Dr. Richard Pratley serves as the Samuel E. Crockett Chair in Diabetes Research, Senior Investigator and Diabetes Program Lead at the AdventHealth Translational Research Institute, and Medical Director at the AdventHealth Diabetes Institute, in Orlando, Florida. He is also Adjunct Professor of Medicine with the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He is board certified in internal medicine, received his MD from Wayne State University, and completed fellowships in geriatric medicine and gerontology at the University of Michigan, Johns Hopkins University, and the National Institute on Aging. Dr. Pratley is an internationally recognized expert in diabetes. He lectures frequently, has conducted numerous research studies on the pathogenesis, prevention and treatment of diabetes, and has published over 300 peer-reviewed articles on diabetes and its complications. He has served as a member of the editorial boards of Diabetes Care, The Lancet: Diabetes and Endocrinology, The Journal of Diabetes and its Complications and The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, and is an ad hoc reviewer for many other journals.