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Dr. Adler is a medical specialist in Endocrinology and Diabetes, and is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism. Certification by the American Board of Internal Medicine, [hyperlink] indicates “that a doctor has the knowledge, experience and skills necessary to provide high-quality patient care,” and “is recognized throughout the world as signifying excellence” in medical practice.

Dr. Adler has been teaching and practicing medicine in the greater St. Louis area for over 25 years, and brings to his practice the highest level of expertise, skills and training from across the country. He grew up in North Carolina, graduating as Valedictorian from his High School, and earning a scholarship to attended Harvard College in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he graduated with High Honors. He then returned to North Carolina to attend Duke University, earning the M.D. and a Ph.D. in Biochemistry as part of the National Institutes of Health sponsored Medical Scientist Training Program. He graduated with a recognition of excellence as a member of AOA Medical Honor Society. Dr. Adler moved to St. Louis to train at Barnes Hospital/Washington University for his residency in Internal Medicine and began raising his family here in St. Louis. He received his specialty training in Endocrinology at the University of California, San Diego, receiving a NIH fellowship for his research on mechanisms of gene regulation. He returned to St. Louis to join the faculty at Washington University School of Medicine as a member of the Endocrinology Division, where he continued research, teaching, and medicine. He joined the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology as an Endocrinologist, and provided his expertise to the management of thyroid diseases in pregnancy, while he continued research on gene regulation with an emphasis on the role of the female hormones, the estrogens, and the actions of mimics of these hormones, including compounds found in soy and industrial chemicals. Dr. Adler then joined Southern Illinois University School of Medicine at the Carbondale campus, teaching and performing research and training in the Physiology graduate department, and training first year medical students in “doctoring,” the art and science of the doctor-patient interaction. In addition he practiced medicine, serving as the only Endocrinology specialist at the VA Hospital at Marion, Illinois. He was the organizer and Principal Investigator of the collaborative effort that successfully established the SIU branch of the Illinois Regenerative Medicine Institute, to add the most advanced forms of medical research to SIU’s efforts to improve health care outcomes in central and southern Illinois. He continued to maintain strong ties to St. Louis, and returned here, where he now has his current medical practice.

Dr. Adler has trained hundreds of medical students and researchers through his teaching and research. He has received many awards and distinctions, having published numerous scientific articles, as well as presentations at regional, national and international meetings, and provided interviews for newspapers, TV and radio. He has been issued a patent, has served as Principal Investigator on a dozen research grants, and served as Chairman and as a member of federal and private agency scientific review committees that review and recommend the direction of medical research and determine research funding, and as reviewer and editorial writer for scientific and medical journals.

Dr. Adler now is engaged exclusively in the practice of adult Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism. He is a member of the Admitting and Clinical Staff of Christian Hospital with offices in Building 1, on the Christian Hospital campus and is dedicated to bringing the highest level of academic medical care to a very personal, small office setting.