Judy Korner, MD

Academic Appointments

  • Associate Professor of Medicine at CUMC
Judy Korner, MD

Judith Korner, M.D., Ph.D. is Professor of Medicine in the Division of Endocrinology at New York Presbyterian/ Columbia University Irving 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. 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 is the founder and Director of the Weight Control Center and is a Diplomate and Vice Chair of the American Board of Obesity Medicine. Her research is focused on the pathophysiology and regulation of appetite, body weight and glucose metabolism on which she has published original articles and reviews. Dr. Korner has appeared on news networks and has been an invited speaker at national and international meetings on obesity.

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.

Departments and Divisions

  • Department of Medicine
    Division of Endocrinology

Board Certifications

  • Endocrinology

Areas of Expertise

  • Metabolism
  • Obesity
  • Weight Control
  • Weight Loss
  • Weight Management

Education and Training

  • Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center
  • Fellowship: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center

Locations

  • CUIMC/Herbert Irving Pavilion

    161 Fort Washington Avenue
    New York, NY 10032
    For new and current patient appointments, call:
    (212) 305-5568
    Phone:
    (212) 305-2254
    Fax:
    (212) 305-5420

Provider Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Insurance Programs

Please contact the provider's office directly to verify that your particular insurance is accepted.

  • AETNA [Aetna Signature Administrators, EPO, HMO, Medicare Managed Care, NYP Employee Plan, NY Signature, POS, PPO, Student Health]
  • Affinity Health Plan [Essential Plan, Medicaid Managed Care]
  • AgeWell [Medicare Managed Care, Special Needs]
  • Amida Care [Special Needs]
  • CIGNA [EPO, Great West (National), HMO, POS, PPO]
  • Elderplan [Medicare Managed Care]
  • Emblem/HIP [Medicare Managed Care, Vytra]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [EPO, HMO, Medicare Managed Care, PPO]
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HealthPlus [Child/Family Health Plus, Essential Plan, Medicaid Managed Care]
  • Fidelis Care [Child/Family Health Plus, Essential Plan, Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]
  • Healthfirst [Child/Family Health Plus, Leaf (Exchange), Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]
  • MagnaCare (National) [MagnaCare]
  • Medicare [Railroad, Traditional Medicare]
  • MVP Health Care [Child/Family Health Plus, Essential Plan, HMO, Medicaid Managed Care]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Freedom, Liberty]
  • Quality Health Management [Quality Health Management]
  • RiverSpring [Special Needs]
  • UnitedHealthcare [Columbia University Employee Plan, Empire Plan, HMO, Medicaid (Community Plan), POS, PPO]
  • VNSNY CHOICE [Medicare Managed Care, SelectHealth, Special Needs]
  • WellCare [Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]

This provider accepts new patients

Appointment Phone Number: (212) 305-5568

Committees / Societies / Memberships

  • Member: The Obesity Society; The Endocrine Society; The American Diabetes Association; New York Obes
  • Residency Selection Committee, Columbia University Medical Center
  • Medical Student Clerkship Preceptor, College of Physicians & Surgeons
  • NIH Peer Review: Clinical and Integrative Diabetes and Obesity, ad hoc reviewer
    October 2005 - February 2005
  • National Lipid Association, CME Self-Study Module, Visceral Adiposity and Endocannabinoids
  • Scientific Advisory Committee, Center for Translational Research, Columbia University
    2007 - 2007
  • Clinical Trials Advisory Committee, Columbia University Medical Cente
  • Editorial Board, Obesity
  • NIH Special Emphasis Panel Review Committee, Pilot Studies for Studying the Mechanisms of Improvemen

Honors and Awards

  • 1979 Magna Cum Laude, Barnard College, Columbia University
  • 1979 Phi Beta Kappa, Barnard College, Columbia University
  • 1979 Dean's Prize, Barnard College, Columbia University
  • 1990 Dean's Day Medical Student Research Award, College of Physicians & Surgeons, Columbia University
  • 1993 Upjohn Research Award 1998 Endocrine Fellows Foundation Grant
  • 1998 NIH Feasibility Award, New York Obesity Research Center
  • 1999 NIH Feasibility Award, New York Obesity Research Center

NIH Grants

  • METABOLIC AND ENDOCRINE EFFECTS OF BARIATRIC SURGERY (Federal Gov)

    Sep 1 2017 - Jun 30 2022

    CSFNEUROPEPTIDE, HORMONAL AND METABOLOMIC ANALYSIS IN HUMAN ENERGY (Federal Gov)

    Aug 1 2017 - Jul 31 2021

    IMAGING BETA CELL FUNCTION FOR METABOLIC SURGERY (Federal Gov)

    Apr 1 2015 - Mar 31 2021

    NEW YORK OBESITY RESEARCH CENTER (Federal Gov)

    Apr 15 2016 - Mar 31 2021

    NEW YORK OBESITY RESEARCH CENTER (Federal Gov)

    Dec 1 1996 - Mar 31 2021

    IMAGING BETA CELL FUNCTION FOR METABOLIC SURGERY (Federal Gov)

    Apr 1 2015 - Mar 31 2020

    IMAGING BETA CELL FUNCTION FOR METABOLIC SURGERY (Federal Gov)

    Apr 1 2015 - Mar 31 2020

    CSFNEUROPEPTIDE, HORMONAL, AND METABOLOMIC ANALYSIS IN HUMAN ENERGY BALANCE (Federal Gov)

    Sep 20 2011 - Jul 31 2017

    WEIGHT LOSS RESPONSE TO NALTREXONE/BUPROPION IS MODULATED BY TAQ/A POLYMORPHISM: A PILOT STUDY (Private)

    Jun 1 2016 - May 31 2017

    FEASIBILITY OF A WEIGHT LOSS INTERVENTION AMONG FEMALE CANCER SURVIVORS IN SWOG (Federal Gov)

    Jul 1 2011 - Jun 30 2016

    METABOLIC AND ENDOCRINE EFFECTS OF BARIATRIC SURGERY (Federal Gov)

    May 1 2011 - Apr 30 2016

    CORRELATION OF CHANGES IN GUT HORMONES WITH IMPROVED GLUCOSE HOMEOSTASIS FOLLOWING ROUX-EN-Y GASTRIC BYPASS SURGERY (Private)

    Dec 1 2012 - Nov 30 2013

    METABOLIC ADAPTATION AND CHANGES IN CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM CIRCUITRY IN WEIGHT-PERTURBED C57BL/6J MICE (Private)

    Jun 16 2008 - Nov 30 2013

    MAXIMAL BETA-CELL FUNCTION AFTER ROUX-EN-Y GASTRIC BYPASS COMPARED TO LEAN SUBJECTS (Private)

    Dec 1 2011 - Jun 30 2013

    DIABETES SURGERY STU (P&S Industry Clinical Trial)

    Jun 1 2008 - May 31 2013

    DIABETES AND ENDOCRINOLOGY RESEARCH CENTER (Federal Gov)

    May 1 2003 - Jan 31 2013

    DIABETES AND ENDOCRINOLOGY RESEARCH CENTER (Federal Gov)

    May 1 2003 - Jan 31 2013

    ANALYSIS OF PEPTIDES AND METABOLITES AFTER WEIGHT LOSS IN HU MANS WITH AND WITHOUT TYPE 2 DIABETES (Private)

    Dec 11 2009 - Dec 31 2011

    EFFECTS OF LEPTIN ON BODY WEIGHT AND NEUROENDOCRINE AXES AFT ER GASTRIC BYPASS (Federal Gov)

    Apr 1 2008 - Mar 31 2011