Thomas Buchanan, MD

Professor of Medicine, Vice Dean for Research
Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California

Dr. Buchanan conducts research into the etiology, pathogenesis, genetics and prevention of gestational and type 2 diabetes with a focus on diabetes in Hispanic Americans. His team has worked out at the physiological level how diabetes develops after gestational diabetes, along with an important mechanism for diabetes prevention and pancreatic beta cell preservation. His work has garnered him the Norbert Freinkel Award and Distinguished Clinical Science Award from the American Diabetes Association, the Mayo H. Soley Award from the Western Society for Clinical Investigation, and election to membership in the prestigious research society, the Association of American Physicians. In May of 2017 Dr. Buchanan received the USC Associates Award for Creativity in Research, the highest honor the university faculty bestows on its members for distinguished intellectual achievements.


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