Professor of Medicine
Co-Chief, Division of Clinical Endocrinology, Diabetes and Hypertension
Director, Gonda (Goldschmied) Diabetes Center
900 Veteran Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90024-7073
Dr. Andrew Drexler received his M.D. from the New York University School of Medicine in 1972, completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Barnes Hospital (1975-1976) and fellowship in Endocrinology at Washington University School of Medicine (1976-1978) in St. Louis, Missouri, and spent two years at the National Institutes of Health in the Public Health Service at the Laboratory of Immunology, NIAID (1973-1975). He joined the faculty of New York University School of Medicine, as Clinical Associate Professor in 2003. He was the Director of the Diabetes Clinic in Bellevue Hospital (1980-1998), and the Director of the Mount Sinai Diabetes Center in New York (1998-2002).
In the 1980’s, Dr. Drexler was among the most prominent practitioners of intensive insulin management, tight glycemic control during pregnancy and insulin pump therapy, all of which was very new at this time. He was involved in the management of about two hundred and fifty pregnancies in women with type 1 diabetes, and responsible for facilitating the transfer of over thirty pancreas transplant patients with type 1 diabetes and end stage renal disease in the New York area to centers in other parts of the country because pancreas transplantation was not available in the New York area. In the mid 1990’s with the introduction of new treatments for type 2 diabetes, Dr. Drexler became very involved with both utilizing these therapies and teaching them to other physicians. He also was instrumental in the establishment of the Mt. Sinai Diabetes Center, which was one of the best comprehensive diabetes centers in the country with an interdisciplinary staff including physicians from multiple medical and surgical specialties, including ophthalmology.