Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Molecular Medicine
Welcome to the Department of Medicine and the Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Molecular Medicine at the Feinberg School of Medicine of Northwestern University. We are located within the heart of a thriving metropolitan area and based within a leading tertiary care medical center. Our Division provides referral-based clinical services across all areas of endocrinology, both within the hospital (inpatient) setting and in the outpatient clinics of the Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation. As a medical school, Northwestern University is in a phase of rapid growth, and an exciting campaign has been initiated to create a state-of-the-art diabetes center encompassing both clinical and research activities. Our center will house integrative patient care clinics involving nutrition, ophthalmology, cardiology and surgical subspecialties; growth will also include recruitment of new faculty with both clinical focus and investigators at the leading-edge of metabolism and energetics. Our research programs have grown significantly over the past decade with the recruitment of outstanding new faculty who expand our strong core group of senior faculty with unique strengths in molecular endocrinology, reproductive biology, gestational diabetes and the emerging field of circadian biology, diabetes and obesity.
Our endocrinology fellowship program aims to provide outstanding opportunities for training new clinical endocrinologists and physician scientists of the 21st Century. Our home in Chicago offers a dynamic environment for individuals with diverse interests - we tailor the program according to the individual applicant, while ensuring a strong foundation for all entering fellows in the fundamentals of clinical endocrinology and diabetes care. Within the research domain, training opportunities are selected from a cross-section of laboratories and involve close interaction with mentors. Our fellows can elect to participate in one of several federally sponsored research programs that create a springboard for future independent careers. Our faculty mentors are also members of the graduate school faculty and many pre-doctoral trainees elect to pursue PhD and MD/PhD degrees in laboratories within the Division - adding further diversity and breadth to the environment.
We welcome your interest and encourage you to contact us to explore our Division and learn more about our program.
Joe Bass, MD, PhD
Chief, Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Molecular Medicine