University of Vermont

College of Medicine

Department of Medicine

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

Bio for John Leahy, M.D.
John Leahy, M.D.

John Leahy, M.D.

Professor, Department of Medicine 
Co-Director, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism


Contact Information
E-mail: jleahy@uvm.edu
Office Location:
UVM Colchester Research Facility, 360 South Park Drive, Colchester, VT 05446

Education

B.S. (Honors), University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada, 1973
M.D., Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, VA, 1977

Expertise

Diabetes mellitus

Academic Appointments

Clinical Instructor, Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, VA, 1980-1984

Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, 1984-1987

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, 1987-1992

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine/New England Medical Center, Boston, MA, 1992-1994

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine/New England Medical Center, Boston, MA, 1994-1996

Associate Director (Acting Director 1/95-5/95), General Clinical Research Center, Tufts University School of Medicine/New England Medical Center, Boston, MA, 1994-1996

Acting Chief, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, Metabolism, and Molecular Medicine, New England Medical Center, Boston, MA, 1995-1996

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, College of Medicine, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT, 1996-2000

Director, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, Department of Medicine, College of Medicine, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT, 1966-present

Professor, Department of Medicine, College of Medicine, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT, 2000-present

Co-Director, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, Department of Medicine, College of Medicine, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT, 2011-present

Awards and Honors

Young Investigator Award, American Diabetes Association, Virginia Affiliate, 1984
Research and Development Award, American Diabetes Association, 1985-1986
FIRST Award, National Institutes of Health, 1986-1991
Best Teacher, Joslin Diabetes Center, 1988
American Society of Clinical Investigation, 1995
Areteios Lecture, 5th Panhellenic Diabetological Congress, Athens Greece, 1997
Shafic Haddad Memorial Lecture, 32nd Middle East Medical Assembly, Beirut, Lebanon, 1997
Alpha Omega Alpha, 2002
Dr. Manuel Paniagua Memorial Lecture, Sociedad Puertorriquena de Endocrinologia y Diabetologia, Rio Grande, Puerto Rico, 2006
Gerald J and Dorothy R Friedman Lecture in Diabetes, Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA, 2008

Publications (Peer Reviewed)

Delghingaro-Augusto V, Nolan CJ, Gupta D, Jetton TL, Latour MG, Peshavaria M, Murthy Madiraju SR, Joly É, Prentki M-L, Leahy J. Islet beta cell failure in the 60% pancreatectomized obese hyperlipidaemic Zucker fatty rat. Severe dysfunction with altered glycerolipid metabolism without steatosis or a falling beta cell mass. Diabetologia 2009; 52(6):1122-1132.

Leahy JL. Thiazolidinediones in prediabetes and early type 2 diabetes: What can be learned about that disease’s pathogenesis. Curr Diab Rep 2009; 9:215-220.

Gupta D, Peshavaria M, Monga N, Jetton TL, Leahy JL. Physiologic and pharmacologic modulation of glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide (GIP) receptor expression in beta-cells by peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor (PPAR)-gamma signaling: Possible mechanism for the GIP resistance in type 2 diabetes. Diabetes 2010; 59:1445-1450.

Leahy JL, Hirsch IB, Peterson KA, Schneider D. Targeting beta-cell function early in the course of therapy for type 2 diabetes mellitus. J Clin Endocrinol Metab 2010; 95:4206-4216.

Leahy J, Pratley R. What is type 2 diabetes mellitus? Crucial role of maladaptive changes in beta cell and adipocyte biology. Translational Endocrinology and Metabolism 2011; 2:9-42.

For a complete list of Dr. Leahy's publications, please visit PubMed.