Judith Korner, M.D., Ph.D. is Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine and Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism at New York Presbyterian/ Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Korner received her medical degree at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University where she also obtained her Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics in the laboratory of Dr. Richard Axel. She completed her internship and residency in Internal Medicine, served as Chief Medical Resident, and completed her fellowship in Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism at Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Korner's research is focused on the pathophysiology and treatment of obesity and type 2 diabetes. She has NIH funding to investigate peptide hormones that control hunger and food intake, particularly in association with bariatric surgery. She is the Principal Investigator of a NIH-funded trial to study the effects of leptin administration after gastric bypass surgery on body weight and neuroendocrine function and a Principal Investigator of a multi-center randomized trial of medical management vs gastric bypass surgery for the treatment of diabetes. Dr. Korner is also the Director of the Weight Control Center at Columbia University Medical Center that specializes in the medical treatment of obesity or excessive weight gain. She has published original research as well as chapters and review articles on weight regulation and obesity therapy, serves on the Editorial Board of the journal Obesity, and is a member of several professional organizations including The Obesity Society, The Endocrine Society, The American Diabetes Association, The New York Obesity Research Center and the Diabetes and Endocrinology Research Center at Columbia University. She has shared her expertise in the field of obesity through on site training and mentoring of students and junior faculty and presentations at conferences world-wide.
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