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Charles J. Homcy and Simeon G. Margolis Professorship


SIMEON G. MARGOLIS, MD, PhD, received his bachelors, medical, and doctorate degrees from The Johns Hopkins University. After completing his internship and residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital in 1965, he was appointed as an Assistant Professor in Medicine. He is currently Professor Emeritus of Medicine and Biological Chemistry at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Margolis’ research has centered in the laboratory on the control of cholesterol metabolism as well as in clinical studies in regulation of blood glucose levels. He was the Director of the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism in the Department of Medicine from 1968 to 1981 and from 1985 to 1990. He served as the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at Johns Hopkins from 1984 to 1990 and subsequently was Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs for 18 months.

Dr. Margolis has been a member of various committees for the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, including the Metabolism Study Section, General Clinical Research Centers, National Diabetes Advisory Board, and the Arteriosclerosis Specialized Centers of Research Review Committees. In addition, he has acted as a member of the Endocrinology and Metabolism Panel of the US Food and Drug Administration.

A former weekly columnist for The Baltimore Sun, Dr. Margolis has served for more than 20 years as Medical Editor of The Johns Hopkins Medical Letter: Health After 50. Dr. Margolis has lectured to medical students, physicians, and the general public on a wide variety of topics, such as the prevention of coronary heart disease, the control of cholesterol levels, the treatment of diabetes, and “alternative medicine.” He has also written numerous white papers for Johns Hopkins on a wide variety of medical topics. For the past four years, Dr. Margolis has had regular blogs on Yahoo! Health.