Photo: Daniel J. Drucker, MD
Daniel J. Drucker, MD
Year elected: 1995
Current membership category: Senior
Senior Scientist
Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute
Mount Sinai Hospital
600 University Avenue TCP5-1004
Toronto, ON M5G 1X5
Phone: 416-361-2661
Facsimile: 416-361-2669

Honors and awards

ASCI | Harrington Prize for Innovation in Medicine (2017) (shared) for discovery of incretin hormones and for the translation of these findings into transformative therapies for major metabolic diseases such as diabetes.

Biographical statement

Dr. Drucker received his MD from the University of Toronto in 1980, and is currently Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto. He holds a Canada Research Chair in Regulatory Peptides and the Banting and Best Diabetes Centre-Novo Nordisk Chair in Incretin Biology. His laboratory is based in the Lunenfeld Tanenbaum Research Institute at Mt. Sinai Hospital and studies the molecular biology and physiology of the glucagon-like peptides. Dr. Drucker's scientific studies identified multiple novel mechanisms of gut hormone action, resulting in 33 issued US patents, and enabling development of new drug classes for diabetes, obesity and intestinal failure. His discoveries  have been recognized by numerous learned societies including the Banting Award from the ADA, the Claude Bernard Award from the EASD, the Manpei Suzuki International Prize for Diabetes Research, the Rolf Luft Award from the Karolinska Institute, and election to Fellowship in the Royal Society, London.

Institutional affiliations

University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine (Primary)


Molecular Biology

Positions held

Division/Section Chair