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Richard S. Beaser, M.D.


Senior Physician; Chair, Continuing Medical Education Committee


Continuing Medical Education and Quality improvement


Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School


Trinity College, 1973

Medical School

Boston University School of Medicine, 1973-1977


University of Massachusetts Medical Center, 1977-1980


Internal Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical Center, 1977-1980, Worcester Hahnemann Hospital, 1980


Diabetes, Joslin Diabetes Center, 1980-1981, Clinical Endocrinology, Lahey Clinic Medical Center, 1981-1982


Internal Medicine

Richard S. Beaser, M.D., is a practicing physician in the Joslin Clinic and holds the position of Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He has also been the Medical Executive Director of Professional Education at Joslin and was instrumental in developing that activity at Joslin, a department he founded in 1990. He currently serves as the Chair of the Continuing Medical Education Committee at Joslin Diabetes Center and is active in professional education as well as the care of people with diabetes.

Dr. Beaser has been on the staff of the Joslin Diabetes Center since 1982. He has held numerous past positions at Joslin, including Section Chief of the Adult Diabetology Practice, Medical Director of the Diabetes Treatment Unit, Coordinator of the Patient Education Section, and Medical Director of Joslin TrialNet, a clinical trials network. He has been a clinical research investigator, including the landmark Diabetes Control and Complications Trial.

Dr. Beaser has authored 4 books: Joslin Diabetes Manual, Outsmarting Diabetes, The Joslin Guide to Diabetes, and Joslin’s Diabetes Deskbook: A Guide for Primary Care Providers. Dr Beaser is a well-known national lecturer on clinical diabetes and its comorbidities. He is the author of numerous publications in peer review journals, review articles, and book chapters.

Richard Beaser MD