Endocrinology, Metabolism and Clinical Nutrition

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Robert D. Blank, MD, PhD

Professor of Medicine, Cell Biology, and Physiology
Chief, Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Clinical Nutrition
Director, TOPS Obesity Center
Medical College of Wisconsin
Staff Physician, Clement J Zablocki VAMC



  • 1978               AB Columbia College,
    Columbia University
  • 1980               BA University of
  • 1988               MD, PhD New York University
  • 1988-90         Intern and Resident, New York Presbyterian Hospital/Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
  • 1990-1995     Fellow in Endocrinology, New York Presbyterian Hospital/Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
  • 1990-1995     Postdoctoral Fellow, The Rockefeller University
  • 2013               Leadership Development Program for Physicians in Academic Medical Centers, Harvard School of Public Health
  • 2013-2014     Medical College of Wisconsin-University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Academic Positions:

  • 1995-2000     Assistant and Associate (1998) Scientist, The Hospital for Special Surgery
  • 1998-2000     Assistant Professor of Medicine, Weill-Cornell College of Medicine
  • 2000-2013     Assistant and Associate (2007) Professor of Medicine, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
  • 2000-pres      Visiting Scientist, The Hospital for Special Surgery
  • 2006-2013     Associate Director, Medical Scientist Training Program, University of Wisconsin
  • 29013-pres    Professor of Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin

Selected Honors and Extramural Professional Responsibilities:

  • 1998               John Haddad-ASBMR Young Investigator Award
  • 2001-2003     Howard Hughes Medical Institute/University of Wisconsin Faculty Development Award
  • 2001-pres      Peer Review:  Children’s Brittle Bone Foundation (2001), NASA (2002), NCRR (2003), UK Biomedical Research Council (2003), FASEB Science Research Conferences (2003-pres, chair 2007-pres), American Federation for Aging Research (2004-pres), NCI (2004), UK Medical Research Council (2004, 2006), Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (2008), NIDCR (2009, 2012), NIA (2009), US-Israel Binational Foundation (2010), Singapore National Medical Research Council (2010), NAME Study Section (2010), Department of Defense Congressionally Directed Military Research Program  (2010, 2011 chair, 2011 molecular pathogenesis of osteoporosis panel and chair, 2011 molecular therapies for osteoporosis panel), International Society for Clinical Densitometry Young Investigator Grants (2011, chair), NIAMS (2013), AHA (2014).
  • 2006-pres      Editorial Boards:  Endocrine Today (2006-pres), Endocrine Research (2008-pres), Clinical Reviews in Bone and Mineral Metabolism (2009-pres), Translational Research (2010-present)
  • 2009-pres      Chair, International Society for Clinical Densitometry Science Advisory Council
  • 2010   Expert Panelist, International Osteoporosis Foundation/International Society for Clinical Densitometry FRAX Initiative and Position Development Conference
  • 2014   Castle Connolly Top Doc
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