Renowned Expert to Lead Center for Diabetes & Metabolic Health
Lauren H. Golden, MD, a nationally renowned clinician, has been appointed director of the Center for Diabetes and Metabolic Health at NYU Langone Health to augment the institution’s efforts and reputation for excellence in diabetes care.
Dr. Golden is tasked with developing an acknowledged center of excellence in diabetes care by advancing care standards, building interdisciplinary clinical collaborations, and broadening research efforts across NYU Langone’s multiple inpatient and outpatient sites. Dr. Golden also will work to increase access to care and diabetes education, preventive services, and telehealth options, not only to make patients’ lives easier, but also to establish a more concrete infrastructure for the center.
Prior to joining NYU Langone, Dr. Golden served as an assistant professor of medicine and head of professional education at the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center at Columbia University Medical Center.
“We’re excited to welcome Dr. Golden to NYU Langone,” says Ira J. Goldberg, MD, the Clarissa and Edgar Bronfman Jr. Professor of Endocrinology and director of the Division of Endocrinology in the Department of Medicine at NYU Langone. “Her vast experience leading and bringing together comprehensive care teams will be invaluable to advancing our mission to advance diabetes care at our institution.”
About Dr. Golden
After receiving her medical degree from the Mount Sinai Icahn School of Medicine, where she also completed her residency, Dr. Golden completed a clinical fellowship in endocrinology at the Yale School of Medicine and a fellowship in clinical investigation at Rockefeller University.
Her research and writing have been published in many peer-reviewed journals and textbooks, including the American Journal of Pathology, EndoText, and Bone. Dr. Golden also has lectured at numerous professional society meetings, and she maintains active membership with the Endocrine Society and the American Diabetes Association.
“As a physician, it not only takes coordinated and multidisciplinary care to treat this chronic illness, but it also takes collaboration with our patients to provide them with the best possible treatment plan and quality of life,” Dr. Golden says. “That’s why I’m thrilled to join an institution like NYU Langone that has seized the opportunity to advance care and access for its diabetes patients.”
Diabetes Care at NYU Langone
NYU Langone’s Center for Diabetes and Metabolic Health is dedicated to helping people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes manage their condition and prevent complications that can affect their health and quality of life.
The Center’s multidisciplinary care team is led by an endocrinologist who works closely with diabetes educators, nutritionists, nurses, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants to develop an individualized treatment plan for each patient.
Clinical collaborations and standardized protocols are constantly developed and implemented across NYU Langone sites and programs to help treat diabetes patients at all points throughout their healthcare journey. For example, to address an often overlooked patient population, Dr. Golden and the Center’s team will work alongside Mary Pat Gallagher, MD, director of the Robert I. Grossman, MD, and Elisabeth J. Cohen, MD, Pediatric Diabetes Center, to develop a program addressing the transition of care for pediatric patients with type 1 diabetes as they enter adulthood.
To further enhance care, diabetes patients at NYU Langone also have access to clinical trials and cutting-edge research. Other programs and centers available to patients include the Diabetes Prevention Program, the Weight Management Program, the Diabetes Foot and Ankle Center, and the Center for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease.