Marc Cornier, M.D. named new director of the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolic Diseases at MUSC

Natalie Wilson
July 19, 2021
Dr. Marc-Andre Cornier

Marc-Andre Cornier, M.D., has been recruited as the new director of the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases in the Department of Medicine, effective November 1.

In his new role, Dr. Cornier will build on MUSC’s considerable strengths in research on diabetes, metabolism, and endocrine disorders. Dr. Cornier also plans to expand MUSC’s comprehensive clinical services for patients with diabetes and other endocrine disorders.

"Dr. Cornier is an exceptional physician and researcher with expertise in diabetes, complex lipid disorders, metabolic syndrome and obesity," said Ben Clyburn, M.D., chair of the Department of Medicine. "We look forward to his help in building on our strong foundation of excellence in research and education in the field of endocrinology, diabetes and metabolic disorders."

Dr. Cornier comes to MUSC from the University of Colorado where he is a professor of medicine and associate division head of the Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism & Diabetes. He also serves as the associate director of the Anschutz Health & Wellness Center, medical director of the Lipoprotein Apheresis Program, and director of the Lipid Disorders Clinic.

Dr. Cornier is an active clinical and translational investigator, with primary research interests focused on investigating obesity, food intake, regulation, neuroimaging, and insulin action. His clinical interests include the management of complex lipid disorders, both type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus, metabolic syndrome and obesity.

Dr. Cornier has been continuously funded by the National Institutes of Health for the past 20 years. He has published over 60 papers in scientific journals, edited textbooks and book chapters related to diabetes, and has served on national professional committees for the past 25 years. Dr. Cornier has received numerous awards and professional distinctions for his research, mentorship and clinical service. Dr. Cornier is the Chair of the Clinical Endocrinology Update (CEU) Steering Committee and maintains memberships in the Endocrine Society, American Diabetes Association, American Heart Association, and the Obesity Society.

Dr. Cornier received his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia. He completed his medical internship and residency at Georgetown University Medical Center, and fellowship in Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center.

Dr. Cornier has been married to his wife, Jeanette, for 24 years they have two great kids, Luc, 19, who will be a sophomore at the University of Georgia, and Brielle, almost 18, who will be a freshman at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. His personal interests include traveling, cooking and eating good food, drinking good wine, skiing, enjoying the outdoors, boating, and enjoying the beach and waves.

"We are extremely excited to have Dr. Cornier join our team," said Clyburn. "I believe that he brings the skills to build upon our existing strengths and significantly enhance and elevate our Endocrinology Division."