Aaron I Vinik, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine, Eastern Virginia Medical School
Dr. Vinik is a national leader in basic and clinical neuropathy.
Dr. Vinik has been invited to present his work all over the world. Recognized as a pioneer and a scholar, Dr. Vinik has authored eight books, one devoted to islet regeneration, 116 book chapters, and has published more than 460 papers in peer-reviewed journals.He is a member of a number of professional societies including the American Endocrine, Diabetes, Gastroenterology, and the European and International Diabetes associations. Dr. Vinik served as a member of the National Institute of Health General Clinical Research Center Study Section and the NIH Data Management committee. He was also Chairman of the American Diabetes Association task force on Nutrition, which established the guidelines for nutritional management of diabetes, and Chairman of the subcommittee for development of guidelines for neuropathy testing; in addition, he was a member of the committee to develop guidelines for managing lipid disorders in diabetes. He has served previously as Chairperson of the American Diabetes Association Grant Review Committee and as Director of the National Post-Graduate Education Course.
Dr. Vinik received the award for the Virginia Outstanding Scientist by the Science Museum of VA, in 2002 and the Southern Medical Association’s Seale Harris Award in 2003. He received the Dean's Award for Outstanding Research in 1993 and the Dean's Award for Outstanding Faculty in 1999. He was awarded Alpha Omega Alpha in 2004 by students of EVMS. In 2005, he was elected to Mastership of the American College of Physicians.