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Irl B. Hirsch

Irl B. Hirsch MD

Chair, Professor | Seattle, Washington    United States of America
Endocrinology, Metabolism And Diabetes, Internal Medicine
Endocrinology Metabolism And Diabetes, Internal Medicine,...More
Spoken at 15 events

Biography :

Dr. Hirsch is a professor of medicine and holds the Diabetes Treatment and Teaching Chair at the University of Washington School of Medicine. He completed medical school at the University of Missouri in Columbia, MO, trained in internal medicine at the University of Miami in Miami FL and Mt. Sinai Hospital in Miami Beach, FL, and completed a research fellowship at Washington University in St. Louis.

From both a research and teaching point of view, Dr. Hirsch’s career has focused on studying the best strategies for the use of insulin therapy in both type 1 and type 2 diabetes, innovations in technology for diabetes management. More recently, he has become involved with artificial pancreas technology. The management of hyperglycemia in the hospital has been an interest of Dr. Hirsch for over 25 years.

He is the former chair of the Professional Practice Committee for the American Diabetes Association, and a member of the Endocrine Section of the American Board of Internal Medicine. Dr. Hirsch has authored over 170 papers (including a review of insulin in the New England Journal of Medicine), over 60 editorials, commentaries in The Journal of the American Medical Association, The Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Diabetes Care and Diabetes Technology and Therapeutics, numerous book chapters, and six books both for patients and physicians.

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Specialties

Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes, Internal Medicine

Interested Topics

Endocrinology Metabolism and Diabetes, Internal Medicine, Nutrition, Diabetes Management, Glycemic Variability, Primary Care

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English

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MOC / CME / CE Requirements
Connecticut Medical Examining Board

Connecticut Medical Examining Board accepts the credit courses that are accredited by ACCME and awards AMA PRA Category 1 Credit.

MD/DO Requirement:

CME Credits Required : 50.00 | Licensing Cycle AMA PRA : 2 Years | Category Credits : 0.00

A minimum of 50 contact hours of qualifying continuing medical education every 2 years commencing on the first date of license renewal;1 contact hour means a minimum of 50 minutes of the continuing education activity once every 6 years.1 CME hour in each of the following topics:

(A) Infectious diseases, including, but not limited to, acquired immune deficiency syndrome and human immunodeficiency virus,
(B) risk management,
(C) sexual assault,
(D) domestic violence,
(E) cultural competency,
(F) behavioral health.

Beginning January 1, 2020, such behavioral health CME must include at least 2 contact hours on diagnosing and treating (i) cognitive conditions, including, but not limited to, Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, delirium, related cognitive impairments, and geriatric depression, or (ii) mental health conditions, including, but not limited to, those common to veterans and family members of veterans such as post-traumatic stress, risk of suicide, depression, and grief. OCC/MOC not accepted as a substitute. The commissioner may grant a waiver for not more than 10 contact hours of CME for physicians who:

(1) engage in activities related to the physician’s service as a member of the Connecticut Medical Examining Board,
(2) engage in activities related to the physician’s service as a member of a medical healing panel, or
(3) assist the state Department of Public Health with its duties to board and commissions (described in Ch. 368a. Sec. 10a-14).