Randy Seeley Ph.D.

Randy Seeley, Ph.D.

Professor of Surgery

University of Michigan Department of Surgery

Director, MNORC

Dr. Randy Seeley is the Henry King Ransom Endowed Professor of Surgery at the University of Michigan School of Medicine. In his spare time, Randy enjoys playing golf, cheering on the Arsenal Football Club, and spoiling his adorable smooth collie, Ziggy.


Dr. Randy Seeley is the Henry K. Ransom Endowed Professor of Surgery at the University of Michigan School of Medicine. He also serves as the director of the NIH-funded Michigan Nutrition Obesity Research Center (MNORC). His scientific work has focused on the actions of various peripheral hormones in the CNS that serve to regulate food intake, body weight and the levels of circulating fuels. His work has also focused on new treatment strategies for obesity and diabetes. He has published over 360 peer-reviewed articles including articles in Science, Nature, Nature Medicine, Nature Neuroscience, , Cell Metabolism, The Journal of Clinical Investigation and the New England Journal of Medicine. Collectively, this work has been cited more than 35,000 times and Dr. Seeley has a scopus h-index of 96. Dr. Seeley has received numerous awards including the 2009 Outstanding Scientific Achievement Award from the American Diabetes Association. This award is presented to an individual medical researcher under age 45 who has made an outstanding contribution to diabetes research that demonstrates both originality and independence of thought. Dr. Seeley has also served on numerous review panels for the NIH and was Chair of the Integrative Physiology of Obesity and Diabetes review panel and on the Board of Reviewing Editors for Science. He is currently Senior Associate Editor for Diabetes.