Department Of Endocrinology
Blandine Laferrere, MD, PhD
Dr. Blandine Laferrère, MD, PhD is an endocrinologist in clinical practice for over 30 years. She got her MD and a Ph.D. in Human Biology in the University Claude Bernard in Lyon, France, did a residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in endocrinology both in France and in the United States, and a post-doctoral research fellowship at MIT in the field of neuropharmacology of appetite regulation. Dr. Laferrère is a Professor of Medicine at Columbia University. She is a clinical researcher and holds a part-time general endocrine practice within the Endocrine Division at Columbia University Medical Center with a focus on metabolism, obesity, type 2 diabetes, and thyroid. With continuous NIH funding since 1998, she studies the mechanism by which obesity can lead to type 2 diabetes and how various types of weight loss interventions can improve metabolism or even put diabetes in remission. She currently investigates the effect of time-restricted eating and sleep on metabolism in adults with prediabetes. She is the site principal investigator of a multicenter study investigating the effect of prediabetes, diabetes, and metformin on brain health. Dr. Laferrère has over 130 publications and book chapters, has a national and international reputation in the field of obesity and type 2 diabetes clinical research, and is a reviewer for many European and American grant agencies.

Clinical Studies Managed By This Investigator:
Condition Study Title
Endocrine & Metabolic Disease [ CLOSED ] Study for individuals who have had gastric bypass surgery at least one year prior and have type 2 diabetes.
Healthy Volunteers [ CLOSED ] TREAT Pilot Study
Diabetes Time Restricted EATing (TREAT) to Improve Cardiometabolic Health