Irl B. Hirsch M.D.

 Irl  B. Hirsch M.D.

Specialties and Expertise

Diabetes, Endocrinology, Primary care - internal medicine


Diabetes Care




Primary Location

Endocrine and Diabetes Care Center at UWMC Roosevelt

4245 Roosevelt Way NE, 3rd Floor
Seattle, WA 98105
Phone: 206.598.4882|Map It 


Irl Hirsch, M.D., is a board certified physician at the Endocrine and Diabetes Care Center at UWMC-Roosevelt, the UW’s Diabetes Treatment and Teaching Chair and a UW professor of Metabolism, Endocrinology and Nutrition.

Dr. Hirsch’s career has focused on studying the best strategies for the use of insulin therapy and innovations in technology for diabetes management.

Dr. Hirsch earned his M.D. at the University of Missouri. He is the former chair of the Professional Practice Committee for the American Diabetes Association, and a member of the American Board of Internal Medicine. He has authored over 170 papers, numerous book chapters and six books both for patients and physicians and is section editor for UptoDate. He received the American Diabetes Association’s Josiah K. Lilly Sr. Distinguished Service Award and was elected to a Mastership by the American College of Physicians.


Univ. of Missouri - ColumbiaMedical education1984


Board Certifications

American Board of Internal MedicineEndocrinology1989
American Board of Internal MedicineInternal Medicine1987
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