Dr. Barney Softness will be retiring from the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center as of December 31, 2021. We are incredibly grateful to Dr. Softness for his years of service. Dr. Softness graduated from Columbia University's College of Physician & Surgeons in 1980, completed his pediatric residency at CUMC, and joined the Division of Pediatric Endocrinology at Columbia in 1996. He has been at the Berrie Center for 20 years. Dr. Softness is an outstanding clinician, and he has been a mentor and teacher to many pediatric endocrinologists (including Dr. Williams, Gandica, and Leibel here at the Berrie Center).