Director of NC TraCS Institute and Diabetes Center; Chief of Division of Endocrinology and Verne S. Caviness Distinguished Professor in Endocrinology, UNC School of Medicine
John Buse’s practice combines clinical care, research and education. He is an expert in diabetes mellitus, hypoglycemia, lipids and cardiovascular risk reduction. He has received international recognition for innovative clinical care and efforts at prevention of type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes and their complications. He practices patient-centered care, focusing on developing treatment programs in collaboration with patients that meet their needs and expectations. He works with teams of investigators in diabetes clinical trials, comparative effectiveness research and translation of basic science research towards clinical application. Current projects focus in novel treatments, including development of glucose-responsive insulin, cardiovascular safety and efficacy of diabetes drugs and developing the evidence-base for treatment guidelines of the future in diabetes care. He is also the Verne S. Caviness Distinguished Professor in Endocrinology.