Dr Noel K. Maclaren

New Zealand-born Dr. Noel Maclaren has spent his entire career dedicated to the study and clinical practice of endocrinology for adults and children.

For the last ten years, he has devoted most of his time to the clinical care of thousands of patients of all ages at his midtown Manhattan practice. His many research accomplishments, in collaboration with colleagues around the world, at John Hopkins, University of Maryland, University of Florida, Children’s Hospital of New Orleans and Cornell-Weill College of Medicine, are well-known to endocrinologists the world over. He has won numerous awards and distinctions include Juvenile Diabetes Foundation International Award, David Rumbough Scientific Award, the International Canadian Diabetes Association/Connaught Novo Nordisk Award, Mary Jane Kugel Award for Diabetes Research from the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation. The Best Doctors Group which is affiliated with Harvard University has repeatedly named him one of the Best Doctors in America including in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 Best Doctors of New York. Dr. Maclaren has authored over 50 medical book chapters devoted to endocrine topics and some 300 peer reviewed original publications in the most highly regarded international scientific journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine, Lancet, Cell, Journal of Clinical Investigation, Science, Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism and Diabetes amongst others. He was featured on the cover of France’s Paris-Match news weekly when he first proposed a diabetes vaccine.

Areas of Pioneering Research

During his career in research and academic endocrinology, he and his colleagues pioneered the use of antibody and genetic markers to identify those at risk for type-1 diabetes in the general population. He made discoveries of many disease marker antibodies that can predict the onset of life-threatening conditions like Addison’s disease.  He was a member of the American Diabetes Association committee that first classified types of diabetes by their causes rather than their treatments. He first described autoimmune polyglandular syndrome (APS-1) currently used worldwide and identified alcohol induced hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) and the mechanism whereby recreational alcohol consumption can lead the shut-down of the liver’s ability to generate glucose needed to fuel brain function.

Areas of Clinical Practice

Dr Maclaren is unique in that he is also an endocrinologist who is both an internist and pediatrician; he has proficiency in general medicine, endocrinology and metabolism in both adults and children for which he treats three generations of families. He practices the full range of endocrinology and metabolism in children and adults.