Dr. Philip Orlander has been named the 2014 Physician of the Year by the Houston Chapter of the American Diabetes Association. We at UT Houston are deeply honored to have such a phenomenal clinician and teacher who has dedicated his life to improving our understanding and treatment of one of the most serious of all diseases (diabetes). This recognition by the Houston Chapter of the ADA is well deserved and a tribute to their society to have one of the leaders in diabetes care here in Texas.