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Chief, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism
Endowed Chair for Obesity,
Diabetes Research Associate Professor of Medicine University of Pittsburgh
Dr. Erin Kershaw practices at UPMC and is currently an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Endocrinology at The University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, PA. Dr. Kershaw obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree with honors from Cornell University, Ithaca, NY in 1991. She obtained her Medical Doctorate from Cornell University Medical College, New York, NY, where she was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society and graduated with honors in research in 1997.
During her medical studies, she was awarded a prestigious Howard Hughes Medical Institute Fellowship for research in the laboratory of Rudolph L. Leibel at the Rockefeller University in New York where she studied the molecular genetic basis for type 2 diabetes in obese rodents from 1993-1995. Dr. Kershaw completed her residency in Internal Medicine at New York Presbyterian Hospital ? Cornell Campus, New York, NY (1997-2000). She then completed her medical sub specialty fellowship in Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Joslin Diabetes Center, and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA (2000-2003).
While at Harvard, she worked in the laboratory of Jeffrey S. Flier (2001-2008) where her research focused on the role of intracellular lipid and steroid metabolism in the metabolic syndrome. She was subsequently promoted to faculty at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School (2003-2008) prior to joining the faculty at the University of Pittsburgh (2008-present).
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