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Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Department of Medicine

Endocrinology, Metabolism and Molecular Medicine

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The Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Molecular Medicine is home to a world-class team of investigative and clinical faculty who have established patient-centric programs at the forefront of research in metabolism and energetics.

“Our outpatient experience includes supervision by national experts in neuroendocrinology, endocrine cancers, type 1 and type 2 diabetes management and obesity.”

– Joseph Bass, MD

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What We Do

Faculty: Meet the Team

View individual profiles of our faculty members and learn about their research and clinical specialties.

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Thomas L Pitts

Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology)

Research efforts have centered on diabetes detection and management including participation the diabetes prevention trial, Phase 3 and 4 efficacy trials for diabetes treatment.

Eve D Bloomgarden

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology)

My focus is the management of patients with thyroid, pituitary, and metabolic bone disorders. This includes patients with thyroid cancer, pituitary adenomas, hyperprolactinemia, autoimmune thyroid disorders (Graves' disease), thyroid disease in pregnancy, osteoporosis, and parathyroid problems. I utilize real-time thyroid/parathyroid ultrasound in the office.

Amisha Wallia

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology)

My clinical research is focused on the disease state of diabetes mellitus, with application to high risk populations such as solid organ transplant patients. My research portfolio includes retrospective cohort studies, small and large clinical trials and intervention studies, and quantitative research methods examining patient safety and quality improvement.

Malek El Muayed

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology)

My primary research interest focuses on elucidating mechanisms by which genetic variations in the zinc transporter gene ZnT8 influences beta cell function.

Robert J Sobel

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology)

I have devoted my career to maintaining a state--of-the-art but individualized approach to primary care medicine, endocrinology, and, most specifically, the care of patients with all forms of diabetes. My main area of academic focus is to advocate for a minimization of bureaucratic obstacles that interfere with the primacy of the patient-physician relationship.

Clara Bien Peek

Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics and Medicine (Endocrinology)

Epidemiological and genetic studies have shown that disruption of the circadian clock is a factor in multiple pathologies, including metabolic disease, myopathy, and cancer. Our laboratory aims to uncover the physiological impact of the circadian clock on nutrient-responsive regulatory pathways, including oxygen-sensing transcriptional networks. Indeed, we have recently identified a key connection between skeletal muscle clocks and the hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF) pathway, which drives circadian control of the hypoxic response and glucose metabolism. The goal of our laboratory is to understa...

William L Lowe, Jr

Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology)

The primary area of interest of the Lowe lab is maternal metabolism during pregnancy, fetal growth and their interaction. Genetic-, genomics- and metabolomics-based technologies together with a multi-ancestry, population-based cohort of mothers and their offspring from the Hyperglycemia and Adverse Pregnancy Outcome Study are being used to pursue these areas of interest.

M Geoffrey Hayes

Associate Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology)

genetics/genomics of complex diseases/traits; genetic epidemiology; statistical genetics; genomewide association studies; linkage; whole genome sequencing; candidate gene studies; genetic architecture of complex diseases/traits; population genetics; evolutionary genetics; signatures of selection.

Margrit Urbanek

Associate Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology)

Genetics of complex diseases, PCOS, Obesity, Metabolic syndrome, diabetes

David S Oyer

Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology)

Concierge medicine practice doing primary care and diabetes for a smaller number of patients.

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Diversity and Inclusion

The department works toward an environment of inclusion and support through the Diversity and Cultural Affairs Council and through several dedicated events and initiatives.

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Housestaff Research Portal

Graduate Research Resources

We offer a wide range of resources, mentorship opportunities and training to help our residents and fellows excel as physician-scientists. Explore all of the resources and hear from housestaff who are making research a major part of their career development plans.

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You can contact MaryPat Mauro for more information on supporting the Division of Endocrinology at 312-503-1090 or marypat.mauro@northwestern.edu.

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