Dr. Blonde graduated from Albany Medical College in New York, where also completed his internship, residency and endocrinology fellowship. He is board certified in internal medicine, nuclear medicine, and endocrinology and has been on staff at Ochsner since 1974. Among his many other professional responsibilities, Dr. Blonde serves as Director of the Ochsner Diabetes Clinical Research Unit, and is an Associate of Internal Medicine Residency Program Director. Dr. Blonde is chair of the Steering Committee of National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP), 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." He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE), a member of the National Quality Forum Adult Diabetes Care Consensus Maintenance Committee and chair of the American Diabetes Association (ADA) Doing Better Committee, which develops practice guidelines for the care of people with diabetes.Read more
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