Blandine Laferrère, MD, PhD

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Dr. Blandine Laferrère, MD, PhD is an endocrinologist in clinical practice for over 30 years. She got her MD and a PhD 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.  

Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

  • Diabetes
  • Metabolism
  • Prediabetes
  • Thyroid Diseases
  • Weight Loss
  • Weight Management

Academic Appointments

  • Professor of Medicine at CUMC

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center


  • French


  • Female

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601 West 113th Street
Suite 1A
New York, NY 10025

Insurance Accepted


  • 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


  • Medicare Managed Care
  • Special Needs

Amida Care

  • Special Needs


  • EPO
  • Great West (National)
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO


  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO

Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield

  • EPO
  • HMO
  • PPO

Fidelis Care

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

Local 1199

  • Local 1199

MagnaCare (National)

  • MagnaCare


  • Railroad
  • Traditional Medicare


  • Multiplan

Quality Health Management

  • Quality Health Management


  • Special Needs


  • Compass (Exchange)
  • Empire Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid (Community Plan)
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • Oxford Freedom
  • Oxford HMO
  • Oxford Liberty
  • POS
  • PPO

World Trade Center Health Plan

  • World Trade Center Health Plan

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Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • MD, 1981 Claude Bernard University (Lyon)
  • Residency: Lenox Hill Hospital
  • Fellowship: St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center

Committees, Societies, Councils

Member, American Diabetes Association, Obesity Society, Endocrine Society

Director, Hormone and Metabolite Core laboratory, Diabetes / Obesity Research Center, Columbia University

NIH-appointed member of peer review study section for Clinical and Integrative Diabetes and Obesity, 2011-2014

NIH ad hoc peer review Special Emphasis Study, section 2015

Appointed member CTSA- Clinical Research Center Scientific Advisory Committee, 2007- present

Scientific Advisor, Bariatric division, Laval University, Canada, 2013-present

Board Certifications

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism