Heather  A.  Ferris

Heather A. Ferris, MD, PhD

Division:
Endocrinology and Metabolism
Department:
Medicine
Call 434.243.1000
Primary Location:

PO Box 801406

Charlottesville, VA 22908

Directions
Phone:
434.243.1000
Secondary Locations:
Expertise
ABMS Certification:
Internal Medicine; Endocrinology
Research Interests:

Diabetes and cognitive decline

Clinical Practice:
Type 2 Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome
About
Title:
Assistant Professor
Biography

Dr. Ferris came to UVA after 8 years of training and practice at the Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston. At UVA, Dr. Ferris treats patients with diabetes and heart disease as part of the Diabetes Cardiovascular Center. She focuses on lifestyle modification, hypoglycemia prevention by medication modification or continuous glucose monitoring and healthy aging.

Dr. Ferris leads a lab studying the basic mechanisms leading to cognitive problems in some patients with diabetes.  

She lives with her family in Crozet where she enjoys gardening and camping.

 

Education
Primary:
University of Virginia
Residency:
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Fellowships:
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Joslin Diabetes Center