Marc K. Drezner, MD, senior associate dean for clinical and translational research at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, received his medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 1970.

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Marc K. Dresner

Drezner followed by working in a number of positions at Duke University Medical Center before becoming a professor of medicine in the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.

He was head of the section of endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism from 2000-2011 and served as director of the General Clinical Research Center from 2005-2007.

He was named director of the UW School of Medicine and Public Health's Institute for Clinical and Translational Research in 2007 and became senior associate dean for clinical and translational research at UW School of Medicine and Public Health in 2008. He also oversees the school's HIPAA privacy coordinator and honest broker.

Drezner has been an active researcher for the past 33 years, using laboratory and clinical research relating to metabolic bone disease to translate basic science findings to the bedside.

He is an external advisory board member for the Wisconsin National Primate Research Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and served on a number of committees, including the steering committee of the University of Wisconsin Institute of Aging, the University of Wisconsin Faculty Senate, the University of Wisconsin Medical Foundation's Financial Committee and the University of Wisconsin Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee.

Drezner also is a member of Sigma Xi, a scientific research society, the American Federation for Clinical Research, the Endocrine Society and the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research.