John E. Nestler, M.D.

William Branch Porter Professor of Medicine
Chair, Department of Internal Medicine

John E. Nestler, M.D.

John E. Nestler, M.D., was appointed the William Branch Porter Chair of the Department of Internal Medicine on Nov. 1, 2010, having served as vice chair of the department since 2003 and chair of the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism since 1997. He holds joint appointments as professor in both the departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Pharmacology and Toxicology, and is also Program Director of VCU’s U54 SCCPRIR Center on Clinical and Translational Research in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome.

Dr. Nestler received his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and completed his internship, residency and chief medical residency in Internal Medicine at VCU. His postdoctoral training included clinical and research fellowships in endocrinology and metabolism at the University of Pennsylvania and at VCU.

Dr. Nestler is a recognized professor, of both undergraduate and graduate medical education, and a distinguished scholar with an international reputation for his research on polycystic ovary syndrome and insulin resistance. His work was seminal in establishing insulin-sensitizing drugs as a treatment for infertility in women with the polycystic ovary syndrome, and has addressed the impact of insulin resistance on long-term health in the disorder.

As principal investigator, Dr. Nestler is responsible for two active National Institutes of Health-funded grants studying the role of insulin resistance in polycystic ovary syndrome. He has been a principal investigator on numerous research projects, receiving funding from grant sources that include the National Institutes of Health, the Juvenile Diabetes Association, and the American Diabetes Association.

Dr. Nestler’s honors include two of the highest honors of the VCU School of Medicine, namely the “Outstanding Research Achievement Award” and the “Distinguished Mentor in the Clinical Sciences Award.” He is a member of a number of professional associations, including the Association of American Physicians, American Society of Clinical Investigation, and the American Clinical and Climatological Association. Dr. Nestler is a co-founder and past president of the Androgen Excess and PCOS Society, and a past president of the Virginia affiliate of the American Diabetes Association. Additionally, Dr. Nestler holds three U.S. patents; has co-edited three books; and has contributed more than 180 articles to US and European publications, such as the New England Journal of Medicine, Diabetes, Diabetes Care, Circulation, and The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism.

Contact Information

P.O. Box 980663
Richmond, Virginia 23298-0663
(804) 828-3389
Office contact: Leslie Bobb - (804) 828-5453