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Professor of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology & Metabolism

Specialty Areas

Inpatient management of endocrine and metabolic disorders; endocrine emergencies; adrenal disorders.


BA: Columbia University, 1974; MD: Temple University School of Medicine 1978; MPH: Columbia University School of Public Health, 1998; Residency: Graduate Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 1979-81; Endocrinology and Diabetes Fellowship: Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, 1981-83; Instructor in Medicine: Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, 1983-84; Guest Researcher: NIDDK, NIH, 1984-1989; Assistant Professor of Medicine: Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, 1985-89; Attending Physician: National Naval Hospital Bethesda, MD, 1985-89; Major: USAF, 1986-89; Chief of Endocrinology and Director of Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases Center: Christiana Care Health System, Newark, DE, 1989-2000, and Associate Professor of Medicine: Thomas Jefferson University; Executive VP: PRA International, 2000-04; President: Global Clinical Research Organization, Quintiles Transnational Corp, 2004-08; Adjunct Professor of Medicine: University of North Carolina, 2005-2009; Clinical Professor of Medicine: University of North Carolina School of Medicine, 2009-present; Adjunct Professor of Business: UNC Kenan-Flagler School of Business, 2001-present.

Selected Bibliography

DeCherney GS, DeBold CR, Jackson RV, Sheldon WR, Island DP, Orth DN. 1985. Diurnal variation in the response of plasma adrenocorticotropin and cortisol to intravenous ovine corticotropin-releasing hormone. J Clin Endocrinol Metab 61:273.

DeCherney GS, DeBold CR, Jackson RV, Sheldon WR, Kamilaris T, Island DP, Orth DN. 1987. Effect of ovine corticotropin-releasing hormone administered during insulin-induced hypoglycemia of plasma adrenocorticotropin and cortisol. J Clin Endocrinol Metab 64:1211.

DeCherney GS, Gesundheit N, Gyves PW, Showalter Cr, and BD Weintraub. 1989. Alterations in the sialylation and sulfation of secreted mouse thyrotropin in primary hypothyroidism. Biochem Biophys Res Comm 159:755.