Dr. Eckel graduated as a Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Medicine from Cincinnati, Ohio. He completed his senior fellowship in endocrinology from Washington school of medicine, Seattle, Washington.
He is the interim vice chancellor of research UC Denver, Anschutz and Downtown Campuses. Formerly he has held the position as professor of Adjunct of Pharmacy, professor of medicine division of cardiology, professor of physiology and biophysics, co-director nutrition obesity research center. He also was a member of the scientific advisory council of the National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney diseases at the National Institute of Health. His area of interest is cardio metabolic diseases. He has over 300 publications in peer reviewed journals
Professor Robert H Eckel was awarded The Banting Medal of the American Diabetes Association on June 14, 2020