Chief Medical Officer
Healing Our Village, Inc.
Emory University School of Medicine
James R. Gavin III, MD, PhD is clinical professor of medicine at Emory University School of Medicine and Indiana University School of Medicine. He serves as Chief Medical Officer of Healing Our Village, Inc. He served as President of the Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, and served as senior scientific officer at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and director of the HHMI–NIH Research Scholars Program. He served as chief of the Diabetes Section, and W. K. Warren Professor for Diabetes Studies at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. He is a past president of the American Diabetes Association, and belongs to many organizations, including the National Academy of Medicine, the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, the American Society of Clinical Investigation, and the American Association of Physicians. He serves on the board of trustees for Emory University and Livingstone College, and is Chairman of the Board for the Partnership for a Healthier America. He is past national program director of the Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program of the RWJF (1993-2013). Dr Gavin is Chairman Emeritus of the National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP). He was named a “Living Legend in Diabetes” by AADE in 2009, received a Lifetime Achievement Award for Diabetes Research from ADA in 2015, and a lifetime Meritorious Achievement Award from the National Medical Association. He has published more than 250 articles and abstracts and three books. He received a BS from Livingstone College, a PhD from Emory University, and his MD from Duke University.