto East General Hospital


Royal Society of Canada

Scientific Advisory Board Member
Amylin Pharmaceuticals , Inc.

Full Member
School of Graduate Studies

Versartis, Inc.

Active Member
American Society for Clinical Investigation

Member of Scientific Advisory Board
Hyphen Digital

Postdoctoral Fellow
Massachusetts General Hospital

Clinical Advisor
Diartis Pharmaceuticals Inc

Postdoctoral Research Fellow In the Laboratory of Molecular Endocrinology
Massachusetts General Hospital


M. D.

University of Toronto


M.D. degree

University of Toronto

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News and Media 2007 Archives | www.tgwhf.ca | Toronto General and Western Hospital Foundation | There's Always An Answer. We'll Find It.

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"The commitment and resources deployed under this new partnership will significantly enhance our ability to achieve a global impact in research, education and clinical care of diabetes," said Dr. Daniel Drucker, Director of the BBDC.

Diartis Pharmaceuticals - Clinical Advisors

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Daniel J. Drucker M.D., Director, Banting and Best Diabetes Centre University of Toronto

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Daniel Drucker

Daniel J. Drucker, M.D., FRCPC Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto Director, Banting and Best Diabetes Centre, University of Toronto
Dr. Daniel J. Drucker is currently a Professor of Medicine, a member of the Endocrinology Division at the University of Toronto and Director of the Banting and Best Diabetes Centre at the University of Toronto. He is a foremost expert on the subject of enteric hormones. He received training in Internal Medicine and Endocrinology from Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore and Toronto General Hospital, University of Toronto. Following completion of a research fellowship in Molecular Endocrinology at Massachusetts General Hospital, he established his own laboratory research program in 1987 in Toronto. His laboratory studies the synthesis, secretion, and mechanism of action of glucagon-like peptides. Specific areas of interest include how glucagon, GLP-1, GLP-2, and the enzyme DPP IV (dipeptidyl peptidase IV) regulate metabolic pathways that control food intake, nutrient absorption and disposal, and intestinal mucosal integrity. Dr. Drucker is an Editor of the journal Endocrinology, and the recipient of Outstanding Investigator Awards from the Canadian Diabetes Association, the Endocrine Society, and the Canadian Society for Clinical Investigation. He also has been elected to membership in the American Society for Clinical Investigation and the Association of American Physicians. Dr. Drucker received his M.D. degree from the University of Toronto in 1980 and received his FRCPC in Internal Medicine from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in 1984.

Teaming With Talent: The Banting & Best Diabetes Centre

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But Prof. Daniel Drucker, director of the Banting & Best Diabetes Centre, says that despite the incredible progress being made in diabetes research here in Toronto, he's reluctant to talk about magical solutions to such an enormous problem.

Prof. Dan Drucker "I think the word cure is overused. It doesn't fit with my personality," says Prof. Drucker. "When you declare war or set out to find a cure, it may sound great and very attractive in the short term, but I think all types of research, whether focused on understanding disease pathophysiology, complications, new therapies, or education, are important. We (at the Banting & Best Diabetes Centre) would like to advance these outstanding efforts at multiple levels, wherever we find the most promising opportunities."
(Right) Prof. Dan Drucker, Director of the Banting & Best Diabetes Centre.
Drucker may be reluctant to declare war, but it's clear that the University of Toronto and the Banting & Best Diabetes Centre - a partnership between the University of Toronto and its affiliated basic science and clinical departments and teaching hospitals- is on the front lines of arresting the impact of diabetes.
"The new partnership between UHN and BBDC allows us to leverage our resources to promote diabetes research," says Drucker.
Public perceptions of diabetes have changed, but as Drucker puts it "I don't think we can pat ourselves on the back."
Drucker says the BBDC will be focused on collaboration with other hospitals and research institutes to advance diabetes discoveries.

Diabetes research in Toronto boosted with help from Novo Nordisk

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Prof. Dan Drucker, Director of the Banting & Best Diabetes Centre will serve as the inaugural Banting & Best Diabetes Centre-Novo Nordisk Chair in Incretin Biology. A clinician-scientist world-renowned for his ability to translate scientific breakthroughs into clinical treatments for patients, Prof. Drucker also holds a Canada Research Chair in Regulatory Peptides.

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