Heather A. Ferris

Heather A. Ferris, MD, PhD

Division:
Endocrinology and Metabolism
Department:
Medicine
434.243.1000
Primary Location:
Heart and Vascular Center Fontaine

500 Ray C. Hunt Drive

Charlottesville, VA 22903

Directions
Fax:
434.244.7551

Expertise

ABMS Certification:
Internal Medicine; Endocrinology
Research Interests:

Diabetes and cognitive decline

Clinical Practice:
Type 2 Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome, Diabetes and Metabolism

About

Title:
Assistant Professor
Biography

Heather Ferris, MD, (pronouns: she/her) 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