Daniel F. Vatner MD, PhDAssistant Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology), Department of Medicine, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut; Attending Physician, Endocrinology Service, VA Connecticut Healthcare System, West Haven, Connecticut
Dr. Daniel Vatner is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Section of Endocrinology at the Yale School of Medicine. He received his undergraduate degree at Swarthmore College, received his MD and PhD (Biochemistry and Molecular Biology) at The University of Chicago, and did his residency and fellowship trainings in Internal Medicine and in Endocrinology at Yale.
His laboratory is focused on hepatic lipid biosynthesis. His current focus is on triglyceride biosynthesis in the setting of insulin resistance, examining the effects of tissue specific insulin action on lipid fluxes in animal models and humans.
Furthermore, his group is interested in triglyceride synthesis in genetic conditions predisposing to hepatic steatosis.
At VA Connecticut, Dr. Vatner sees patients as a part of the Endocrinology Service, and there he is the clinic lead spearheading their new Endocrine Lipid Clinic.