Dr. Drexler is the Co-Chief of the Division of Clinical Endocrinology, Diabetes and Hypertension and also is the Director for the Gonda (Goldschmied) Diabetes Center. In the 1980's, Dr. Drexler was among the most prominent practitioners of intensive insulin management, tight glycemic control during pregnancy and insulin pump therapy, all of which were new at the time. He was involved in the management of about 250 pregnancies in women with Type I diabetes and responsible for facilitating the transfer of over 30 pancreas transplant patients with Type I diabetes and end stage renal disease in the New York area to centers in other parts of the country because pancreas transplantation was not available in the New York area. In the mid 1990's with the introduction of new treatments for Type 2 diabetes, Dr. Drexler became very involved with both utilizing these therapies and teaching them to other physicians. He was also instrumental in the establishment of the Mt. Sinai Diabetes Center, which was one of the best comprehensive diabetes centers in the country with an interdisciplinary staff including physicians from multiple medical and surgical specialties, including ophthalmology.
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