Gordon "Buck" Strewler grew up in northern Minnesota and graduated from Dartmouth College and Harvard Medical School. He was an intern and resident at Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, the predecessor of Brigham and Women's. After clinical and research training in Endocrinology-Metabolism at the National Institutes of Health, he joined the UCSF faculty in 1979. He is an expert in calcium and bone metabolism; With Robert Nissenson, PhD,his laboratory identified, sequenced and cloned the parathyroid hormone-related protein, PTHrP, developed an assay to detect PTHrP in patients with hypercalcemia, and led the way to the understanding of its role in disease. He was Chief of the Endocrine Unit at the SFVAMC and also directed the UCSF Endocrinology Fellowship Program. Dr. Strewler returned to Boston in 1996. He was Chief of Medicine at the West Roxbury VA Medical Center (now part of the VA Boston Healthcare System) until 2001, when he became Master of the Walter Bradford Cannon Society, one of five learning communities in which Harvard medical students spend their academic lives. He subsequently became Director of the Scholars in Medicine program at HMS and Vice Chair for Education in the department of medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He returned to UCSF in September, 2015 to join the Inquiry leadership team.