Katherine N. Bachmann, MD, MSCI

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolism

My overall research focus is in the fields of obesity and metabolism, particularly in understanding how obesity leads to metabolic dysfunction in humans.

As a physician-scientist and endocrinologist, I seek to improve our understanding of the pathophysiology of obesity-associated metabolic dysfunction, and to help identify potential novel treatments for obesity-related disorders. I am currently conducting physiologic studies in men and women investigating the effects of the natriuretic peptide hormone system on energy and fat metabolism. The goal of this study is to lend insights regarding the roles of the natriuretic peptide (NP) system in metabolic health and the potential for NP-directed therapies for reducing metabolic dysfunction in obesity.