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Endocrinology, Metabolism and Molecular Medicine

About Us

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.
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.

Jeffrey Weiss

Research Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology)

Gonadal Development, Pituitary, Gonadotropins, Activin, LH, FSH

Amisha Wallia

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology) and Preventive Medicine (Epidemiology)

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.

Samuel I Stupp

Professor of McCormick School of Engineering, Medicine (Endocrinology) and Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences

Samuel Stupp's research is focused on self-assembly and supramolecular materials with special emphasis in regenerative medicine, organic electronics, solar energy, and cancer therapies.

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.

Lisa M Neff

Associate Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology)

My primary research is designed to investigate factors which may be involved in the process of metabolic adaptation to weight loss in individuals who have become overweight or obese. This adaptive process, which leads to a reduction in energy expenditure, increased hunger, and decreased satiety or fullness, is thought to contribute to the high rates of recidivism seen with obesity treatments. Another area of interest is nutritional interventions for obesity-related metabolic disorders. In addition, I serve as an investigator for multi-center trials of new therapeutic options for the treatment ...

Grazia Aleppo

Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology)

My primary clinical interest is Diabetes, especially Diabetes and Technology and the application of the use of Insulin pump Therapy and real Time Continuous glucose monitoring sensor therapy to Diabetes type 1 and Diabetes type 2. My primary research interest is Diabetes

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.

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.

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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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We offer a wide range of resources, mentorship opportunities and formal training programs 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.