Judy Korner, MD

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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.

Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

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

Academic Appointments

  • Associate Professor of Medicine at CUMC

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center


  • Female

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161 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, NY 10032

Insurance Accepted


  • Aetna Signature Administrators
  • EPO
  • HMO
  • NYP Employee Plan
  • NY Signature
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Student Health


  • Medicare Managed Care
  • Special Needs

Amida Care

  • Special Needs


  • Great West (National)
  • HMO
  • POS
  • PPO


  • Medicare Managed Care


  • 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

  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care


  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Leaf (Exchange)
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

MagnaCare (National)

  • MagnaCare


  • 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


  • Special Needs


  • Columbia University Employee Plan
  • Empire Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid (Community Plan)
  • POS
  • PPO


  • Medicare Managed Care
  • SelectHealth
  • Special Needs


  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

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Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

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

Committees, Societies, Councils

  • 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

Board Certifications

  • Endocrinology

Honors & 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


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.