A highly distinguished endocrinologist, researcher and academic, Dr. Flier is one of the country’s foremost investigators in the areas of obesity and diabetes. From 2007 to 2016, Dr. Flier was the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at Harvard University. Dr. Flier is now the Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor and the George Higginson Professor of Physiology and Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He previously served as Harvard Medical School Faculty Dean for Academic Programs. Dr. Flier’s honors also include the Eli Lilly Award of the American Diabetes Association, the Berson Lecture of the American Physiological Society and honorary doctorates from the University of Athens and the University of Edinburgh. He was the recipient of the Edwin B. Astwood Lecture Award from the Endocrine Society and has received the Banting Medal, the highest scientific honor awarded by the American Diabetes Association. Dr. Flier received a B.S. from the City College of New York and an M.D. from Mount Sinai School of Medicine, where he graduated with the Elster Award for Highest Academic Standing.