Endocrinology & Metabolism
The major purpose of the division is to provide teaching, research and patient care in all aspects of endocrinology and metabolism. Our primary goals are to provide new knowledge as to how hormones work and how their actions are altered in disease states and to improve the quality of patient care in endocrinology and metabolism by conducting high quality and informative teaching as well as providing best possible expertise in consultative care.
We provide primary and consultative care for patients with diabetes, hypertension and lipid disorders and we provide consultative care for all aspects of endocrinology and metabolism to both inpatients and outpatients.
Our research involves both clinical and basic science investigation. We are focused on mechanisms of insulin resistance, new modalities for treatment of diabetes, factors that are responsible for improving bone mineral density, the role of hormones in reproductive disorders in women, molecular mechanisms of obesity and the role of hormones in the development of atherosclerosis.
Our teaching responsibilities include students in the Graduate School and the School of Medicine as well as providing continuing education for physicians throughout the state of North Carolina.
Chief and Professor Division of Endocrinology