Lawrence Blonde, MD, FACP, FACE
Director, Ochsner Diabetes Clinical Research Unit
Department of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
Associate Internal Medicine Residency Program Director
Ochsner Medical Center, New Orleans, LA
Lawrence Blonde, MD, FACP, FACE, is director of the Ochsner Diabetes Clinical Research Unit in the Department of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, and an Associate Internal Medicine Residency Program Director at the Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. Dr. Blonde’s clinical and research activities have focused on patients with diabetes mellitus and investigations of new therapies and healthcare delivery systems for them. He has also published and presented information about the use of computers to enhance medical education and patient care.
Dr. Blonde is a member of the Executive Committee and past Chair of the Steering Committee of the National Diabetes Education Program, a partnership of the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and more than 200 public and private organizations working to "change the way diabetes is treated."
Dr. Blonde has been a member of the Board of Directors of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) and the Board of Trustees of the American College of Endocrinology (ACE). He is presently a member of the Board of Directors of the Council for the Advancement of Diabetes Research and Education (CADRE) and has been a member of the National Quality Forum Adult Diabetes Care Consensus Maintenance Committee. Dr. Blonde has been chair of the American Diabetes Association (ADA) Doing Better Committee, a former member of the ADA board of directors and former chair of the ADA Professional Practice Committee, which develops practice guidelines for the care of people with diabetes.
Dr. Blonde has served on the Microsoft Health Care Users Group Board of Directors, and as a member of the Residency Review Committee for Internal Medicine and the Transitional Review Committee of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. He has also been a member of the Council of the Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine, the Council of the Association of Subspecialty Professors, and the ACP Medical Informatics Subcommittee, for which he served as chair.