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Andrew Boulton, UK

MB, BS (Hons), MD, DSc (hon), FACP, FICP, FRCP

Professor Boulton graduated (with honors) from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne Medical School. He was subsequently a research fellow under Professor JD Ward in Sheffield, and Visiting Professor at the University of Miami prior to accepting an appointment at the Manchester Royal Infirmary. Professor Boulton has authored more than 600 peer-reviewed manuscripts and book chapters, mainly on diabetic neuropathy and foot complications. He was the principal invited lecturer at the launch of the American Diabetes Association’s Foot Care Council in 1987.

Among his many awards, his contribution to worldwide care of the diabetic foot was honored by receiving the American Diabetes Association’s Roger Pecoraro Lectureship, the EASD Camillo Golgi prize and was the first recipient of the international award on diabetic foot research. He was the 2008 winner of the ADA’s Harold Rifkin award for distinguished international service in the field of diabetes.  He was awarded the 2012 Georgetown distinguished achievement award in diabetic limb salvage and is the 2017 Banting Memorial Lecturer of Diabetes UK.

He is a previous editor of Diabetic Medicine and was senior associate editor of Diabetes Care 2002-2022.

He was the founding Chairman of the Diabetic Foot Study Group, was previously Chairman of Postgraduate Education and then Hon. Secretary/ programme chair for the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) and, until late 2015, President of the EASD. Most recently, he was President of the International Diabetes Federation, 2019-2022.

He is currently President of the Worldwide Initiative for Diabetes Education, and Chairman of EURADIA, the European Alliance for Diabetes Research.


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