Michelle Van Name, MD, is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in Endocrinology and Diabetes at Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Van Name obtained her undergraduate degree at Boston College and studied medicine at SUNY Downstate. She then completed her residency training in Pediatrics at Yale as well as additional fellowship in Pediatric Endocrinology, after which she has remained on faculty at Yale. Dr. Van Name was drawn to pediatric medicine because she enjoys teaching children how they can improve their health.
Her clinical interest is treating children with type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes, and obesity. She leads the adolescent bariatric surgery program for adolescents interested in sleeve gastrectomy for treatment of obesity and its related medical conditions.
Dr. Van Name's research focuses on improving diabetes management in populations struggling to meet glycemic targets, including through the use of diabetes technology and other interventions. Given her interest in both type 1 diabetes and obesity, she is also exploring the intersection of diabetes, obesity, and insulin resistance in adolescents. Further, she is working to determine if medications approved for adults to treat type 2 diabetes are safe and efficacious in children with type 2 diabetes.