Glenn D. Braunstein, MD

Vice President, Clinical Innovation
Past Chair, Department of Medicine
Director, Cedars-Sinai Thyroid Cancer Center
James R. Klinenberg, MD Chair in Medicine

Glenn D. Braunstein, MD is Vice President of Clinical Innovation, Director of the Thyroid Cancer Center and Professor of Medicine at Cedars-Sinai. He is Past Chair of the Department of Medicine at Cedars-Sinai, where he served as chair for 26 years, and holds the James R. Klinenberg, MD, Chair in Medicine.

Board certified in internal medicine with a subspecialty of endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism, Dr. Braunstein's research has been primarily in the fields of reproductive endocrinology with extensive basic and clinical studies on the placental hormone human chorionic gonadotropin and thyroid cancer.

Dr. Braunstein is a member of a number of academic organizations, including the Endocrine Society, the American Thyroid Association, the American Society for Clinical Investigation and the Association of American Physicians. He is a past Chair of the Endocrinologic and Metabolic Drugs Advisory Committee of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and currently serves as Special Advisor to that organization. Dr. Braunstein also served as Chair of the Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism Subspecialty Boards for the American Board of Internal Medicine. The recipient of numerous awards, Dr. Braunstein was named "Top Endocrinologist" by the Los Angeles Business Journal.

Dr. Braunstein serves on the editorial board for American Family Physician, American Journal of Medicine and Reviews in Endocrinology and Metabolism. He has published more than 200 peer-reviewed manuscripts, monographs, chapters and reviews dealing with human chorionic gonadotropin, pregnancy, testicular and ovarian physiology and pathophysiology, pituitary disorders and thyroid disease.

Dr. Braunstein earned both his bachelor's and medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco. He completed his internship and residency at Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, Harvard University Medical School. In addition, Dr. Braunstein completed training in endocrinology at the National Institutes of Health and Harbor General Hospital-UCLA School of Medicine.