DSMA Live guest Dr. Henry Anhalt (Animas)
Henry Anhalt, DO
Chief Medical Officer and Medical Director, Artificial Pancreas Program
Dr. Henry Anhalt, Chief Medical Officer and Medical Director of the Artificial Pancreas Program for Animas Corporation is responsible for the company’s medical and clinical activities. His current area of focus is on the joint Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation-Animas artificial pancreas project. This important partnership with the JDRF will lead to the development and commercialization of the first generation artificial pancreas. With more than 20 years of clinical practice experience, he provides key insights into product development. He continues to maintain a clinical practice in New Jersey.
Before joining Animas, Dr. Anhalt was the Director of the division of Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes at the Saint Barnabas Medical Center and co-director of its Healthy L.I.F.E. program, an award winning, family-centered, behaviorally based multi-disciplinary program for overweight children and their families.
Dr. Anhalt received his DO degree from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his post-doctoral fellowship in pediatric endocrinology at the Lucille Salter Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford University where he was a recipient of the prestigious Dean’s fellowship award. His research at Stanford focused on disorders of growth, puberty and diabetes and he also helped design a video game for children with diabetes.
Dr. Anhalt has authored numerous textbook chapters and research papers on various topics in pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Anhalt holds an academic appointment as Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at the State University of New York at Downstate and was responsible for directing their fellowship training program in pediatric endocrinology. He is a member of numerous professional organizations and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians and a Fellow of the American College of Endocrinology. He serves on multiple scientific advisory boards including co-chairing the Helmsley Type 1 Diabetes Foundation and is recognized as an international key opinion leader in the field of diabetes and growth. He holds office in a number of national and international professional societies and currently chairs the Endocrine Society’s Advocacy and Public Outreach Core Committee. In keeping with his passion for children with diabetes Dr. Anhalt is a trustee of camp Nejeda, a diabetes camp for children in Stillwater, NJ.
His international reputation has resulted in him being listed in the “Marquis Who & Who in Medicine”, the Castle Connolly Guide to “The Best Doctors in The New York Metropolitan Area,” and for the past twelve years the New York Magazines-“Best Doctors Issue”. Dr. Anhalt is the 2004 recipient of the Aventis Best Practice Diabetes Award and also the recipient of the 2007 Sanofi-Aventis Fighting the Metabolic Syndrome Award. He is a sought after speaker and is often quoted in the media. He lectures widely both in the United States and internationally.
He lives with his wife and three children in Northern New Jersey.