Judith Korner, MD, PhD

Board Certifications: 
Endocrinology
Accepting New Patients
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Overview

Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

Weight Loss, Weight Management, Obesity, Weight Control

Academic Appointments

  • Associate Professor of Medicine at CUMC

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.

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia

Gender

  • Female

Schedule an Appointment

Phone Appointments

New and Existing Patients:
212-305-5568

Location(s)

CUMC/Herbert Irving Pavilion
161 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, NY 10032
Primary

Insurance Accepted

Aetna

  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • NY Signature
  • NYP Employee Plan
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Signature Administrators
  • Student Health

Affinity

  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Amida Care

  • Special Needs Plan

Cigna

  • EPO
  • Great West
  • HMO
  • POS
  • PPO

Emblem/HIP

  • Medicare Managed Care
  • Vytra

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • Blue Access (Exchange)
  • EPO
  • Gatekeeper (Exchange)
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • Pathway (Exchange)
  • POS
  • PPO

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HealthPlus

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

Fidelis Care

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

Healthfirst

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

MagnaCare

  • MagnaCare

Medicare

  • Traditional Medicare (NY)

MVP Health Care

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

Oxford Health Plans

  • Freedom
  • Liberty

UnitedHealthcare

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

VNSNY CHOICE

  • Medicare Managed Care
  • SelectHealth
  • Special Needs Plan

WellCare

  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

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

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

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

Research

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.

Grants

METABOLIC AND ENDOCRINE EFFECTS OF BARIATRIC SURGERY (Federal Gov)

Sep 1 2017 - Jun 30 2022

NEW YORK OBESITY RESEARCH CENTER (Federal Gov)

Dec 1 1996 - Mar 31 2021

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

Aug 1 2017 - Jul 31 2020

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

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

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