Divisions & Centers

The Department of Medicine at the University of North Carolina includes 11 subspecialty divisions, as well as 10 affiliated centers.

Learn more about each of the divisions and centers in the below descriptions.

The Division of Cardiology is committed to the highest standards of excellence in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular diseases. We are a multidisciplinary health care team offering state-of-the-art treatment and care to people of North Carolina and to those throughout the Southeast. Our faculty expand the boundaries of cardiac related care through education, research, prevention, and leading edge clinical care. We offer a federally funded training program in basic science and four ACGME fellowship programs.

The mission of the UNC McAllister Heart Institute is to provide a world class environment for basic, preclinical, and applied cardiovascular research. 

The Division of Endocrinology & Metabolism provides teaching, research and patient care in all aspects of endocrinology and metabolism. Its goal is to generate new knowledge through research and to disseminate best practices through teaching and clinical care. The division seeks to improve the quality of patient care in endocrinology and metabolism both by training current and future health care providers and by providing the best possible consultative care in diabetes, obesity, osteoporosis and metabolic bone disease as well as thyroid, pituitary, adrenal, gonadal and other endocrine disorders.  

The mission of the Diabetes Care Center is to provide excellence in clinical care of patients with diabetes, to perform cutting-edge basic, translational and clinical research in diabetes and to train present and future healthcare providers.

The Division of Gasteroenterology & Hepatology is committed to providing high quality, compassionate healthcare, advancing our understanding of digestive and liver diseases, and training future clinicians and researchers. 

The Center for Functional GI & Motility Disorders (FGID) is a multidisciplinary patient care, research, training, and public education initiative dedicated to the understanding and treatment of patients with functional GI and motility disorders.

The Center for Gastrointestinal Biology and Disease (CGIBD) is a collaborative GI research center at UNC Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University that was originally established in 1983. The mission of the CGIBD is to promote and enhance multidisciplinary digestive disease research.

The vision of the Division of General Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology is to be the nation's leading division of general internal medicine. Our mission is to advance the field of general internal medicine and serve the needs of North Carolinians through patient care, practice innovation, education and research.
The Center for Aging and Health provides patient care, seeks to find ways to bring evidence-based research and training to improve clinical care and quality of life for our aging  population.

The Division of Hematology/Oncology offers expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of a broad spectrum of blood disorders and malignant diseases.

The UNC Lineberger Cancer Center is one of the leading cancer centers in the nation and  brings together some of the most exceptional physicians and scientists in the country to investigate and improve the prevention, early detection and treatment of cancer. 

UNC Comprehensive Sickle Cell Program was created to provide comprehensive care to patients with the various sickle cell syndromes.

The Division of Hospital Medicine is committed to the core mission of efficiently delivering excellent care, developing ourselves as leading clinician educators, and becoming leaders in quality improvement and care delivery.

The Division of Infectious Diseases is an internationally recognized leader in infectious disease research, training, and clinical care, and is committed to a broad range of clinical care, research and teaching activities in North Carolina and around the world. ID faculty and staff are extensively involved in prevention programs, from vaccination outreach to civilian biodefense preparedness.

The Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases is committed to improving health in North Carolina and around the world, and seeks to advance this goal by promoting global health research, teaching, and service activities across campus.

Division of Nephrology and Hypertension - Provides medical care to the people of North Carolina needing treatment of kidney disease and hypertension and serves as a referral center for patients. It serves as a referral center for patients from throughout the United States and worldwide; it educates medical school undergraduates, residents and fellows in the subspecialty of nephrology; and works to advance scholarly research and laboratory and clinical investigations in the health sciences.
UNC Kidney Center - The mission of the UNC Kidney Center is to reduce the burden of chronic kidney disease through discovery about the pathophysiology and therapeutics of kidney disease and through the development and assessment of educational programs about kidney disease for North Carolinians and their primary care physicians.

Division of Pulmonary Diseases and Critical Care Medicine encompasses the care and treatment of persons with lung diseases, basic and clinical research into the causes and treatment of these diseases and advanced education of pulmonary physicians and scientists.

UNC Cystic Fibrosis/Pulmonary Research and Treatment Center

Division of Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology 
  • Provides comprehensive clinical care to the people of North Carolina with rheumatic, allergic and immunologic diseases
  • Serves as a referral center for patients outside of North Carolina
  • Advances the understanding of rheumatology and immunology through basic and clinical research
  • Trains rheumatology medical students, residents, and subspecialty fellows
Thurston Arthritis Research Center - The mission of the Thurston Arthritis Research Center is to investigate the causes, consequences and treatments of arthritis, autoimmune diseases and allergies, and to reduce their impact on patients, their families and society.