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

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

Associate Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology)

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

Emily D Szmuilowicz

Associate Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology)

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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.

Amisha Wallia

Associate 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.

David S Oyer

Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology)

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

Clara B 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.

Wenyu Huang

Associate 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...

Allison J Hahr

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.

Anthony J Pick

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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