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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Faculty: Meet the Team

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Thomas L Pitts, MD

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.

Ronald T Ackermann, MD, MPH

Professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics), Medical Social Sciences and Medicine (Endocrinology)

My work focuses on ways to improve health and healthcare through the efficient coordination of health promotion and disease prevention activities across healthcare and community settings. I am considered a national expert in pragmatic research and natural experiments to improve the prevention and control of diabetes and other chronic conditions. My additional interests include advancing health equity, eliminating health disparities, healthcare provider interventions, quality improvement, cost effectiveness analysis, behavioral economics, and strategies for engaging community members and policy...

Wenyu  Huang, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology)

Dr. Wenyu Huang is currently an Assistant Professor at the Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Molecular Medicine, co-director of the Comprehensive Metabolic Core and Core Lab Director of the Clinical Research Unit at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Huang received his MD degree from Beijing Medical University and his PhD degree in neuroendocrinology at Northwestern University. After completing his residency in internal medicine and fellowship in endocrinology at Northwestern McGaw Medical Center, Dr. Huang has stayed on faculty at this prestigious academic medica...

Malek  El Muayed, MD

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.

Allison J Hahr, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology)

Dr. Hahr is interested in disorders of endocrinology. She specializes in disorders of calcium and bone, including osteoporosis, hyperparathyroidism and vitamin D deficiency. She also cares for patients with a variety of thyroid disorders, diabetes mellitus, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, pituitary disease and adrenal disease.

Mark E Molitch, MD

Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology)

Pathogenesis & treatment of pituitary tumors, treatment of diabetic complications

Emily D Szmuilowicz, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology)

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Robert F Kushner, MD

Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology)

Nutrition and Weight Management, Medical care of the patient with overweight or obesity, Preventive medicine

Amisha  Wallia, MD

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.

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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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