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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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.

M Geoffrey  Hayes, PhD

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.

Jeffrey  Weiss, PhD

Research Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology)

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

Wenyu  Huang, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology)

My main clinical interests are pituitary diseases, adrenal disorders, diabetes and other endocrine disorders. My main research focuses on understanding how the brain, especially the hypothalamus, integrates regulation of circadian rhythms and energy and glucose metabolism.

William L Lowe, Jr, MD

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.

Clara Bien Peek, PhD

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...

Daniel J Toft, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology)

I see patients in our general endocrinology and thyroid nodule fine needle biopsy clinics.

Lisa M Neff, MD

Assistant 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 treatmen...

Teresa K Woodruff, PhD

Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Reproductive Science in Medicine), McCormick School of Engineering, Medical Social Sciences and Medicine (Endocrinology)

Teresa K. Woodruff Ph.D. is the Thomas J. Watkins Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology, the Vice Chair of Research (OB/GYN), the Chief of the Division of Reproductive Science in Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Professor of Molecular Biosciences in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, and Professor of Biomedical Engineering in the McCormick School of Engineering at Northwestern University. She is also the Director of the Center for Reproductive Science, Founder and Director of the Women's Health Research Institute, and Director of the Oncofertility Consortium. She is an internation...

Anthony J Pick, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology)

My major focus and passion is as a clinician and educator. I practice comprehensive adult endocrinology.I strive for outstanding, evidence-based, compassionate, thorough and empathetic care. Particular areas of interest include diabetes, obesity, hyperlipidemia, osteoporosis, pituitary and adrenal disorders. It is a privilege to take care of patients with endocrine disorders as best I know how. I enjoy the challenge of staying current with the science, applying and incorporating new and creative strategies.

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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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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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