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Dr. Daniel Einhorn MD, FACE

Diplomate in Endocrinology and Metabolism

"Since childhood I have been completely focused on being a physician, and my love for the practice of medicine is as strong as ever. My staff and I value our relationships with our patients and our colleagues as they truly represent our families. We stick to those issues we can help with the most – consultation in endocrinology for adults."

Dr. Einhorn has been at the cutting edge of clinical endocrinology for more than three decades. He is a clinical thought leader in endocrinology and has had tremendous influence in the field through leading consensus conferences, participating in guideline creation, innumerable CME lectures, and scientific advisory boards.


Dr. Einhorn is a graduate of Yale University and of Tufts Medical School. He completed his post-graduate training in psychiatry and then medicine at the Beth Israel Hospital (BIH) and his endocrinology fellowship at the Thorndike Laboratories at BIH and was on faculty at Harvard until 1984 when he came to San DIego to head the first inpatient diabetes program. 

He is past-president of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists where he helped chair the Consensus Conferences on the National Diabetes Guidelines, the Insulin Resistance Syndrome, Pre-Diabetes, Inpatient Diabetes Management, Obesity Management, Glucose Monitoring Guidelines, and the Comprehensive Diabetes Algorithm. He is an ongoing trustee and a founding trustee of the ACE Foundation. He proudly served on the Endocrine Society Clinical Affairs Committee and has frequently been a faculty member for ENDO annual meetings, including the Meet the Professor sessions.

Dr. Einhorn serves as medical director of the Scripps Diabetes Institute and as clinical professor of medicine at University of California, San Diego, where he  made major contributions to the teaching and research programs in endocrinology. He is also advisor to six start-up biotech companies, is associate editor of the Journal of Diabetes, and is a trustee of the famed La Jolla Playhouse. 

Dr. Einhorn is beloved by his many devoted patients and the doctors in his community.


Best Physician Recognition – Dr. Einhorn was voted in by fellow physicians every year since it began by San Diego Magazine (only 8 out of over 5000 physicians have received this).

Best Doctor Award – voted by fellow physicians every year since it has begun.

Education and Training
  • Yale University, BA (Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa)

  • Tuft University, MD (Alpha Omega Alpha honors)

  • Graduate medical training at Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Hospital, Boston MA

  • Fellowship in Endocrinology and Metabolism, Harvard Medical School, Thorndike Labs

Contributions to Science

Over 30 years of clinical research studies have included most of the major innovations in diabetes. These have contributed to the improvement of the life of people with diabetes and their families, and it continues to be a major interest of the group.

Dr. Einhorn was and is part of almost every pharmaceutical and device development in diabetes since the early 1980s. Seeing something as a twinkle in a researcher’s eye, and then seeing it become a product that helps millions of people has been very rewarding. And writing clinical guidelines that change how people practice is also very gratifying.

Dr. Einhorn is Editor of Clinics of North American for Type 2 Diabetes, Editor for Type 2 Diabetes in a Time of Pandemic for The Royal Society of Medicine Press, and an Associate Editor of the Journal of Diabetes. He consults to government, industry, and the media. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and The American College of Endocrinology. He Co-Chaired the national consensus conferences on insulin resistance syndrome and on pre-diabetes. A list of his most recent contributions can be found here.

Professional Memberships
Endocrine Society
American Thyroid Associations
  • Married to Emily for 35 years

  • Daughter Estee, undergraduate at University of Pennsylvania, Urban Studies major

  • Son Max, graduated from Wharton undergrad, working at Oliver Wyman in NYC

  • Loves all music, but especially rock: "I have been part of a rock ‘n’ roll band since I was 12 years old, and my band of the past 15 years is terrific, with wonderful people. We’ve been able to play in places like the Mangy Moose, which is the Carnegie Hall of ski dive bars in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and other venues where people love the music, dance, get excited and sing. Probably the main thing that moves me is music.

  • Loves theatre and is a trustee of the famed La Jolla Playhouse: "To be around geniuses in the theater is just amazing. To see theater professionals mount productions and create something brilliant from seemingly thin air is really an amazing thing to witness. Outside of my friends and family, those two creative outlets are where I go for inspiration."

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