- ABMS Certification:
- Internal Medicine
Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
- Research Interests:
Type 1 diabetes, use of insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitoring(CGM). Artificial pancreas studies during fellowship years at Center for Diabetes Technology at UVA.
- Clinical Practice:
- Thyroid Cancer, Type 1 Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes, Hyperparathyroidism (Overactive Parathyroid), Hyperthyroidism (Overactive Thyroid), Hypoglycemia (Low Blood Sugar), Hypothyroidism, Osteoporosis
- Assistant Professor
Katarina Topchyan, MD, was born in Moscow, Russia, in an Armenian family. She received her medical degree from Moscow Medical Academy (now known as First Moscow State Medical University). After graduating in 2001, she moved to the U.S. as a fiancé without much knowledge of English. However, soon she was getting successfully through United States Medical Licensing Examination steps and multiple observation experiences with different specialists in urology, gynecology, reproductive endocrinology, ophthalmology, internal Medicine and pediatrics and doing clinical research at Emory University in Atlanta.
She completed residency training in internal medicine at Norwalk Hospital, affiliated with Yale University. She studied gluconeogenesis through basic research at Yale University School of Medicine.
She completed her fellowship in endocrinology at the University of Virginia. She worked at the UVA Center for Diabetes Technology where was a part of big team of physicians, engineers, mathematicians, programmers working on clinical trials of the artificial pancreas system, in particular, researching how a closed loop system can help prevent hypoglycemia during and after exercise in patients with type 1 diabetes.
Following training, she stayed on as an assistant professor in the UVA Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism and currently works at UVA Endocrinology Pantops. She is an active member of the Endocrine Society and the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists.
In her free time, she enjoys hiking, gardening and spending time with her family and friends.
- Moscow Medical Academy
- Norwalk Hospital
- University of Virginia