Heather Ferris, M.D., PhD first joined Joslin in 2009 when she arrived on a BIDMC/Joslin endocrinology fellowship. After completing her fellowship in 2012, she began treating adult patients in November of that year. She became interested in diabetes care while studying internal medicine during her residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. After seeing patients with diabetes who were not well managed, she knew that she could work with them to get them under better control.
Dr. Ferris is now a research associate in the lab of C. Ronald Kahn, M.D., studying cholesterol metabolism in the brain. She continues to see adult patients at least one half day a week.