Mehmet Furkan Burak

Instructor, Department of Medicine

Attending Physician, Brigham and Women's Hospital

Dr. Burak is an endocrinologist and instructor at Brigham and Women’s Hospital / Harvard Medical School and basic scientist at Harvard Chan School of Public Health (HSPH), Department of Molecular Metabolism. His research mainly focused on the role of fatty acid binding proteins in obesity and development of new therapeutic strategies in obesity related immunometabolic diseases such as diabetes, fatty liver disease and asthma.

He contributed to obesity and immunometabolism field with high impact publications and has U.S patent in drug discovery/obesity field. He received many awards including Early Investigators Award of The Endocrine Society, Charles A. King-Bank of America Trust Postdoctoral Fellowship award, American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) 2018 Young Investigator award, American College of Physicians (ACP) 2020 National abstract winner, MA best research project of 2016, United Nations (UN) Top Outstanding Young Persons of the World (TOYP) 2016 medical innovation and scientific development category Turkish chapter winner, Dubai Harvard Foundation Inaugural Fellowship, NORCH grant, European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) young scientist grant award, Discover Brigham Research Excellence Award, Harvard Obesity-CVD Incubator best project award.

He is ABIM board certified both in Internal Medicine and Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism. His clinical practice focuses on obesity and related complications such as diabetes and asthma. He teaches bedside medical innovation at Harvard Medical School and MIT (Health, Science, Technology Program).