Dr. Irl B. Hirsch , MD

Diabetes , Endocrinology and Diabetes & Metabolism

(206) 598-8750

University Of Washington Physicians
4245 Roosevelt Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105

Overview

Dr. Hirsch is a professor of medicine and holds the Diabetes Treatment and Teaching Chair at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle. Dr. Hirsch went to medical school at the University of Missouri in Columbia, MO, trained in internal medicine at the University of Miami in Miami FL and Mt. Sinai Hospital in Miami Beach, FL, and completed a research fellowship at Washington University in St. Louis. Dr. Hirsch has been interested in new technologies for the treatment of diabetes, particularly those involved in the use of insulin therapy. He has also been interested in the mechanisms of how insulin co-modulates inflammation with glucose and how this results in improvements in outcomes, particularly of hospitalized patients. The management of hyperglycemia in the hospital has been an interest of Dr. Hirsch for over 25 years. He has been involved in numerous major clinical research trials, including the DCCT, ACCORD, STAR-1, JDRF Sensor Trial, SEARCH, ORIGIN, ADAG, and many more particularly involved with insulin therapy. He is interested in the use of computers in diabetes data management, and how pattern recognition can be used to improve diabetes control, how glycemic variability noted on glucose meter downloads may be an independent risk for microvascular complications. These ideas have led to successful funding of FLAT-SUGAR (FLuctuAtion reducTion with inSUlin and Glp-1 Added togetheR) which will be completed in 2013. He also has a very active clinical practice of which 80% of patients have type 1 diabetes. He has authored over 140 papers including a review of insulin in the New England Journal of Medicine, over 50 editorials, three commentaries in "Journal of the American Medical Association", numerous book chapters, and four books both for patients and physicians. He is the past editor-in-chief of DOC News and Clinical Diabetes. He is the former chair the Professional Practice Committee for the American Diabetes Association and served as a member of the Endocrine Section of the American Board of Internal Medicine.

Gender: N/A

Years in Practice: 36 Years

Languages Spoken: Spanish and English

Education & Training

Medical School: UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI LEONARD M MILLER SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

Graduation Date: in 1984

Specialties & Hospital Affiliations

Hospital Affiliations:

  • Harborview Medical Center
  • University Of Washington Medical Center

Specialties: Diabetes , Endocrinology and Diabetes & Metabolism

Health Insurance and Affiliations

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
  • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • CIGNA HMO
  • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • CIGNA PPO
  • First Health PPO
  • Moda Health First Choice Network
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Premera Heritage and Heritage Plus 1
  • Premera Heritage Signature
  • Premera LifeWise Connect
  • Regence UW Medicine
  • Regence WA Preferred Provider Network
  • UHC Choice Plus POS
  • UHC Options PPO

Dr. Hirsch's Office Information

University Of Washington Physicians
4245 Roosevelt Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105
(206) 598-8750

Fax: (206) 659-8493
Website: uwmedicine.org
Accepting New Patients: Yes
Medicare Accepted: Yes
Medicaid Accepted: Yes

Office Hours:

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Tue8:00 AM-5:00 PM
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Doctor Hirsch's Other Office Information

University Of Washington Medical Center
1959 NE Pacific St
Seattle, WA 98195
(206) 598-4882

Fax:
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Accepting New Patients: No
Medicare Accepted:No
Medicaid Accepted:No

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Mon8:00 AM-5:00 PM
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University Of Washington Physicians
4245 Roosevelt Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105
(206) 598-8750

Fax:(206) 659-8493
Website:uwmedicine.org
Accepting New Patients: Yes
Medicare Accepted:Yes
Medicaid Accepted:No

Office Hours:

Mon8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Tue8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Wed8:00 AM-5:00 PM
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University Of Washington Medical Center Ambulatory
1959 NE Pacific St
Seattle, WA 98195

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Website:Not available
Accepting New Patients: No
Medicare Accepted:No
Medicaid Accepted:No

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UWMC-Roosevelt 4245
4245 Roosevelt Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105
(206) 520-5000

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Website:Not available
Accepting New Patients: No
Medicare Accepted:No
Medicaid Accepted:No

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Mon8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Tue8:00 AM-5:00 PM
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