Philip Raskin, M.D., is a Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center, and a member of its Division of Endocrinology. Both his patient care and clinical research focus on diabetes.

Dr. Raskin is the holder of the Clifton and Betsy Robinson Chair in Biomedical Research.

Originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, he holds a bachelor’s degree from Washington & Jefferson College, where he graduated cum laude. After receiving his medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Dr. Raskin remained there to complete his residency in internal medicine. He then performed a fellowship in endocrinology, diabetes, and metabolism at UT Southwestern.

Board certified in endocrinology, diabetes, and metabolism, he joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 1973.

Currently, Dr. Raskin is the Director of the Diabetes Clinic at Parkland Hospital. He is the Principal Investigator in four NIH-funded multicenter diabetes trials: The Diabetes Control and Complications Trial/Epidemiology of Diabetes Interventions and Complications (DCCT/EDIC), TrialNet, The Glycemia Reduction Approaches in Diabetes: A Comparative Effectiveness Study (GRADE Study), and Vitamin D to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes (D2d Study).

He served as editor of the Journal of Diabetes and Its Complications from 1990 to 2011 and is also a past editor of Clinical Diabetes.

Dr. Raskin is widely published in peer-reviewed journals including the New England Journal of Medicine, The Journal of Clinical Investigation, Diabetes, Diabetes Care, the Annals of Internal Medicine, and the Journal of Diabetes and Its Complications. He also has authored numerous chapters in clinical textbooks.

He is also an active member of several professional organizations, including the American College of Physicians, American Federation of Clinical Research, American Heart Association, American Society of Clinical Investigation, Endocrine Society, Society for Clinical Trials, Southern Society for Clinical Investigation, Texas Medical Association, and Dallas County Medical Society.


Medical School
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine (1966)
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Montefiore/Presbyterian (1967), Internal Medicine
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Montefiore/Presbyterian (1968), Internal Medicine
Parkland Health & Hospital System (1971), Endocrinology & Metabolism

Research Interest

  • Diabetes
  • Diabetic Complications
  • Hypertension
  • Lipid Disorders
  • New Diabetes Therapies


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Effect of insulin-metformin combination on hepatic steatosis in patients with type 2 diabetes
I Lingvay, P Raskin, L S Szezepaniak Journal of Diabetes and Its Complications May 2007 21(3) 137-142
Basal insulin or premix analogue therapy in type 2 diabetes patients
P Raskin, P A Hollander, A Lewin, R A Gabbay, B Bopde, B Garber, INITIATE Study Group European Journal of Internal Medicine January 2007 18 56-62
Weight gain in type 2 diabetes mellitus
A N Jacob, K Salinas, B Adams-Huet, P Raskin Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism 2007 9 386-393
Examining correlates of treatment satisfaction for injectable insulin in type 2 diabetes: lessons learned from a clinical trial comparing biphasic and basal analogues
M Brod, D Cobden, M Lammert, D Bushnell, P Raskin Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2007 5 8
Lung function changes related to diabetes mellitus
C W Hsia, P Raskin Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics 2007 9(1) S73-S82

Honors & Awards

  • Hench Award
    University of Pittsburgh (2011)
  • Alumni Award for Achievement
    Washington & Jefferson College (2007)
  • J. Denis McGarry Award
    American Diabetes Association (2004)
  • Fellow
    American College of Endocrinology (1995)
  • Charles H. Best Award for Distinguished Service
    American Diabetes Association (1994)
  • Citation of Merit
    American Physician Fellowship for Medicine in Israel (1991)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha
  • Owens Fellowship
    University of Pittsburgh (1965)
  • The Best Doctors In American
    1992-1993, 1994-1995, 2001-2002, 2005-2006 (0)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American College of Endocrinology
  • American College of Physicians
  • American Diabetes Association
  • American Federation for Clinical Research
  • American Heart Association
  • American Society of Clinical Investigation
  • Dallas County Medical Society
  • Endocrine Society
  • Society for Clinical Trials
  • Southern Society for Clinical Investigation
  • Texas Medical Association