- ABMS Certification:
- Internal Medicine; Endocrinology
- Research Interests:
Diabetes and cognitive decline
- Clinical Practice:
- Type 2 Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome, Diabetes and Metabolism
- Assistant Professor
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.
- University of Virginia
- University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
- Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Joslin Diabetes Center